Enteral feeding devices, also called as artificial nutrition support system are used to deliver nutrition or medication to the patients. These devices are considered as the first choice of treatment option for patients suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID). Increasing need of reconstructive surgeries coupled with technological advancements in these devices are expected to widen the market for enteral feeding devices. In addition, rising incidences of chronic diseases such as cancer, neurological and gastrointestinal disorders and increasing healthcare awareness are driving the demand for enteral feeding devices market globally. The global enteral feeding devices market is estimated to be USD 2,033.1 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 3,102.0 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2013 to 2019.
Enteral feeding devices market is segmented mainly by product types and stages (age groups). Enteral feeding tubes, pumps, administration reservoir, giving sets and enteral syringes are major types of these devices based on product types. Enteral feeding devices market is further segmented by stages namely, pediatric and adult population. Enteral feeding devices market is witnessing a paradigm shift from the usage of parenteral devices to enteral feeding devices due to uptake of advanced technologies (such as low profile gastrostomy) and cost effective alternatives (e.g. enteral feeding tubes and giving sets). 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, introduction of balloon inflated gastrostomy tubes enable users to feed directly into the stomach so that feeding of nutrition and medication is possible without swallowing. This technique provides a safe and long term method for obtaining nutrition. Growing geriatric population coupled with rising preference of home enteral therapy has resulted in a steady rise in the demand of enteral feeding devices. In addition, introduction of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and rising cases of preterm birth that demands feeding by enteral devices are the factors accentuating the growth of this market during the forecast period. However, complications related to enteral nutrition delivery such as diarrhea, gastrointestinal complications, and non-obstructive intestinal ischemia and stringent reimbursement policies restrains the market growth.
Europe contributed the largest share, i.e. over 35%, in 2012 of the global enteral feeding devices market. Rising geriatric population and increasing awareness about enteral nutrition are the major driving factors for the growth of enteral feeding devices market in Europe. North America contributed the second largest share i.e. over 30% of the total market in 2012. Preference for home based enteral therapy has led to reduction of frequent visits to clinics and hospitals, consequently increasing the uptake of enteral feeding devices in the North American region. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth due to expanding population coupled with rising number of preterm birth cases. High prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders and cancer are the contributing factors for the growth of enteral feeding devices market in this region.
In terms of key players, the global enteral feeding devices market is highly fragmented with the presence of large number of players that include Moog, Inc., Kimberly Clark, Amsino International, Inc., Applied Medical Technology, Inc., Boston Scientific, CONMED Corporation, Covidien plc and others.
Enteral Feeding devices are used for providing nutrition, hydration or medication through flexible tubing or pumps inserted directly into the stomach or parts of small intestine. Enteral feeding is indicated for patients who are suffering from functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) and is considered as an ideal option when a patient is unable to maintain an optimal nutritional level orally. These devices play an important role in various disease conditions such as neurological diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, organ system failure and hypermetabolism. With increasing awareness about the beneficial role of enteral nutrition, the demand for enteral feeding devices is also expected to increase during the forecast period. The market for enteral feeding devices is segmented on the basis of product types and stages (age groups). Product segment includes enteral feeding tubes, pumps, administration reservoirs, giving sets and enteral syringes. While stages segment comprise of pediatrics and adult population. This report explains various technological advancements taking place in each segment. The report includes market estimations of the global enteral feeding devices market in terms of value (USD million) for the period 2013 – 2019, considering 2012 as the base year. In addition, current market trends and recent developments are taken into consideration while determining the growth rate of the global enteral feeding devices market. The report provides market size and forecasts for each segment and geographic region with CAGR % for the period from 2013 to 2019.
The market is also forecasted in terms of value (USD million) for the period 2013 – 2019 for four major geographic regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). A detailed qualitative analysis of the factors responsible for driving and restraining the growth of the enteral feeding devices market and future opportunities are provided in the report. A PESTLE analysis has also been done while estimating individual geographies in order to provide current as well as future status. A list of recommendations for existing as well as new entrants has been discussed in the study which would help in decision making.
Some of the key market players of the global enteral feeding devices market include Covidien Plc, Fresenius Kabi AG, C. R. Bard, Inc., Applied Medical Technology, Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. and others. Market players are profiled in this report on the basis of attributes such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies adopted by the companies to ensure sustainability and maximize profits, product portfolio and recent developments.
The global enteral feeding devices market is segmented into the following categories:
- Enteral Feeding Devices Market, by Product Types
- Enteral Feeding Tubes
- Nasoenteric Tubes
- Oroenteric Tubes
- Enterostomy Tubes
- Low Profile Gastrostomy
- Nasoenteric Tubes
- Enteral Feeding Pumps
- Administration Reservoir
- Giving Sets
- Enteral Syringes
- Enteral Feeding Tubes
- Enteral Feeding Devices Market, by Stages
- Enteral Feeding Devices Market, by Geography
- North America
- Rest of the World (RoW)