Medical Device Cleaning Market

Medical Device Cleaning Market Analysis By Process (Disinfection, Automatic Cleaning, Manual Cleaning), By Application (Surgical Instruments, Endoscopes, Ultrasound Probes, Dental Instruments), By End Users & By Region - Global Insights to 2031

Analysis of Medical Device Cleaning market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Market Outlook for Medical Device Cleaning

According to Fact.MR, the global medical device cleaning market was valued at around US$ 1.4 Bn in 2020, and is projected to expand 1.4X to top US$ 2 Bn by 2031. North America is set to account for around 50% market share over the decade.

Key Points Covered in Medical Device Cleaning Industry Survey:

  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2016-2031)
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Medical Device Cleaning Product Sales and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

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Medical Device Cleaning Demand Analysis from 2016-2020 Vs Future Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

As per Fact.MR – a market research and competitive intelligence provider, over the last 5 years, the global market for medical device cleaning expanded at close to 3% CAGR. In 2020, the market was valued at around US$ 1.4 Bn.

Surging volume of patients suffering from chronic disorders, increasing prevalence of geriatric population, increasing number of surgical procedures, prevalence of regulatory requirements and compliance, increasing investments by governments to improve healthcare infrastructure and increasing healthcare expenditure by patients, rising numbers of private and public hospitals are some of the major as well as vital factors which will likely to augment the growth of the market in the projected timeframe of 2021-2031.

On the other hand, increasing healthcare expenditure along with medical tourism which will further contribute by generating massive opportunities that will lead to the growth of the market. All these factors create an ideal environment for medical device cleaning across the world, and the market is expected to top a valuation of US$ 2 Bn by 2031.

Will Rise in Hospital-acquired Infections Fuel Demand for Medical Device Cleaning?

Hospital-acquired infections are believed to be one of the major health concerns affecting patient recovery, which has a major impact on mortality rates globally. According to WHO on the prevention of HAIs, the increase in the duration of hospitalization of persons suffering from HAIs was found to be approximately 8 days.

Thus, prolonged stays are a significant contributor to the overall costs incurred during hospitalization, thus raising clinical urgency to adopt measures for the prevention of infections.

High risk of infection from blood-borne pathogens, drug-resistant pathogens, and other infectious agents in operating rooms is one of the major concerns for hospitals.

It has been observed that consistent implementation of infection control and prevention measures has resulted in a significant decline in the number of HAI cases, and the scenario is likely to improve over the coming years if these measures are implemented at the same pace.

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How are Rising Cases of Urinary Tract Infections Impacting Market Growth?

Frequent usage of urinary catheters creates a high risk of UTIs and may result in Catheter-Associated (CA) UTIs. According to NCBI, UTIs account for 25% of all bacterial infections. As per the National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance (NNIS) system report, most hospital-acquired UTIs are associated with catheterization, and CA-bacteriuria is the most frequently occurring infection globally.

Diabetic patients often develop severe UTIs requiring efficient as well as consistent treatment regimens, thus widening the future growth prospects of the infection control market. These factors exemplify the high clinical urgency to prevent surgical site infection and adopt Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as surgical gloves, resulting in a significant increase in the growth of the market.

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Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Medical Device Cleaning Equipment Manufacturers?

North America accounted for around 50% of the market share in 2020, and is expected to dominate the overall market throughout the forecast period, owing to factors such as rising prevalence of chronic disorders and rising hospital-acquired infection.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) factsheet shows that (HAI) Hospital Acquired Infection accounts for approximately 99,000 fatalities and 1.7 Mn contamination every year in American hospitals. Furthermore, rising patient pool and demand for medical devices is also fueling market growth.

Consistent number of strategic collaborations adopted by key market players to widen their product portfolio and infection control capabilities are expected to be responsible for the greater share captured by the region.

In addition, favorable reimbursement policies and stringent government regulations regarding the disinfection and cleaning of medical equipment are expected to fuel the regional market over the forecast period.

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Country-wise Analysis

What is the Medical Device Cleaning Demand Outlook for the U.S.?

The market in the U.S was valued at over US$ 410 Mn in 2020. Increasing healthcare expenditure in the US, increasing prevalence of HAIs, growing geriatric population, well-established hospital industries, and the rising incidence of chronic diseases are factors contributing to the high share of the North American region.

Improving healthcare infrastructure, increasing focus of emerging and leading market players on developing markets, rise in the number of hospitals, and the growing adoption of advanced surgical instruments for the surgeries are some of key factors that have grown the demand for medical device cleaning in the U.S.

What are the Growth Opportunities for Medical Device Cleaning Product Providers across China?

By 2031, China is expected to have a market of roughly US$ 360 Mn. China spends 6% of its GDP on healthcare, according to estimates, and its medical equipment market has grown by double digits for the previous three decades.

Owing to the strong presence of outsourcing organizations, increasing healthcare expenditure, and unprecedented evolution of the healthcare standards and infrastructure across the China.

