GVR Report cover Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Thermoregulation, Phototherapy, Monitoring, Respiratory), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-610-3
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2016 – 2020
  • Industry: Healthcare

Report Overview

The global neonatal critical care equipment market size was valued at USD 698.5 million in 2022 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.83% from 2023 to 2030. The high prevalence of neonatal jaundice, an increasing number of preterm births, and the introduction of new products for use in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) are expected to drive the market. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 15 million infants are born prematurely each year, with about 1 million dying as a result of preterm problems. Newborn monitoring is one of the most challenging responsibilities. Developing better devices has remained significant in managing neonatal health issues. Manufacturers are making significant investments to keep up with the increasing demand for neonatal critical care equipment, particularly thermoregulation devices.

U.S. neonatal critical care equipment market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Globally, the neonatal critical care equipment market is characterized by a high rate of newborn jaundice. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, around 55.2% of newborns involved in the research suffered jaundice in 2018. Additionally, jaundice, or hyperbilirubinemia, occurs in roughly 60.0% of full-term infants (and 80% of preterm infants) within the first week of life, according to The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia. As phototherapy equipment is employed as an effective treatment against neonatal jaundice, its increasing cases have a positive impact on the market.

When a baby is born before completing the 37 weeks of pregnancy, it is called a preterm birth and is admitted to the NICU. As per the March of Dimes, a U.S. non-profit organization, among the total NICU admissions more than half comprised preterm babies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2020, 1 out of every 10 infants was born prematurely. This results in increased NICU admission and a rise in the requirement for NICU facilities.

Public and private organizations are taking initiative to increase the availability of the NICUs to cope with the requirement. For instance, in September 2017, BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver, announced to launch of Teck Acute Care Centre and claimed to have North America’s first NICU to provide critical care to mothers and infants in the same room.

COVID-19 Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Impact: 3.6 % decrease from 2019 to 2020

Pandemic Impact

Post COVID Outlook

The market contracted by 3.6% year on year in 2020, compared to 2019. Initially, the lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched medical services, disrupting maternity care across the world.

In 2020, preterm birth affected 1 of every 10 infants born in the United States. Around 8% of births in the U.K. are preterm. That is about 60,000 babies each year, which might result in the growing demand for neonatal care devices. As a result, the market is anticipated to expand significantly during the forecast period.

According to a report published in the BMJ Publishing Group's Fetal & Newborn Journal, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in considerable decreases in NICU admissions and newborn resuscitations, which, in turn, negatively impacted the sales of neonatal infant care devices.

High preference for home healthcare is expected to continue post-pandemic, creating new opportunities in the coming years. The U.S. FDA issued relaxed policies regarding noninvasive maternal and fetal monitoring devices, to ensure product availability in the market. Products allowing remote health monitoring, such as Avalon CL Fetal and Maternal Pod and Patch, were launched, which enabled infant monitoring while reducing the risk of COVID-19 infection.


Monitoring devices are one of the important newborn care equipment in the NICU infrastructure. Hence key manufacturers are conducting research and development to launch innovative monitoring devices for use in the NICUs. For instance, in June 2019, Masimo received the  U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the use of its O3 Regional Oximetry on neonatal patients.

Type Insights

Based on type, the respiratory equipment segment dominated the market with a share of 29.7% in 2022. The growth of the segment is characterized by an increase in respiratory disorders requiring NICU admissions and the launch of new products. For instance, in September 2018, the Augmented Infant Resuscitator (AIR) was launched by Koninklijke Philips N.V to aid in the resuscitation of the asphyxiated newborn babies. The product is developed by Philips by the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), Massachusetts.

Moreover, infants in respiratory distress are provided with ambu-bag support or oxygen therapy during transportation to a NICU facility, which does not fulfill the clinical requirements of infants, leading to patient death in many cases. Hence, in April 2019, a portable neonatal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure therapy (CPAP) system was developed by Coeo Labs in collaboration with doctors of the Consortium of Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech), from the U.S. and Uganda. The portable CPAP intends to provide respiratory support to neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS) during transportation.

On the other hand, the thermoregulation equipment segment is projected to exhibit maximum growth of 19.8% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) during the forecast period. Thermoregulation devices include newborns incubators, newborn cooling systems, radiant warmers, and others.

To keep their body temperatures steady, neonates with cold stress or hypothermia require a thermostable environment. Hypothermia is a leading cause of infant illness and mortality, according to the World Health Organization. Thus, the increased frequency of hypothermia has surged demand for thermoregulation devices.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market with a share of 39.3% in the year 2022 owing to a huge demand for technologically advanced products ensuring better healthcare delivery for newborns. The value-based healthcare model has led to the development of well-equipped NICU centers along with an increasing number of approvals for newborn care devices from the FDA. Furthermore, the launch and approval of advanced, next-generation devices in the U.S. & Canada are likely to boost the market.

Global neonatal critical care equipment market share, by region, 2021 (%)

The market in Europe is expected to grow at an 8.42% CAGR due to the increasing frequency of acquired infections among newborn babies, a growing number of hospitals, and NICUs. In addition, a sizeable patient population suffering from low birth weight and an increasing number of preterm births are poised to surge the market in Europe.

On the other hand, Asia Pacific is expected to witness remarkable growth at a 10.33% CAGR during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the high number of new births along with an increase in healthcare expenditure in the region. In addition, increasing government initiatives in developing countries such as India is favoring the growth of the market in the Asia Pacific.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is characterized by the increase in NICU facilities and research and development leading to the launch of new products. According to the American Hospital Association, there were around 53,096 NICUs in overall U.S. community hospitals. Also, medical service providers are adopting the use of advanced products to improve patient comfort. In May 2019, the NICU at St Peter’s Hospital announced the arrival of a transport incubator system which is used for transport while admitting the babies to a NICU and post-discharge. Some of the prominent players in the global neonatal critical care equipment market include:

  • Cardinal Health

  • Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V

  • GE Healthcare

  • Medtronic

  • Vyaire

  • BD

  • Utah Medical Products, Inc.

  • Natus Medical Incorporated

  • Ambu A/S

  • Inspiration Healthcare Group plc

Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 752.8 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.4 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.83% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

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

Type, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Cardinal Health; Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA; GE Healthcare; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Medtronic; BD; Vyaire; Utah Medical Products, Inc.; Ambu A/S; Natus Medical Incorporated; Inspiration Healthcare Group plc.

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Global Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global neonatal critical care equipment market based on type and region:

Global Neonatal Critical Care Equipment Market Segmentation

  • Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • Thermoregulation Equipment

    • Phototherapy Equipment

    • Monitoring Equipment

    • Respiratory Equipment

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

      • India

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

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