Medical device cleaning consists of detergents and disinfectants which are utilized for cleaning and sanitization of medical instruments, veterinary applications and for human health. It is basically used for the purpose of performance and safety concern. The cleaning is done so that the medical devices can be reused again. While cleaning one should be careful as there is risk of exposure to bio-hazardous material such as blood, body tissue, etc. Sodium hypochlorite, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, alconox etc. are some of the commonly used disinfectants.

The global Medical Device Cleaning market size was estimated to be at USD XXX million in 2019, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX% during forecast period to reach USD XXX million in 2027.

Market Dynamics:

A significant rise in the number of hospital-acquired infections is a leading factor that has brought medical device cleaning at the forefront in the past. Moreover, as medical device manufacturers are required to provide guidelines and standards for cleaning, sterilization, etc., the market for medical device cleaning is expected to witness significant growth during forecast period. Automatic cleaning processes would remain popular during the forecast period despite steady adoption of manual cleaning processes. Product launches and mergers & acquisitions are likely to become common in the medical device cleaning market landscape. However, growing demand for single use or disposable medical devices to prevent contamination is anticipated to limit the growth of the market during forecast period.

COVID-19 Impact:

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. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 has further contributed to growth of the medical device cleaning market.

Global Medical Device Cleaning Market

Source: Precise Market Intelligence, 2020


The market has been segmented based on form, indication, end user and region.

  • By Process
    • Disinfection
      •  High-Level Disinfection
      •  Intermediate-Level Disinfection
      •  Low-Level Disinfection
    • Automatic Cleaning
      •  Enzymatic Detergents
      •  Non-Enzymatic Detergents
    • Manual Cleaning
      •  Enzymatic Detergents
      •  Non-Enzymatic Detergents
    • Presoaking/Precleaning
      •  Enzymatic Detergents
      •  Non-Enzymatic Detergents
  • By Application
    • Surgical Instruments
    • Endoscopes
    • Ultrasound Probes
    • Dental Instruments
    • Other Instruments
  • By End User
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Diagnostic Centers
    • Dental Hospitals & Clinics
    • Other End Users
  • By Region
    • North America (U.S., Canada)
    • Europe (U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and rest of Europe)
    • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • South America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of South America)
    • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Based on process type, the automatic cleaning segment is expected to register the highest CAGR throughout the forecast period due to high demand. Based on application, surgical instruments segment accounted to highest market share. While, the Hospitals and clinics segment dominated the end users, North America has the largest market share among regions.

Medical Device Cleaning Market, By Region, 2019

Source: Precise Market Intelligence, 2020

Competition Landscape:

The prominent companies in the market are; Advanced Sterilization Products (Fortive Corporation), Biotrol, 3M Company, Case Medical, Inc., Cantel Medical Corporation, Ecolab Inc., Certol International LLC, G9 Chemicals, Getinge Group, Hartmann Group, and others.

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