In addition, the outbreak of Covid-19 and the spread of infectious disease are further fueling the market growth. The presence of various voluntary and government organizations focused on improving infection control standards is also one of the major factors contributing to the market growth.

Category-wise Insights

Why Does Cleaning of Surgical Instruments Extremely Important?

As per the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), in the United Kingdom, over 28,000 procedures took place in 2018. The growing prevalence and increasing burden of HAIs and chronic diseases, rising geriatric population, and a growth in the number of surgeries are the primary factors driving the use of surgical instruments, which is expected to boost the demand for effective cleaning and disinfection solutions during the forecast period.

The Dominant share is retained by the surgical instruments segment owing to the growing number of surgical procedures such as cosmetic surgical procedures as well as the development of healthcare infrastructure is further expected to drive the market growth. Hence, with the rising number of surgical procedures, the surgical instrument segment will witness significant growth, over the forecast period.

How is Automatic Cleaning Stimulating Market Growth?

Automatic cleaning is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period owing to the increasing use of automatic washers to maximize productivity with the minimum usage of detergents and disinfectants, the effective cleaning of organic contaminants from surgical instruments, and the minimum time required for cleaning by the automated washer.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Demand for Medical Device Cleaning Products?

The medical device cleaning market has been damaged by the covid-19 epidemic. The medical equipment industry has not been spared from the pandemic's effects. Medical device makers, like pharmaceutical businesses, rely heavily on healthcare facilities to obtain data for clinical trials.

Many medical device products must go through a series of pre- and post-market clinical investigations before receiving market authorization certificates. Due of the worldwide pandemic, medical device businesses are finding it harder to make educated judgments regarding their products, supply networks, and regulatory duties as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread.

Medical and healthcare departments are operating at full capacity to treat patients as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads. This has led to advancements in technologies and products being used in healthcare. 2021 is projected to be better, with the market regaining its original traction by 2022.

Competitive Landscape

Major players with a prominent share in the market are focusing on expanding their customer base across several end-user industries.

  • In 2020, the U.S. FDA approved the use of Steris V-PRO 1 Plus, maX2, & maX low-temperature sterilization systems for decontamination of around 750,000 N95 respirators and similar masks each day in hospitals used for treating Covid-19 patients.
  • In February 2021, Solvay and Metrex collaborate on chemical resistance testing of widely used disinfectants in healthcare settings. The joint study included CaviWipes™ 2.0, Metrex’s newest product, and evaluated the chemical resistance of Solvay’s high-performance polymers and their ability to withstand strong disinfectants used to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus and other healthcare-acquired infections.

Medical Device Cleaning Market Report Scope



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Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • GCC
  • South Africa

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Process
  • Application
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3M Company
  • Getinge Group
  • Advanced Sterilization Products
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Metrex Research, LLC
  • Ruhof Corporation
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • BODE Chemie Gmbh
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
  • Sklar Surgical Instruments
  • Sterigenics International LLC
  • Oro Clean Chemie AG
  • GAMA Healthcare Ltd
  • Medivators Inc.
  • Biotrol

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Key Segments in Medical Device Cleaning Industry Research

  • Process

    • Disinfection
    • Automatic Cleaning 
    • Manual Cleaning
    • Precleaning
  • Application

    • Medical Device Cleaning of Surgical Instruments
    • Medical Device Cleaning of Endoscopes
    • Medical Device Cleaning of Ultrasound Probes
    • Medical Device Cleaning of Dental Instruments
  • End User

    • Medical Device Cleaning for Hospitals and Clinics
    • Medical Device Cleaning for Diagnostic Centers
    • Medical Device Cleaning for Dental Clinics
    • Medical Device Cleaning for Ambulatory Surgical Centers           

- FAQs -

How much is the medical device cleaning market currently worth?

The global medical device cleaning market is worth around US$ 2 Bn at present, according to Fact.MR.

What is the projected market CAGR for the forecast period?

The market for medical device cleaning is projected to rise at a CAGR of over 6% during 2021 – 2031.

What was the last 5 year’s market CAGR for medical device cleaning?

The global medical device cleaning industry increased at a CAGR of close to 3% during 2016 – 2020.

Which key trend is shaping the market for medical device cleaning?

Increasing healthcare expenditure by patients around the world is largely expected to shape market expansion.

What is majorly driving demand for medical device cleaning?

Over the forecast period, need for clean surgical instruments are likely to be a major demand driver for medical device cleaning.

What is the market share of top 5 medical device cleaning equipment manufacturers?

Top 5 key players in the medical device cleaning industry account for around 40% share in the global market.

Which are the top 5 countries driving demand for medical device cleaning?

Top 5 countries driving demand for medical device cleaning are the U.S., China, Japan, Canada, and Germany.

What is the outlook for the North American market for medical device cleaning?

North America accounts for around 50% of global medical device cleaning demand, and will continue to flourish over the years ahead.

At what rate is the market going to register growth in Europe?

The European market for medical device cleaning is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 4% during 2021 – 2031.

What do statistics for South Korea and Japan point towards?

The market in South Korea and Japan is set to expand at around 4% CAGR each, through 2031.

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