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Acute Care Needleless Connectors Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4895990
  • Report
  • January 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 112 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Jun 30th 2020
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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 the increase in the number of emergency visits in hospitals, the demand for these connectors has increased overall. There are also technological advancements that have provided various mechanisms that 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.

In the report, a detailed analysis of the Acute Care Needleless Connector market is provided. The market is evaluated by collating revenues generated across segments, categorized by mechanism, connector type, end-user, and geography.

Key Market Trends

Simple Needleless Connectors are Expected to 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 pre pierced 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. According to a 2019 report by Hooker EA et al. published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, the number of emergency visits in the United States increased from 128.9 million in 2010 to 137.8 million in 2014. This has also stated that the number of emergency department visits is continuously increasing at a rate faster than the population growth of the United States.

Hence as the number of emergency visits is increasing, the demand for simple needleless connectors is also expected to increase as well.

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 the 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). ED visits are a driving factor for the growth of this market.
However, as the United States has a developed healthcare system structure, it invests a lot in medical care. Hence, with the increasing number of ED visits, the acute care needleless connectors market in the United States is expected to increase.

Competitive Landscape

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

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1.1 Study Deliverables
1.2 Study Assumptions
1.3 Scope of the Study



4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Technological Advancements in Needleless Connectors
4.2.2 Increasing Emergency Visits in Hospitals
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Inadequate Staff Training
4.3.2 Risk Factors Associated with Contamination
4.4 Porter’s Five Force 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

5.1 By Mechanism
5.1.1 Positive Fluid Displacement
5.1.2 Negative Fluid Displacement
5.1.3 Neutral Fluid Displacement
5.2 By Connector Type
5.2.1 Simple Needleless Connectors
5.2.2 Complex Needleless Connectors
5.3 By End User
5.3.1 Hospitals
5.3.2 Clinics & Ambulatory Settings
5.3.3 Others
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America

6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 B. Braun Medical
6.1.2 Baxter Healthcare Corporation
6.1.3 Becton Dickinson and Company
6.1.4 Cardinal Health
6.1.5 CareFusion Corporation
6.1.6 ICU Medical
6.1.7 Nexus Medical
6.1.8 RyMed Technologies
6.1.9 Vygon SA

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  • Cardinal Health
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  • ICU Medical
  • Nexus Medical
  • RyMed Technologies
  • Vygon SA
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