Infection Control Market by Product (Equipment, Consumables, Services), by End user (Hospitals & Clinics, Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Companies, Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) - Global Forecasts 2021 to 2027

The Global Infection Control Market was valued US$ 42.5 Bn in 2020 is expected to reach US$ 62.2 Bn by 2027, with a growing CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period (2021-2027).

Infection control is a scientific approach which provides solutions or prevention from infections. This includes use of different products such as sterilization, disinfection, protective barriers etc. Infection can be caused by any foreign elements like viruses, bacteria, fungus and can be of various types like stomach infection, eye infection, skin, lungs or ear infections. Foreign particles invade in the body and replicates, to which body responds in terms of fever, rashes etc.

Infection Control Market

Emergence of covid-19 outbreak has led to increase in awareness and knowledge regarding infections and its preventions. Hospital and clinics are one of the most highly infected regions that need infection control strategies. Many new technologies and advanced chemicals are used in sterilization and disinfectant procedures. However, chemicals also have some of the disadvantages like allergies etc. To minimize this, different radiations are developed to provide protection from infection.  Drive the growth of market are increase in incidences of chronic diseases, rise in number of surgical procedures, development in technologies, increase in cancer treatment rates and rise in covid patients leads to stimulate the growth of infection control market.

During covid times, there was scarcity of infection control products like mask, sanitizers etc across the world, which led to shortfall of these products in numbers. These created an opportunity for new entrant to meet the need of countries. WHO estimated that about more than 85 million face masks and sanitation products will be required by every country in every month during the Covid time. Hence, to meet the demand, 40% increase in manufacturing was expected. This led to re-opening of companies for manufacturing essential infection control products across world.

The Global Infection Control Market Segmentation:

By Product

  • Equipment
    • Disinfectors
    • Sterilization Equipment
    • Others
  • Consumables
    • Infectious Waste Disposal
    • Disinfectants
    • Sterilization Consumables
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Others
  • Services
    • Contract Sterilization
    • Infectious Waste Disposal

By End user

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Pharmaceutical & medical device companies
  • Others

By geographical region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia- Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Based on product type, consumables accounted for the highest market share in 2020 and expected to increase during forecast period.

Based on products, infection control market is segmented into different categories like equipment, consumables, and services. Consumable accounted for the maximum share of the market in 2020. It further categorized into infectious waste disposal, disinfectants, sterilization consumables, personal protective equipment. Amongst all, protective equipment is expected to have highest market share during forecast period. There is increase in demand for protective barriers due to rising cases of covid-19. Protective barriers include products like gloves, PPE kits, face mask, gowns etc.

Based on end user, hospitals and clinics to account highest market share of infection control market during forecast period.

Based on end user, infection control market is segmented into different categories like hospitals & clinics and Pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. During the outbreak of covid pandemic, hospital and clinics held the maximum infection control market share. Hospital associated infection is one of the most important drivers for the growth of infection control market. Growing in need for hospitalization and hospital care triggers the growth of infection control products across the globe. Also, the increase in number of governments initiatives to ensure high level of infection prevention and control of spread, prove to be a significant driver for the growth of this segment.

Based on geographical region, North America dominated the infection control industry in 2020, while Asia-Pacific is expected to with the fastest rate during the forecast period.

North America dominated the infection control market in 2020. This can be attributed to presence of proper infection control procedures, developed healthcare infrastructure, and stringent regulations and standards to avoid spread of infection are some of the factors that drives the growth in this region. While, Asia-Pacific is witnessing the fastest growth during the forecast period. Huge Pharmaceutical and medical devices market, emergence of new players, developing infrastructure are some of the factors responsible for the growth of the Asian market.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of infection control market dynamics such as drivers, restraints opportunities and challenges


  • Increased Demand for Hospital-Acquired Infections
  • Increase in Government Funding's and Awareness Programmes


  • Adverse Effects of Chemical Based Disinfectants


  • Adoption of New Technologies and Procedures Associated With Infection Control
  • Introduction of Electronic Beam Sterilization Techniques for Pharmaceutical Packaging Products and Medical Devices


  • Introduction and Commercialization of New Techniques Could Be Challenging and Cost-Intensive

COVID-19 Impact on the Infection control Market Analysis

Covid-19 has highly affected the industries in terms of growth, economy, health, and mental wellbeing of every individual. In this challenging situation, every industry is trying to give best services in terms of quality and safety. Likewise, infection control industry has highly impacted with pandemic situation due to growing concern of hygiene, disinfectants, sanitation, and safety. In this scenario, there is an increase in market players and huge demand for disinfectants in infection control market. The side effects associated with chemical based disinfectants has paved a way for need for herbal or organic infection control products. In order to disinfect hospitals and clinics ethylene oxide-based sterilization has been approved by FDA to make zero infection. Many sterilization plants have been re-opened due to increase in demand for infection control products especially in hospitals and healthcare units.  This development creates an opportunity for the growth of this market.

Covid-19 has created need for personal and household disinfection as well in order to prevent spread of this viral infection. In 2020, continue use of sanitizer, hand disinfectants, floor cleaning, gloves, masks have resulted in increase in need of disinfectant products by approximately 60%. The demand for sterilize medical devices also increased, which prevent transmission of infection from one patient to other. Hence, Covid-19 had positive impact on the infection control industry, which helped to increase in revenue of this market. On other hand, supply chain was badly affected due to restrictions on movement across the countries.

The report also provides in-depth analysis of key trends in Infection Control market

Sr. No. Trends Impact
1 In Covid-19 pandemic, there has been huge demand for the infection control products across globe.  Positive
2 Disruption in supply chain due to Covid hampered the manufacturing and production of infection control products in 2020 Negative
3 Increase in government funding, increased need for disinfectant Positive

The report also provides in-depth analysis of recent news developments and investments

  • In January 2021, STERIS acquired Cantel at USD 84.66 per share. This agreement will provide diversification of infection control products and services to wide range of healthcare customers.
  • In May 2021, TEAMS Technology acquired Precision Die Cutting, LLC in order to expand manufacturing capabilities and healthcare services across the globe.

Company Profiles and Competitive Intelligence

  • STERIS plc.
  • Getinge AB
  • 3M Company
  • Cantel Medical Corporation
  • Matachana group
  • Advanced Sterilization Products
  • Belimed AG, MMM Group
  • Sotera Health LLC
  • Miele Group
  • Ecolab, Inc.
  • Metrex Research Corporation
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.
  • Melag
  • Pal International

The unique insights provided by this report also includes the following:

  • In-depth value chain analysis
  • Opportunity mapping
  • Sector snapshot
  • Key Players Positioning Matrix
  • Regulatory scenario
  • Strategies Adopted-Benchmarking Heat Map
  • Market trends
  • Covid-19 impact analysis
  • Product comparison
  • Pre & Post COVID 19 impacts on Infection control Market
  • Competitive Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The infection control market was valued at US $ 199.1 bn in 2020 and is anticipated to reach US$ 356.9 bn by 2027

The infection control market is estimated to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.5% during 2021-2027

In the base year 2020, North America accounted for more than 25% share in the infection control market

Few key players include, but not limit up to: STERIS plc.,Getinge AB, Miele Group, 3M Company, MMM Group, Cantel Medical Corporation, Matachana group, Advanced Sterilization Products, Belimed AG, Sotera Health LLC, Ecolab, Inc., Metrex Research Corporation, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc., Melag, and Pal International

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Table of Contents Infection Control Market

    1. Product Outline
    2. What is Infection Control
    3. Different types of Infection Control
    4. Analysis of Infection Control
    5. Supply Chain Analysis
    6. Covid -19 Impact
    7. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. Threats
    8. Technology Overview
  2. Regulatory Landscape for Infection Control
    1. Regulations and Standards
  3. Infection Control Market by Products
    1. Equipment
      1. Disinfectors
      2. Sterilization Equipment
      3. Others
    2. Consumables
      1. Infectious Waste Disposal
      2. Disinfectants
      3. Sterilization Consumables
      4. Personal Protective Equipment
      5. Others
    3. Services
      1. Contract Sterilization
      2. Infectious Waste Disposal
  4. Infection Control Market by End user
    1. Hospitals & clinics
    2. Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Companies
    3. Others
  5. Regional Analysis
    1. North America
      1. US
      2. Canada
    2. Europe
      1. Germany
      2. UK
      3. France 
      4. Spain
      5. Netherlands
      6. Rest Of Europe
    3. Asia Pacific
      1. China
      2. India
      3. Japan
      4. Australia
      5. Rest Of Asia Pacific
    4. Middle East and Africa
    5. Latin America
  6. Key Strategic Insights
  7. New Raw Material Sources
    1. New Applications
    2. Emerging Technologies
    3. Opportunity Mapping
    4. Critical Success Factors
    5. Environmental Impact and Sustainability Issues
    6. Consumer Preferences
  8. Key Market Trends / Recent Developments
  9. Competitive Scenario
    1. Mergers and Acquisitions
    2. Investments
    3. Joint Ventures
    4. New Product launches
    5. Strength of product portfolio
    6. Ranking of Key Players
    7. Presence of players by Geographies
    1. STERIS plc.
    2. Getinge AB
    3. 3M Company
    4. Cantel Medical Corporation
    5. Matachana group
    6. Advanced Sterilization Products
    7. Belimed AG, MMM Group
    8. Sotera Health LLC
    9. Miele Group
    10. Ecolab, Inc.

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