Medical Device Cleaning Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Medical Device Cleaning Market is segmented by Process (Presoak/Pre-cleaning, Manual Cleaning, Automatic Cleaning, and Disinfection), Application, and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 6.1 %

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Market Overview

The significant factor attributing this market's growth is the increasing number of surgical procedures worldwide. Growing implementation of prevention measures to curb hospital-acquired infections and the deployment of new techniques and materials for medical equipment cleaning and reprocessing is driving the market.

Furthermore, the emergence of serious diseases in addition to the developmental interest in surgery enhances the use of medical devices and thus the need to clean and reprocess them which is further expected to upsurge the demand of the medical device cleaning market during the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

As per the scope of the report, medical device cleaning involves removing contaminants (e.g. organic material, pathogens, dirt, and other contaminants) from devices and is usually done with detergent or enzyme liquid and by using other cleaning methods.

By Process
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
Manual Cleaning
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
Automatic Cleaning
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
High-level disinfectants
Intermediate-level disinfectants
Low-level disinfectants
By Application
Surgical Instruments
Other Devices
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

Surgical Instrument is Expected to Hold the Largest Market Share in the Medical Device Cleaning Market

The Dominant share is retained by the surgical instruments segment owing to the growing number of surgical procedures such as cosmetic surgical procedures as well as the development of healthcare infrastructure is further expected to drive the market growth. As per the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), in the United Kingdom, over 28,000 procedures took place in 2018, a small increase of 0.1% in 2017. Hence, with the rising number of surgical procedures, the surgical instrument segment will witness significant growth, over the forecast period.

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North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall Medical Device Cleaning market, throughout the forecast period, owing to factors such as the rising prevalence of chronic disorders and rising hospital-acquired infection. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) factsheet shows that (HAI) Hospital Acquired Infection account for approximately 99,000 fatalities and 1.7 million contamination every year in American hospitals on its own. Furthermore, the rising patient pool and rising demand for medical devices is also fueling market growth.

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Competitive Landscape

The Medical Device Cleaning market is moderately competitive and consists of a few major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players are currently dominating the market.  And some prominent players are vigorously making acquisitions and new product launches with the other companies to consolidate their market positions across the globe. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are Steris PLC., 3M Company, GAMA Healthcare Ltd, Ecolab Inc., and Hartmann Group.

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 Increasing number of surgical procedures

      2. 4.2.2 Rising cases of hospital acquired infection

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Increasing demand for single use/disposable medical devices

    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 Process

      1. 5.1.1 Presoak/Pre-cleaning

        1. Enzymatic Detergents

        2. Non-enzymatic Detergents

      2. 5.1.2 Manual Cleaning

        1. Enzymatic Detergents

        2. Non-enzymatic Detergents

      3. 5.1.3 Automatic Cleaning

        1. Enzymatic Detergents

        2. Non-enzymatic Detergents

      4. 5.1.4 Disinfection

        1. High-level disinfectants

        2. Intermediate-level disinfectants

        3. Low-level disinfectants

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Endoscopes

      2. 5.2.2 Surgical Instruments

      3. 5.2.3 Other Devices

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 STERIS PLC

      2. 6.1.2 3M Company

      3. 6.1.3 GAMA Healthcare Ltd

      4. 6.1.4 Ecolab Inc.

      5. 6.1.5 Hartmann Group

      6. 6.1.6 Getinge AB

      7. 6.1.7 Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation

      8. 6.1.8 Advanced Sterilization Products

      9. 6.1.9 Cantel Medical Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 Sterigenics International LLC

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Device Cleaning Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Medical Device Cleaning Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.1% over the next 5 years.

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

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Steris PLC., 3M Company, GAMA Healthcare Ltd, Ecolab Inc., Hartmann Group are the major companies operating in Medical Device Cleaning Market.

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