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Medical Device Cleaning Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2020-2025

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  • 267 Pages
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5135118
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In-depth Analysis and Data-driven Insights on the Impact of COVID-19 Included in this Global Medical Device Cleaning Market Report

The medical device cleaning market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the period 2019-2025.

The global medical device cleaning market is expected to observe an absolute growth of over 65% during the forecast period. The market is likely to witness growth on account of the prevalence of several chronic diseases and the increase in the re-use of medical equipment. The occurrence of acute diseases along with the growth in demand for surgical procedures is escalating the use of this equipment. Investments by governments in improving healthcare infrastructure, coupled with the growing healthcare expenditure, are contributing to the growth. The adoption of sterilization procedures for medical equipment within hospital settings has grown significantly with the presence of sterile processing departments in hospitals, which are dedicated to disinfection and sterilization procedures. Soaring need for effective and affordable sterilization techniques is poised to help medical cleaning devices gain traction during the forecast period.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has activated the highest level of national response management protocols to contain the virus. As the virus is highly contagious, the reusing of several equipments such as respirators, infusion pumps, and catheters leads to the rapid spreading of the virus.

Therefore, to avoid the spread of the virus via this equipment, end-users are focusing on increasing the adoption of rapid medical device cleaners to prevent cross-contamination, thereby boosting the medical device cleaning market growth.

The following factors are likely to contribute to the growth of the medical device cleaning market during the forecast period:

  • Covid-19 Pandemic Increasing Demand for Medical Device Cleaning in Healthcare Settings
  • Technological Advancements and Introduction of Advanced Materials & Cleaning Methods
  • High Growth Potential in Emerging Economies
  • Increasing Focus on Controlling HAIs in Healthcare Settings

The study considers the present scenario of the medical device cleaning market and its market dynamics for the period 2019−2025. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends.

The report offers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. It profiles and examines leading companies and other prominent ones operating in the market.

Medical Device Cleaning Market Segmentation

The global medical device cleaning market research report includes a detailed segmentation by device, process, end-user, and geography. In terms of revenue, the cleaning segment is a major contributor as this process helps to remove blood, secretion, microorganisms, and other contaminants. The high application of ultrasonic cleaners to clean fragile medical tools is boosting the growth. Although manual cleaning is the most frequently requested validation method, several hospital cleaning services and clinics use automated washer-disinfectors for reprocessing reusable equipment.

Disinfection is a necessary step performed for all medical equipment before and after use, hence, the usage of several cleaners is growing. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the adoption of reusable equipment due to the scarcity and lack of production across the globe, resulting in the growing usage of medical device disinfection, and the trend is likely to drive the demand during the forecast period.

Healthcare-associated infections affect a high percentage of patients in developed economies. These infections have not only compromised patient safety in healthcare settings but have also increased healthcare expenditure. These infections account for approximately 37,000 and 99,000 deaths in Europe and the US, respectively. The increasing usage of several semi-critical devices has driven the demand for cleaning products to avoid cross-contamination. With the increase in hospital admissions and surgeries, semi-critical equipment are cleaned and sterilized after application to avoid the transmission of diseases and cross-contamination.

Hospitals are the major revenue contributors to the global medical device cleaning market. Hospitals use several critical and semi-critical tools along with catheters and surgical appliances to treat the patient population. There is high adoption of several equipment in emergency, ICU, and operation theaters, which is boosting the market. The segment is dominating as most patients prefer undergoing treatment in hospitals rather than other healthcare settings.

The clinics & physician end-user segment accounted for 23% in the global medical device cleaning market shares in 2019. The segment is expected to grow at a significant growth rate in the upcoming years. As these centers perform outpatient surgery and vaccinations, which increases the demand for medical devices, and subsequent sterilization, is boosting the demand for cleaning to reduce cross contaminations.

Segmentation by Device

  • Semi-critical
  • Critical
  • Non-critical

Segmentation by Process

  • Cleaning
  • Disinfection
  • Sterilization

Segmentation by End-user

  • Hospitality
  • Clinics & Physician
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Standalone Reprocessing Facilities
  • Others


North America represented the largest regional segment of the medical device cleaning market in 2019. The increasing healthcare expenditure in the US and Canada, the growing prevalence of HAIs, the growing geriatric population, well-established hospital industries, and the rising incidence of chronic diseases are factors contributing to the high shares. The market is expected to grow during the forecast period due to the rise in demand for sterilizers and disinfectants to stop the transmission of several diseases and microorganisms. Healthcare professionals and patients are looking to reduce the incidence of NSIs, bloodstream infection, and other complications associated with medical devices.

