Respiratory Devices Industry

‘Respiratory devices’ are breathing support devices that offer artificial air to the user from an independent source. One of the chief purposes of respiratory devices is to protect people from inhaling unhealthy and harmful air contaminants. Liquid and solid particles and nanoparticles such as micro-organisms, gases, vapor, radioactive particulates fibers, mist, fumes, and dust encountered in external and internal atmosphere can adversely affect respiratory health and even lead to death. The use of respiratory devices in workplaces and crowded areas has intensified to prevent the occurrence of respiratory diseases.

Respiratory devices or respiratory protection equipment are segmented into filter protection and breathing devices. Breathing devices provide air from a free source and are equipped with tubes or a compressor with breathable air in compressed form. Filter protection is used to filter the contaminated air from the surroundings through filter processing. However, filter protection devices require over 17% oxygen in the surrounding air so that it can be easily captured and filtered.

Respiratory protection equipment can further be categorized into respirators and breathing apparatuses. Respirators are of two types: filtering respirators and powered or assisted respirators. Filtering respirators are further segmented into filtering face pieces, half mask with filters, and full-face mask with filters. Powered or assisted respirators are classified into power helmets and hoods with filters, powered-assisted half mask with filters, and powered-assisted full face mask with filters.

The products under the breathing apparatuses segment are compressed airline breathing apparatuses and indented line self-contained breathing apparatuses. Other types of respiratory devices present in the global market are airway management equipment, intranasal drug delivery systems, particulate respirators, specialty bags, respiratory and anesthesia devices, moisture and heat exchange devices, and dry powder inhaling devices.

A high incidence rate of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases are likely to stimulate the demand for respiratory devices such as intranasal drug delivery systems and inhalers. A rise in the number of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD) such as bronchiectasis, refractory asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are factors that are expected to fuel the adoption of respiratory devices across the world.

A rise in the global geriatric population, development in healthcare infrastructure, increased spending capacity of consumers, and improvement in reimbursement policies are further expected to bode well for the respiratory devices market as a whole. The growing investments in research projects for the development of advanced respiratory devices are anticipated to provide profitable growth opportunities to manufacturers of respiratory devices.

The availability of substitutes and competitive pricing by original equipment manufacturers are expected to challenge the market for respiratory devices globally. However, emerging economies such as India and China are expected to emerge as lucrative markets for respiratory and anesthesia equipment. Growing medical tourism worldwide is another factor that is likely to drive the adoption of respiratory devices. has a repository of various research reports under the respiratory devices category. The reports cover the regional and global scenarios of various different segments of the respiratory devices sector. They also provide a comprehensive outlook of the dynamics that are likely to affect the growth of the different segments of the respiratory devices market. Moreover, the reports highlight the competitive landscape and the strategies and products of various companies operating in the respiratory devices market in regional and global level. The regions covered in the report are Europe, Japan, China, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World. 

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