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The Asia-Pacific single-use medical device reprocessing market is segmented by Device Type (Class I Devices and Class II Devices), and Geography
The lowering of the overall cost of healthcare through the reprocessing of single-use devices is the primary factor driving this market. The process has been rationalized and legislated in Japan. In India, 80% of healthcare is provided by the private sector. There are certain policies being used by the private sector, which helps diminish the financial burden substantially and reduces the overall economic burden through reduced medical bills generated for the patient. In the past decade, increased use of reprocessed single-use devices has been observed in the emerging markets, which are likely to drive the growth of the single-use medical device reprocessing market. Other major factors responsible are the rising significance of medical waste minimization and positive effects on environmental sustainability.
The FDA defines reusable medical devices as those “devices that health care providers can reprocess and reuse on multiple patients.” The poor regulations regarding the SUD reprocessing in emerging markets is the major obstacle for the growth of SUD reprocessing market in the developing countries. According to Seth GS Medical College in Mumbai, India, the absence of protection from the legal liabilities and litigations for reusing disposable items due to lack of guidelines and norms, prevents the reuse of the devices marked as SUDs. Further, the practice of SUDs reprocessing is unregulated due to the scarcity of guidance from the regulatory authorities in India.
Single-use device (SUD) reprocessing includes cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization. It helps hospitals to maintain patient care quality while saving substantial amounts of money. With the high rate of privatization in hospitals of India, there is a rise in the guidelines being considered for reprocessed SUDs, helping in the high growth of this market.
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The market has been segmented, based on device type, into Class I & Class II devices. Class II devices are expected to record the highest CAGR, owing to the increasing number of cardiac interventions and the consequent economic load demand for assessing SUDs’ reuse. Japan does not have any regulations for the reprocessing of single-use medical devices. Therefore, regulatory authorities, such as the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) (Japan), in collaboration with the FDA are focusing on generating new medical device reprocessing guidelines for Japan.
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The major players in the Asia-Pacific single-use medical device reprocessing market include Medline Industries, Inc., NEScientific, Inc., ReNu Medical Inc., Soma Technology, Inc., Sterilmed Inc. (Johnson & Johnson), and Stryker Corporation.
1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rising Significance of Medical Waste Minimization
4.2.2 Reprocessing Single-use Devices Results in Environment Sustainability
4.2.3 Cost-Saving through Reprocessing Single-use Devices
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Poor Regulation of SUD Reprocessing in Emerging Markets
4.3.2 Preconceived Notion regarding the Quality of Reprocessed Single-use Medical Devices
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Device Type
5.1.1 Class I Devices
126.96.36.199 Sequential Compression Sleeves
188.8.131.52 Tourniquet Cuffs
184.108.40.206 Pulse Oximeter Sensors
220.127.116.11 Other Class I Devices
5.1.2 Class II Device
18.104.22.168 Cautery Electrodes
22.214.171.124 Laparoscopic Graspers
126.96.36.199 Orthopedic Blades
188.8.131.52 Drill Bits
184.108.40.206 External Fixation Clamps
220.127.116.11 Electrophysiological Cardiac Catheters
18.104.22.168 Other Class II Devices
22.214.171.124 South Korea
126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Medline Industries, Inc.
6.1.2 NEScientific, Inc.
6.1.3 ReNu Medical Inc.
6.1.4 Soma Technology Inc.
6.1.5 Sterilmed Inc. (Johnson & Johnson)
6.1.6 Stryker Corporation
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments