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Vial Adaptors Market - By Product Size (13 mm, 20 mm), By Material (Polycarbonate, Silicon, Polyethylene), By Treatment (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers), - Global Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI7296
  • Published Date: Nov 2023
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Vial Adaptors Market Size

Vial Adaptors Market size was valued at USD 985 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 1.9 billion by 2032. Vial adaptors are used extensively in drug reconstitution and dilution processes, which are common in healthcare settings. The emphasis on aseptic drug manufacturing and transfer has driven the demand for vial adaptors. These devices ensure the sterility and integrity of pharmaceutical products.


Vial Adaptors Market

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The growing demand for pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, including vaccines, has led to increased drug production, necessitating efficient and aseptic transfer methods. Further, the development of advanced vial adaptor technologies, such as needle-free systems and safety features, are anticipated to contribute to market growth. These technologies improve safety and efficiency, thereby fueling the product demand.

Vial adaptors are specialized devices used in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and healthcare settings to facilitate aseptic fluid transfer to and from vials. They create a sterile connection between vials, syringes, or other containers, ensuring the integrity and safety of pharmaceutical products during reconstitution, transfer, and administration processes.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a slightly negative impact on the vial adaptors market. While the demand for pharmaceutical products, including vaccines, surged during the pandemic, the disruption in the supply chain, manufacturing delays, and a heightened focus on cost-effective solutions led to some challenges. Although the need for aseptic vial handling remained critical, some organizations have temporarily reduced capital expenditures, affecting the growth of the market. However, this impact was relatively minor, and the market rebounded as pharmaceutical production and vaccine distribution efforts stabilize and continue to grow in response to the pandemic.

Vial Adaptors Market Trends

The growing prevalence of chronic conditions is among a significant driving factor in the healthcare sectors, which, in turn, has a positive impact on market expansion.

  • Chronic conditions often require long-term medication management. This leads to a higher demand for pharmaceutical products, including medications that are stored and administered using vials and vial adaptors.
  • Many individuals with chronic conditions are now receiving healthcare services at home. Vial adaptors are used for various medical purposes in home healthcare, such as administering intravenous medications or insulin.
  • The treatment of chronic conditions increasingly involves biologics and specialty medications. These often come in vials, and vial adaptors are used for safe and aseptic handling.
  • The need to manage chronic conditions has prompted investments in healthcare infrastructure. More hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities are being established, driving the demand for medical supplies, including vial adaptors.

The combination of these factors has led to a sustained and growing demand for vial adaptors as they play a crucial role in the safe, aseptic, and efficient handling of medications andtherapies associated with chronic conditions.

Vial Adaptors Market Analysis

Vial Adaptors Market Size, By Product Size, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on product size, the market is segmented into 13 mm, 20 mm, and other product sizes. The 13 mm segment was valued at around USD 468 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at 6.7% CAGR up to 2032. Different sizes are available to accommodate a variety of vial necks and sample volumes, ensuring that the right adaptor is used for each situation.

  • 13 mm vial adaptors are compatible with standard vial neck sizes, making them a versatile choice for a wide range of vial types. The use of a standard size like 13 mm enhances process consistency and compatibility with existing equipment and workflows.
  • Their compact size makes them easy to handle and maneuver during aseptic fluid transfer. Smaller vial adaptors are often more cost-effective than larger ones, making them an attractive choice for both single-use and reusable applications
  • In research and clinical settings, 13 mm vial adaptors are frequently used for aseptic sample handling and transfers. They are ideal for laboratory and pilot-scale processes where smaller volumes are typical.

Based on material, the vial adaptors market is categorised into polycarbonate, silicon, polyethylene, and other materials. The polycarbonate segment held leading market share and is anticipated to reach over USD 843 million by 2032. Polycarbonate is biocompatible and can be suitable for certain medical and pharmaceutical applications.

