Published By : 12 Apr 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
Disinfectants and sterilization equipment are essential in health care facilities for effective infection control. The increasing incidence of hospital acquired infections has resulted in medical professionals stressing on the urgent use of disinfectants and sterilization equipment.
“Sterile Box” Developed by Rice University Researchers to be used in Low-resource Settings
Looking to reduce the risk of infections to patients, particularly in settings with lower resources, a team of researchers at Rice University have developed a sterilization station specifically for surgical instruments. This station comprises an autoclave for steam sterilization powered by solar energy and a water system for decontamination. Autoclaves are pretty much standard across most modern hospitals and are in urgent need in low resource settings. The sterilization station is called Sterile Box and the performance of the system was almost perfect during clinical trials to prepare surgical instruments for safe reuse. This sterilization station is expected to be specifically useful for medical facilities based in developing countries, where there is an increased prevalence of surgical site infections owing to malfunctioning or improperly maintained sterilization equipment.
Growing Demand for Low-temperature Sterilization Equipment
Disinfectants and sterilization equipment are used extensively to sterilize medical instruments, pharmaceutical components, and laboratory equipment. Even though the surge in per capita health care expenditure has driven the global market for disinfectants and sterilization equipment, the increasing preference for disposable medical devices is anticipated to adversely impact the growth of the market in the coming years. The overall growth of the disinfectants and sterilization equipment market is also projected to be impeded by the excise duty levied on the manufacturers of medical devices. However, the growing patient pool, especially in emerging economies, serves as a major opportunity for players within the global sterilization equipment and disinfectants market.
The major product types in the disinfectants and sterilization equipment market include low temperature sterilization equipment, heat sterilization equipment, radiation sterilization equipment, and filtration sterilization equipment.