Infection Control Supplies Market size is projected to experience significant growth from 2020 to 2026. Infection control is a major concern in the healthcare industry. Hospital-acquired infection (HAI) is a major factor driving the market growth. For instance, the Central for Disease Control (CDC), estimated that around 2 million people in the U.S. are infected annually by hospital acquired infections. The common hospital-acquired infections are pneumonia, bloodstream infection, surgical site infection and urinary tract infections among others. Therefore, standards set by the government as well as regulatory bodies to prevent and control hospital infections will increase the need for disinfectants and disposable safety products to minimize the risk of infectious pathogens.
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Increasing geriatric population coupled with growing prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases worldwide will primarily drive the infection control supplies market growth. Factors such as lack of physical exercise, unhygienic conditions and lifestyle changes will further increase the disease burden. The elderly population is susceptible to infectious diseases due to decreasing activity of the immune system. Growing prevalence of diseases will upsurge the demand for various surgical and non-surgical treatments, thus, increasing the demand for infection control supplies in healthcare facilities. Moreover, various non-government and government initiatives to spread awareness regarding infection control will further spur the market size.
Additionally, increasing endemic burden of healthcare associated infections, especially in the emerging economies will prove beneficial for the infection control supplies industry growth. According to the WHO, every 7 and 10 of 100 hospitalized patients in the developed and developing countries respectively, is expected to acquire some or the other healthcare associated infection. Surge in the number of nosocomial or hospital acquired infections will accelerate the infection control supplies industry growth. However, lack of awareness regarding maintenance of proper hygiene in developing and under-developed countries may hamper the infection control supplies market growth to certain extent.
Based on product, the market is segmented into disinfectants and disposable safety products. The disinfectants are divided into surface, skin and instrument disinfectants. The disposables safety products are divided into lab coats and gowns, face mask, gloves and head cap among others. The disinfectants segment held significant revenue share in 2019, due to increasing adoption of skin disinfectant products such as sanitizers, hand washes, sprays and liquids. Additionally, rising demand for disinfectants owing to high risk associated with viral and bacterial related infections in the healthcare facilities will augment the market progress.
Based on distribution channel, the infection control supplies market is segmented into wholesalers, retailers, pharmacies, e-commerce and others. E-commerce segment is estimated to show robust growth throughout the forecast period. E-commerce is transforming the face of healthcare industry. Focus of healthcare companies on transformation of e-commerce into digital delivery platforms will offer consumers with a variety of products and services. Furthermore, benefits of e-commerce such as reduced travel time & cost, availability of information, ease of use and cost-effectiveness will boost the business growth.
Asia Pacific infection control supplies market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the analysis timeframe owing to large patient population in the region suffering from various infectious diseases. Increasing number of surgical procedures and growing awareness regarding maintenance of hygienic conditions in healthcare settings will boost the regional market growth. Economic developments and improvements in healthcare infrastructure will increase the accessibility to advanced treatments. Additionally, rising medical tourism particularly in oncology, fertility and cardiovascular fields will upsurge the usage of sterilization and disinfection techniques thus, leading to market expansion.
Some of the key players operating in the infection control supplies market share include Steris, Cantel Medical Corporation, Getinge, Matachana Group, MMM Group and Belimed among others. These players are adopting various strategies such as acquisitions, collaboration, mergers and partnership to create a global footprint and sustain market competition.
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