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2024

Feeding Tubes Market

Feeding Tubes Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type, by Age Group, by Application and by End User : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

LS : Medical Devices & Supplies

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Author's: | Roshan Deshmukh
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Feeding tube is a medical device that helps provide nutrition to patients who are unable to obtain nutrition by mouth, need nutritional supplementation, or are unable to swallow food properly & safely. The state of being fed through a feeding tube is known as gavage, tube feeding, or enteral feeding. The placement of such tubes may be lifelong in the case of chronic disabilities and temporary for acute condition treatment. Generally, feeding tubes are made using silicone or polyurethane. The diameter of these tubes is measured using French units where each French unit is equal to 1/3 mm.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

COVID-19 is an infectious disease that originated in the Hubei province of the Wuhan city in China in late December. The highly contagious disease, caused by a virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is transmitted from human to human. Since the outbreak in December 2019, the disease has spread to almost 213 countries around the globe with the World Health Organization declaring it a public health emergency on March 11, 2020.

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies together with governments around the globe are working to address the COVID-19 outbreak, from supporting the development of vaccines to planning for medicine supply chain challenges. Currently, around 115 vaccine candidates and 155 molecules are in the R&D pipeline. Moreover, commonly used drugs such as hydroxychloroquine have witnessed a dramatic surge in demand for the management of COVID-19. Such high demand for these drugs has presented huge opportunities for manufacturers of COVID-19 management drugs, as many developed countries are facing a shortage of these drugs. Thus, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are expected to witness significant growth in the future, owing to the demand for vaccines and treatment drugs for COVID-19.

With COVID-19 the supply chain of raw materials required to manufacture feeding tubes has been disrupted in many countries. In addition, the market growth of feeding tubes is declining as the manufacturers of these medical devices have slowed down their production due to the pandemic. Therefore, COVID 19 is expected to have a significant impact on the feeding tubes market.

Top Impacting Factors

Technological advancements have led to the development of portable and compact feeding tubes, which are made using materials that prevent cracks even in high-stress applications. These advancements have boosted the growth of the feeding tubes market.

Many advanced features are now being added to feeding tubes, which include pressure alarm options and programmed flushing intervals. These features have helped enhance the design of such tubes according to the requirements of patients as well as the healthcare providers, thereby propelling the market growth.

Surge in the number of preterm birth, increase in geriatric population, and rise in prevalence of chronic diseases are some of the conditions that have led to increase in the use of feeding tubes, thus augmenting the market growth.

Although feeding tubes are highly cost-effective and efficient, multiple complications have been associated with their insertions in the body, which can lead to additional risks and increase the overall healthcare costs, thus impeding the growth of the market.

Key Market Trends

In 2019, Fresenius Kabi expanded its plant in Aquiraz to increase the capacity of the facility for prenatal nutrition production by almost 30%. Increase in use of feeding tubes with prenatal nutrition food for preterm babies has helped in the expansion of the feeding tubes market.

In 2018, Fresenius Kabi started its production plant in Germany to improve the manufacturing of feeding tubes that are routinely used in hospitals.

The oncology segment of the feeding tubes market is expected to grow during the forecast period, owing to increase in the prevalence of different types of cancers such as head and neck cancers, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer, as feeding tubes are often used to provide nutrition to cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Asia-Pacific feeding tubes market is anticipated to grow at a favorable rate. This can be attributed to the increasing number of preterm births, growing awareness of enteral nutrition, and the development of healthcare facilities in the region.

Key Benefits of the Report

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the feeding tubes industry along with the current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with a detailed analysis of the market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed analysis depending on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in the coming years.

Questions Answered in the Feeding Tubes Report

  • Which are the leading players active in the feeding tubes market?
  • How is each segment of the market expected to grow during the forecast period?
  • What are the adoption trends for the feeding tubes market in emerging economies and established economies across the world?
  • What are the current trends that will influence the market in the next few years?
  • What are the driving factors, restraints, and opportunities of the market?
  • What future projections would help in taking further strategic steps in the market?
  • What are the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry?
  • What are feeding tubes?
  • What are the current and predicted trends of the market?

Feeding Tubes Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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By Type
  • Enterostomy Feeding Tubes
    • Standard Tubes
      • Standard Gastrostomy Tubes
      • Standard Jejunostomy Tubes
      • Standard Gastrojejunostomy Tubes
    • Low-profile Tubes
      • Low-profile Gastrostomy Tubes
      • Low-profile Gastrostomy Tubes
      • Low-profile Jejunostomy Tubes
    • Nasoenteric Feeding Tubes
      • Nasogastric Feeding Tubes
      • Nasojejunal Feeding Tubes
      • Nasoduodenal Feeding Tubes
    • Oroenteric Feeding Tubes
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By Age Group
  • Adult
  • Pediatrics
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By Application
  • Oncology
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Stomach and GI Cancers
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Esophageal
    • Others
  • Gastroenterology
  • Neurology
  • Diabetes
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Others
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By End User
  • Hospitals
  • Homecare Setting
  • Ambulatory Care Settings
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

Cardinal Health, Amsino International Inc., ALCOR Scientific, B.Braun Melsungen AG, Degania Silicone Ltd., Baxter International Inc., DANONE, Fresenius Kabi AG, Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

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Feeding Tubes Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032