Needle-free IV Connectors Market – Insights

The manufacturers of needle-free IV connectors are engaged in developing innovative products for the consumers. Manufacturers such as Becton, Dickinson and Company offers NeutraClear needle free connector with an orange indicator to reduce accidental removals with luers. Further, ICU Medical Inc. has its own patented technology of needle-free connector in which the connectors are silicon sealed to reduce the contact between connector’s external and internal surface which further significantly reduces bacterial contamination. Asian countries such as India, China, and Indonesia have many local players of needle-free IV connectors. For example, in China there are more than 30 local players proving high quality needle-free connectors.

Depending on the internal characteristic and functioning of the parts, needle-free IV connectors are classified into simple and complex. The purpose of using needle-free IV connectors apart from ease in infusion for both care providers and patients, is to reduce the risk of needle-stick injuries during the surgeries among the health care providers and reducing the risk of bacterial and microbial contamination as they are disposable products.

The global needle-free IV connectors’ market size was valued at US$ 755.8 million in 2018 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.3% over the forecast period (2019-2027).

Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market Share (%) Analysis, By Design Type, 2019

Needle-free IV Connectors  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

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

Improper use of syringes and needles causes various infections, diseases or deaths in some cases in hospitals and healthcare settings. Increasing number of blood borne diseases such hepatitis B & C and related deaths, owing to improper use of needles is expected to drive growth of the needle-free IV connectors market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) data published in 2014, around 1.3 million deaths globally are reported each year due to improper use of syringes and needles, which can be prevented by adopting needle-free IV connectors. According to the same source, unsafe use of injections accounts for 5% of HIV, 40% of Hepatitis C, and 32% of Hepatitis B virus infections globally.

Moreover, the needle-free IV connector market is expected to witness significant growth in the forecast period, owing to increasing demand of needle-free IV connectors to prevent needle-stick injuries by healthcare workers. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report of December 2013, around 385,000 needle stick injuries was accounted among healthcare workers in the U.S.

Needle-free IV Connectors Market - Restraints

Restraining factors in the needle-free IV connectors market include product recalls due to product failures, component inconsistency, and lack of product handling knowledge, which are expected to hamper the global needle-free IV connectors’ market growth over the forecast period. For instance, in May 2019, Becton Dickinson & Company’s CareFusion MaxPlus Clear Needleless Connector was recalled by the U.S. FDA because of its loose fitting of the connector with the luer. The loose fitting is expected to increase the risk of blood loss and formation of air embolism (air bubble) in the bloodstream that might harm the patient unpredictably, especially in the neonatal population. The manufacturer has initiated the recall but not all products have been removed and corrected.

Needle-free IV Connectors Market - Regional Insights

North America is expected to account for the largest share in the global needle-free IV connectors market, followed by Europe. This is mainly attributed to rising geriatric population and chronic diseases in North America. For instance, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016, about 50% of adults of the U.S., accounting around 117 million people suffered from one or more chronic health conditions and one in every four adults suffered from 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 about use of needle-free IV connectors among people and healthcare practitioners. For instance, in 2013, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has set up the guidelines for the prevention of central-line associated bloodstream infections. Further, CDC carried out surveillance methods to identify and track device-associated infections occurring in healthcare settings.

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 Europe population above the age of 15 suffered with a chronic disease and two out of every three people of age group of 60 suffered from at least two chronic conditions.

Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market Value (US$ Mn) & Y-o-Y Growth (%), 2017-2027

Needle-free IV Connectors  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Needle-free IV Connectors Market - Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the global needle-free IV connectors market 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 S.A.

Needle-free IV Connectors are routinely used in the hospitals for intravenous administration of fluids and medicines to protect the central part of the vascular access systems. Needle-free IV connectors’ aids in reducing risks of possible contaminations associated with the IV administration and stop manipulation in all types of IV infusions. Moreover, technological advancements in needle-free IV connectors such as connectors preventing fluid reflux, closed IV systems, and connectors embedded with antimicrobial agents (V-Link) is expected to help to reduce the risk of bloodstream infections associated with IV administration. Needle-free connectors with extended dwell time is expected to help in preventing intraluminal contamination and device cross-contamination, which is expected to drive growth of the market over the forecast period.

Market Dynamics

Government organizations and regulatory bodies such as 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 include 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 globally 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 include 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 growth of needle-free IV connectors market over the forecast period.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global needle-free IV connectors market, market size (US$ Mn), and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period: 2019 -2027, considering 2018 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 approvals, market trends, regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by leading players
  • It profiles key 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
  • Key players 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 S.A.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of companies to make informed decision with respect to future product launches, government initiatives, technological upgradation, market expansions, and marketing tactics
  • The global needle-free IV connectors market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry, which include investors, product manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers for needle-free IV connectors market, research and consulting firms, new entrants, and financial analysts

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Design Type:
    • Straight Channel
    • T-channel
    • Y-channel
    • Multi-channel
  • 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 End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Others
  • Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Design Type:
        • Straight Channel
        • T-channel
        • Y-channel
        • Multi-channel
      • By Mechanism:
        • Positive
        • Negative
        • Neutral
      • By Dwell Time:
        • Seven-day
        • Other than Seven-day
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
        • Others
      • By Country/Region:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Baxter International, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • Braun Melsungen AG
    • Becton, Dickinson and Company
    • CareFusion Corporation
    • ICU Medical, Inc.
    • Nexus Medical LLC
    • RyMed Technologies, LLC
    • Vygon S.A.

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

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objectives and Assumptions
    • 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 End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Market Trends
    • New Product Approvals/Launches
    • Epidemiology Analysis
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Merger and Acquisitions
    • Technology Advancements
    • Government Initiatives and Investments
    • Porter’s Analysis
  4. Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Design Type, 2019 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Straight channel
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • T-channel
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Y-channel
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Multi-channel
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Mechanism, 2019 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Positive
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Negative
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Neutral
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Dwell Time, 2019 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Seven-day
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Other than Seven-day
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  7. Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By End User, 2019 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 - 2027
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2019 - 2027, (US$ Million)
  8. Global Needle-free IV Connectors Market, By Region, 2019 - 2027 (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2019 and 2027 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2017 – 2027
      • Regional Trends
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Design Type, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Mechanism, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Dwell Time, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country/Region, 2019 – 2027, (US$ Million)
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
  9. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Baxter International, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • B. Braun Melsungen AG
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Becton, Dickinson and Company
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • CareFusion Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • ICU Medical, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Nexus Medical, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • RyMed Technologies, LLC
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
      • Vygon S.A.
        • Company Overview
        • Product Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  10. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About us and Sales Contact

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