Ultrasound probe is a device used to image internal organs with the help of sound waves. These sound waves bounce back from internal organs in the form of echoes which are received by the probe and sent to computer. Echoes received by computer are then used to form images called as sonogram. Probes are available in different shapes and sizes to be used with all the body organs. Ultrasound probes are prone to bacterial contamination, as these are kept in open environment without any protection. For decades, soaking the ultrasound probe in solutions has been a standard process to avoid infection. However, soaking of the probe in solutions could adversely affect patient’s health due to the concentration of solution and other challenges that occur while soaking. High level disinfection (HLD) is a new method used for disinfection of ultrasound probes. It offers affordable, easy, and quick methods of disinfecting a probe along with staff and patient safety.

Increase in the number of ultrasound procedures and rise in the number of acquired diseases due to the use of improperly disinfected ultrasound probes are the factors driving the global ultrasound probe disinfection market. Other factors fueling the growth of the market are surge in adoption of high level disinfection techniques & systems for probes and technological advancements in ultrasound probes. Increase in government support for new disinfection techniques and rise in health care expenditure across the globe also boost market growth. However, lack of awareness about ultrasound probe disinfection in developing countries and lack of adoption of improved and advanced disinfection techniques and systems in the underdeveloped countries are expected to restrain the global ultrasound probe disinfection market. Ignorance toward ultrasound probe disinfection in developed countries is also likely to hamper market growth.

According to statistics provided by National Health Services (NHS), U.K., around 9.37 million ultrasound procedures were carried out in 2017, an increase of 5.1% over the previous year. According to statistical data published by the American Journal of Infection Control in 2018, in the U.S., probes used for invasive surgical procedures were not disinfected for 15% of the intraoperative surgeries and 78% of peripheral line placements. Furthermore, sterile gel was not used for 5% to 47% of the invasive procedures. The journal also reported that around 74% of all immediate life threats are related to improperly disinfected or sterilized medical equipment. According to the device alert regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in 2012, in the U.S., a death had been reported due to the use of contaminated ultrasound probe that caused hepatitis B after an endocavitary examination.

The global ultrasound probe disinfection market can be segmented based on product, probe type, and end-user. In terms of product, the market can be classified into consumables, instruments, and services. Consumables can be categorized into disinfectant wipes & sprays, enzymatic detergents, high-level disinfectants, and others. Instruments can be divided into UV-C disinfectors, automated reprocessors, and others. Based on probe type, the global ultrasound probe disinfection market can be segmented into linear transducers, endocavitary transducers, and others. In terms of end-user, the market can be classified into hospitals, diagnostic imaging centers, and others.

In terms of region, the global ultrasound probe disinfection market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and Middle East & Africa. North America leads the global market. Increase in the number of ultrasound procedures fuels the growth of the market in the region. Europe accounts for major share of the global market owing to the good ultrasound probe decontamination practices. Other factors contributing to the growth of the market in the region are high awareness about ultrasound probe disinfection and technological advancements. The market in Europe is expected to grow at a rapid pace owing to the adoption of new and advanced techniques & systems for probe disinfection. Asia Pacific is a rapidly growing market for ultrasound probe disinfection owing to increase in health care expenditure and rise in government support for probe disinfection. The market in the region is likely to grow at a rapid pace owing to increase in awareness about probe disinfection.

Prominent players in the global ultrasound probe disinfection market are CIVCO Medical Solutions, Nanosonics, Ecolab, Tristel Solutions Ltd., Germitec, Schülke & Mayr GmbH, CS Medical LLC, Parker Laboratories, Inc., Virox Technologies, Advanced Sterilization Products (Ethicon), STERIS plc, and Metrex Research, LLC, among others.

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