Sterile sponges used in surgery for wound cleaning, can be responsible for serious complications or even death when they are not easily detected and removed. However, sterile X-ray detectable sponges are affordable, easily detected, and suitable for operating room and surgical applications. They are made of USP Type VII gauze, which contains heat-bonded barium sulfate marker that incorporates a dual-colored element to permit vivid and accurate X-ray visibility.
Sterile X-Ray Detectable Lap Sponges Market Driver
Increasing awareness regarding use of sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges to reduce medical errors is expected to drive growth of the sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market. For instance, according to an article published in the International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 2017, forgotten or missed foreign bodies, such as cotton sponges, gauze or instruments, after any surgical procedures may result into serious complications such as secondary infections, and tissue damage. To prevent such complication, surgical sponges with radioactive gauzes and filaments such as X-ray are routinely used after surgery.
Sterile X-Ray Detectable Lap Sponges Market Restraint
Product recalls due to failure in meeting sterile conditions is expected to hamper growth of the sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market. For instance, in March 2016, the U.S Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) recalled Kerlix X-Ray Detectable Laparotomy Sponges, Tray Pack, 16" x 17" of Covidien LLC, due to failures in sterility of the product at package seal, which may result in a potentially increased risk of infection.
Sterile X-Ray Detectable Lap Sponges Market – Regional Analysis
On the basis of region, the global sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.
Based on geography North America is estimated to have prominent growth in the global sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market, owing to advancement in the technology of sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges. For instance, Strata Medical, Inc., the U.S-based company is manufacturing ADVANCEA, an eco- friendly, easy to use, nonwoven disposables. These sponges are made of rayon fabrics at low manufacturing cost. ADVANCEA has Surgi-Viz based system, which allows easy visibility of blood-soaked sponges. The X-ray elements used in the ADVANCEA lap sponge are made with Thermoplastic Elastomer, which does not emit harmful substances when incinerated.
Asia Pacific is expected to have faster growth rate in the sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market during forecasted year, owing to sales and promotion strategies for sterile X-ray lap sponges. For instance, Strata Medical, Inc., launched the marketing and sales campaign for ADVANCEA sponge products in November 2017 in Japan, and the Surgi-Viz lap sponge campaigns launched in June 2018 in Singapore for promoting sale of sterile X-ray lap sponges. This sales strategy of the company in the Asia Pacific region can uplift the growth of sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market during the forecast period.
Key players operating in sterile X-ray detectable lap sponges market include, Medline Industries, Inc., Medtronic, Mölnlycke Health Care AB., PAUL HARTMANN AG, Baxter., 3M, BSN medical., Smith & Nephew, Winner Medical Group Inc., and Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
Sterile X-Ray Detectable Lap Sponges Market – Taxonomy
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