GVR Report cover Disinfection Cap Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Disinfection Cap Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Distributors (Retail, Non-retail), By End-use (Hospitals, Clinics), By Region (North America, Europe, Latin America), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-418-5
  • Number of Pages: 120
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global disinfection cap market size was valued at USD 358.3 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.8% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth is driven by several factors including the rising prevalence of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) across the globe, the rising adoption of needle-free connectors & catheters for various medical procedures, and stringent regulations for safe injection practices. Disinfection caps are small devices that cover the end of a catheter and release a disinfectant solution to kill bacteria. They are widely used in hospitals, clinics, and home care settings. Increasing cases of HAIs due to the lack of sanitation and precaution are among the major factors contributing to market growth.

U.S. disinfection cap Market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

As per the CDC in November 2022, HAIs were on the rise in 2021 with 14.0% year-on-year growth of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA). This is expected to boost the demand for disinfection caps over the forecast period. The increasing prevalence of chronic conditions, such as cancer, positively impacts the use of parenteral nutrition across the country. Parenteral nutrition helps in the administration of vital nutrients, which help in maintaining strength, energy, and hydration level in patients suffering from a disease. According to statistics published by the WHO, around 8.2 million deaths occur every year due to cancer, accounting for 13.0% of the deaths worldwide. Moreover, the proportion of cancer cases is estimated to increase by 70.0% over the next couple of decades.

The increasing prevalence of cancer is a high impact-rendering driver for the market for disinfection caps as they are used in the decontamination of IV connectors used to supply nutrition. Cancer generally leads to a rise in the incidence of stomach ulcers, disturbance in the normal functioning of the GI tract, and development of physical obstructions, thereby resulting in an increased requirement for parenteral nutrition. Moreover, cancer therapies further weaken the human body and deprive it of nutrients to an extent that it may prove to be fatal. In addition, a common symptom associated with cancer is anorexia or unintentional weight loss requiring replenishment through the parenteral route of administration. Thus, such factors are anticipated to boost the market growth over the forecast period.

Distributor Insights

On the basis of distributors, the global market has been further categorized into retail and non-retail channels. The non-retail distributor segment dominated the industry in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of 69.8% of the overall revenue. The non-retail distributor segment includes hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities that use disinfection caps for preventing infections from catheters and IV connectors.

The retail distributor segment comprises pharmacies, online stores, and other outlets that sell disinfection caps to consumers for home care and outpatient usage. The retail distributor segment is also expected to register a significant growth rate on account of the rising awareness about and preference for disinfection caps among home care patients and caregivers.

End-use Insights

On the basis of end-uses, the global industry has been further segmented into hospitals, clinics, and others. The hospitals end-use segment dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of more than 40.0% of the overall revenue. The segment is expected to expand further at a CAGR of around 4.0% over the forecast period. Hospitals are the major end-users of disinfection caps with high patient footfall. Disinfection caps are used in hospitals to clean and protect the intravenous connectors and catheters that are used for various purposes, such as parenteral nutrition, blood transfusion, chemotherapy, and dialysis. These procedures require sterile and safe equipment to prevent the risk of HAIs that can occur due to contaminated catheters and connectors.

Global disinfection cap Market share and size, 2022

HAIs can cause serious complications and increase the mortality and morbidity of patients. Disinfection caps help in reducing the incidence and severity of HAIs by creating a physical and chemical barrier between the connector and potential contaminants. They also help in saving time and costs associated with manual disinfection methods. The clinics segment is anticipated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period due to the accessibility and convenience offered by these settings. Outpatient settings including clinics are preferred by patients who do not require hospitalization or intensive care and can be treated at lower costs and with greater convenience.

Regional Insights

On the basis of geographies, the global industry has been further categorized into Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In 2022, North America dominated the global market and accounted for the largest share of 34.4% of the overall revenue. This growth is attributed to the increasing number of surgeries being performed and the presence of advanced healthcare infrastructure in the region.

disinfection cap Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Disinfection caps are essential for surgical procedures as they reduce the risk of contamination and transmission of infections from one patient to another. In addition, the increasing cases of HAIs are further expected to boost the market growth. Asia Pacific is expected to register the fastest growth rate of 4.4% during the forecast period. The increasing incidence of HAIs, food poisoning, cholera, and typhoid fever are some of the major factors driving the growth of the regional market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Companies operating in the market have a strong presence and are continuously investing in research and development. They also employ various strategies, such as mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and product launches, to expand their customer base and geographic reach. In March 2016, ICU Medical Inc. announced that it signed an international distribution agreement with B. Braun Melsungen AG. This agreement gave the latter distribution rights to promote ICU Medical’s SwabCap in 30 nations across the globe. Some of the prominent companies in the global disinfection cap market include:

  • 3M Company

  • Becton Dickinson and Company

  • ICU Medical Inc.

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG

  • Baxter International Inc.

Disinfection Cap Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 372.5 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 484.0 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.8% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

July 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Distributor, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Denmark; Sweden; Norway; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

3M Company; Becton Dickinson and Company; ICU Medical Inc.; B. Braun Melsungen AG; Baxter International Inc.

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Global Disinfection Cap Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this report, Grand View Research has segmented the global disinfection cap market report based on distributor, end-use, and region:

Global disinfection cap Market Report Segmentation

  • Distributor Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Retail

    • Non-retail

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Hospitals

    • Clinics

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Sweden

      • Norway

      • Denmark

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • South Korea

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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