Currently, the pandemic situation of COVID-19 has increased the focus of healthcare professionals to provide quality care to patients. As this novel virus is highly transmitted, hence healthcare professionals are taking care of providing sterilized equipment during this pandemic to control its outbreak in the region. This is boosting the demand for automated sterilizers that sterilize tools in less time and provides quality care to the patients in the healthcare cleaning market.

Segmentation by Geography

  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • APAC
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • South Africa

STERIS, Getinge Group, Cantel, 3M, and Ecolab are the major medical device cleaning companies in the market. All these companies have a significant presence in major geographical regions such as North America, APAC, and Europe. However, there are many local vendors providing products with similar specifications at lower prices, which has resulted in a price war among vendors. The major vendors are continuously competing among themselves for the leading position, with occasional spurts of competition coming from other local vendors.

Prominent Vendors

  • Getinge Group
  • Cantel Medical
  • Ecolab
  • The 3M Company

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Advanced Sterilization Products
  • G9 Chemicals
  • Stryker
  • Medline Industries
  • Sklar Surgical Instruments
  • Metrex Research
  • Ruhof
  • Biotrol
  • Oro Clean Chemie
  • Pharmax
  • Case Medical
  • Certol International
  • Dr. Weigert

Key Questions Answered
1. What is the medical device cleaning market size and growth rate during the forecast period?
2. What are the factors impacting the growth of the medical device cleaning market shares?
3. Which device type/ end-user type/region is generating the largest revenue in the Asia Pacific region?
4. Who are the leading vendors in the medical device cleaning market, and what are their market shares?
5. What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the medical device cleaning market?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusion
4.1.2 Exclusion
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of The Study
4.4 Market Segments
4.4.1 Market Segmentation by Process
4.4.2 Market Segmentation by Device
4.4.3 Market Segmentation by End-User
4.4.4 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Covid-19 Pandemic
8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Covid-19 Pandemic Increasing the Need for Medical Device Cleaning In Healthcare Settings
8.2 Technological Advancements & Introduction of Advanced Materials & Cleaning Methods
8.3 High Growth Potential in Emerging Economies
9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 Increasing Focus on Controlling Hais In Healthcare Settings
9.2 Growing Hospital Admissions & Surgical Procedures Volume
9.3 High Demand for Automation of Medical Device Cleaning
9.4 Growing Regulatory Initiatives to Improve Medical Device Cleaning in Healthcare Settings
10 Market Restraints
10.1 Growing Demand for Single-Use/Disposable Medical Devices
10.2 Limitations Associated with Reprocessing of Advanced & Complex Medical Devices
10.3 Complications & Risks Associated with The Reuse of Medical Devices
11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.2 Market Size & Forecast
11.2.1 Process
11.2.2 Device
11.2.3 End-user
11.2.4 Geography
11.3 Five Forces Analysis
11.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
11.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
11.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
11.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
11.3.5 Competitive Rivalry
12 Process
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Disinfection
12.3.1 Market Overview
12.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.4 Cleaning
12.4.1 Market Overview
12.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.4.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.5 Sterilization
12.5.1 Market Overview
12.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.5.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13 Device
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Semi-critical Medical Devices
13.3.1 Market Overview
13.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.3.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.4 Critical Medical Devices
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.4.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.5 Non-critical Medical Devices
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.5.3 Market by Geography: Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14 End-User
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Hospitals
14.3.1 Market Overview
14.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.4 Clinics & Physician Offices
14.4.1 Market Overview
14.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.5 Diagnostic Laboratories
14.5.1 Market Overview
