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Steam Autoclaves Market Size - By Product (Table Top, Vertical, Horizontal, Floor Standing, High Pressure), By Technology (Gravity Displacement, Pre-vacuum, Steam Flush), By Application (Medical, Dental, Laboratory), By End-use, & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

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  • Published Date: Jul 2023
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Steam Autoclaves Market Size

Steam Autoclaves Market size was worth over USD 2.5 billion in 2022. Driven by the growing prevalence of nosocomial infections globally, the industry could grow at over 8.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

Steam Autoclaves Market

High incidence rate of nosocomial infections across the globe has increased the demand for steam autoclaves to ensure the effective sterilization of medical equipment and instruments. According to WHO, HAIs led to an estimated 1.4 million deaths in 2019. This number is expected to rise to 2.2 million deaths by 2050. Steam autoclaves are suitable for a wide range of medical waste types, including infectious waste, sharps (e.g., needles, scalpels), pathological waste, laboratory waste, and more. The rising demand for medical waste management is further creating ample opportunities for industry expansion.


COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the steam autoclaves market. As an effort to mitigate COVID-19 infections, the demand for sterilization equipment, including steam autoclaves, peaked during the pandemic. However, the supply chain upheavals birthed by prolonged lockdowns led to a shortage of steam autoclaves, posing barriers to industry growth. Moreover, the restoration of supply chains after a gradual lift in lockdowns and the resumption of normal business operations will help the industry grow in the post-COVID-19 era.

Steam Autoclaves Market Trends

Surging advancements in steam autoclaves will generate lucrative opportunities for industry progress. Autoclaves now commonly feature pre-vacuum and post-vacuum systems. Pre-vacuum removes air from the chamber before sterilization, ensuring better steam penetration and more effective sterilization. Post-vacuum cycles remove excess moisture and aid in the faster drying of sterilized items, reducing the chances of contamination. Modern steam autoclaves also come equipped with advanced control systems and monitoring features. These systems enable precise control of parameters such as temperature, pressure, and exposure time.

Steam Autoclaves Market Analysis

Steam Autoclaves Market, By Product, 2021 -2032 (USD Billion)

Based on the product, the vertical segment from steam autoclaves market share was around 25% in 2022. The versatility and space efficiency of vertical autoclaves favors their adoption. These autoclaves are equipped with efficient heating systems that ensure uniform heat distribution throughout the chamber. This promotes consistent sterilization results, reducing the likelihood of cold spots or inadequate sterilization. They often come with user-friendly control systems that allow for easy operation and monitoring, which will favor their adoption in the long run.

Steam Autoclaves Market Share, By Technology, 2022

Based on the technology, the vertical autoclaves market size from the gravity displacement segment will reach over USD 2.5 billion by 2032. The simplicity and efficiency of gravity displacement technology favor its adoption. Gravity displacement autoclaves are particularly suitable for sterilizing heat-sensitive items, such as plastic materials or certain medical instruments. The gentle and gradual displacement of air by steam minimizes the risk of damage to delicate items that may be sensitive to rapid temperature changes.

North America Steam Autoclaves Market, 2020 -2032 (USD Million)

North America steam autoclaves market was valued at over USD 930 million in 2022. Growing number of contract research organizations is contributing to regional growth. Moreover, the surging prevalence of nosocomial infections has further increased the need for stem autoclaves in the region. North America is also home to major industry players such as Absolute Medical, Inc, and others emphasizing product innovations to outshine the competition, creating a robust growth outlook for the regional industry.

Steam Autoclaves Market Share

  • Astell Scientific
  • BMM Weston Ltd.
  • CELITRON Medical Technologies
  • Boekel Scientific
  • Consolidated Sterilizer Systems
  • Dental X
  • Belimed Deutschland GmbH

Steam Autoclaves Industry News:

  • In April 2022, Priorclave, a European table-top autoclave manufacturer, released two new models with capacities of 40L and 60L. This product line emphasizes catering to the diverse needs of various market segments, including food & beverages, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, and others.
  • In November 2021, Astell Scientific, a UK-based laboratory equipment supplier, announced the launch of an expanded range of steam autoclaves by introducing eight new models to their product portfolio. The company also launched the AstellBio Sink, a model equipped with a Thermal Effluent Decontamination System. This strategic move aims to provide enhanced sterilization solutions and address the critical aspect of decontamination in waste disposal processes.

Steam autoclaves market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market Size, By Product

  • Table Top
  • Vertical
  • Horizontal
  • Floor Standing
  • High Pressure

Market Size, By Technology

  • Gravity Displacement
  • Pre-vacuum
  • Steam Flush

Market Size, By Application

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Laboratory

Market Size, By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Healthcare companies
  • Research and Academic Institutes
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Sweden
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
    • Peru
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Egypt
    • Turkey


Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy , Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

In 2022, the steam autoclaves industry was valued at over USD 2.5 billion and will grow at more than 8.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, attributed to the rising prevalence of nosocomial infections globally.

The vertical segment amassed around 25% market share in 2022, owing to the versatility and space efficiency of vertical steam autoclaves.

North America steam autoclaves market was valued at over USD 930 million in 2022 on account of the rising number of contract research organizations in the region.

Major steam autoclaves industry players include International Steel Co. SpA (Steelco S.p.A), Matachana Group, Melag Medizintechnik oHG, Nuve, Priorclave, Medisafe International Inc., Midmark Corporation, Panasonic Healthcare Co. Ltd., and Promotal, and others.

Steam Autoclaves Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 31
  • Tables & Figures: 455
  • Countries covered: 30
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