A hollow cylindrical pipe known as "medical tubing" is used to transmit liquid and gas using devices. It is produced using silicone, nylon, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene, and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Fluid management, catheters, drainage, peristaltic pumps, intravenous (IVs), bio-pharmaceutical laboratory equipment, anaesthesia, and breathing equipment are only a few applications for it. Medical tubing has a range of characteristics, including resistance to abrasion, temperature, pressure, and abrasion, as well as hardness, flexibility, and durability. It is immediately relevant to the human body because it is made from recyclable plastic and does not cause allergic or bad reactions. Due to its high level of purity, medical tubing has the capacity to survive extremely demanding mechanical conditions. It is therefore commonly utilised in clinics, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres, Furthermore, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) grants standards depending on specific application required for certain types of medical tubing.
The global medical tubing market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9,550.5 million in 2022 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Figure 1. Global Medical Tubing Market Share (%), by Application, 2022
Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and life threatening diseases is expected to drive the market growth
The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and life threatening diseases like cancer, cardiac arrest disease is expected to drive demand for medical tubing devices, which are essentially required during surgery procedures. According to a report published by the Australian Government, Department of Health in 2017, it was estimated that 1 in every 2 Australians (50%) suffered from at least one type of chronic condition such as arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes or mental health conditions. Thus, high prevalence of chronic diseases and life threatening diseases is expected to be one of the major factors driving growth of the global medical tubing market.
Moreover, in May 2020, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, India has one of the highest burdens of cardiovascular disease (CVD) worldwide. In the annual year 2019, number of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in India is projected to rise from 2.26 million (2019) to 4.77 million (2020) according to National Center for Biotechnology Information. Coronary heart disease prevalence rates in India have been estimated over the past several decades and have ranged from 1.6% to 7.4% in rural populations and from 1% to 13.2% in urban populations.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 9,550.5 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR:||8.6%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 18,455.7 Mn|
Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Teleflex Incorporated, Optinova Holding AB, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation, Nordson Corporation, Putnam Plastics Corporation, Raumedic AG, Tekni-Plex, Inc., and Smith Group plc.
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Figure 2. Global Medical Tubing Market Share (%), by Region, 2022
Increasing launches of advanced medical tubing solutions with latest technological features is expected to offer prominent growth opportunities for medical tubing manufacturers in the market.
Increasing launches of advanced medical tubing solutions with latest technological features is expected to offer prominent growth opportunities for medical tubing manufacturers in the market. For instance, in 2017, ART Medical Ltd., an Israel-based startup, developed a novel sensor-based smart tube that enables healthcare professional to collect comprehensive patient data and reduces the risk of medical complications. This novel medical tube is able to gather the patient data such as feeding needs, saliva secretion, and urine output by using sensors embedded in the tubes. It also aid in regulating the feeding process and provides real-time information, including the exact location of the tube.
Global Medical Tubing Market– Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 virus outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to over 100 countries across the globe and the World Health Organization had declared it a public health emergency on January 30, 2020.
COVID-19 can affect the economy in three main ways: by directly affecting production and demand of drugs, by creating disruptions in distribution channels, and through its financial impact on firms and financial markets. Due to nationwide lockdowns, several countries, such as China, India, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Egypt, and others, are facing problems with regards to the transportation of drugs from one place to another.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic had a positive impact on the global medical tubing market, owing to increased requirement of drug delivery tube, respiratory tube, IV tube etc. For instance, in May 2020, according to National Center for Biotechnology Information, during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. FDA has taken many actions to help ensure that patients and health care providers have timely and continued access to high-quality medical devices to respond effectively. In the U.S., the length of IV tubes was increased in the hospital to be placed outside the hospital rooms due to the highly contagious nature of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Global Medical Tubing Market: Key Developments
In April 2022, Nordson Corporation, a precision dispensing, fluid management, and related technologies company launched Polyurethane Tubing named 80 Durometer medical tube. Polyurethane tubing is extremely resistant. It is also highly resistant to abrasion and scuffing. Polyurethane tubing is widely accepted as a premium material for medical device use due to its flexible nature and easy sterilizability.
Moreover, in February 20 2022, Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of medical devices used in interventional medical specialties including interventional radiology partners with urologists in the U.S. to continually advance the quality of patient care with innovative urology solutions. Boston Scientific developed a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to treat kidney stones, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH, erectile dysfunction, male stress incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders with help of urologists’ suggestions. LithoVue Single-Use Digital Ureteroscope launched by Boston Scientific in February 2022, delivers detailed high-resolution digital images for high-quality visualization and seamless navigation – to help remove stones quickly, easily, safely.
Global Medical Tubing Market: Restraint
The major factors that is expected to hinder growth of the global medical tubing market include side effects related to materials used in the manufacturing of medical tubing. For instance, in February 2017, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pointed out that DEHP (di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate), which is used in Polyvinyl chloride as a plasticizer (softener), may be absorbed into blood and body fluids, and cause health problems. In addition, European Commission issued a notification in February 2016, referring the safety of medical devices containing DEHP- plasticized PVC or other plasticizers on neonates and other groups.
Major players operating in the global medical tubing market include Compagnie de Saint-Gobain S.A., Teleflex Incorporated, Optinova Holding AB, Zeus Industrial Products, Inc., The Lubrizol Corporation, Nordson Corporation, Putnam Plastics Corporation, Raumedic AG, Tekni-Plex, Inc., and Smith Group plc.
Medical tubes are essential part of various medical devices, and are used extensively in catheters and cannulas’ manufacturing, drug delivery systems, dialysis, and intravenous tubing. Medical tubes are usually a small plastic tube, which are inserted into the patient’s body through mouth, nose, or any cut in skin to deliver oxygen, anesthesia, drugs, or any other fluid. Generally, the structure of medical tubes becomes more complex with decrease in size of the tube. The medical tubes are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to satisfy demand for medical tubing in various applications. The market players are also focusing on advancements of raw materials of medical tubing, as the materials vary with application and chemical nature of the drug.
Materials such as silicone, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), polycarbonate (PC), bio absorbable polymers, polyester, thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are used in medical and pharmaceutical applications such as peristaltic pump tubing, catheter, feeding tubes, urological retrieval devices, among others. Silicone is the most preferred material in medical tubing, owing to its higher resistance towards extreme temperatures and non-toxicity. Raw materials play an essential role in the manufacturing of medical tubing, as incompatibility of material can lead to serious problems such as chemical alteration of drugs and medicines. Moreover, incompatible tube materials might lead to binding of chemical or drug to the wall of medical tube, resulting in failure of drug delivery to patient.
The increasing usage of medical tubing in Intravenous (IVs), catheters, peristaltic pumps, and biopharmaceutical laboratory equipment are expected to boost the medical tubing market growth. For instance, in December 2021, according to data published in National Center for Biotechnology Information, a surgeon can solve any issues from diagnosis, examination, and treatment using progressive endoscopy evolution. Minimally invasive therapy is an extremely dynamic area of innovation, as illustrated by the establishment of new professional journals and societies, the growing number of publications in established journals as well as the lay press, and the rapid entry of medical device firms into the market.
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