Sterilizers and Surgical, Dental Care and Equipment Disinfectors Market to expand a CAGR of 8.20% by 2020

Sterilization is the process of destroying microorganisms (bacterial, viral, and fungal) through physical or chemical agents. Sterilizers and chemical disinfectors are antimicrobial agents that are specifically used for surgical and dental equipment as well as in living tissues to destroy or kill microorganisms that could infect and cross-contaminate patients at the surgical site. Over the last few years several studies in India have demonstrated the sheer truth about deaths of million people due to cross contamination infection in hospital setting. Effective use of disinfectants and sterilization process in India is mandatory in hospitals and private clinic settings. The sterilizers and surgical dental equipment disinfectors market is expected to grow at a rapid pace due to rising geriatric population pool and growth in the number of surgical procedures performed in hospitals and private clinics over the last few years.

The India sterilizers and surgical, dental care and equipment disinfectants market is studied from four varied perspectives: chemical formulation, application, end-users and surgery stage. Market by chemical formulations is segmented based on chemical formulations types used to manufacture sterilizers and equipment disinfectors which includes chlorhexidine gluconate, alcohol, povidone-iodine, benzalkonium chloride, octenidine hydrochloride, ethyl-hexadecyl-dimethyl ammonium and others. In terms of market growth, Chlorhexidine gluconate based formulations is expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period owing to better efficacy, substantial residual activity, and lowest rates of skin irritation.

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The India sterilizers market by application encompasses hospital and veterinary care centers. The hospitals segment has been further categorized into general hospitals and dental care centers. The general hospitals market is further sub-segmented into wound care applications, burn care applications, and ulcer care applications. Increasing number of individuals in India with low immunity levels and high incidence rate of diabetes and diabetes related foot ulcers contributing to extended duration of hospital stays are other factors driving the demand for sterilizers and disinfectors in the wound care application segment. The dental care centers segment has been categorized into surgical care applications and diagnostics care applications. Similarly, based on end-users, the study includes patients and caregivers; hospital and nursing staff; operating rooms, ICUs and nursing tables; equipment and devices used during surgery, and others. Based on surgery stages, the market has been segmented into pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative stages.

Increasing incidences of hospital acquired infections and rising number of hospitals in India will accentuate the growth of India sterilizers and surgical, dental care and equipment disinfectors market in the coming years. According to the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence, the number of government hospitals in India has increased from 4,571 in 2000 to 11,993 in 2011. Moreover, awareness about hygiene and safety concerns about infectious disease and growing number of hospitals due to economic and infrastructure developments is expected to boost the market growth in near future. However shifting trend towards disposable surgical and dental care devices due to its low cost is a major restraint to the market. Hand hygiene, decontamination, and equipment sterilization are sometimes overlooked in rural hospital settings which is another prominent market restraint.

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