Medical Device Cleaning Market by Type (Disinfection, Automatic Cleaning, Pre-Cleaning, and Manual Cleaning), Application (Ultrasound Probes, Endoscopes, Surgical Instruments, and Others), End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)

Code: BMIRE00026477 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Medical Device | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market crossed the US$ 1.87 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 2.82 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period


The medical device cleaning market has been significantly growing with the high-level incidence of hospital-acquired infections.

Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. HAIs include central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and ventilator-associated pneumonia. The most common bacteria associated with HAIs include C. difficile, MRSA, Klebsiella, E. coli, Enterococcus, and the Pseudomonas species. Using infected medical devices during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures is a major cause of HAIs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 687,000 HAIs were reported in acute care hospitals in the US in 2021. About 72,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during hospitalization.


Within the report, the market is segmented into type, application, and geography. Based on type, the market is segmented into disinfection, automatic cleaning, pre-cleaning, and manual cleaning. Based on the application, the market is segmented into ultrasound probes, endoscopes, surgical instruments, and others. The market based on the end user is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others. Geographically, the market is sub-segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.


Adoption of several strategies such as collaborations and the launch of new products will empower the growth of futuristic innovations

Firms are adopting strategies to gain a higher market share, such as collaborations and launching new products. For instance, the Association for Experts in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), in August 2021, established a strategic relationship with Metrex Research, LLC. The APIC Strategic Partner program builds long-term connections with industry partners who share the goal of lowering infection risk.  In April 2021, surface disinfectant wiped 2.0 CaviWipes, which are certified for the Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim EPA's, including SARS-CoV-2, have been released by Metrex. The CaviWipes have a universal contact duration of two minutes, making them ideal for one-step cleaning and disinfection of hard, non-permeable surfaces in healthcare environments. 

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The disinfectants segment is accelerating the market growth

The disinfection segment for medical device cleaning is accelerating market growth. Disinfection is an important step in reprocessing critical medical and semi-critical devices. The disinfectants used in this step are generally categorized as bactericidal, fungicidal, and virucidal. The selection of these materials typically depends on the type of medical equipment. However, choosing materials for processing devices such as endoscopes is difficult, for example, decisions regarding the selection of method- sterilization or high-level disinfection. Disinfectants in combination with detergents are also considered in this segment. Other segments, such as steam and sterilization, are the most employed sterilization methods in hospital settings. The introduction of surgical devices made of materials other than stainless steel has led to the need to find alternatives for heat sterilization. The trend of forming a central sterile services department is increasing the demand for advanced sterilization equipment to optimize the time and money required.


Recent strategic developments in the medical device cleaning market

  • In April 2021, 3M announced its latest addition to a new class of silicone adhesives that balances strength, flexibility, and comfort – 2484 3M Single Coated Medical Film Tape with Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive on Liner. 2484 3M Hi-Tack Silicone Adhesive is breathable, conformable, enables up to a seven-day wear time, and minimizes skin cell removal, making it the ideal candidate for applications on fragile skin. Silicone adhesives in medical devices are used for the safety of the patients
  • In September 2021, STERIS launched the next generation of integrated Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VHP) bio-decontamination systems for Customers wanting to achieve up to a 6-log bioburden reduction in GMP pharmaceutical, medical device, and research environments. This allows for easy and frequent decontamination of rooms, isolators, filling lines, RABs, pass-through chambers, and more
  • In January 2021, STERIS plc and Cantel Medical announced that STERIS had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cantel through a U.S. subsidiary. Under the terms of the agreement, STERIS will acquire Cantel in a cash and stock transaction

The medical device cleaning market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships with 3M, STERIS, Metrex Research, LLC., Ecolab Inc., Getinge AB, Medivators Inc., Fortive, Integra LifeSciences, Ruhof, and Sklar Surgical Instruments, are among the prominent players operating in the market.


The target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policymakers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Devices distributors and sales firms
  • End users of devices
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:


  • Disinfection
  • Automatic Cleaning
  • Pre-Cleaning
  • Manual Cleaning


  • Ultrasound Probes
  • Endoscopes
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Other


  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Others


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • South & Central America
  • Middle East & Africa

Companies Profiled

  • 3M
  • Metrex Research, LLC.
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • Getinge AB
  • Medivators Inc.
  • Fortive
  • Integra LifeSciences
  • Ruhof
  • Sklar Surgical Instruments

Companies profiled
- 3M
- Metrex Research, LLC.
- Ecolab Inc.
- Getinge AB
- Medivators Inc.
- Fortive
- Integra LifeSciences
- Ruhof
- Sklar Surgical Instruments

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