The increase in the incidences of infectious diseases & outbreaks of avian flu & swine flu triggered the growth of antiseptics & disinfectants market in the last decade. Sudden rise in chronic diseases, increased numbers of surgeries performed, increased hospital acquired infection & ageing population are other vital drivers which may lead to growth of this market. For the disinfectant market, rise in awareness of food quality & increase in export of exotic fruits & vegetables are the drivers. Antiseptics (chemical compounds that kills microbes after infection occurs) & disinfectants (chemical compounds that prevent the growth of microbes) are important part of infection control practices in all healthcare set ups & hospitals.
The antiseptics & disinfectants market is majorly segmented into – equipments & services. The equipment segment is further sub segmented into heat, low temperature, sterilization & filtration. On the basis of applications, the market is having the following segments – medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food & life sciences. The disinfectant market is again having five segments - disinfectants, disinfectant wipes, endoscope reprocessing, medical non woven & disinfectors. The endoscope reprocessing segment is growing at a fast pace owing to the increased importance to diagnostic & therapeutic endoscopy procedure resulting in increased number of minimal invasive surgeries & the patient to patient cross infection resulting due to improper endoscope reprocessing. Medical non woven division is sub segmented into facemasks, gowns, sterilization wraps & drapes. Disinfectors markets has two sub segments namely washer disinfectors & flusher disinfectors. The endoscope reprocessing market is divided into equipments & consumables market. The proper use of antiseptics & disinfectants regularly in a healthcare set up ensures lesser occurrences of nosocomial infections which in turn results in bringing down the length of stay.
The antiseptics & disinfectants market is globally divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific & RoW. North America has the largest share in this market followed by Europe. Due to the increase in medical tourism industry & growth in per capita income in Asian countries, the Asia-Pacific market is expected to flourish in the forecasted period. Major players of this market are 3M, Kimberly-Clark, Gentinge, Cardinal Health, Steris, Belimed, Advanced sterilization product, Medivators, Nordion, Sterigenics, Synergy health, Sakura & others.
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