Surgical case carts are mobile units used to store and transport medical equipment or supplies used in operating rooms in hospitals and surgery centers. They are designed to improve the efficiency of surgical team. Surgical carts are available in two type, such as open surgical case cart and close surgical case cart. The carts are made from stainless steel, which resists rusting and can be cleaned and sterilized. The carts' casters are designed to roll quietly, which helps reduce the noise that can disturb patients. Surgical case carts are available in different sizes in the market and all the end user facilities order them according to their need.
The global Surgical Case Cart Market is estimated to account for US$ 379.5 Mn in terms of value by the end of 2023.
Increase in demand for surgical case carts due to increase in number of hospitals and clinics across the globe is expected to propel growth of the global surgical case market. For instance, the adoption of surgical case carts is increasing, as the surgeon feels more comfortable during the surgery when all surgical equipment/supplies are placed in a single case cart. In August 2021, Ergotron unveiled the latest update to its CareFit Pro Medical Cart, designed to future-proof workflows and prioritize caregiver well-being to drive patient-centered care. The new cart sets a new standard in resimercial design and supports calming, healing environments for caregivers and patients alike. This in turn is driving the growth of the global surgical case market.
Increase in number of surgeries due to increase in prevalence/burden of chronic disease worldwide is expected to offer significant growth opportunities for players in the global surgical case market. For instance, with the increase in number of surgeries worldwide, the demand for surgical carts is also increasing with a rapid pace. According to International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (January 2022 report), around 10,129,528 cosmetic surgeries were performed in 2020, and the top 5 surgical procedures included breast augmentation (1,624,281), liposuction (1,525,197), eyelid surgery (1,225,540), abdominoplasty (765,248), and rhinoplasty (852,554).
Lack of infrastructure in developing countries is expected to hinder growth of the global surgical case market. Surgical arts are designed to improve the efficiency of surgical team. But the lack of infrastructure in developing countries leads to decreased adoption of these carts owing to the less number of hospitals and less number of surgical rooms in developing countries. However, with the increase in healthcare expenditure, healthcare infrastructure is also being developed in developing countries. This in turn is expected to propel the market growth.
Global Surgical Case Cart Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic:
The outbreak of COVID-19 had a severe impact on the surgical case carts market. The pandemic led to a significant decrease in surgical procedures around the world. The global pandemic has led to a drastic reduction in the outpatient and elective surgical practices. This in turn decreased in the adoption of surgical case carts during the pandemic. However, the number of surgical procedures around the world is increasing and is expected to increase the use or demand for surgical case carts worldwide, which in turn is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the surgical case carts market, driving the growth of the market.
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The global surgical case cart market was valued at US$ 351.7 Mn in 2022 and is forecast to reach a value of US$ 665.7 Mn by 2030 at a CAGR of 8.30% between 2023 and 2030.
Among type, close case cart segment held dominant position in the global surgical case cart market in 2022, accounting for 73.2% share in terms of value, increasing approval and launch of new products is expected to propel growth of the segment during the forecast period.
One of the key trends expected to boost the growth of the global biosurgery market is the increase in adoption of close case carts across the world. Close carts are those carts that have inbuilt doors for better handling and security. They are often used store various contents used during a surgical procedure. The cart provides an additional layer of protection to the contents stored in the cart and minimizes the possibility of reuse of used or non-sterilized instruments or equipment as the doors may also be closed. Surgical case cart are also used to transport used or contaminated contents for sterilization or to dispose of them. This trend is expected to continue over the forecast period.
Major players operating in the global surgical case cart market are Pedigo Products, MAC Medical, Inc., Capsa Healthcare, STERIS plc, Bailida Medical, Lakeside Manufacturing, Inc., Future Health Concepts, and InterMetro Industries Corporation, among others.
In July 2020, Stryker Corp. launched ambulatory surgery centre-focused business. With thousands of unique products spanning more than 20 procedural specialties, and a range of flexible financial options, Stryker is ready to meet the complex needs of ASCs (ambulatory surgery centres) while continuing to add value to the healthcare.
In April 2020, Midwest Products & Engineering announced the launch of emergency response cart to solve ventilator workflow issues related to the urgent treatment of COVID-19 patients.
In February 2020, Ergotron, Inc. and Ingram Micro China Ltd. partnered to donate medical carts to aid in the COVID-19 outbreak. These carts were provided to Huoshenshan and Leishenshan hospitals' emergency facilities.
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