  • Polycarbonate is known for its high impact resistance and durability, making it suitable for applications where the vial adaptors may undergo mechanical stress or impact
  • Polycarbonate offers excellent optical clarity, allowing for easy visual inspection of the contents, which is crucial in laboratory and pharmaceutical applications.
  • Polycarbonate can withstand a range of temperatures, including autoclaving and sterilization processes, which is important in maintaining aseptic conditions.
  • Polycarbonate has good resistance to a wide range of chemicals, which is essential for maintaining the integrity of the vial's contents, particularly when handling aggressive or reactive substances.
Vial Adaptors Market Share, By End-use (2022)

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Based on end-use, the vial adaptors market is categorised into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and other end-uses. The hospitals segment held a majority market share in 2022 and is anticipated to reach USD 913 million by 2032. The demand for vial adaptors in hospitals is driven by several factors, as these devices play a crucial role in aseptic medication preparation, administration, and other healthcare applications.

  • In hospital settings, many medications are supplied in concentrated forms and need to be diluted before administration. Vial adaptors allow for precise and aseptic dilution, ensuring accurate dosing. Vial adaptors are available in different sizes and configurations, making them compatible with a wide range of vial types and neck sizes used in hospitals.
  • Hospitals may use vial adaptors for specialized medications, such as antibiotics, antivirals, and biologics, which need precise handling to maintain their effectiveness.

The demand for vial adaptors in hospitals is closely tied to the need for safe and effective medication management. As a result, the above-mentioned factors will spur market growth.

North America Vial Adaptors Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

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The U.S. dominated the North America vial adaptors market in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace to reach over USD 642 million by 2032. The region is a leader in biotechnology research and development. Vial adaptors are used in laboratories for aseptic sample handling and various research applications.

  • The growing use of biologics and specialty medications, which often come in vials, drives the demand for vial adaptors in the region. The U.S. conducts numerous clinical trials in various therapeutic areas further boosting the product demand.
  • Vial adaptors are used in pharmaceutical repackaging services to ensure the safety and accuracy of drug repackaging.
  • The focus on patient safety and reducing medication errors in North American healthcare facilities has increased the adoption of vial adaptors.
  • The mass vaccination efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic significantly increased the demand for vial adaptors for vaccine reconstitution and administration.

Vial Adaptors Market Share

The vial adaptors industry is fragmented in nature, with companies competing to offer improved products in this business space. Prominent players such as Miltenyi Biotec B.V, Becton, Dickinson, and Company, Randox Laboratories Ltd, and Terumo Corporation among others hold a considerable share in this market. These companies are focusing on improving their industry presence through various strategies including product launches, mergers and acquisitions and collaborations among others.

Some of the eminent market participants operating in the vial adaptors industry include:

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • B.Braun Melsungen AG
  • Terumo Corporation
  • West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • ICU Medical Inc.
  • CODAN Medizinische Geräte GmbH & Co KG
  • Agilent Technologies
  • Helapet Ltd.
  • Sartorious AG
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Miltenyi Biotec B.V
  • Randox Laboratories Ltd

 Vial Aaptors Industry News:

  • In March 2019, Stevanato Group has announced a partnership and authorization agreement with Canadian medical device company Duoject Medical Systems (Duoject) for the production, sales, and distribution of the EZLINK vial-to-syringe adaptor. It offers a safer alternative to vial adapters equipped with plastic spikes. This development helped the company to enhance its customer base and expand its presence.

Vial adaptors 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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By Product Size, 2018-2032 (USD Million)

  • 13 mm
  • 20 mm
  • Other product sizes

By Material, 2018-2032 (USD Million)

  • Polycarbonate
  • Silicon
  • Polyethylene
  • Other materials

By End-use, 2018-2032 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Other end-users

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
Authors: Mariam Faizullabhoy, Gauri Wani

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global vial adaptors industry size was USD 985 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 1,902 million by 2032.

How is hospitals segment driving the vial adaptors industry growth?

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Becton, Dickinson and Company, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Terumo Corporation, West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., Baxter International Inc., ICU Medical Inc., CODAN Medizinische Geräte GmbH & Co KG, Agilent Technologies, Helapet Ltd., Sartorious AG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Miltenyi Biotec B.V, and Randox Laboratories Ltd.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 207
  • Countries covered: 22
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