Cytology brush is used to collect cells from cervix, vagina, respiratory tract, stomach, bronchi, esophagus, mouth, and gastrointestinal tract. It is made from plastic and metals. Cytology brush is used for early diagnosis of chronic diseases such as cancers. Additionally, it is an inexpensive procedure used for rapid diagnosis of endoscopically visible lesion of the upper gastrointestinal tract. The sensitivity of cytology brush for the treatment of malignant biliary strictures ranges from 33%-58%. It plays an important role in distinguishing benign from obstruction or malignant strictures.
Growth of the global cytology brush market can be attributed to the increase in prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancers. Additionally, increase in demand for cytology test is likely to boost the growth of the global cytology brush market during the forecast period. Moreover, cytology brushes are inexpensive and cause less discomfort to patients as compared with tissue biopsy. These advantages are projected to drive the cytology brush market in the near future. According to the American Cancer Society, 14.1 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in 2012, which is expected to reach 21.6 million by 2030. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a leading cause of death across the globe. In 2018, an estimated 9.6 million deaths were caused due to cancer, out of which, 2.09 million deaths were caused by lung cancer, while 1.03 million by stomach cancer. However, lack of accuracy associated with cytology brush is likely to restrain the growth of the market during the forecast period.
The global cytology brush market can segmented based on material, application, end- user, and region. In terms of material, the market can be categorized into metal and plastic cytology brush. Rapid growth of the metal cytology brush segment can be attributed to increase in prevalence of chronic diseases across the globe. In terms of application, the global cytology brush market can be split into respiratory tract, oral, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, gynecology, and others. Increase in prevalence of oral cancer is anticipated to drive the demand for cytology brush in the near future. Based on end-user, the market can be segmented into hospital and diagnostic centers.
The global cytology brush market can be segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global market, driven by various factors such as presence of key players and increase in number of prevalence cancer in the U.S. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015, there were 1,633,390 new cases of cancer in the U.S. According to an article published in A Cancer Journal of Clinicians, in the U.S., 22,240 ovarian cancer cases were diagnosed and 14,070 deaths occurred due to ovarian cancer in 2018. The cytology brush market in Europe is projected to grow rapidly due to high prevalence of oral cancer in the region. According to the World Health Organization, incidence of oral cancer rages from 5 to 10 cases per 100,000 people in Europe and it is higher among men than in women. The cytology brush market in Asia Pacific is projected to grow rapidly during the forecast period due to increase in prevalence of oral and gynecological cancer in the region. According to the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, in 2018, 1,19,992 new cases of oral cancer were reported in India.
The global cytology brush market is highly fragmented due to presence of large number of players. A large number of manufacturers hold prominent market share in respective regions. Key players operating in the global cytology brush market include Cook, US Endoscopy, CONMED Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation, Hobbs Medical, Inc., Olympus, TeleMed Systems, Inc., Medi-Globe GmbH, Medical Packaging Corporation, Inc., and Cosmomed S.A.
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