Single Use Scopes Market

Single-Use Scopes Market - Global Industry Analysis 2016 - 2020 and Opportunity Assessment 2021 - 2031

Global Single-Use Scopes Market: Market Outlook

Single-use scope inserted into the deep organ to investigate and examine the symptoms of digestive disorders, such as abdominal pain, nausea, and for diagnosis purposes. The rising patient flow and the emergence of critical diseases have facilitated a dramatic increase in the use of single-use scopes in healthcare facilities. The increasing efforts to save cost & reduce the negative impact on the environment is pushing workforces to consider Single-Use scopes as an alternative to traditional endoscopes. Key players in the Single-Use scopes market are actively promoting and marketing their services. This has in turn led to a rise in demand for the single-use scopes market.  A notable rise in demand for single-use scopes observed due to a rise in the spread of transferrable infections. With the rise of infectious disease like Covid-19, there is an increase in the adoption of single-use scopes like bronchoscope to avoid the risk of spread of contagion. Increased concerns by the patients and healthcare facilities regarding cross-contamination is another factor increases sales of single-use scopes in the market. The improvement and application of disposable or single-use, medical instruments are becoming more extensive. Single-use devices are being gradually used globally at the expenditure of reusable equivalents across most markets and therapy areas. The key reason for this shift has been to avoid the spread of contagious diseases and to decrease the logistics essential to sterilize reusable equipment. Single-use scopes offer one-time use capability and do not need cleaning procedures or sterilization, which reverses the chance of contamination.

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What are the Key Drivers Impacting Growth of the Global Single-Use Scopes Market?

Healthcare experts are constantly examining the effect of industrial and regulatory assessments on the single-use scopes market. The growing frequencies of infectious diseases, increasing infectious diseases, increasing regulatory approvals and high cost of reusable endoscopes are major factors driving the single-use scopes market. The market is anticipated to favour the growing occurrences of hospital-acquired infections (HAI) owing to the usage of contaminated endoscopes, and the lower cost associated with single-use scopes. According to the American Journal of infection control in 2018, 71.0% of microbial growth is detected in the samples of contaminated endoscope collected for research from 3 Hospitals of the U.S. Increasing usage of single-use scopes due to the low cost of maintenance, cleaning, and storage is boosting the product sales. Increasing contamination due to them inappropriate washing of reusable devices is also heightening the single-use scopes demand. For instance, according to the report published by nursing, the processes used for endoscope recycling are unsuccessful as per the infection control experts of the U.S.

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What Is the Impact of growing Investments in R&D on Single-Use Scopes Market?

R&D investments are anticipated to increase in all countries across the globe in the coming years, especially in countries such as Brazil, China and Japan. Moreover, globally, R&D expenditure is led by five countries- the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. Asia is emerging as a global destination for R&D investments. India’s share is not only low but as compared to its GDP, it is negligible. NIH offers funding for several types of contracts, grants, and research programs, which also enables researchers to pay their loans.

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What are the Key Challenges that may Restrain Growth of the Global Single-Use Scopes Market?

In any single-use scope, the main challenge is to design a scope that is on par with the quality of a reusable while keeping the production costs low enough to make sense in the hospital economy. A single-use scope must cost a fraction of a reusable scope and this is an innovation and manufacturing challenges. Single-use scopes generate medical waste, which poses a threat to the environment. This has directed to less inclination for single-use scopes among trained healthcare professionals, which in turn hinders demand for single-use scopes. Low adoption of single-use scopes in the developing regions is expected to restrain single-use scopes market growth.

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Key Segments of Global Single-Use Scopes Market Covered in the Report

Based on Product type, the Single-Use Scopes Market has been segmented as

  • Endoscope
  • Bronchoscope
  • Colonoscope
  • Duodenoscope
  • Ureteroscope
  • Proctoscope

Based on application, the Single-Use Scopes Market has been segmented as

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonology
  • Urologic endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • GI endoscopy
  • ENT endoscopy
  • Others

Based on end-user, the Single-Use Scopes Market has been segmented as

  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Clinics
  • Hospitals

Based on the region, the Single-Use Scopes Market has been segmented as

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East & Africa

Competitive Landscape

Key players such as

  • OOTU Medical Inc.
  • 3NT Medical Ltd
  • Boston Scientific Corporation Inc.
  • Coloplast A/S
  • Hill Rom Holdings
  • Prosurg Inc.
  • Corinth MedTech Inc.
  • Parburch Medical Developments Ltd. Ambu A/S
  • HOYA Corporation
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation
  • Flexicare Medical Ltd
  • Integrated Endoscopy
  • Roper Technologies Inc.
  • OBP Medical Corporation

are actively involved in the single-use scopes market. 

