Enteral nutrition pumps also known as enteral feeding pumps are used to deliver nutritious foods containing carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, minerals and water by inserting directly into the stomach or parts of small intestine. Enteral nutrition pumps are recommended to patients suffering from gastrointestinal tract disorders, malnourished patients or those who are at high risk of malnutrition, and patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and AIDS who are unable to maintain an optimal nutritional level orally.
The global market for enteral nutrition pumps has been segmented into portable enteral nutrition pumps and stationary enteral nutrition pumps on the basis of product type. Of these two major types, portable enteral nutrition pumps are in greater demand across the globe and are expected to witness significant market growth during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. EnteraLite Infinity marketed by Moog, Inc. and the Kangaroo Joey enteral feeding pump by Covidien plc are the commercially available enteral nutrition pumps that are highly portable and light in weight. On the basis of end use, the global enteral nutrition pumps market is segmented into hospitals, physician offices, ambulatory care centers and home care.
Globally increasing elderly population coupled with rising preference of home enteral therapy have been identified as the major factors driving the market for home based enteral nutrition pumps market. According to the Population Division of United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the world is witnessing a continuous increase in the population share of people aged 60 years or over as compared to children and adults aged below 60 years, over the past few decades. It is mainly due to decreased mortality rate owing to improved healthcare infrastructure and declining fertility. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs reveals that the global population share of people aged 60 years and over has increased from 9.2% in 1990 to 11.7% in 2013 and is expected to reach approximately 21.1% by the end of 2050. In addition, introduction of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and rising cases of preterm birth that demands feeding by enteral nutrition pumps are the factors accentuating the growth of this market during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020.
Globally increasing incidence and prevalence of people suffering from chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, AIDS, neurological and gastrointestinal disorders, rising awareness level regarding the enteral nutrition pumps and increasing need of reconstructive surgeries coupled with technological advancements in these devices are expected to widen the market for enteral nutrition pumps. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Home Survey, approximately 30,700 patients in long-term care facilities are on home enteral nutrition and receive pump feeding every year. Additionally, these devices have also gained widespread popularity because manufacturers are constantly coming up with new and innovative devices that are easy to use and have few complications. For example, these devices are now equipped with battery packs. On the other hand, factors such as complications associated with the enteral nutritious food delivery such as diarrhea, gastrointestinal complications, and non-obstructive intestinal ischemia along with the stringent reimbursement policies are expected to restrict the growth of enteral nutrition pumps market to some extent.
Abbott Nutrition, ALCOR Scientific, Covidien plc, Moog, Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG and Fresenius Kabi are among the key players operating in the market for enteral nutrition pumps.
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