The Global Disinfection and Sterilization Equipment Market Size is estimated to gain traction during the forecast period primarily due to increasing need of disinfectants as well as sterilizers at industry level. Disinfection is a procedure to limit the growth of pathogenic micro-organisms and to destroy them. On the other hand, Sterilization is the method to evade contamination and infection by killing pathogens as well as microorganisms with the use of chemical or physical method. Disinfection targets limited range of bacteria whereas sterilization works with respect to the broad term of micro-organisms. Autoclave, steam sterilizers, heat sterilizers, and industrial alcohol are generally used for sterilization and disinfectant purpose.
Hospital-acquired infection is also known as nosocomial infection. Most of the nosocomial infection is arisen due to bacteria and/or virus present in the hospital. According to the hospital acquired infection (HAI) prevalence reports, 2014, there were approximately 700,000 cases of HAIs in the United States causing around 70,000 death cases throughout hospitalization period. Since antibiotics, as well as disinfectants, are often used within hospitals area, the types of virus or bacteria and their resistance to antibiotics is diverse than bacteria or virus outside of the hospital. Thus, increasing prevalence of HAIs increased the demand for sterilization and disinfectants in hospitals. Moreover, the topmost hospital-acquired infection includes central line-related bloodstream infection, ventilator-related pneumonia, C.difficile infections, catheter-related pneumonia, and surgical site infections, which are further accountable for the major healthcare spending.
According to the Food and Drugs administrative (FDA) guideline for sterilization and disinfection in healthcare services, failure to attempt appropriate disinfectant sterilization leads the risk of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms in person’s body. In addition, rising need for sterilization and disinfectant at the industrial base with respect to sterilizing the surface area, industrial devices, and chamber is on a heavy surge. Thus, demand for the disinfectant and sterilizers in industries also bolsters global market growth.
However, the increasing cost of replacement parts and maintenance is the factor which might hamper the market growth of sterilization equipment in developing countries.
The global disinfection and sterilization equipment market size is segmented on the basis of method, product type, and end user.
On the basis of method, the global disinfection and sterilization equipment market size is segmented into:
On the basis of product type, the global disinfection and sterilization equipment market size is segmented into:
On the basis of end user, the global disinfection and sterilization equipment market size is segmented into:
Geographically, the global disinfection and sterilization equipment market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
In terms of geography, North America is estimated to dominate the disinfectants and sterilization equipment market. The high growth in this region is due to the high occurrence of the HAIs such as surgical site infections, urinary tract infections, skin infections, respiratory pneumonia, and bloodstream infections. The region has been perceiving a growing demand for non-disposable surgical tools such as forceps endoscope devices, and distractors. According to Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC), Mycobacterium abscessus has been known to contaminate medical devices and infects the skin. These buoy up the necessity to follow appropriate sterilization and disinfection procedures to avoid possible infections of HAIs during upcoming years.
However, Asia Pacific is expected to report the highest growth in market share during the forecast period. The growing epidemic of infectious diseases such as chikungunya and dengue has fueled the demand for sterilization equipment and disinfectants in the Asia Pacific.