Breathing Circuits Market Size is set to grow at a commendable pace between 2022 and 2028, on account of the growing global burden of chronic respiratory conditions like COPD and asthma, among others. Breathing circuits or breathing systems refer to an assembly of components designed to create a connection between the patient’s airway and the anesthesia machine, developing an artificial environment into and from which the patient breathes.
One of the major trends propelling breathing circuit industry growth over 2022-2028 is the growing burden of asthma across the globe. In the U.S., for instance, almost 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, according to estimates from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), affecting 7% of children and 8% of adults. These statistics, alongside the development of high-flow oxygen therapy and noninvasive ventilation techniques for treatment of such respiratory conditions, could boost demand for breathing circuit systems over the years ahead.
With regards to product type, closed breathing circuits market is set to register commendable growth through 2028. Closed breathing systems, including the circle system, are among the most popular breathing circuits in major regions like the U.S. Closed breathing circuits are used to chemically cleanse CO2 from the patient’s exhalations, allowing for rebreathing of other exhaled gases, and demonstrate key benefits such as ability to conserve respiratory heat as well as humidity.
Regionally, Europe is poised to emerge as a major revenue pocket for the global breathing circuits market, due to the rising burden of respiratory conditions in the region. Various authorities and entities are also involved in creating more comprehensive respiratory care programs, which could contribute to a surge in demand for breathing systems. For instance, in September 2021, the ERS (European Respiratory Society), GAAPP (Global Allergy and Airways Patient Platform), Amgen, AstraZeneca and other leading entities introduced the International Respiratory Coalition, a new collaboration designed to revolutionize respiratory healthcare in the post-pandemic era.
Armstrong Medical Ltd (Eakin Healthcare Group Ltd), Altera, C. R. Bard (Becton, Dickinson and Company), GE Healthcare, Becton, Dickinson and Company, WilMarc Medical Teleflex Incorporated and Bio-Med Devices are among the major players operating in the global breathing circuits market. These players are involved in several strategies such as new product launches and collaborations to maintain a competitive presence in the global business landscape. In October 2021, Armstrong Medical Ltd announced the launch of its novel heated ventilator breathing circuits, AquaVENT VT at the 2021 MEDICA Trade Fair. Designed for use in critical care settings for mechanical ventilation for life support, the system has been developed specifically to optimize humidity levels within the breathing circuits.
The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as a major health crisis over the past year, creating an unprecedented surge in medical conditions, particularly respiratory distress, which could amplify demand for advanced breathing circuits in the coming years. Acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS has been observed among several patients diagnosed with the coronavirus, which has led to an increase in demand for mechanical ventilation and intubation. Various health organizations like the U.S. FDA and the WHO have issued guidelines to facilitate the production, approval and adoption of new ventilation systems. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bain circuit was the most commonly used breathing circuit used for transportation, preoxygenation and resuscitation. Despite this, the use of this circuit was avoided during the pandemic, since the venting of exhaled gases to the surrounding environment could put healthcare workers in the vicinity at risk for infection. However, in order to address these limitations, research efforts are being made to modify the conventional Bain circuit and turn it into a secure and fully functional system designed to filter expired air before it is released. Factors like these could present lucrative growth opportunities to the market during the forecast period.
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