What strategies are the Key Players adopting for Increasing their Market Share in the Single-Use Scopes Market?

An increase in the product launches by top manufacturers in European and North American countries is one of the prominent trends observed in the market. For instance, in 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved clearance on Ambu A/S company’s single-use colonoscopes. The company is controlled to surge its product portfolio with the launch of 13 new products in the future. These products will use several applications including ENT, pulmonary, urology, colonoscopy, duodenoscopy and gastroscopy which will further support the company’s market position. Growing concerns of regulatory bodies about the safe practise of scopes to decrease the risk of infection of the patient is a key factor after increasing FDA approvals. In August 2019, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) assigned approvals for hospitals and other amenities to shift from reusable duodenoscopes to single-use alternatives. The various key manufacturer is focusing on the development of single-use scopes to meet the needs of hospitals. For instance, In 2019, the FDA approved Boston Scientific’s EXALT Model D Single-Use Duodenoscope, the first fully disposable duodenoscope. Similarly, Ambu A/S in 2020 launched its aScope, a single-use duodenoscope and strategies to release the aScope Duo2 in 2022. This is the first and only single-use duodenoscope and is permitted advance device title, as it was the only one accepted in the U.S. market.

Technological developments and constant changes related to single-use scopes are boosting product sales. For instance, in 2019, Dornier MedTech launched its digital flexible single-use ureteroscope, Axis, to providing clear visualization and to solve the concern about cross-contamination with better image quality for urologists. Moreover, Ambu A/S launched aScope4 Broncho that delivers high-quality images, easy navigation, easy usage due to its lightweight design, and confirms the safety of patients.

How technology advancement offers Key Opportunities in Bronchoscopy?

Bronchoscopy dominates the single-use scopes market. Factors, such as rising bronchoscopes-related infections and availability of the devices are increasing the market growth. Increasing respiratory infections is also anticipated to increase in segment growth. In, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported 27% of deaths in the U.S. owing to lung cancer. Effective treatment of respiratory diseases with the help of single-use scopes and the Introduction of technologically advanced single-use scopes such as bronchoscopes is expected to increase the product demand.

For instance, in June 2019, Valtronic introduced a single-use bronchoscope to avoid infectious disease. This bronchoscope is designed with CMOS image sensor technology and an LED light source. Similarly, Neoscape Inc. launched a Neoflex bronchoscope that captures target site video images. Ambu A/S From 2009 to 2017, introduced a sequence of aScope which includes aScope 4 Broncho aScope 3 and, aScope 2 and endures to spend in refining the product line.

Why the U.S. is a Big Market for Single-use Scopes?

Increasing FDA approvals, high healthcare expenditure and availability of technologically advanced products, are the major factors driving the growth of the market in North America specifically in the U.S. For instance, Boston Scientific in December 2019, launched EXALT Model D Single-use Duodenoscope and gained FDA 510(k) clearance. Growing awareness regarding the benefits of single-use scopes is leading to increasing adoption among healthcare workforces in the U.S.

The rising prevalence of nosocomial infections in the U.S., rising prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer and contaminated equipment is driving the sales and adoption of single-use scopes in the U.S. For instance, in 2020 the National Cancer Institute reported more than 1.8 million new cancer cases in the U.S. which are anticipated to boost the demand for single-use scopes.

What is the impact of the Pandemic on the Growth of the Single-Use Scopes Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic has formed a positive impact on the demand for single-use scopes. The global single-use scopes market is witnessing a major increase in the size of the market due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Owing to the COVID-19 outbreak, in 2020 the secondary procedures including endoscopy services were shut down. Though the rising prevalence of infectious diseases and growing consciousness among patients concern about hygiene has led to an increase in demand for single-use scopes.

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  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Technology
  • Value Chain

Regional analysis includes:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, U.K, Spain, France, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • South Asia (India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Rest of South Asia)
  • East Asia (China, South Korea, Japan)
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
  • The Middle East and Africa (GCC, S. Africa, Turkey, and Rest Of MEA)

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