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  • Published On : Feb 2022
  • Code : CMI4900
  • Industry : Medical Devices
  • Pages : 215
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Single-use medical device reprocessing is the concept of sterilizing, repackaging, testing, and manufacturing a used product. There is no clear definition for the term single-use device and it is entirely based upon the end-user perception. Reprocessing of single-use devices is acceptable if the device is properly sterilized while keeping its physical and technological functionalities intact. Single-use medical device reprocessing is done in two ways: third party processing and in-hospital processing. Third party processing is considered to be a better option, as regulatory authorities can impose strict regulations for validation and quality assurance purpose.

Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market - Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The 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, December 12, 2021, the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths globally decreased slightly in the second week of December 2021, with over 269 million cases and over 5.3 million deaths.

Impact of COVID-19 on Demand and Supply of Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices

The coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic and lock down in various countries across the globe have impacted the financial status of businesses in all sectors. Private health care sector is one of the sectors, which is majorly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moreover, coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the development, production, and supply of medical devices and affected growth of the medical devices businesses of various companies across the globe, as COVID-19 pandemic had led to unprecedented lockdown in several countries, globally. This lockdown has resulted in closure of industrial establishments, except manufacturing of essential commodities and disruption in supply chain of the products. According to Morulaa HealthTech Private Limited, (offers regulatory support/ product approval services for medical devices in India and other South East Asian markets) report published in December 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, various healthcare facilities are focusing on the reprocessing and reuse of single use medical device with the help of registered third party reprocessors in order to combat the constraints faced by the manufacturers/ healthcare facilities in the supply of single-use medical devices and also aids healthcare facilities in reducing cost and controlling the waste production of healthcare facilities.

The global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,843.4 Mn in 2021, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.2% over the forecast period (2021-2028).

Figure 1: Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market Share (%) Analysis, By Product Type, 2021

Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices  | Coherent Market Insights

Increasing focus on reducing medical waste is the major factor that is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

In order to reduce medical waste, healthcare facilities are increasingly focusing on implementing various approaches including minimizing the use of materials, reuse of instruments, and reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices, which are expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period. According to the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), in 2019, approximately 15 million pounds of medical waste were reduced due to the use of reprocessed single-use medical devices.

Cost Savings Associated with Reprocessing Single Use Medical Devices 

Minimally invasive technology based on single use devices (SUDs) is largely being used in modern medicine. Many SUDs used to perform surgical procedures are expensive to purchase and store, and typically require large inventories than multiple-use devices. Thus, reprocessing and reuse of SUDs become common in many health care facilities in order to reduce the cost. According to the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR), the savings of hospitals and the surgical center partners due to third party reprocessing of SUD has increased from US$ 20 million in 1999 to US$ 471 million by 2018, in the U.S, Canada, and Europe.

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Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2020 Market Size in 2021: US$ 1,843.4 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR: 10.2% 2028 Value Projection: US$ 3,644.3 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Product Type: Class I ( Tourniquet Cuffs, Pulse Oximeters Sensors, Sequential Compression Sleeves, Others), Class II (Endoscope, Diagnostic Ultrasound Catheter, Laparoscope, Trocar, Others)
  • By Application: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Orthopedic, General Surgery, Others
  • By End User: Hospitals/Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Others 
Companies covered:

Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Suretek Medical, Renu Medical Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Northeast Scientific Inc., Medtronic Plc, Steripro Canada, Vanguard AG, Innovative Health, Verathon Inc., and Hogy Medical Co., Ltd.

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing focus on reducing medical waste
  • Cost savings associated with reprocessing single use medical devices
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Concerns about the risk of infection and injury associated with the reuse of single use medical devices

Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market – Restraints

Concerns about the risk of infection and injury associated with the reuse of single use medical devices are expected to hinder the marker growth over the forecast period. Following are the risks associated with the reuse of single use medical devices (SUDs).

