According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Endoscope Disinfection and Cleaning Market by Solution Type, by End-use, and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2019-2030”, the market was valued at US$ 768.40 Million in 2021 and is expected to expand at a growth rate of 6.1% by 2030.

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An endoscope, a flexible and thin tube medical device, is used to diagnose and treat various conditions, such as abdominal pain, digestive issues, and certain cancers. Endoscopes are treated with a cleaning and disinfection solution to prevent the spread of infection and illness in medical and surgical settings. Manual cleaning is a common method of cleaning endoscopes. It involves the use of a brush and other cleaning solutions to manually scrub the endoscope. This method is quick and easy. The automated cleaning method uses a combination of chemicals, heat, and pressurized water to thoroughly clean the endoscope.

The COVID-19 outbreak affected almost every industry. The pandemic boosted the use of cleaning and disinfection solutions for reprocessing of endoscopes, owing to the prevalence of chronic diseases among COVID-19-infected patients. This boosted the endoscope disinfection and cleaning solution market globally. During the pandemic, 25% of the COVID-19-infected patients reported gastrointestinal disorders, which boosted endoscopy procedures and raised the demand for its cleaning and disinfection solution.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst, Raksha Sharma, “Prevalence of Hospital Acquired Infections is one of the major factors that is expected to drive the market in the coming year. Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections, are infections that occur during a hospital stay. These infections can be contracted by anyone, including patients, visitors, and healthcare workers.

HAIs can develop after a patient has been admitted to a hospital or can be acquired while in their stay at the hospital. The main source of HAI is an unclean hospital environment and the use of unsterilized medical equipment such as endoscopes. Hence, medical institutions are adopting the reprocessing of medical equipment and endoscopes frequently to curb the prevalence of increasing HAIs. For instance, according to the World Health Organization, out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high-income countries and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries acquire at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) during their hospital stay.”

A supply chain is a network of companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors involved in the creation and sale of a product to the final buyers. This network includes different activities, information, entities, people, and resources. Entities involved in the supply chain include manufacturers, vendors, warehouses, transportation firms, distribution centers, and retailers. The presence of major suppliers and wholesalers, adoption of technologies, availability of raw materials, and presence of an integrated logistics industry are some factors that strengthened the supply chain in developed regions.

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • Players in the global endoscope disinfection and cleaning market include Fortive, STERIS, 3M, Medalkan, Metall Zug AG, Olympus America, Getinge AB, Wassenburg Medical B.V., Ecolab, Steelco S.p.A., and Stryker
  • Market players are adopting key strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, collaborations, and geographic expansion to increase their market share. Metall Zug AG, a parent company of Belimed AG, announced the acquisition of Amity International. This acquisition expanded the sales of chemicals, consumables, and equipment in the market.
  • Based on solution type, the global endoscope disinfection and cleaning solution market is segmented into aldehyde-based disinfectants, peracetic acid, highly-acidic electrolyzed water (EOW), hypochlorous acid (superoxidised water), chlorine dioxide, alcohols, and others. The aldehyde-based disinfectants segment is projected to account for 35.5% share of the market during the forecast period, owing to the use of aldehyde-based disinfectant solutions in hospitals on account of its non-corrosive properties towards medical equipment sterilization, including endoscopes. This aldehyde disinfectant solution achieves disinfection against all kinds of microorganisms, such as spores, fungi, bacteria, viruses, and mycobacteria. These factors are expected to boost the market.
  • In terms of end-use, the global endoscope disinfection and cleaning solution market is segmented into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), and clinics. The hospital segment is estimated to account for 58.0% share of the market during the forecast period, as disinfectant solutions are widely used across hospitals to sterilize various medical equipment, including endoscopes. In addition to hygiene and proper reprocessing of endoscopes, the cleaning and disinfection of equipment surfaces in hospitals are becoming increasingly vital for preventing infection through the multi-barrier approach.
  • On the basis of region, the global endoscope disinfection and cleaning market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. North America accounted for 32.7% share of the market in 2021, owing to the increasing number of medical institutions and rising cases of patients suffering from hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million hospitalized patients acquire HAI each year. Hence, North America is projected to be a lucrative region for the rapid sales of endoscope disinfection and cleaning solutions.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2021

US$ 768.40 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2022 to 2030)


Historical Data

2015 to 2020

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 - 2030

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Solution Type, By End-use, and By region

Key Companies Profiled

Fortive, STERIS, 3M, Medalkan, Metal Zug AG, Olympus America, Getinge AB, Wassenburg Medical B.V., Ecolab, Steelco S.p.A., Stryker

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Manufacturers and distributors
  • Demand Side: Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities and other approved regulatory bodies
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: US Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, European Environment Agency, Occupational Safety, and Health Administration, and Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee