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Medical Device Cleaning Market

Medical Device Cleaning Market Size, Share & Segmentation by Process, by Device (Critical, Semi-critical, Non-critical), (Precleaning, Automatic, Manual Cleaning, Disinfection), by Application (Surgical, Endoscope, Ultrasound, Dental Instruments) & by End user (Hospitals, Clinics), by Region, and Global Forecast 2023-2030

Report Id: SNS/HC/2653 | July 2022 | Region: Global | 126 Pages

Report Scope & Overview:

The Medical Device Cleaning Market Size was valued at USD 2.21 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 3.37 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of  5.4% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

To protect patients and prevent infections at the site of wounds and cuts, medical devices must be sterile. Every surgical treatment requires the cleaning of medical devices. Most medical instruments, such as scissors, scalpels, retractors, endoscopes, and forceps, are used in medical procedures. Before being utilised in subsequent surgical procedures, the medical tool must be sterilised and carefully cleaned to reduce infections among patients and healthcare workers.

Medical Device Cleaning Market

In medical device cleaning, disinfectants and detergents are used to clean and sterilise medical equipment. Various chemicals and detergents are used to clean medical equipment depending on its nature. All medical equipment, whether disposable, implanted, or reusable, should be cleaned throughout the manufacturing process to remove oil, grease, fingerprints, and other manufacturing impurities. To avoid infecting patients or spreading disease, reusable objects must be thoroughly cleaned and sterilised between uses.



  • Hospital-acquired infections are becoming more common.

  • A growing number of surgical procedures are being performed.


  • Concerns about refurbished instruments' safety

  • High pressure and temperature exposure during the disinfection and sterilisation procedure may also harm or deteriorate the original qualities of the instruments' building components.


  • Rising healthcare spending and medical tourism in emerging markets

  • During the forecast period, emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, and Latin American and Southeast Asian countries are likely to provide a diverse variety of growth possibilities for companies in the medical device cleaning market.


  • Advanced and complicated medical gadgets must be cleaned and disinfected.

  • The increased use of endoscope analyzers on the market necessitates the need for endoscope re-processors to clean them after each use.


COVID-19 is anticipated to have a favourable impact on the medical device cleaning market. Environmental surfaces are more likely to be contaminated with the COVID-19 virus in healthcare settings when certain medical procedures are performed. As a result, these surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to prevent future transmission, particularly in facilities that admit COVID-19 patients. Similarly, this advice extends to non-traditional venues for COVID-19 patient isolation with uncomplicated and mild disease, such as houses and non-traditional facilities, which is expected to encourage market expansion.

Local manufacturers have also benefited significantly from the pandemic. The supply chain of major players was interrupted due to restrictions on travel at international borders.

This presented an opportunity for local firms to enter the medical device cleaning market and address unmet end-user requests. Key corporations are implementing a variety of policies and strategies in order to increase their market share. The increasing number of COVID-19 cases has caused a shortage of medical supplies; as a result, local manufacturers are ramping up manufacturing to meet the growing demand.

In 2021, the semi-critical segment had the highest revenue share of 46.0 percent. Semi-critical devices are those that are in contact with the mucus membrane. This category includes gadgets such as dental equipment, endoscopes, and surgical instruments. Because of the frequency of sterilisation required, these devices must be sanitised before use, usually using heat or chemicals. Increased usage of disposable devices, price reductions due to intense competition, and tight regulatory guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are all factors influencing market growth (CDC).

The essential category is expected to increase at the fastest rate throughout the projection period. Devices that penetrate body tissues fall into this category. These devices are sterilised before shipping, and the most majority are single-use. In hospitals, the most commonly utilised procedures are heat sterilisation and ethylene oxide (EtO). The majority of commercially available single-use surgical equipment is sterilised using radiation. However, because the procedure is not carried out in hospital settings, it was not included in the scope of this analysis. The increased usage of single-use devices, similar to semi-critical devices, has reduced the necessity for cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilising critical devices, which is expected to impede market growth.

