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Sterilization Technologies Market

Sterilization Technologies Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type (Chemical and Gas Sterilization, Filtration Sterilization, Ionizing Radiation Sterilization, and Thermal Sterilization) and End User (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Food and Beverages, Agriculture, Cosmetic, Manufacturing, and Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030

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Author's: Vishal Bhardwaj| Ajinkya Alhat | Roshan Deshmukh
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Sterilization Technologies Market Overview 2021-2030

The global sterilization technologies market size was valued at $7,200.53 Million in 2020, and is projected to reach $12,782.65 Million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 5.9% from 2021 to 2030. Sterilization technologies are processes used to eliminate all viable life forms, including bacteria, prions, viruses, fungi, and spore forms from surfaces of equipment, pharmaceuticals, medications, food ingredients, and biological culture medium. The diversity of sterilization procedures and operating systems has arisen as a result of efforts taken to optimize sterilization to meet varying needs imposed by a wide range of products in different industries. Majority products in healthcare facilities and the medical device industry are terminally sterilized. Industrial sterilization processes are affected by multiple factors that cannot be controlled during the procedures, such as number of initial organisms, temperature regulation in every part of equipment, and intrinsic viability of individual microorganism to resist heat.

The global sterilization technologies market is driven by growth in geriatric population, rise in number of hospital-acquired infections, expansion of the processed food & beverage market, and increase in adoption of sterilization technologies in medical and cosmetic industries. Asia-Pacific is the leading region, in terms of growth, due to rise in awareness regarding diseases, improvement in healthcare infrastructure, and expansion of production sites of foreign players. High installation and utility costs associated with sterilization technologies, increase in regulatory pressures, and introduction of disposable devices, such as bandages, syringes, sutures, and gowns, limit the market growth. Continuous advancements in the medical device industry and R&D activities by key leading players are expected to offer opportunities for market growth.

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Healthcare Associated Infection (HAIs) are infections acquired by patients during the course of medical treatment in a healthcare facility; these include pneumonia, gastroenteritis, and surgical site infections. Appropriate sterilization of medical devices that penetrate body sites, medications, and parenteral fluids is required in the healthcare industry to destroy all microbial life forms, especially spores.

However, high cost of maintenance and replacement part of sterilization equipment restrict customers from buying the equipment. Thermal sterilizers require continuous steam, electricity, and water for operation, which increases the overall utility costs.

Moreover, ethylene oxide and formaldehyde are some of the active agents used in gas sterilization. These active agents are toxic, flammable, explosive, and carcinogenic in nature, and have the potential to cause severe health and environmental problems. Use of these gases is being phased out in many economies owing to greenhouse gas emission and safety concerns, which create restraints in the growth of the sterilization technologies market.

What Is The Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic On The Sterilization Technologies Market

The outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted workflows in the healthcare sector globally. The disease has forced a number of industries to shut their doors temporarily, including several sub-domains of healthcare. Although, the overall impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was positive for key players in the sterilization technologies market. The pandemic has disrupted healthcare systems globally, with hospitals being overwhelmed due to the increasing influx of patients. Temporary hospitals are set up to deal with the growing number of cases. Hence, the spread of COVID-19 has increased the demand for sterilization equipment and services due to the growing cases of HAIs in hospital settings. The increasing healthcare expenditure in North America and the rise in number of temporary hospitals are some of the major factors that drive the adoption of sterilization products and services in the region. 

In February 2020, at least 10% of the reported COVID-19 positive cases required ICU involvement, with many patients requiring urgent tracheal intubation for profound and sudden hypoxia and around 21–31% of COVID-19 patients in the U.S. required hospitalization, and 5–11% required intensive care. Therefore, increasing the sterilization products usage in the hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Factors such as increase in demand for hospital beds and ICUs, proliferation of isolation facilities, and rise in awareness among consumers on sterilization products and services for medical devices and single-use products have greatly boosted the demand for sterilization products and services. Considering the growing burden of the pandemic, various measures have been taken by regulatory bodies globally. For instance, the FDA recommended that Sterigenics should reopen its ethylene oxide-based sterilization plant in the U.S. The plant was closed due to harmful emissions, which were believed to be carcinogenic. In March 2020, Sterigenics received permission to reopen the plant for 21 days to sterilize PPE for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such developments are expected to drive the growth of sterilization technologies market.

Sterilization Technologies Market Segmentation

The sterilization technologies market is studied on the basis of type, end user, and region. On the basis of type, the market is divided by chemical and gas sterilization, filtration sterilization, ionizing radiation sterilization, and thermal sterilization. Chemical and gas sterilization is further divided into ethylene oxide, formaldehyde, and others. Filtration sterilization is further divided into liquid and air & gas. Ionizing radiation sterilization is classified as gamma radiation, electron beam radiation, and others. Thermal sterilization is further classified as autoclaving, distillation, pasteurization, retorting and others. On the basis of end user, the market is divided into pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and beverage, agriculture cosmetics, manufacturing, and others. On the basis of region, it is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

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Chemical & Gas Sterilization segment held a dominant position in 2020.

Segment Review

On the basis of type, the Chemical & Gas Sterilization segment currently dominates the global sterilization technologies market and is expected to continue during the forecast period owing to their effectiveness in sterilizing the reusable medical instruments, surgical instruments, and other materials required for various microbial-safe environments.

