The medical drying cabinets are important fixtures for any healthcare facility used to preserve medical equipment between uses by removing moisture and residual contaminants from surfaces. Medical drying cabinets find applications in areas such as operating rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care units, laboratories, dental clinics, veterinary clinics and other areas to dry medical tools, endoscopes, scopes, trays, and other medical equipment. The cabinets provide controlled drying and storage of medical and laboratory instruments and devices through advanced features such as precise temperature and humidity control, heated shelves or trays, alarms and log functions. This ensures medical equipment is thoroughly dried and ready for immediate use, preventing formation and spread of microbial contaminants.
The global medical drying cabinets market is estimated to be valued at US$ 324.05 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.6% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Rising Use of Medical Drying Cabinets in Healthcare Facilities: As mentioned in the heading, the increasing use of medical drying cabinets across healthcare setups such as hospitals, clinics, and laboratories is a key driver fueling demand. Drying and storage of medical equipment is essential in these areas to prevent formation of microbial biofilms and ensure surgical tools and devices are contamination-free for repeated usage. This reduces risk of healthcare associated infections and improves patient safety.
Growth of End-use Industries: Expansion of the global healthcare industry, driven by rising geriatric population and growing incidence of chronic and infectious diseases is creating more demand for advanced medical devices and equipment. This in turn is boosting installations of medical drying cabinets for effective sterilization and storage of tools between surgical procedures. Additionally, rise of the veterinary sector is promoting sales of veterinary medical drying cabinets.
The medical drying cabinets market is dominated by the healthcare segment. The healthcare segment accounts for over 70% share of the overall market. Hospitals, diagnostic centers, medical device manufacturing plants use medical drying cabinets in large numbers for storing sterilized instruments and equipment. The demand from this segment is significantly high due to strict norms regarding cleanliness and sterilization of medical tools.
Political: regulatory bodies such as FDA enforces strict standards for medical equipment usage and storage. This enhances the demand for certified medical drying cabinets from legitimate brands.
Economic: growing healthcare spending especially in developing countries is increasing investments in hospital infrastructure and equipment. This favors market growth of related tools like medical drying cabinets.
Social: rising incidence of diseases and growing focus on sanitation is raising awareness about sterile medical environments. This stimulates replacement demand for cabinets from existing healthcare facilities.
Technological: newer cabinet designs with advanced features like sensors and automatic timers help optimize sterilization process and workflow. This bolsters their adoption over conventional models.
The Global Medical Drying Cabinets Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period.
Regional analysis: North America accounts for over 40% share of the global medical drying cabinets market owing to well-established healthcare systems in the US and Canada coupled with high penetration of technologically advanced products. Asia Pacific is projected to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period supported by growing healthcare infrastructure, rising medical tourism and increasing healthcare expenditure in countries like China, India and Japan.
Key players operating in the medical drying cabinets market are Ritchie Navigation, Weems & Plath, Raytheon Anschütz, Furuno, Simrad Yachting, KVH Industries, Garmin, Raymarine, Japan Radio Company, and SI-TEX Marine Electronics. Key players are largely focusing on product development and strategic collaborations to strengthen distribution networks and global presence.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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