Increasing population, rising demand for sterile products, and the growing pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are driving the growth of the Hospital Sterilizer China Market. In the next few years, the market will continue to grow. As we know, the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest growing region for sterilization equipment and disinfectants.
Why EO Sterilization is So Popular?
EO sterilization is used to sterilize medical devices, including heart valves, wound dressings, surgical kits, and drapes. This process is critical to ensuring the safety of patients and to reducing the risk of infections. In the United States, 50% of all medical devices are sterilized using EO.
How Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Companies are Driving the Growth of Sterilization Market?
Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and growing medical tourism from emerging economies are expected to drive the Hospital Sterilizer market in Asia during the forecast period. Hospital Sterilizer technology is used for the sterilization of medical equipment and other material that is reusable or disposable. Moreover, the sterilization of equipment is required to keep it microbial-free. The China market of hospital sterilizers is also driven by the increased need for food safety and reusable medical devices.
In addition, increasing incidence of nosocomial infections and hospital-acquired infections is expected to drive the China market during the forecast period. The demand for sterile environment is also expected to increase with the growing biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Region for Sterilization Equipment
Increasing geriatric population, rising number of surgeries, and the rising prevalence of infectious diseases are driving growth of hospital sterilization equipment in Asia-Pacific. The region is expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. The global sterilization market is segmented by the end user (hospitals, clinics, pharmaceutical companies, and food & beverage companies) and by the region (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the rest of the world).
In North America, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases and the rise in awareness about healthy lifestyles is expected to drive the growth of the market. Increasing hospitalization rates will increase the occurrence of hospital-acquired infections, which are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world.
FDA Sterility Change Master File Pilot Program for Sterilization Changes to 510(k) Cleared Medical Devices
Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a pilot program to streamline the sterilization process. The pilot program will help medical device manufacturers make the switch to alternative sterilization methods by allowing 510(k) holders to reference a master file from a sterilization provider.
The pilot program is limited to sterilization providers and a limited number of device manufacturers. The pilot program was announced in response to global supply chain constraints, and officials believe it will ease regulatory burdens for manufacturers and reduce barriers to alternative sterilization practices.
The pilot program is based on the FDA’s sterile device requirement. Specifically, manufacturers must have a Master File that details any changes to a sterilization method or device design.
The Bottom Line
Increasing number of hospital-acquired infections is one of the major factors driving the China’s sterilization equipment and disinfectants market. In addition to boosting the global market, these infectious diseases have also created a high demand for disinfectants and antiseptics.
Lack of proper hygiene in healthcare facilities is also one of the major factors contributing to the increasing prevalence of HAIs. In addition to this, the presence of catheters and excessive use of antibiotics can increase the predisposition of HAIs. In order to counter these factors, government has introduced strict guidelines regarding the use of disinfectants and antiseptics. In order to enhance the use of disinfectants and antiseptics, key market players have carried out extensive research and development activities. These efforts are aimed at introducing new products in the market.