Laryngeal Mask Airway Market Outlook
The global laryngeal mask airway market size was valued at USD 152.3 Million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 253.2 Million by 2027 expanding at a CAGR of 6.6 % during the forecast period, 2020-2027. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) is a supraglottic airway device developed by Dr Archi Brain in 1981, which received FDA approval in 1991.
These masks are used for keeping the patient’s airway open when unconscious and under anesthesia. They are made from materials such as PVC, silicone, polycarbonate, polypropylene, and paper. PVC and silicone are primarily used for making these masks. Types of LMAs include, reusable and disposable (single-use).
Single-use masks are widely used by people; therefore, the segment is expected to hold a major share of the market. These masks are good alternatives of face masks and endotracheal tubes, and are available in different sizes.
The selection of LMA depends on the weight of the patient. The mask consists of several part such as cuff, aperture bar, airway connector, inflation tube, inflation balloon, and valve. The valve and inflation line are used to fill air in the cuff, which is inflated and placed in hypopharynx.
These masks are widely used by surgeons and physician in emergency care units of hospitals and clinics. The disposable mask needs to be disposed through hospital waste, while the reusable mask needs to be sterilized by steam sterilization. Reusable masks are sterilized using autoclaving at 137°C or 278.6°F for at least 10 minutes.
LMA are medical devices; therefore, they need regulatory approvals, stringent regulatory policies, and standards for medical devices. LMA masks consist of several parts such as cuff, aperture bars, connector, airway tube, inflation line, balloon, and inflation pilot balloon.
Several materials are used to produce these masks. For making Reusable LMA, materials such as silicone, polycarbonate, polypropylene, and paper are used, while PVC, polycarbonate, polypropylene, ABS plastic, and paper are employed for manufacturing disposable LMA.
Laryngeal Mask Airway Market Dynamics
Increasing technological advancements, growing awareness among people, rising population and adoption of innovative products, increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising number of surgical procedures are the factors that are expected to boost the market growth.
Moreover, growing concerns among market players for improving the product design and features is one the key trends propelling the laryngeal mask market growth. However, product recall and lack of availability of skilled personnel are some factors restraining market growth.
Furthermore, expanding product portfolio, strengthening position in market, penetrating in emerging economies, and technological developments in the economical single-use masks are creating growth opportunities for manufacturers in the market.
Adoption of hands-free approach and technologically advanced products and increasing investments by manufacturers in the research to develop novel laryngeal masks are some key trends propelling the growth of the market.
Laryngeal Mask Airway Market Segment Analysis
Product Types Segment Analysis
Based on product types, the market is fragmented into reusable LMA and disposable LMA. The disposable masks segment is expected to hold major share of the market owing to the increasing adoption of single use or disposable LMA to reduce the risk of infection.
These masks are available in different sizes and diameters for children and adults, and are made up from different medical grade materials. The disposable segment is expected to hold substantial share of the market and is expected to expand at significant CAGR.
Applications Segment Analysis
In terms of applications, the market is bifurcated into children laryngeal masks and adult laryngeal masks. The adult’s laryngeal masks segment is expected to hold a dominant share of the market, as it is majorly used for adults. These masks are available in various sizes and diameter.
These masks are selected on the basis of the patient’s weight and age so that the mask fits effectively. A particular formula has been designed for the selection of LMA for adults and pediatric patients based on their weight. The Adult LMA segment is expected to hold substantial share of the market and is expected to expand at significant CAGR during the forecast period.
End-users Segment Analysis
On the basis of end-users, the laryngeal mask airway market is divided into hospitals, clinics, homecare settings, and ambulatory surgical centers. The hospitals segment is expected to grow at a significant pace during the forecast period, as a majority of anesthesia and emergency procedures are performed in hospitals and specialty care units at hospitals. An LMA is preferred by physicians to keep the patient’s airway open while they are unconscious or under anesthesia.
Based on regions, the laryngeal mask airway market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. North America accounted for a major share of the market, followed by Asia Pacific.
The market in the North America is projected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period due to rising prevalence of respiratory, orthopedic, and neurosurgical diseases that require surgeries.
Moreover, increasing government initiatives toward surgery safety of surgical procedures, rising awareness among people about such devices, technological advancements, growing healthcare infrastructure in emerging economies such as India and China are key factors driving the growth of market in the Asia Pacific.
Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders
- In-depth Analysis of the Global Laryngeal Mask Airway Market
- Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value and Volume
- Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
- Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
- Recent Industry Trends and Developments
- Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
- Neutral Perspective on Global Laryngeal Mask Airway Market Performance
- Reusable LMA
- Disposable LMA
- Homecare settings
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa (MEA)
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA
Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
- Teleflex Incorporated
- Ambu A/S
- Intersurgical Ltd
- Flexicare Medical Limited
- ARMSTRONG MEDICAL
- Salter Labs
- HSINER CO., LTD.
Top players in the market include Teleflex Incorporated, Ambu A/S, DYNAREX, Intersurgical Ltd, Flexicare Medical Limited. These companies are considered as key manufacturers of laryngeal mask airway based on their revenue, research development (R&D) activities, product offerings, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
The players are adopting key strategies such as product development, acquisition, collaborations, and geographical expansion where potential opportunity for the laryngeal mask airway market.
- For instance, in 2017, Intersurgical Ltd launched the “Solus Curve” Laryngeal Mask. Solus Curve is available in three adult sizes and includes the innovative 2nd generation i-gel and 1st generation Standard, Satin, Wire Reinforced, and MRI Solus.