Medical Device Cleaning Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Medical Device Cleaning Market is segmented by Process (Presoak/Pre-cleaning, Manual Cleaning, Automatic Cleaning, and Disinfection), Application (Endoscopes, Surgical Instruments, and Other Devices), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America).

Medical Device Cleaning Market Size

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Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
CAGR 7.50 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

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Medical Device Cleaning Market Analysis

The medical device cleaning market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.5% over the forecast period.

  • The COVID-19 pandemic substantially impacted the medical device cleaning market. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the medical device cleaning market experienced a hike in growth. As the number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose, stethoscopes, ventilators, nebulizers, endoscopes, imaging machines, infusion equipment, pulse oximeters, and other medical devices were used more frequently around the world. This was one of the most critical factors influencing demand for medical device cleaning solutions to reduce cross-contamination risks. The World Health Organization (WHO), in December 2021, provided guidelines for the care, cleaning, and disinfection of respiratory equipment in the sterile services department and also suggested various methods for cleaning medical devices.
  • Moreover, according to the study published in the Heliyon Journal in July 2021, after using stethoscopes, thermometers, pulse oximeters, and glucometers for patients, 1.3 percent to 5.3 percent of nurses cleaned them right away. A lack of disinfecting materials and infection prevention training were significant barriers to proper cleaning practices. The COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the medical device cleaning market. However, in the post-pandemic phase, the number of COVID-19 cases decreased, and the treatment for other diseases resumed. This enabled the market to grow at a stable pace in the post-pandemic period and is expected to grow further with the increasing cases of hospital-acquired infections.
  • Thus, the COVID-19 outbreak positively impacted the market's growth in its preliminary phase. Moreover, the market is expected to grow at an average pace with the resumption of treating other diseases. The increasing number of surgical procedures worldwide is a significant factor in this market's growth. The growing implementation of prevention measures to curb hospital-acquired infections and the deployment of new techniques and materials for medical equipment cleaning and reprocessing are driving the market. For instance, as per the research study published in the journal Techniques and Innovations in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in January 2021, over 18 million endoscopy procedures are performed in the United States alone each year. Thus, an increasing number of surgeries boosts the need for cleaning devices used during surgery, which is anticipated to grow the market.
  • Additionally, the rise in hospital-acquired infection cases is anticipated to boost the market. As per the study published in the World Journal of Surgery in June 2022, the incidence of hospital-acquired infection in surgical patients remained high even after increasing the infection prevention and control measures. This increases the necessity to prevent infections in surgical patients while reprocessing multiple-use medical devices in hospitals and adopting appropriate cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization methods, which is expected to drive market growth. Additionally, product launches by key market players are anticipated to drive the market's growth. 
  • For instance, in August 2021, Advanced Sterilization Products launched its fastest biological indicator for hydrogen peroxide sterilization, Sterrad Velocity Biological Indicator (BI)/Process Challenge Device (PCD), in Asia Pacific. The product offers to verify the load sterility for critical and semi-critical surgical instruments before releasing them to the operating room.
  • Furthermore, the increasing burden of hospital-acquired infections and the increasing volume of surgical procedures enhances the use of medical devices and, thus, the need to clean and reprocess them, which is further expected to upsurge the demand for the medical device-cleaning market during the forecast period.
  • Therefore, owing to the factors above, the studied market is anticipated to grow over the analysis period. However, increasing demand for single-use/disposable medical devices is expected to hinder the market's growth during the forecast period.

Medical Device Cleaning Market Trends

The Surgical Instrument Segment is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

  • The cleaning of the surgical instrument is a crucial aspect of maintaining the aseptic conditions at the healthcare facility and avoiding any infection spread by the contaminated or used surgical instrument.
  • The rising prevalence and burden of hospital-acquired infections and chronic diseases, as well as an increasing number of surgeries, are driving the demand for effective cleaning and disinfection solutions for surgical instruments. For instance, according to the data published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in 2021, over 1,903,063 procedures of liposuction were performed in 2021, which showed an increase of 24.8% as compared to liposuction performed in 2020. This data highlights the high volume of invasive surgical procedures such as liposuction, which are expected to increase the demand for medical device cleaning to curb the potential risk of hospital-acquired infections. This is likely to boost the growth of the segment in the coming years.
  • Furthermore, according to the April 2021 data of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) is a life-saving surgery performed on patients with a heart attack or any other severe diseases associated with the heart, and every year, about 350,000 CABG surgeries are performed in the United States. Hence, with the rising number of surgical procedures, the demand for the cleaning of the medical devices used in surgery is likely to increase, and it is anticipated to boost the growth of the surgical instrument segment over the forecast period. 
  • Several studies have highlighted the significance and critical need for sterilizing surgical instruments to avoid any hospital-acquired infections. A study published in the journal Disease in October 2022 highlighted the contamination of bacteria in the surgical instruments used at hospitals for performing surgeries. The study stated that multi-drug-resistant bacteria were found in the surgical instruments. The study further emphasized strictly following the sterilization processes for the surgical instruments by considering the adequate length and temperature of the sterilization. Thus, this underlines the importance of adequate cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments that are used for invasive surgeries and can reduce the risk of spreading difficult-to-treat infections.
  • Thus, all aforementioned factors are anticipated to boost the market over the forecast period. Therefore, the Surgical Instrument segment is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to the abovementioned factors, including the increasing volume of surgeries and the necessity of surgical instruments to avoid any hospital-acquired infection.
Medical Device Cleaning Market - Numbers of Hospital Acquired Infection, In Thousands, By Type, United States, 2021

