Medical Sterilization Swabs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, and Forecasts 2020 - 2030

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Medical Sterilization Swabs Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, and Forecasts 2020 - 2030

Status : December, 2022 | Medical Devices

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Demand for medical sterilization swabs is projected to witness steady growth during the forecast period 2020-2030. Medical sterilization is an important aspect for modern medical care to ensure the safety of patients from infection. Sterilization process kills the microorganisms residing on the equipments after use. There are various methods of sterilization such as autoenclaves, ETO, and Gamma radiation.

Sterile swab is an absorbent wipe mostly made of cotton or nonwoven fabric used to clean wounds, apply medication or for collecting biological samples. These swabs are bacteria free and help avoiding contamination and infection.

Growing Prevalence of Infectious Diseases  

Owing to rise in infectious diseases among geriatric population is the key growth prospect for the market. The rapid tests were performed with sterile swabs during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 fuelled the growth of sterilization swabs. The government guidelines made it very clear that only sterile swabs should be used for collection of upper respiratory specimens. This is important to preserve patient safety which triggered its demand.

Challenges with Funding Restrict Market Growth

The less expenditure spent on health care infrastructure by underdeveloped nations can lead to trigger the growth negatively. Lack of health care facilities in rural areas and need to travel long distance for check-ups is a restrain to market growth.

Competitive Landscape

  • Puritan Medical Products
  • KG
  • MWE
  • FL Medical
  • Clean Cross Co., Ltd.
  • Neogen Corporation
  • Citotest Labware Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Unilever
  • GPC Medical
  • Blue Manufacturing Company
  • Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd.
  • Strema S.r.l.

Recent developments include:

  • GE health care in June 2020 launched AI suite to detect covid-19 abnormalities. The technology uses AI to scan for 8 chest X-ray abnormalities, including pneumonia which is observed to be the key cause of mortality in patients of covid-19.
  • In March 2020, Neogen announced that its attainment of shares of Chile -based Magier Chilena, distributor of food, animal and plant diagnostics. The acquisition is done for the expansion of Neogen’s physical presence in the Southern Cone region of South America. The region is highly populated with beef and dairy products.

Regional Outlook

North America holds the highest share for medical sterilization swabs. Growing demand for sterilization technologies from the health care industry due to better medical infrastructure in the region is boosting the growth. Growing geriatric population prone to infectious diseases is also the reason for significant growth in the region.

Medical Sterilization Swabs Market

In addition to North America, Asia Pacific is another key market for medical sterilization swabs market. Many economies in Asia Pacific


By Product

  • Cotton Tipped Swabs
  • Foam Tipped Swabs
  • Non- Woven Swabs
  • Others

By Application

  • Specimen Collection
  • Disinfection
  • Others

By End Users

  • Microbiological Laboratory
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Academia & Research Institutes

By Test Type

  • DNA
  • Urine
  • Saliva

By Region

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Rest of Europe
  • Where will demand for medical sterilization swabs

Hospitals and clinics are likely to hold the leading end-users in medical sterilization swabs market.

  • Which are the prominent manufacturers of sterilization swabs?

Neogen Corporation, Citotest Labware Manufacturing Co., Ltd, Unilever, GPC Medical, Blue Manufacturing Company, Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd are some of the manufacturing companies focussing on product innovations and        launches.

  • Which is the most lucrative market for medical sterilization swabs?

 US is the most lucrative market for medical sterilization swabs globally. In addition to US, Western European countries, China, and India are among the leading markets for medical sterilization swabs.

  • What are the benefits of Ethylene Oxide Processing (ETO) in medical sterilization swabs?

Materials sterilized with EO are not exposed to heat, moisture or radiation. Therefore, a wide variation of materials, particularly polymeric components commonly used in medical devices, can be sterilized with EO.

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