Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market by Design (Simple and Complex), Mechanism (Positive, Negative, and Neutral), Dwell Time (Seven-day and other than Seven-day) and Region - Insights, Size, Share, Opportunity Analysis, and Industry Forecast till 2025

Needle-Free IV Connectors

Needle-Free IV Connectors are needleless devices for connecting administration sets, syringes, and IV catheters. Depending on internal characteristic and functioning of the parts, connectors are classified as simple and complex. Simple connectors consist of stationary internal parts, whereas, complex connectors function according to the movement of internal parts. Simple connector’s category holds the majority of the products used in the healthcare delivery. The fluid displacement and fluid pathway are determined by the motion of the internal parts namely mechanical valve, which controls the movement and direction of the fluid in complex connectors. External characteristics such as housing, shape, and color for both the type may or may not be similar. The purpose of using needle-free IV connectors apart from the ease in infusion for both care providers and patients is to reduce the risk of needle-stick injuries among the health care providers and reducing the risk of bacterial and microbial contamination.

Rising risk of life-threatening diseases associated with blood stream infections is expected to propel the use of needle-free IV connectors

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), annually around 1 million deaths are associated with the improper use of syringes and needles, which can be prevented by using needle-free IV connectors. Harmful diseases namely hepatitis and HIV can spread through improper and reuse of needles and syringes. Unsafe use of injections accounts for 5% of HIV, 40% of Hepatitis C and 32% of Hepatitis B virus infections globally. Although needle stick injuries are uncommon they are a potential problem, which can prove to be serious and are also responsible for causing above mentioned diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), needle stick injuries account for around 385,000 among healthcare workers in the U.S annually. The most important goal while employing IV administration sets and needle-free connectors is to reduce the manipulation factor as much as possible. Some of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved needle-free IV connectors include One-Link, CARESITE, MaxPlus, and Kendall.

The global needle-free IV connectors market was valued at US$ 621.1 million in 2016 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period (2017-2025).

Figure 1. Global Needle-Free IV Connectors Market By Region-2016 (US$ Mn)

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2017)

Rising incidence and prevalence of various chronic diseases and need for treatment is expected to boost the needle-free connectors market

North America accounts for the largest share in the global needle-free connectors market, followed by Europe. This is mainly attributed to the rise in the geriatric population and chronic diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016, about half of American adults, that is around 117 million people had one or more chronic health conditions and one in four adults had two or more chronic health conditions. The factors driving the growth of the needle-free IV connectors market includes government investments and funding to improve healthcare infrastructure, awareness in people, and healthcare practitioners. For instance, in 2013, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) carried out surveillance methods to identify and track device-associated infections by setting the guidelines for the prevention of central-line associated bloodstream infections. Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2014, chronic diseases were the leading cause of mortality in Europe with over one-third of the European population above the age of 15 suffering with a chronic disease and two out of three people near 60 age had at least two chronic conditions.

Some major players operating in the needle-free IV connectors market are Baxter International Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG, Becton, Dickinson and Company, CareFusion Corporation, ICU Medical, Inc., Nexus Medical LLC, RyMed Technologies, LLC, and Vygon SA.

Needle-Free IV Connectors are routinely used in the hospitals for intravenous administration of fluids and medicines to protect the hubs in vascular access systems. In order to reduce risks of possible contaminations associated with the IV administration and to curb manipulation as much as possible, needle free IV connectors can prove to be ideal in all types of IV infusions. Furthermore, technological advancements such as connectors that prevent fluid reflux, highly closed systems, and connectors embedded with antimicrobial agents (V-Link) have helped to decrease the risk of bloodstream infections associated with IV administration. Needle-free connectors are with extended dwell time that can help preventing intraluminal contamination and device cross-contamination, which can be favorable for the growth of the market in the near future.

Market Dynamics

Government organizations and regulatory bodies namely Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) have recommended the usage of needle-free connectors to reduce the incidence of sharp injuries and blood stream infections mandating its usage in medical facilities in the ‘Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections’ in 2011. Major issues associated with the conventional options of intravenous infusion are contamination from external sources during administration, blood reflux, and risk of bloodstream infections, which are addressed by needle-free IV connectors. The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) conducts various programs worldwide that helps to impart education and hands on training sessions to all physicians and nurses about the usage of needle-free connectors and insertion of central venous catheters in children and adults. The advantages of needle-free IV connectors over conventional IV administration namely, safer access to IV lines without using needle, reduced risk of bloodstream infections and reduced possibility of contamination, rising chronic diseases prevalence and cost containment through use of needle-free IV connectors is expected to boost the growth of needle-free IV connectors market over the forecast period.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global Needle-Free IV Connectors market on the basis of design type, mechanism, and dwell time. On the basis of design type, the global needle-free IV connectors market is segmented into Simple and Complex. Mechanisms of needle-free IV connectors include positive, negative, and neutral. Needle-free IV connectors are segmented by dwell time as seven-day dwell time and other than seven-day.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of needle-free IV connectors and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2017–2025), considering 2017 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global Needle-Free IV Connectors market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Baxter International, Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG, Becton, Dickinson and Company, CareFusion Corporation, ICU Medical, Inc., Nexus Medical LLC, RyMed Technologies, LLC, and Vygon SA
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launch, design type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global Needle-Free IV Connectors market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, IV systems manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the Needle-Free IV Connectors market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Needle-Free IV Connectors Market, By Design Type:
    • Simple
    • Complex
  • Global Needle-Free IV Connectors Market, By Mechanism:
    • Positive
    • Negative
    • Neutral
  • Global Needle-Free IV Connectors Market, By Dwell Time:
    • Seven-Day
    • Other than Seven-Day
  • Global Needle-Free IV Connectors Market, By Geography:
    • North America
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • U.S.
          • Canada
    • Europe
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • U.K.
          • Germany
          • Italy
          • France
          • Russia
          • Rest of Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • China
          • India
          • Japan
          • ASEAN
          • Australia
          • South Korea
          • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • Brazil
          • Mexico
          • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • GCC
          • Israel
    • Africa
        • By Design Type:
          • Simple
          • Complex
        • By Mechanism:
          • Positive
          • Negative
          • Neutral
        • By Dwell Time:
          • Seven-Day
          • Other than Seven-Day
        • By Country:
          • North Africa
          • Central Africa
          • South Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Baxter International, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • B. Braun Melsungen AG
    • Becton, Dickinson and Company
    • CareFusion Corporation
    • ICU Medical, Inc.
    • Nexus Medical LLC
    • RyMed Technologies, LLC
    • Vygon SA

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet By Design Type
      • Market Snippet By Mechanism
      • Market Snippet By Dwell Time
      • Market Snippet By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
      • Product Design
      • Uses and Benefits
      • Supply Chain Analysis
      • Merger and Acquisitions
      • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • Cost Tier Down Analysis
  4. Global Needle Free IV Connectors Market, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Simple
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Complex
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Needle Free IV Connectors Market, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Positive
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Negative
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Neutral
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Needle Free IV Connectors Market, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Seven Days
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Other than Seven Days
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Needle Free IV Connectors Market, By Regions, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2016 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017 - 2025
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Russia
        • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Others
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Others
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2017 - 2025 (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis (3x3 Matrix)
    • Company Profiles
      • Baxter International, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • B. Braun Melsungen AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Becton Dickinson and Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • CareFusion Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • ICU Medical, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Nexus Medical, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • RyMed Technologies, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Vygon SA
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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