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Sterilization Equipment Market Size By Product (Heat Sterilizers {Depyrogenation Oven, Steam Autoclaves}, Low-temperature Sterilizers {Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers, Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers}, Sterile Membrane Filters, Radiation Sterilization Devices {Electron Beams, Gamma Rays}, Consumables & Accessories), By End-use (Hospitals & Clinics, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Companies, Medical Device Companies, Food & Beverage Industry), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

  • Report ID: GMI1914
  • Published Date: Nov 2019
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

Sterilization Equipment Market size crossed USD 6 billion in 2018 and is projected to achieve over 7% CAGR up to 2025.

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Sterilization is a method of eradicating biological agents that specifically include transmissible agents such as spore forms, fungi, unicellular eukaryotic organisms, fluids and bacteria among others. Sterilization is a beneficial procedure in the medical industry with sterility and efficacy of the sterilization equipment as a major factor. Numerous health issues over utilization of unsterilized equipment create public health concerns and lethalhepatitis, that emphasize the necessity for effective infection control. Thus, sterilization equipment is considered as the most essential part of the health care setting. Moreover, widespread incidence of Ebola virus has emphasized on the proper administration of medical facilities and crucial need of hygienic environment.

The history of sterilization equipment market can be tracked back to late 1860s, when a French chemist, Louis Pasteur, proved that bacteria were a cause of disease in humans and animals. He also developed the process of pasteurization that uses heat to kill microorganisms in milk. Later in 1940s, Joseph Lister, an English surgeon, developed an antiseptic technique for performing surgery. The use of surgical gowns, caps, masks, and gloves became routine in the 1960s to avoid any further contamination. Furthermore, from 2000s surge in the number of hospital-acquired infections stimulated the sterilization equipment demand. In addition, the accelerating number of surgeries in developing countries coupled with developing healthcare infrastructure support the business growth over coming years.

Growing concern over post-operation acquired infection and diseases increases the business demand

Sterilization devices are essential for the removal or destruction of all microorganisms including protozoa, fungi, viruses, non-spore forming, and spore-forming bacteria. These microorganisms can contaminate pharmaceuticals or other materials, therefore, constitute a health hazard that augments sterilization equipment demand. Furthermore, traditional sterilization techniques using hot air or saturated steam under pressure are the most reliable methods that offer specific sterility to the products. Additionally, different sterilization methods include gas, ionizing radiation, and filtration that easily removes the presence of microorganisms should further boost the medical radiation sterilization equipment industry progress.

However, high cost associated with sterilization equipment across the globe coupled with the stringent regulatory scenario in developing economies may hinder the industry growth during analysis timeframe.

Sterile membrane filters prevent the release of contaminants from the filter that will provide lucrative growth opportunities

The product segment is divided into heat sterilizers, low-temperature sterilizers, sterile membrane filters, radiation sterilization devices and consumables & accessories. Sterile membrane filters segment accounted for more than USD 1.0 billion in 2018. Sterile filtration is utilized mainly for thermolabile solutions by passage via sterile bacteria-retaining filters including cellulose derivatives, sintered glass and porous ceramic. Normally, the membranes are not larger than 0.22 μm nominal pore size, that effectively filters the particles and microorganisms.

A bubble point or similar test is extensively preferred that employs a prescribed pressure to force air bubbles through the intact membrane, previously wetted with the product. Thus, several such mentioned factors prove beneficial for the overall sterilization equipment market share expansion.

Pharma industry is aiming on the development unique vaccines and sterile injections for the industry growth

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The end-use segment of sterilization equipment market share is fragmented into hospitals & clinics, biotech and pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, food & beverage industry and others. Biotech and pharmaceutical companies’ segment will witness over 25.0% revenue share in 2018 owing to the growing need for vaccines and sterile injections. Involvement of several biotech companies for the development of biologics, antibodies and cell therapies, thereby augments the segmental demand. In addition, production of biologics and antibodies require maximum level of sterilization to avoid any possibility of contamination. Also, development of innovative and technologically advanced cell therapies benefits the sterilization equipment industry size.

Furthermore, current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) regulations pertaining to quality control and laboratory testing of the finished product. Thus, compliance with these regulations by various pharmaceutical and biotech companies, approved by the U.S. FDA, will further play a major role to spur segmental progress.

Stringent norms for disinfection and sterilization of surgical devices will foster the industry progress

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Asia Pacific sterilization equipment market outlook will show more than 8.0% CAGR owing to increasing number of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Regional growth can be attributed to influential foothold of leading biotech and pharma companies coupled with rising R&D investments. Moreover, population in the Asian countries including China and Japan is aging. The geriatric population is more prone to several chronic diseases. Thus, such demographic trend will drive the demand for surgical procedures, that will in turn enhance the need for sterilization equipment.

Indian market size accounted for over USD 200 million in 2018, owing to favourable reimbursement policies and growing healthcare expenditure. Rising number of medical procedures in India accounts for improved sterility equipment that effectively manages patient health. Moreover, various government initiatives for sterilization and disinfection of surgical devices used in healthcare facilities will propel the business growth.

Prominent industry players functioning in sterilization equipment industry offers several growth opportunities

Some of the eminent business players operating in sterilization equipment market are Getinge, Advanced Sterilization Products, 3M, Fedegari, Andersen Products, Boekel Scientific, Absolute Medical, Belimed, LTE Scientific and Celitron, among others. The prominent industry players tactically implement numerous growth strategies to capitalize market opportunities.

Some of the recent industry developments:

  • In January 2018, Celitron exhibited their Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder, at Arab Health. This strategy broadened company’s geographical presence to market its products.
  • In June 2017, ASP received FDA clearance for the world's first 30-minute biological indicator for H202 sterilization at low temperature, known as STERRAD VELOCITY Biological Indicator (BI) System. The product enhanced company’s sterilization portfolio and strengthened its market position.

The sterilization equipment market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Heat sterilizers
    • Depyrogenation Oven
    • Steam Autoclaves Pre-clinical services
  • Low-temperature sterilizers
    • Ethylene oxide sterilizers
    • Hydrogen peroxide sterilizers
    • Others
  • Sterile membrane filters
  • Radiation sterilization devices
    • Electron beams
    • Gamma rays
    • Others
  • Consumables & accessories

By End-use

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Biotech and Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device companies
  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE


Authors: Rupali Swain, Subodh Kharad

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of sterilization equipment exceeded USD 6 billion in 2018.
The industry share of sterilization equipment is set to register more than 7% CAGR up to 2025.
Sterilization is a process of eradicating biological agents that specifically include transmissible agents such as spore forms, fungi, unicellular eukaryotic organisms, fluids and bacteria among others.
Asia Pacific market size for sterilization equipment will achieve over 8% CAGR from 2019 to 2025, as estimated by GMI.
The global market for sterilization equipment is witnessing lucrative growth owing to increasing number of healthcare associated infections in the developing nations.

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