The global anesthesia disposables market was valued at $760 million in 2020. In comparison to 2019, the valuation of the market in 2020 was 18.7% lower due to COVID-19. Despite this, the market is growing steadily and is indicating growth to reach $1 billion by 2027.
What products are a part of the global anesthesia disposables market?
These circuits control the flow of gases from the anesthesia delivery unit (ADU) to the patient and in the reverse direction. In addition, anesthesia circuits control the inflow of the mixture of air and anesthetic agents to the patient and remove gaseous waste.
Anesthesia masks deliver the anesthetic to the patient via inhalation, and they typically cover both the nose and the mouth. Frequently, a bacterial filter is used between the anesthesia circuit and the mask or endotracheal tube to prevent the contamination of the ventilator and the escape of potentially contaminated air into the room.
Endotracheal tubes are disposable devices inserted into the patient’s trachea to deliver anesthetic into the lungs during surgery. These are a predominant method used to maintain a stable airway throughout many surgical procedures and emergencies when positive pressure ventilation is required.
Laryngeal masks assist airway management in anesthesia and emergency medicine. These masks consist of a tube with an inflatable cuff that inserts into the pharynx. Generally, laryngeal masks present a lower risk for pain, discomfort, and complications than endotracheal tubes.
Which products are experiencing the most and the least growth over the forecast period?
The market for laryngeal masks is experiencing the most growth out of all the products. In addition, laryngeal masks had the highest ASP out of all the anesthesia disposable products. Laryngeal masks were able to achieve this growth due to their high ASPs combined with steadily increasing unit sales throughout the forecast period. Similarly, laryngeal masks are a relatively new device and are yet present within many healthcare facilities. As the market for these masks broadens, the demand expects to grow faster than the other products.
On the other hand, endotracheal tubes are the products experiencing the lowest growth over the forecast period. These tubes underwent significant declines in 2020 due to COVID-19 causing mass cancellations of surgeries. Some surgeons still prefer using endotracheal tubes over laryngeal masks as they are able to protect the airway from aspiration of regurgitated material, and subglottic suctioning can be performed. Despite the increasing global number of procedures requiring anesthesia disposables and specific preferences, endotracheal tube use is affected by more sophisticated laryngeal masks.
What companies are competing in the global anesthesia disposables market?
Teleflex, Ambu, and Medtronic are the market leaders within the global anesthesia disposables market.
In 2020, Teleflex held the leading position due to the companies presence in every market segment. Its product portfolio includes the Rusch® and the ISIS® HVT endotracheal tube, the LMA® Gastro™ Airway laryngeal mask, and others. Teleflex offers products with unique capabilities, some consisting of temperature-sensitive plastics. Other products were the first to promote airway control in endoscopic procedures and the first-ever convertible endotracheal tube.
Ambu follows Teleflex and acts as the second leader within the global anesthesia disposables market. Ambu has a specifically notable presence within the anesthesia circuit segment and in the anesthesia laryngeal mask segment. Its product portfolio consists of the Aura40™ reusable masks, as well as the AuraGain™, AuraFlex™, Aura-i™, AuraOnce™, and AuraStraight™ disposable masks.
Medtronic comes in third and leads within the endotracheal tube segment. Medtronic’s product portfolio consists of its Mallinckrodt™ TaperGuard™ endotracheal tube along with others. One unique aspect about Medtronic is that they bundle their airway management devices with the c brand of ventilator products. Combining the airway management devices with the ventilator allows Medtronic to maintain a substantial presence in the anesthesia and respiratory device markets.
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