Global Medical Disposables Market 2017-2021

  • Published: Jun 2017
  • Pages: 144
  • SKU: IRTNTR13458

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This market research study identifies Johnson & Johnson, 3M, and Smith & Nephew as the leading players in the global medical disposables market. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by products (surgical and non-woven disposables, wound disposables, incontinence disposables, laboratory disposables, and respiratory disposables), by end-users (hospitals and clinics, ASCs, and others), and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

Global medical disposables market forecast

According to medical disposables industry insights, this market will grow at a CAGR of more than 7% during the forecast period. One of the key drivers that will drive the market’s growth during the projected period is the minimal risk of HAIs associated with the use of medical disposables. Patients are vulnerable to viral, bacterial, or fungal infections when operated with unsterilized equipment during surgical procedures.

The increasing use of reusable medical devices such as reused ETT tubes, face masks, and breathing circuits can cause hospital-acquired infection (HAIs). Reusable medical products that undergo a decontamination process can still cause infection if the procedure is not followed correctly. This compels manufacturers and healthcare professionals to adopt medical disposables that are meant for single use to avoid HAIs. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is a decline in surgical site infection with the increasing adoption of medical disposables.

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Medical disposables industry analysis based on geography

The Americas is witnessing an increase in the adoption of medical disposables due to the rising medical disposables market trends for advanced robotic or minimally invasive (MI) surgeries. This trend will boost the number of surgical procedures that require medical disposables such as gauze, surgical gloves and gowns, anesthesia tubes, and face masks. The region will continue to dominate the market in the forthcoming years since respiratory medical disposables are highly used for complex surgeries such as trauma and limb amputation for diabetes, maxillofacial surgeries, and cardiac surgeries.

Medical disposables market: Competitive landscape and key vendors

The medical disposables market is highly fragmented due to the presence of large, medium, and small-sized companies. These vendors compete against each other based on factors such as aggressive pricing, product differentiation, capital support for product upgrading, and distribution partnerships. The advancement in technology and product upgrade will strengthen the competitive environment of the market.

Key vendors in the medical disposables market

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • 3M
  • Smith & Nephew

Medical disposables market segments

  • Surgical and non-woven disposables
  • Wound disposables
  • Incontinence disposables
  • Laboratory disposables
  • Respiratory disposables

The surgical and non-woven disposables include surgical disposables such as disposable syringes, catheters, infusion pumps, blood transfusion sets, disposable gloves, scissors, surgical suture, forceps, gowns, drapes, patient bed sheets, and surgical caps. This segment accounted for the majority of market shares during 2016 due to the growing trend for minimally invasive (MI) surgeries which encourages manufacturers to come up with new product launches.

Medical disposables market segmentation by end-users

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • ASCs

A large number of patients prefer hospitals over other healthcare units because they procure medical disposables and consumables in bulk. The segment will continue to witness an increase in the patient influx because they closely engage with many suppliers, reimbursement authorities, and government organizations. The increasing number of hospital admissions for surgical care will drive the sales of medical disposables in hospitals.

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Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2021?
  • What are the key factors driving the global medical disposables market?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the global medical disposables market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in the global medical disposables market?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the global medical disposables market?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the Americas, APAC, and EMEA?
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the global medical disposables market?

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PART 01: Executive summary

PART 02: Scope of the report

PART 03: Research Methodology

PART 04: Introduction

  • Market outline

PART 05: Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06: Market segmentation by products

  • Surgical and non-woven disposables
  • Wound disposables
  • Incontinence disposables
  • Laboratory disposables
  • Respiratory disposables

PART 07: Market segmentation by end-users

  • Hospitals and clinics
  • ASCs
  • Others

PART 08: Geographical segmentation

  • Medical disposables market in Americas
  • Medical disposables market in EMEA
  • Medical disposables market in APAC

PART 09: Decision framework

PART 10: Drivers and challenges

  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges

PART 11: Market trends

  • Paradigm shift toward disposables devices in developed countries
  • Transforming marketing and sales for medical disposables
  • Availability of online purchasing
  • Technological innovations

PART 12: Vendor landscape

  • Competitive landscape

PART 13: Key vendor analysis

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • 3M
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 14: Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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