A new report by XploreMR studies the growth drivers, trends, restraints, and highlights of the global endoscope reprocessing device market. Presenting exclusive insights into the market from 2017 to 2027, the report projects that the market will witness notable growth during the forecast period. Endoscope Reprocessors are medical devices that are widely used in the healthcare landscape to reprocess endoscopes by cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing devices such as duodenoscopes and endoscope accessories. The growth of the market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for automated endoscope reprocessing devices owing to its benefits, and growing adoption in hospitals for infection prevention and control purposes. Moreover, rising awareness among medical professionals regarding the use of endoscope reprocessing for the securement of exogenous and endogenous infections is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the forthcoming years.
Advent of Automated Endoscope Reprocessing Devices Drives Growth Upwards
The emergence of Automated Endoscope Reprocessing (AER) devices is expected to give a boost to the market growth, on the back of their ability to enhance reliability and consistency of the reprocessing. AERs standardize several steps involved in reprocessing, and hence eliminate the likelihood of human error. On the back of this facet, AERs have been gaining traction in the healthcare landscape in the recent past. Furthermore, using AERs lowers the patient's exposure to deleterious chemical germicides, thereby curtailing the adverse effects on health. Endoscope reprocessing devices lower the exposure of aldehyde-based solutions to staff, thus offering a safety advantage to medical personnel. As governments across the world increasingly emphasize the need for patient safety and effective healthcare architecture, endoscope reprocessing devices are finding higher adoption in healthcare institutions. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has asked the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) to issue novel guidelines to enhance the facility-level training for using endoscope reprocessing devices. Over the years, concerns regarding bacterial infections due to endoscopes have increased, further pushing medical professionals to choose reprocessing devices and avoid such preventable infections. On the other hand, the high cost of the chemicals and consumables, and technical complications associated with automated endoscope reprocessors are posing a challenge to the swift growth of the market.
High Demand in North America and Asia Pacific Substantiates Market Growth
North America is anticipated to hold the lion's share in the regional landscape, backed by increased government spending on healthcare infrastructure. Moreover, high awareness among medical professionals is also expected to catalyze market growth through the forecast period. Along similar lines, the demand for endoscope reprocessing devices in the Asia Pacific region is expected to propel, owing to rising endoscopic procedures in the region. Furthermore, countries such as India, China, Japan, and Korea have been highly investing in improving the healthcare landscape, and it is expected to thrust the sales of endoscope reprocessing devices.