Special Purpose Needles Market – Insights
Special purpose needles are designed for delivering drugs and collecting fluids from the body. There are different types of special purpose needles such as fine aspirating needles, biopsy needles, hypodermic needles, pen needles, suture needles, IV catheter needle, implantation needles, dental needles, ophthalmic needles, blood collection needles, spinal anesthesia needles, epidural needles, A.V. fistula needles and cannula needles.
Special purpose needles are used for different drug deliveries and sample collection.
The global special purpose needles market is estimated to account for US$ 18,545.3 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2027.
Global Special Purpose Needles Market: Drivers
Increasing in prevalence of gynecologic cancer is expected to boost growth of the global special purpose needles market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the American Cancer Society, 110,070 new cases of gynecologic cancer were diagnosed in the U.S. in 2018 and the disease resulted in around 32,120 deaths in the same year.
Moreover, increasing number of biopsy procedures is also expected to boost growth of the market. For instance, according to a study by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company, in March 2018, a total of 18,903,337 breast imaging and biopsy procedures were received by the nationally projected population during a 13-month follow-up period in the U.S.
North America region held dominant position in the global special purpose needles market in 2019, accounting for 34.6% share in terms of value, followed by Europe
Figure 1. Global Special Purpose Needles Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2019
Global Special Purpose Needles Market: Restraints
Increasing developments in needle-free injection technology is expected to hinder growth of the global special purpose needles market. For instance, in December 2019, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation partnered with National Medical Products Inc., a developer of J-Tip Needle Free Injector, to provide patients quality care through virtually pain-free anesthetic.
Moreover, injections procedures may lead to multiple temporary or permanent side effects such as itchy skin, backache, nausea, loss of bladder control, abscess formation, and nerve damage. This in turn has led to increasing preference for alternative procedures such as oral drug administration and other traditional treatments including Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and acupuncture.
Global Special Purpose Needles Market: Opportunities
Increasing preference for pain-free needles is expected to offer lucrative growth opportunities for players in the market. Diabetes patients require a regular dose of insulin, which increases demand for needles that offer less or no discomfort.
Moreover, increasing concerns regarding disposal of contaminated needles and other medical waste has led to stringent regulations on disposal of medical waste. Therefore, markets may focus on developing biodegradable needles.
Fine Aspirating Needles segment in the global special purpose needles market was valued at US$ 1,380.8 Mn in 2019 and is expected to reach US$ 2,526.1 Mn by 2027 at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period.
Market Trends/Key Takeaways
Increasing focus on mitigating needlestick injuries, HIV, and blood borne diseases due to needle has prompted companies to develop and introduce various needles with enhanced safety features. Products with advanced features such as self-retracting needles and needles with safety locking are gaining traction among healthcare professionals and patients.
In Europe, only products with CE mark are used. Most countries in the region have favorable reimbursement mechanism for special purpose needles. The demand for pen needles and biopsy needles is high in the region due to increasing prevalence of diabetes and cancer.
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Global Special Purpose Needles Market: Competitive Landscape
Major players operating in the global special purpose needles market include, Boston Scientific Corporation, Argon Medical Devices, Inc., Becton, Dickinson and Company, Cook Medical, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Medtronic Plc., Novo Nordisk A/S, SERAG-WIESSNER GmbH & Co., Smith’s Medical, Terumo Corporation, Stryker Corporation, and NIPRO Medical Corporation.
Global Special Purpose Needles Market: Key Developments
Major players in the market are focused on development and launch of new products to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in January 2020, Montmed, Inc. announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent for the company's SiteSmart, a novel pen needle system designed to favor adherence to a healthy injection site rotation regimen.
Major players in the market are also focused on adopting M&A strategies to expand their product portfolio. For instance, in January 2019, IZI Medical Products acquired a set of biopsy and breast localization needles from Cook Medical for an undisclosed amount.