Infection control is the preventive measure for controlling and minimizing the risk of contracting Hospital-Associated Infections (HAI) and Surgical Site Infection (SSI). Infection control is a scientific and practical approach to prevent the transmission of the infectious diseases caused due to microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses in the healthcare facilities (hospitals) and non-healthcare facilities (farms). Nowadays, for infection control hospitals are collaborating with companies who provide infection control services. Hospitals are taking utmost care for infection control using disinfectants, sterilizers, consumables etc. as HAI and SSI causes’ many deaths. Some countries are countries are promoting infection control by organizing campaigns and programs for increasing awareness about infection control and prevention.
Infection control preventive measures includes respiratory hygiene (cough etiquette), cleaning, disinfection, and proper waste disposal. Whereas, controlling mode of transmission include hand hygiene, safe injection and ventilation of space.
Global Infection Control Market: Drivers
The Infection control market size is expected to witness significant growth owing to the increasing incidences of surgical procedures which requires a lot of infection control methods to prevent any kind of infective disease. According to the statistics of Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in 2014, In U.S. around 17.2 million hospital visits included 42.2% inpatient and 57.8% outpatient surgeries.
The rising incidences of hospital-associated infections in healthcare facilities is expected to boost the infection control market revenue. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO) approximately 30% patients of Intensive Care Units (ICU) are at least affected by one HAI per year in high income countries. According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HAI accounted for 1.7 million infections and 99,000 associated deaths each year in the U.S.
Global Infection Control Market: Regional Analysis
North America holds the dominant position in the global infection control market owing to the wide range of available products for disinfection and sterilization equipment. And due to presence of major competitors such as Cantel Medical, Ecolab, 3M Healthcare company, Sotera Health, Advanced Sterilization Products (Johnson & Johnson Limited), Halyard Health, Metrex Research etc.
Europe is anticipated to witness significant growth because of recent advancements in the technology of infection control and diagnosis. For instance, recently in June 2018, researchers from U.K. has developed a new diagnostic technique for pneumonia which can detect the infection from sample breath of old-age patients.
Global Infection Control Market: Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global infection control market includes STERIS Corporation, Getinge AB, Cantel Medical, Ecolab, Sotera Health, Advanced Sterilization Products (Johnson & Johnson Limited), , Matachana, Belimed AG, Sterigenics International Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
And the other players include Halyard Health, Metrex Research, Reckitt Benckiser, Pal International, Synergy Health plc, Sakura Global Holding Company Ltd., Nordion Inc., 3M Healthcare company MMM Group,, Honeywell International Inc., Cisa S.p.A, and Ahlstrom Corporation.
Global Infection Control Market: Taxonomy
The global infection control market is segmented on the basis of end user and region.
By Product Type
By End User