Medical Device Cleaning Market size was USD 1.76 Billion in 2022

The global medical device cleaning market size was USD 1.76 Billion in 2021 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.7% during the forecast period. Rising use of medical device cleaning products in the healthcare sector for disinfecting various medical equipment used in surgical and other procedures is expected to drive medical device cleaning market revenue growth in the upcoming years. Rising number of surgical procedures globally, growing global geriatric population, and rising awareness of medical device cleaning processes are factors expected to boost market revenue growth.

Hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other healthcare facilities use different types of medical devices for the treatment and diagnosis of patients. Medical devices must be sterilized and disinfected regularly after usage. Various processes in the medical device cleaning market include disinfection, automatic cleaning, manual cleaning, and presoaking/precleaning. These processes prevent medical professionals, workers, and patients from getting infected.

Diseases such as pneumonia, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), surgical site infections, and others are some common Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) that affect recovery of patients. Medical device cleaning is done so that the equipment can be reused again. Cleaning of surgical instruments is more essential than any other medical devices. Any blood stain, organic material, or pus may cause infection to other patients when the device is being reused without cleaning or sanitizing.

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One of the fastest ways of getting infected is from dental instruments. Once a dental instrument is used for diagnosis and treatment of any oral disorder, it must be disinfected before using again. Increasing number of surgical procedures and rising awareness among people regarding hygiene maintenance and prevention from various infections are further increasing demand for medical device cleaning, and boost market revenue growth.

Market Dynamics:
Driver: Rising Need to Prevent Infections during Surgeries and Other Treatment Procedures is a Key Revenue Growth Driving Factor

Growing incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) has increased demand for medical device cleaning. Improved reimbursement policies and government initiatives for creating awareness of medical device cleaning processes to prevent patients, doctors, and other healthcare professionals from any kind of infection has increased demand for medical device cleaning processes. It will drive the medical device cleaning market revenue growth in the upcoming years. Technological advancements in research & development activities associated with highly efficient medical device cleaning products and increasing number of surgical procedures due to increasing cases of chronic illnesses among populations are driving market growth. Lastly, increasing healthcare expenditure is also expected to boost the global medical device cleaning market growth in the forthcoming years.

Restraint: High Cost of Advanced Medical Device Cleaning Processes and Increasing Demand for Disposable Products Are Key Growth Restraining Factors

High cost of advanced medical device cleaning processes is expected to limit market growth in the near future. Due to the increasing incidence of hospital acquired diseases, demand for single-use or disposable medical devices has increased, which, in turn, is restricting the medical device cleaning market growth. Besides, lack of awareness regarding cleaning of medical devices and availability of poor healthcare facilities in underdeveloped regions may hamper the medical device cleaning market growth over the forecast period.

Process Outlook:

Based on process, the global medical device cleaning market has been segmented into disinfection (high-level disinfectants, intermediate-level disinfectants, and low-level disinfectants), automatic cleaning (enzymatic detergents and non-enzymatic detergents), manual cleaning (enzymatic and non-enzymatic), and presoaking/precleaning (enzymatic and non-enzymatic). Disinfection is the most important and commonly used process in medical device cleaning procedures. This process is more beneficial than other medical device cleaning processes and so demand is increasing day by day. It would contribute to market growth.

Medical device cleaning processes mainly depend upon the type of medical device. In automatic cleaning process, automated machines are used to clean medical devices. In this process, gases such as ethylene oxide are utilized for the disinfecting procedure. Automatic cleaning process is the fastest and most reliable process. Hence, almost every hospital and healthcare facility are inclining towards this process for device sterilization. It has increased demand for medical device cleaning solutions and hence contributing to market growth.

Application Outlook:

Based on application, the global medical device cleaning market has been segmented into surgical instruments, endoscopes, ultrasound probes, dental instruments, diagnostic instruments, and others. Surgical instruments segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2020. Growth of this segment is due to increasing number of surgeries taking place worldwide because of rising cases of accidents and sports injuries. Rising prevalence of chronic disorders is fueling demand for surgeries. It is further increasing the requirement of medical device cleaning for preventing various types of infections.

Endoscope segment is expected grow at a significant rate in terms of revenue over the forecast period. Growth of this segment is due to rising use of endoscopes for diagnosis of ulcers and gastroesophageal reflux diseases. As endoscopes are inserted inside patients’ mouths, these need to be disinfected every time to prevent the spread of infections. This factor is fueling growth of the segment in the near future.

End-use Outlook:

Based on end-use, the global medical device cleaning market has been segmented into hospitals & clinics, diagnostic centers, ambulatory surgical centers, and medical institutes. Hospitals & clinics segment contributed to the largest revenue share in 2020 because of surging number of surgeries that are being undertaken in hospitals & clinics, compared to other end-use segments. Also, increasing inclination of patients hospitals for undergoing treatment, rising number of multi-specialty hospitals, and emergence of modern medical device cleaning procedures are expected to propel growth of this segment. Diagnostic centers, on the other hand, is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period, owing to increasing development of healthcare infrastructure in developing countries.

Regional Outlook:

Medical device cleaning market in North America accounted for largest revenue share in 2021, attributed to key drivers, such as increasing number of old age people and rising number of patients suffering from various disorders. These factors are expected to increase cases of conventional, as well as advanced surgical procedures. Additionally, these are expected to drive funds and create more awareness among people. Sophisticated technologies and presence of a well-developed healthcare infrastructure are also responsible for growth in North America.

Medical device cleaning market in Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest revenue CAGR over the forecast period. Presence of a large number of market players and government initiatives for advancement and awareness about medical device cleaning procedures are expected to boost revenue growth. Asia Pacific has a large number of patients suffering from various disorders and injuries. Thus, high demand for surgeries is expected to contribute to market growth in countries in this region.

Competitive Landscape: 

Competitive landscape of the global medical device cleaning market is moderately fragmented with a number of key players operating on global and regional levels. Key players are engaged in product development and strategic alliances to expand respective product portfolios and gain a robust footing in the global market. Some players in the market include 3M Company, Advanced Sterilization Products Services Inc., Cantel Medical Corporation, Ecolab Inc., GAMA Healthcare Ltd., Getinge AB, Hartmann Group, Integra Lifesciences Holding Corporation, Oro Clean Chemie AG, Ruhof Corporation, Sterigenics International LLC, and STERIS PLC.

Some key developments in the market:

  • In April 2020, the U.S. FDA granted STERIS an Emergency Use Authorization for its Non-Lumen Cycle of the VPRO Low Temperature Sterilization System. It includes models, namely, 1 Plus, maX, maX 2, 60 and s2. These products will be used for decontamination of approximately 750,000 N95 respirators and similar masks each day in hospitals used for treatment of COVID-19 patients amid the pandemic.

Segments Covered in the Report:

This report offers historical data and forecasts revenue growth at a global, regional, & country level, and provides analysis of the market trends in each of the sub-segments from 2022 to 2030. For this study, Reports and Data has segmented the global medical device cleaning market based on process, application, end-use, and region:

Medical Device Cleaning Market Report Scope

Segments covered By Process Outlook, Application Outlook, End-use Outlook, Regional Outlook

By Process Outlook        


High-level Disinfectants

Intermediate-level Disinfectants

Low-level Disinfectants

Automatic Cleaning

Enzymatic Detergents

Non-enzymatic Detergents

Manual Cleaning






By Application Outlook

Surgical Instruments


Ultrasound Probes

Dental Instruments

Diagnostic Instruments


By End-use Outlook       

Hospitals & Clinics

Diagnostic Centers

Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Medical Institutes

Regional scope

North America


Asia Pacific

Latin America

Middle East & Africa

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