The endoscope is an important therapeutic tool and diagnostic tool in the modern age. Endoscopy procedures are used for diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of the complications of internal organs. Endoscope reprocessors is used for sterilization, cleaning, and decontamination of an endoscopes. The physician uses the endoscope for a number of times to treat and diagnose various disease. The endoscope is used on various number of patients, once use, it is contaminated with micro-organism and it is very important to cleanse it and make it completely micro-organism free. To prevent transfer of disease endoscope must be sterile before use. Endoscopes are cleansed with special care and cleanse by a skilled and trained person. Proper methods and practices are performed to clean the endoscope. Design of endoscopes are in such a way that it is reprocessed properly and easily. Flexible endoscope carries a high level of micro - organism since they are used in several cavities of the body for treatment and diagnosis. Each endoscope has been a different type of sterilization and cleaning process, the instruction is on the label given by the manufacturer of the product. For use of endoscope reprocessors device and sterilization, disinfection, and cleaning of endoscope, one must follow the manufacturer’s instruction and various standard organization process to achieve the completely micro - organism free cleaning and to avoid the future problems.
Global market has been classified on the basis of product type, modality, end users, and region. In term of product type, the endoscope reprocessors market is segmented into the ultrasonic washer, pasteurizer, washer-disinfector, sterilizer and automated endoscope reprocessor (AER). The automated endoscope reprocessor segment can be further segmented into a single basin automated endoscope reprocessor and dual basin automated endoscope reprocessor. Automated endoscope reprocessor segment is expected to grow in positive traction and success rate in cleaning endoscopes in the global endoscope reprocessors market. Based on the modality, the endoscope reprocessors market is segmented into the stand alone endoscopic reprocessor and table top endoscopic reprocessor. End users for the endoscope reprocessors market is the hospital, ambulatory surgical centers, and specialty clinics.
Endoscope reprocessors market is anticipated to grow due to increase in the number of the endoscope operating procedures and also rise in the endoscope diagnosis procedures. Apart from this, increased awareness about disinfection and sterilization. Moreover, increase in geriatric population who are more prone to diseases and requires a regular medical check-ups, this positively affect endoscope reprocessors market during the forecast period 2017 to 2025. However, there are drawbacks in cleaning the endoscope such as chemical sensitive material or thermal sensitive material, professional and skilled person is needed to use the device to avoid future problems may hinder the growth of endoscope reprocessors market during the forecast period.
Geographically, endoscope reprocessors market is divided into five major regions viz. North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. North America and Europe will remain key markets for endoscope reprocessors market due to high number of the endoscopic surgical procedures and strong presence of big players in the market. Asia Pacific is tend to show a positive growth owing to large number of patient pool, aging population and increasing scope medical tourism. India, China, and Brazil are expected to fuel expansion of the market due to increasing investments by government bodies to enhance health care facilities.
Key companies operating in the global endoscope reprocessors market are STERIS Plc., Getinge AB, Ecolab Inc., Olympus Corporation, ENDO-TECHNIK W.Griesat GmbH, Wassenburg Medical B.V., Steelco S.p.A., MEDIVATORS Inc. (Cantel Medical Corp.), HOYA Group and Johnson & Johnson