  • There are increasing concerns about the risk of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) associated with the reuse of SUDs
  • Using the reprocessed devices involves significant risk of cross-infection due to inadequate reprocessing of medical devices with complex designs
  • The infections or mechanical breakdown of reuse SUDs could lead to serious health consequences or death of the patient

Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market – Regional Analysis

On the basis of region, the global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Among regions, North America is expected to hold a dominant position in the global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices over the forecast period, owing to healthcare facilities such as hospitals, homecare facilities, and ambulatory surgical centers adopting the reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices, as it is cost-effective and decreases the waste of medical devices. For instance, according to the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) report published in 2018, almost 25% or quarterly hospitals in the U.S and Canada practice reuse and reprocessing of single use medical devices as a cost saving and waste management strategy.

Figure 2: Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2021

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Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market – Competitive Landscape

Major players operating in the global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market include Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Suretek Medical, Renu Medical Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Northeast Scientific Inc., Medtronic Plc, Steripro Canada, Vanguard AG, Innovative Health, Verathon Inc., and Hogy Medical Co., Ltd.

Various public and private organizations are taking initiatives to reduce medical wastes, which is expected to drive the growth of global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market over the forecast period. For instance, Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit organization, started a new initiative 'Greening the OR' in order to reduce cost, energy use, and waste generated in the hospital operating rooms. This helped the hospitals to save millions of dollars. For instance, in 2017, the U.S. based Cleveland Clinic saved US$ 4 million through this initiative.

Moreover, in 2017, the Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, introduced a scheme to recycle the parts of single-use devices and remanufacture them, in order to reduce the medical waste.

Market Dynamics

Market players are focusing on various inorganic strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, which is expected to augment the growth of global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market over the forecast period. For instance, in September 2018, Vanguard AG completed the acquisition of Saxony-Anhalt plant of Pioneer Medical Devices AG, a medical device reprocessing company in order to continue the business operations of the reprocessing service and strengthen the sales and production operations in Aschersleben, Germany.

Similarly, in August 2019, Innovative Health entered into a partnership with Northeast Scientific, a U.S.-based medical device reprocessing company, to increase the cost savings of customers of both companies.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides an in-depth analysis of global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market, provides market size (US$ Million), and compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2021-2028), considering 2020 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities 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 strategies adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices 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 Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Suretek Medical, Renu Medical Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Northeast Scientific Inc., Medtronic Plc, Steripro Canada, Vanguard AG, Innovative Health, Verathon Inc., and Hogy Medical, Ltd.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launch, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global reprocessing and reuse of single use medical devices market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market, By Product Type:
    • Class I
      • Tourniquet Cuffs
      • Pulse Oximeters
      • Sequential Compression Sleeves
      • Others
    • Class II
      • Endoscope
      • Diagnostic Ultrasound Catheter
      • Laparoscope
      • Trocar
      • Others
  • Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market, By Application:
    • Cardiology
    • Gastroenterology
    • Orthopedic
    • General Surgery
    • Others
  • Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals/Clinics
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Others
  • Global Reprocessing and Reuse of Single Use Medical Devices Market, By Region:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Country/Region:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Stryker Corporation*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Developments/Updates
      • Strategies
    • Medline Industries, Inc.
    • Suretek Medical
    • Renu Medical Inc.
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Northeast Scientific Inc.
    • Medtronic Plc
    • Steripro Canada
    • Vanguard AG
    • Innovative Health
    • Verathon Inc.
    • Hogy Medical Co., Ltd.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The market is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 10.1% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
The market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1,843.4 Mn in 2021.
Stryker Corporation, Medline Industries, Inc., Suretek Medical, Renu Medical Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Northeast Scientific Inc., Medtronic Plc, Steripro Canada, Vanguard AG, Innovative Health, Verathon Inc., and Hogy Medical Co., Ltd. are some of the prominent players operating in the market.
The market is expected to be valued at US$ 3,644.3 Mn in 2028.
North America is the prominent region in the market.
Increasing focus on reducing medical waste and cost savings associated with reprocessing single use medical devices, are expected to drive growth of the market.

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