Infection Control Market Size, COVID19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Growth Potential, Competitive Market Growth & Forecast, 2021 – 2027
Report ID: GMI1650
Infection Control Market size is anticipated to gain significant momentum during 2021 and 2027, considering the increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infections, growing number of geriatric population and subsequent rise in incidence of chronic diseases. There is also a strong focus on food disinfection among the health-conscious consumers. Healthcare companies worldwide are focusing on rapid innovation of sterilization equipment due to the health burden posed by the emerging infectious diseases.
Infection control and prevention are considered highly crucial to curb the transmission of communicable diseases in healthcare settings. It demands a basic understanding of the disease epidemiology, risks factors, as well as practices, treatments, and procedures that may result in infections.
The infection control market, however, may encounter roadblocks to its steady growth during the forecast timeframe. Despite the introduction of equipment reprocessing guidelines and advancements in device reprocessing methods, inadequate cleaning of reusable medical devices can contribute to the rising prevalence of HAIs (healthcare associated infections), resulting in high healthcare costs, mortality, and morbidity. Studies suggest that 22% of the SSIs (surgical site infections), a common type of HAIs, are related to equipment reprocessing, posing alarming safety concerns among patients.
With regards to product, the cleaning and disinfection segment will account for a major share of the infection control market during the forecast timeline. It can be attributable to the escalating implementation of effective measures to limit the spread of contagious germs and diseases by multiple government agencies and medical organizations. The segment growth will also be bolstered by the rising awareness about the benefits of maintaining a clean and disinfected environment.
On the basis of end users, the market share from hospitals segment is projected to depict a commendable growth rate through 2027 worldwide, driven by the rising prevalence of HAIs and accelerating developments of facilities. The growing volume of surgical procedures is also a major factor characterizing the infection control solutions across emerging economies.
With regard to the regional performance, the North America infection control market will hold a considerable share over the coming years, owing to the increasing healthcare expenditure and number of temporary hospitals, boosting the deployment of disinfectants and antiseptics. The robust demand for ICUs and hospital beds, especially during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, is also a contributing factor to the regional growth.
The competitive landscape of the infection control market comprises of companies such as Cantel Medical Corporation, Matachana Group, Getinge, Steris, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Sterigenics International, Johnson & Johnson, Ahlstrom Corporation, Belimed AG (Metall Zug), and 3M Company, among others.
Numerous efforts and strategies such as M&A, new product launches, and business expansions are being employed by the industry participants to maintain a strong position in the global market.
For instance, in January 2021, Cantel Medical announced a considerable rise in its shares following its agreement to be acquired by infection prevention product manufacturer, Steris, to establish a combined company that would provide diversified infection prevention products and services to a broader customer base. Meanwhile, Real Time Medical Systems launched a new Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Surveillance solution in September 2020, to efficiently curb the spread of infectious diseases as well as reduce antibiotic-resistance cases.
Implementation of infection control strategy amid COVID-19:
The health crisis caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has asserted a significant influence on the infection control market. The rapid spread of the virus has resulted in the surging demand for cleaning & disinfectant products given the high awareness of consumers on maintaining health, hygiene, and safety. In the wake of the outbreak, there has also been increased focus on personal health as well as production of medical nonwovens and single-use products.
The WHO is calling on healthcare leaders to address the persistent threats of the virus to the health and safety of the patients and workers. The government agency also introduced crucial steps to be taken by the Member States and relevant stakeholders, such as the development and implementation of national programs for occupational health & safety of health workers. This includes the implementation of different types of infection control and prevention measures for protection against COVID-19 transmission.
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