14.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.6 Stand-alone Reprocessing Facilities
14.6.1 Market Overview
14.6.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.7 Others
14.7.1 Market Overview
14.7.2 Market Size & Forecast
15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview
16 North America
16.1 Market Overview
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.3 North America: Process Segmentation
16.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.4 North Americ: Device Segmentation
16.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.5 Key Countries
16.5.1 US: Market Size & Forecast
16.5.2 Canada: Market Size & Forecast
17 Europe
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.3 Europe: Process Segmentation
17.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.4 Europe: Device Segmentation
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 Key Countries
17.5.1 Germany: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.2 France: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.3 UK: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.4 Italy: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.5 Spain: Market Size & Forecast
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.3 APAC: Process Segmentation
18.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.4 APAC: Device Segmentation
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 Key Countries
18.5.1 China: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.2 Japan: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.3 India: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.4 Australia: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.5 South Korea: Market Size & Forecast
19 Latin America
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Latin America: Process Segmentation
19.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.4 Latin America: Device Segmentation
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 Key Countries
19.5.1 Brazil: Market Size & Forecast
19.5.2 Mexico: Market Size & Forecast
19.5.3 Argentina: Market Size & Forecast
20 Middle East & Africa
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Middle East & Africa: Process Segmentation
20.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.4 Middle East & Africa: Device Segmentation
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Key Countries
20.5.1 Turkey: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.2 South Africa: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.3 Saudi Arabia: Market Size & Forecast
21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview
21.2 Market Share Analysis
21.2.1 Steris
21.2.2 Getinge Group
21.2.3 Cantel Medical
21.2.4 Ecolab
21.2.5 3M
22 Key Company Profiles
22.1 Steris
22.1.1 Business Overview
22.1.2 Product Offerings
22.1.3 Key Strategies
22.1.4 Key Strengths
22.1.5 Key Opportunities
22.2 Getinge Group
22.2.1 Business Overview
22.2.2 Product Offerings
22.2.3 Key Strategies
22.2.4 Key Strengths
22.2.5 Key Opportunities
22.3 Cantel Medical
22.3.1 Business Overview
22.3.2 Product Offerings
22.3.3 Key Strategies
22.3.4 Key Strengths
22.3.5 Key Opportunities
22.4 Ecolab
22.4.1 Business Overview
22.4.2 Product Offerings
22.4.3 Key Strategies
22.4.4 Key Strengths
22.4.5 Key Opportunities
22.5 3M
22.5.1 Business Overview
22.5.2 Product Offerings
22.5.3 Key Strategies
22.5.4 Key Strengths
22.5.5 Key Opportunities
23 Other Prominent Vendors
23.1 Advanced Sterilization Products
23.1.1 Business Overview
23.1.2 Product Offerings
23.2 G9 Chemicals
23.2.1 Business Overview
23.2.2 Product Offerings
23.3 Stryker
23.3.1 Business Overview
23.3.2 Product Offerings
23.4 Medline Industries
23.4.1 Business Overview
23.4.2 Product Offerings
23.5 Sklar Surgical Instruments
23.5.1 Business Overview
23.5.2 Product Offerings
23.6 Metrex Research
23.6.1 Business Overview
23.6.2 Product Offerings
23.7 Ruhof
23.7.1 Business Overview
23.7.2 Product Offerings
23.8 Biotrol
23.8.1 Business Overview
23.8.2 Product Offerings
23.9 Oro Clean Chemie
23.9.1 Business Overview
23.9.2 Product Offerings
23.10 Pharmax
23.10.1 Business Overview
23.10.2 Product Offerings
23.11.1 Business Overview
23.11.2 Product Offerings
23.12 Case Medical
23.12.1 Business Overview
23.12.2 Product Offerings
23.13 Certol International
23.13.1 Business Overview
23.13.2 Product Offerings
23.14 Dr. Weigert
23.14.1 Business Overview
23.14.2 Product Offerings
24 Report Summary
24.1 Key Takeaways
24.2 Strategic Recommendations
25 Quantitative Summary
25.1 Market by Process
25.2 Market by Device
25.3 Market by End-User
25.4 Market by Geography
26 Appendix
26.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Getinge Group
  • Cantel Medical
  • Ecolab
  • The 3M Company
  • Advanced Sterilization Products
  • G9 Chemicals
  • Stryker
  • Medline Industries
  • Sklar Surgical Instruments
  • Metrex Research
  • Ruhof
  • Biotrol
  • Oro Clean Chemie
  • Pharmax
  • Case Medical
  • Certol International
  • Dr. Weigert


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.