A nozzle plate is made up of nozzles, liquid chambers, and connection channels between the liquid chambers and the liquid supply containers. Nozzle plates are widely used for precise dispensing of various liquids or gases. Major applications include medical nebulizer plates/meshes, ventilators, flow control discs, and fuel injection nozzle plates. The nozzle plates must be precise and accountable at the sub-micron level for highly accurate dispensing and control.
Nebulizers are used as oral drug delivery systems for patients suffering from lung diseases. An ultrasonic nebulizer through a nozzle plate can convert large sized drug droplets into small sized drug droplets for inhalation. As a result, the size of the orifices in the nebulizer nozzle plate is critical for effective aerosol therapy for lung diseases.
Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was first reported on December 31, 2019, in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as pandemic on March 11, 2020. According to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Weekly Epidemiological Update by the World Health Organization, over 182 million cases and 3.95 million deaths due to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported till July 2, 2021, across the globe.
Impact of COVID-19 on Demand and Supply of Mesh Nozzle Plates
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in various countries across the globe have impacted the financial status of businesses across all sectors including private healthcare sector. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire supply chain of the healthcare industry mainly due to strict lockdown in several regions. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the economy of various regions across the globe in three main ways; 1) by directly affecting the production and demand; 2) by creating disruptions in distribution channels; and 3) through its financial impact on companies and financial markets. Several countries such as Thailand, Indonesia, and Singapore are facing problems with regards to transportation and distribution of healthcare products.
Thus, impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is expected to limit the growth of the global mesh nozzle plates market during the forecast period, owing to the decrease in the sales of healthcare products and constraints in supply chain and logistics. For instance, according to news article published on World Bank’s website, in April 2020, the global economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has driven down most commodity prices. Metals commodities were the mostly affected by the unexpected halt in economic activity and the looming global slowdown. Furthermore, supply chain disruptions and government actions to restrict exports or stockpile commodities could disrupt the consumption and production of other commodities, and jeopardizing food security. According to the same source and analysis, the pandemic has the potential to affect commodity demand and supply for an extended period of time. This is expected to hamper the growth of global mesh nozzle plates market.
The global mesh nozzle plates market is estimated to be valued at US$ 19.3 Mn in 2021, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.3 % over the forecast period (2021-2028).
|Base Year:||2020||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 19.3 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017 to 2020||Forecast Period:||2020 to 2027|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||5.3 %||2028 Value Projection:||US$ 27.7 Mn|
Veco B.V., Aerogen Ltd., Temicon GmbH, Hamilton Medical, Belkin International , Getinge (Electrolux AB), Omron Corporation, TEKCELEO, APC International, Ltd., and Maidencreek Manufacturing Sales LLC.
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Figure 1: Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market Share (%) Analysis, By Material Type, 2021
The advancement of technology for ventilators is the major factor that is expected to drive the growth of global mesh nozzle plates market over the forecast period.
Rise in the advancement of technologies for ventilators is ex pected to bolster the growth of global mesh nozzle plates market. For instance, on December 30, 2020, University of Illinois Researchers published an article describing Illinois RapidVent emergency ventilator for the treatment of COVID-19, in the journal PLOS One. The RapidVent emergency ventilator was designed, prototyped and tested at the start of COVID-19 pandemic 2020. The ventilator is powered by the oxygen source's gas pressure and uses a valve to cycle between inhalation and exhalation at pressures set by the operator. There are two ways to connect the supply oxygen to the RapidVent. The first is an entrainment nozzle, which mixes oxygen with room air. The second option is a cap that provides 100% oxygen.
Research and Development Activities
Increasing number of clinical trials for mesh nebulizers is expected to aid in the growth of the global mesh nozzle plates market over the forecast period. For instance, according to article published in journal of Future Science, in January 2018, the combined search results from the U.S. and European Union (EU) clinical trial databases yielded 256 nebulizer studies. Mesh nebulizers have been used in more clinical trials than jet or ultrasonic nebulizers, with 60% of clinical trials using a mesh nebulizer, 36% using a jet nebulizer, and 4% using an ultrasonic nebulizer.
Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market – Restraints
However, growth of the global mesh nozzle plates market may be hampered due to rise in cases of ventilator associated disorders such as ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). For instance, according to the U.K. National Health Service report 2016, annually, 10,000 – 20,000 patients were diagnosed with VAP, with a 30% mortality rate.
Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market – Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global mesh nozzle plates market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Among regions, North America is expected to hold dominant position in the global mesh nozzle plates market over the forecast period, owing to the number of launches of ventilators. For instance, on October 19, 2020, Getinge USA, Inc., a global medical technology company, launched Servo-air, a high-performance ventilator designed for adult and pediatric patients. Servo-air offers both invasive and non-invasive (NIV) ventilation modes, as well as Getinge's exclusive high flow therapy and servo compass features.
Moreover, due to launch of nebulizer systems, Asia Pacific region is expected to witness a significant growth in global mesh nozzle plates market over the forecast period. For instance, on March 24, 2021, PARI Pharma GmbH, a company focused on advanced aerosol delivery systems based on eFlow technology, announced the approval of the LAMIRA Nebulizer System by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. The eFlow technology is an aerosol delivery platform that allows for the efficient nebulization of liquid medications through a vibrating, perforated membrane.
Figure 2: Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2021
Global Mesh Nozzle Plates Market – Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global mesh nozzle plates market include Veco B.V., Aerogen Ltd., Temicon GmbH, Hamilton Medical, Belkin International, Getinge (Electrolux AB), Omron Corporation, TEKCELEO, APC International, Ltd., and Maidencreek Manufacturing Sales LLC.
A nozzle is a device used to control the flow of a gas or liquid as it exits an enclosed chamber or pipe. Mesh nozzle plates are used in medical devices such as mesh nebulizers and ventilators for aerosol drug delivery in the treatment of respiratory disorders such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), COVID-19, and others.
The nozzle plate present in nebulizer is made up of a polymer and a support plate, with the polymer covering the support plate so that the nozzle plate can be driven by the driving element to produce a resonance that breaks up the molecular structure of a solution into small mist molecules, resulting in the nebulization effect.
Increasing product approvals could contribute to the growth of the global mesh nozzle plates market over the forecast period. For instance, on December 07, 2020, AireHealth Inc., an innovative digital health, confirmed that its connected nebulizer VitalMed received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The device is a portable, electronic vibrating mesh nebulizer designed to nebulize liquid medications for inhalation by patients both inside and outside the home.
Market players are focusing on product launches, which is expected to strengthen their position in the global mesh nozzle plates market. For instance, on August 21, 2017, Hamilton Medical, a leading manufacturer of critical care ventilator solutions, launched a new high-end ventilator called the HAMILTON-C6 for critical care. Market players are involved in expanding their global presence by adopting strategies such as acquisitions and partnerships, this is expected to drive the growth of the global mesh nozzle plates market. For instance, on October 22, 2020, Aerogen Inc., the global leader in aerosol drug delivery, announced that it has signed an agreement with Synairgen plc, a biotechnology company based in Southampton, U.K., to provide the market-leading Aerogen Solo/Ultra nebulizer system for the direct delivery of SNG001 into the lungs of COVID-19 patients.
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“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.
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