In 2021, the disinfection category dominated the market for medical device cleaning, accounting for 52.3 percent of total revenue. In the reprocessing of semi-critical and critical medical devices, disinfection is a key step. Disinfectants employed in this stage are classified as bactericidal, fungicidal, or virucidal. The materials chosen are generally determined by the type of medical equipment. However, choosing suitable materials for processing devices like endoscopes is tricky.

The medical device cleaning market is divided into diagnostic centres, hospitals and clinics, dental hospitals and clinics, and other end users based on end user. Because of the growing number of hospitals and clinics in developed nations, as well as the increasing prevalence of HAIs, the hospitals and clinics sector is expected to have the biggest market share by 2021.


3M Company, Steris PLC, Metrex Research, LLC, Ecolab Inc., Getinge Group, Cantel Medical Corporation, Advanced Sterilization Products, Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation, Ruhof Corporation, and Sklar Surgical Instruments


by Device

  • Critical

  • Semi-critical

  • Non-critical

by Process

  • Precleaning

  • Automatic

  • Manual Cleaning

  • Disinfection

by Application

  • Surgical

  • Endoscope

  • Ultrasound

  • Dental Instruments

  • Other Instruments

by End user

  • Hospitals and Clinics

  • Diagnostic Centers

  • Dental Clinics and Hospitals

Medical Device Cleaning Market


North America dominated the medical device cleaning market, accounting for around 33.6 percent of sales in 2021. A consistent number of strategic collaborations adopted by key market players to broaden their product range and infection control capabilities are predicted to account for the region's larger share. Furthermore, rigorous government rules governing the disinfection and cleaning of medical equipment, as well as attractive reimbursement policies, are projected to drive the regional market for medical device cleaning throughout the projection period. Growing use of non-disposable medical devices and increased demand to reduce expenses associated with hospital-acquired illnesses are two of the key factors driving the increased adoption of sterile procedures.

The market for medical device cleaning in Asia Pacific is predicted to grow rapidly over the forecast period, owing to the region's significant outsourcing presence, rising healthcare spending, and amazing increase in healthcare standards and infrastructure. Furthermore, the Covid-19 epidemic and the spread of infectious disease are driving market growth in this region. One of the key factors driving market growth is the presence of several volunteer and government groups dedicated to improving infection control standards.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Medical Device Cleaning Market Report Scope
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 2.21 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 3.37 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 5.4% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • by Device (Critical, Semi-critical, Non-critical), (Precleaning, Automatic, Manual Cleaning, Disinfection)
• by Application (Surgical, Endoscope, Ultrasound, Dental Instruments)
• by End user (Hospitals, Clinics)
• by Process (Precleaning, Automatic, Manual Cleaning, Disinfection)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles 3M Company, Steris PLC, Metrex Research, LLC, Ecolab Inc., Getinge Group, Cantel Medical Corporation, Advanced Sterilization Products, Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation, Ruhof Corporation, and Sklar Surgical Instruments
Key Drivers • Hospital-acquired infections are becoming more common.
• A growing number of surgical procedures are being performed.
RESTRAINTS • Concerns about refurbished instruments' safety

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Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8.Medical Device Cleaning Market, by Device

8.1 Critical

8.2 Semi-critical

8.3 Non-critical


9.Medical Device Cleaning Market, by Process

9.1 Precleaning

9.2 Automatic

9.3 Manual Cleaning

9.4 Disinfection


10.Medical Device Cleaning Market, by Application

10.1 Surgical

10.2 Endoscope

10.3 Ultrasound

10.4 Dental Instruments

10.5 Other Instruments


11.Medical Device Cleaning Market, by End user

11.1 Hospitals and Clinics

11.2 Diagnostic Centers

11.3 Dental Clinics and Hospitals


12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America


13.Company Profiles

13.1 3M Company

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Steris PLC

13.3 Metrex Research

13.4 LLC, Ecolab Inc.

13.5 Getinge Group

13.6 Cantel Medical Corporation

13.7 Advanced Sterilization Products

13.8 Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation

13.9 Ruhof Corporation

13.10 Sklar Surgical Instruments


14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmarking

14.2 Market Share analysis

14.3 Recent Developments


15. Conclusion

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