North America is Expected to Witness Significant Growth Over the Forecast Period

  • North America is expected to experience significant growth in the medical device cleaning market throughout the forecast period, owing to the rising prevalence of chronic disorders and hospital-acquired infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in May 2021, approximately 75% of UTIs acquired in the hospital were linked to a urinary catheter. Urinary catheters are used by 15-25 percent of hospitalized patients during their stay. Additionally, 30,389 Central line-associated bloodstream infection cases were reported in the United States in 2021. Moreover, the rising patient pool and demand for medical devices fuel the market growth.
  • Furthermore, the number of surgeries has increased in the region over recent years. For instance, according to data published by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in 2021, over 1,992,296 surgical procedures were performed in the United States alone. The source stated that the United States had the highest number of surgeries worldwide in 2021. The rise in chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases and others, requires an extended hospital stay. Hence, there is an increase in the number of cases of hospital-acquired infection in the country. According to the data published by the American Cancer Society in 2022, over 287,850 cases of cancer were recorded in the United States in 2022. As per the data published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in February 2023, breast cancer cases are expected to increase further in the coming year. The source stated that breast cancer cases would increase to 297,790 in the United States in 2023.
  • However, various strategies adopted by the key market players, such as product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and expansion, are expected to boost the market growth. For instance, in March 2022, Sterifre Medical demonstrated its Aura device and courted investors as it prepared to launch the automatic point-of-care disinfection system. Aura is a portable machine that circulates hydrogen peroxide and activated oxygen with a single button to disinfect stethoscopes, sensors, pumps, etc.
  • Therefore, owing to the factors above, the growth of the studied market is anticipated in the North American region.
Medical Device Cleaning Market - Growth Rate by Region

Medical Device Cleaning Industry Overview

The medical device cleaning market is moderately competitive due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. The competitive landscape includes analyzing some international and local companies that hold market shares and are well known, including Steris PLC, 3M Company, GAMA Healthcare Ltd, Ecolab Inc., and Hartmann Group. Getinge AB, Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Advanced Sterilization Products, Cantel Medical Corporation, BODE Chemie Gmbh, Ruhof Corporation, and Sterigenics International LLC, among others.

Medical Device Cleaning Market Leaders

  1. Steris PLC.

  2. 3M Company

  3. GAMA Healthcare Ltd

  4. Ecolab Inc.

  5. Hartmann Group

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Medical Device Cleaning Market News

  • January 2023: PAMA launched its new ethylene oxide sterilization solution for the eco-efficient, cost-effective, and safe sterilization of medical devices.
  • May 2022: GOJO Industries, the makers of Purell products, expanded its surface hygiene portfolio with the launch of Purell Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes. The new offering delivers unprecedented potent efficacy and peace of mind. Purell Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes offer powerful germ-kill in one-step, hospital-grade surface disinfecting wipes.

Medical Device Cleaning Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    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 Forces 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD)

    1. 5.1 By Process

      1. 5.1.1 Presoak/Pre-cleaning

        1. 5.1.1.1 Enzymatic Detergents

        2. 5.1.1.2 Non-enzymatic Detergents

      2. 5.1.2 Manual Cleaning

        1. 5.1.2.1 Enzymatic Detergents

        2. 5.1.2.2 Non-enzymatic Detergents

      3. 5.1.3 Automatic Cleaning

        1. 5.1.3.1 Enzymatic Detergents

        2. 5.1.3.2 Non-enzymatic Detergents

      4. 5.1.4 Disinfection

        1. 5.1.4.1 High-level disinfectants

        2. 5.1.4.2 Intermediate-level disinfectants

        3. 5.1.4.3 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. 5.3.1.1 United States

        2. 5.3.1.2 Canada

        3. 5.3.1.3 Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. 5.3.2.1 Germany

        2. 5.3.2.2 United Kingdom

        3. 5.3.2.3 France

        4. 5.3.2.4 Italy

        5. 5.3.2.5 Spain

        6. 5.3.2.6 Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. 5.3.3.1 China

        2. 5.3.3.2 Japan

        3. 5.3.3.3 India

        4. 5.3.3.4 Australia

        5. 5.3.3.5 South Korea

        6. 5.3.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. 5.3.4.1 GCC

        2. 5.3.4.2 South Africa

        3. 5.3.4.3 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. 5.3.5.1 Brazil

        2. 5.3.5.2 Argentina

        3. 5.3.5.3 Rest of South America

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    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 BODE Chemie Gmbh

      11. 6.1.11 Ruhof Corporation

      12. 6.1.12 Sterigenics International LLC

    2. *List Not Exhaustive
  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Medical Device Cleaning Industry Segmentation

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. 

The medical device cleaning market is segmented by process (presoak/pre-cleaning, manual cleaning, automatic cleaning, and disinfection), application (endoscopes, surgical instruments, and other devices), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 different countries across major regions globally. 

The report offers the value (in USD) for the above segments.

By Process
Presoak/Pre-cleaning
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
Manual Cleaning
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
Automatic Cleaning
Enzymatic Detergents
Non-enzymatic Detergents
Disinfection
High-level disinfectants
Intermediate-level disinfectants
Low-level disinfectants
By Application
Endoscopes
Surgical Instruments
Other Devices
Geography
North America
United States
Canada
Mexico
Europe
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Spain
Rest of Europe
Asia-Pacific
China
Japan
India
Australia
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
GCC
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Brazil
Argentina
Rest of South America
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Medical Device Cleaning Market Research FAQs

The Global Medical Device Cleaning Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

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

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Medical Device Cleaning Market.

The report covers the Global Medical Device Cleaning Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Medical Device Cleaning Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Medical Device Cleaning Industry Report

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Medical Device Cleaning Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)