On the basis of end user, the medical devices segment dominated the global sterilization technologies market in 2020 and is anticipated to be dominant in the market owing to growing incidence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), and the rising number of surgical procedures propelling the growth of the medical devices industry.

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Medical Devices segment held a dominant position in 2020.

Region Segment Review

Region wise, North America dominated the market in 2020, owing to the growing demand for sterilization technologies from the healthcare industry to minimize the occurrence of HAIs, the increasing number of surgical procedures performed, and the presence of key players in the region are the major factors supporting the growth of the sterilization technologies market. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to witness considerable market growth during the forecast period, due to accelerated economic growth, growing government focus on the healthcare sector, rising prevalence of chronic diseases, the outbreak of COVID-19, investment from government bodies to expand healthcare facilities, and favorable regulatory reforms. Moreover, China and Japan are expected to grow at high CAGR in the Asia-Pacific sterilization technologies market.

The major companies profiled in this report include, Advanced Sterilization Products Services Inc., Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH, Belimed AG, Getinge Group, Nordion Inc., Noxilizer, Inc., Sterile Technologies Inc., Steris Plc., The 3M Company, and Stryker Corporation.

Sterilization Technologies Market
By Region
2030
North America 
Europe
Asia-Pacific
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific region would exhibit the fastest CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global sterilization technologies market along with the current trends and future estimations to explain the imminent investment pockets.
  • A comprehensive analysis of the factors that drive and restrict the sterilization technologies market growth is provided in the report.
  • Comprehensive quantitative analysis of the industry from 2021 to 2030 is provided to enable the stakeholders to capitalize on the prevailing sterilization technologies market opportunities.
  • Extensive analysis of the key segments of the industry helps to understand the application and products of sterilization technologies used across the globe.
  • Key market players and their strategies have been analyzed to understand the competitive outlook of the sterilization technologies market.

Sterilization Technologies Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Sterilization Technologies Market By Type
By Type
  • Chemical & Gas Sterilization
    • Ethylene Oxide
    • Formaldehyde
    • Others
  • Filtration Sterilization
    • Liquid
    • Air & Gas
  • Ionizing Radiation Sterilization
    • Gamma Radiation
    • Electron Beam Radiation
    • Others
  • Thermal Sterilization
    • Autoclaving
    • Distillation
    • Pasteurization
    • Retorting
    • Others
Sterilization Technologies Market By End User
By End User
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Devices
  • Food & Beverage
  • Agriculture
  • Cosmetic
  • Manufacturing
  • Others
Sterilization Technologies Market By Region
By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
Sterilization Technologies Market By List of Key Players Profiled
By List of Key Players Profiled
  • Advanced Sterilization Products Services Inc.
  • Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH
  • Belimed AG
  • Getinge Group
  • Nordion Inc.
  • Noxilizer, Inc.
  • Sterile Technologies Inc.
  • Steris Plc.
  • The 3M Company
  • Stryker Corporation

Analyst Review

Global changes in standards, procedures, parametric release, and development of biological indicators result in modifications in the sterilization technologies and shift in preferences of various industries.

Sterilization technologies have evolved due to technological advancements in pharmaceutical and medical device industries as biologics and medical devices require different sterilization approaches for their treatment. Improved outgassing methods, enhanced parametric release process, lower gas concentrations, and evolution of biological indicators are major advances in ethylene oxide sterilization used to treat healthcare instruments and devices.

X-ray technology is expected to gain manufacturers’ interest and expand globally in the medical industry due to its enhanced polymer reaction, penetration and dose uniformity ratio, flexibility, and shorter processing time. Thermal sterilization is practically the only method employed in the pharmaceuticals industry for sterilization of liquid fermentation media. Key industry leaders are involved in various R&D activities with an aim to improve turnaround time and reliability of sterilization procedures.

Radiation sterilization is one of the widely used procedure in developing economies, such as China and India. A significant number of medical products are exported from China, and each product is sterilized before shipping, which increases the demand for sterilization technologies. In addition, many countries importing food ingredients now require certification that food products are free from pathogen, owing to regulatory pressures, which supplements growth and development of the sterilization technologies market globally.

Author Name(s) : Vishal Bhardwaj| Ajinkya Alhat | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

Sterilization technologies are processes used to eliminate all viable life forms including bacteria, prions, viruses, fungi, and spore forms from surfaces of equipment, pharmaceuticals, medications, food ingredients, and biological culture medium.

The total market value of Global Sterilization Technologies Market is $7,200.53 million in 2020.

The forcast period for Global Sterilization Technologies Market is 2021 to 2030.

The market value of Global Sterilization Technologies Market in 2030 is $12,782.65 million.

Advanced Sterilization Products Services Inc., Atec Pharmatechnik GmbH, Belimed AG, Getinge Group, Nordion Inc. held a high market postion owing to the strong geographical foothold in different regions.

Chemical & Gas Sterilization segment dominates the global market, owing to their effectiveness in sterilizing the reusable medical instruments, surgical instruments, and other materials required for various microbial-safe environments.

The major factor for the growth of Global Sterilization Technologies Market are increase in number of surgeries and prevalence of various diseases, rise in number of hospital acquired infections, and growth in demand of sterilization in food & beverage industry.

Owing to rise in the geriatic population in the market. Furthermore, increasing number of covid-19 cases

The base year is 2020 in Global Sterilization Technologies Market.

Sterilization technologies destroys all microorganisms on the surface of an article or in a fluid to prevent disease transmission associated with the use of that item

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Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030