Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market is segmented by Mechanism, Connector Type (Simple Needleless Connectors and Complex Needleless Connectors), End User, and Geography.

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.83 %

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Market Overview

Acute care needleless connectors (NC) are essential devices that connect to the end of vascular catheters and enable catheter access for infusion and aspiration. Recently due to increase in number of emergency visits in hospitals, the demand for these connectors has increased overall. There are also technological advancements that have provided various mechanisms have also helped these connectors to be used for a variety of purposes. 

The market is also gaining from the increasing disposable income of people in emerging economies, which has enabled them to spend comfortably on expensive treatments and afford costly medication and medical devices.

However, the risk of infection transfer and inadequate training for complex connectors have been restraining the growth of the market.

Scope of the Report

The Acute Care Needleless Connector is an intravenous infusion auxiliary connection device which is mainly used for connecting indwelling needles, central venous catheters, and other vascular accesses to ensure the confined and unobstructed venous infusion circuit.

By Mechanism
Positive Fluid Displacement
Negative Fluid Displacement
Neutral Fluid Displacement
By Connector Type
Simple Needleless Connectors
Complex Needleless Connectors
By End User
Clinics & Ambulatory Settings
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Simple Needleless Connectors are Expected Register a High Growth Rate

Simple needleless connectors are less expensive and have fewer parts as compared to complex needleless connectors. Simple needleless connectors have no internal mechanism. There are 2 basic designs of simple connectors. One design requires the use of a blunt plastic cannula attached to the administration set or syringe and inserted through the prepierced septum of the needleless connector. The other design eliminates the blunt plastic cannula and allows the male luer end of an administration set or syringe to be inserted into the prepierced septum.

Simple needleless connectors are thus found to be common in surgical operations. The number of emergency department visits is continuously increasing at a rate faster than the population growth of United States. Hence as the number of emergency visits is increasing, the demand for simple needleless connectors is expected to increase as well.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market

North America has emerged as one of the highest revenue generating region due to the factors including rising awareness levels among healthcare practitioners pertaining to the advantages associated with needleless connectors, improved healthcare infrastructure and rapid growth in geriatric population. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 145.6 million patients visited the US emergency departments (ED) in 2016, the most as compared to previous years. In contrast, 136.9 million ED visits were recorded in 2015, as per the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). Hence, with increasing number of emergency department visits, the acute care needleless connectors market in United states is expected to increase.

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Competitive Landscape

Majority of the Acute Care Needleless Connectors are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness, which has helped the market grow.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Technological Advancements in Needleless Connectors

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Emergency Visits in Hospitals

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Inadequate Staff Training

      2. 4.3.2 Risk Factors Associated with Contamination

    4. 4.4 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Mechanism

      1. 5.1.1 Positive Fluid Displacement

      2. 5.1.2 Negative Fluid Displacement

      3. 5.1.3 Neutral Fluid Displacement

    2. 5.2 By Connector Type

      1. 5.2.1 Simple Needleless Connectors

      2. 5.2.2 Complex Needleless Connectors

    3. 5.3 By End User

      1. 5.3.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.3.2 Clinics & Ambulatory Settings

      3. 5.3.3 Others

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG

      2. 6.1.2 Baxter International Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Becton Dickinson and Company

      4. 6.1.4 Cardinal Health

      5. 6.1.5 CareFusion Corporation

      6. 6.1.6 ICU Medical

      7. 6.1.7 Nexus Medical

      8. 6.1.8 RyMed Technologies

      9. 6.1.9 Vygon SA

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.83% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Becton Dickinson and Company, Cardinal Health, Nexus Medical, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Baxter International Inc. are the major companies operating in Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market.

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