The global infection control supplies market is anticipated to register substantial growth through 2030, driven by inadequate knowledge pertaining to hygienic living conditions across low and middle-income economies. Rising incidences of HAIs will also increase the product demand over the forecast timeframe.

Limited understanding of proper sterilization, cleaning, and disinfection of medical equipment is seen as a matter of huge concern as this may expose patients as well as healthcare professionals to the risk of developing several hospital-acquired infections. Several steps are undertaken by administrative bodies in order to address these challenges. For instance, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has numerous working groups concentrating on implementing standards for cleaning reusable medical devices, steam sterilization hospital practices, and endoscope reprocessing.

The global infection control supplies market is segregated into the product, distribution channel, end-use, and regional segments.

With respect to the product spectrum, the disinfection and cleaning accessories segment is likely to exhibit a CAGR of about 3.7% during the projection period. The emergence of chronic health disorders among the aging population is the primary factor stimulating the segment expansion. The treatment and diagnosis of these diseases require frequent and prolonged hospitalization, which often leads to the occurrence of several healthcare-associated infections. The rising concerns about adequate hygiene in the hospital environment may augment the market trends from the disinfection and cleaning accessories segment.

With respect to the distribution channel, the e-commerce segment held more than 8.7% of the industry share in 2021 and may continue witnessing an upward trend in the forthcoming years. The growth of e-commerce as a distribution channel for infection control supplies can be credited to the easy availability of a wide range of products at reasonable prices. In addition, several advantages like contactless, doorstep delivery and timely stock clearance, and continuous addition of new and innovative products will profoundly impact the segment growth.

In terms of end-use, research laboratories are likely to gain significant impetus with an estimated valuation exceeding USD 13.9 billion by 2030. The increasing incidences of infectious health hazards such as COVID-19 have pushed the demand for cleaning supplies such as disinfectants due to rising health concerns.

Regionally, the Middle East & Africa accounted for about 4.3% of the overall revenue in 2021 and is likely to emerge as a key regional contributor in the forthcoming years. The regional growth can be attributed to the increasing surgical interventions and strict regulations regarding cleaning and hygiene. For instance, in August 2022, the President of the Middle East Forum for Hospital Sterilization Sciences, Dr. Ahmed Baggashi, suggested including a short-term course for housekeepers to help them gain knowledge about the basics of infection control across hospital areas.