Mobile Sterile Units Market Size & Share, by Application (Hospitals, Clinics, Research Institutes); Type (Cold Sterilizers, Steam Sterilizers, Gaseous Sterilizers, Ultraviolet Sterilizers) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2035

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  • Published Date: Mar 01, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2035

Mobile Sterile Units Market size is projected to cross USD 393 Million by the end of 2035, witnessing around 7% CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2035. In the year 2022, the industry size of mobile sterile units was USD 215 Million. The growth of the market can be attributed to the rising number of surgical procedures. Surgery is required to treat a variety of medical disorders, including obstructed labor, injuries, cardiovascular illnesses, infections, and cancer. Furthermore, the number of surgical operations is also significantly increasing as a result of the increased frequency of chronic illnesses and the ageing population. In 2018, more than 20% of American people had several chronic illnesses as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In addition to these, factors that are believed to fuel the market growth of mobile sterile units include the expanding biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries have taken the lead in therapy and the treatment of several diseases. For the purpose of developing and discovering new drugs, biotech and pharmaceutical companies are categorizing illnesses into groupings and patient groups. The pharmaceutical sector benefits from the use of biotechnology in the development of new goods as well as improved processes, techniques, and services. For instance, pharmaceutical biotechnology is a relatively new and expanding sector where biotechnology concepts are used to manufacture pharmaceuticals.

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Mobile Sterile Units Market: Key Insights

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 215 Million

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 393 Million

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Mobile Sterile Units Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Rising Prevalence of Hospital-Acquired Infections – Infections that arise at a hospital or other healthcare institution during the course of obtaining medical care are known as "health care-associated infections" (HCAIs). Urinary tract infections, wound infections (after surgery), skin infections, and infections that result in vomiting and/or diarrhea are the most commonly reported HCAIs. According to research, 10-15% of hospitalized patients in high-income nations get HCAIs, which can affect up to more than 20% of patients admitted to critical care units (ICUs).

  • Growing Outsourcing of Sterilizing Services– Sanitary processing is increasingly being outsourced by hospitals to skilled third-party suppliers in order to cut internal expenses associated with sterilization, as well as the growing desire for contract sterilization among medical device firms. By 2022, more than 40% of healthcare professionals in the United States, and the United Kingdom, is anticipated to choose to have their patients sterilized by a third party.

  • Increase in Attention towards Cleaning and Sanitizing Food– Sanitizing bring the amount of germ and other microbes down to levels that are deemed safe for human health. Food poisoning and allergic reactions are two health dangers that cleaning and sanitizing assist to prevent for both consumers and staff. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 420 000 people die and nearly 600 million people throughout the world fall sick after eating tainted food annually.

  • Growing Customer Awareness for Sterilizing Goods– Unnoticed by the majority of users, several dangerous compounds can be found in common items. For both human health and the environment, toxic items can be detrimental. Further, as consumers become more conscious of the value of cleanliness and the development of infectious illnesses, the demand for cleaning supplies continues to rise. For instance, in order to keep naturally existing microorganisms under control, consumers in the market choose to use warmers and sterilizers. In 2020, 70% of consumers utilized services for basic hygiene globally.


  • High cost of mobile sterile units –The hardware components, which are necessary for portable sterile units, are expensive. The expense of this equipment adds a lot to the overall cost of these sterile units. Therefore, the cost of mobile sterile units is high, and smaller healthcare facilities may not be able to afford this equipment.
  • Shortage of trained personnel who can carry out sterilizing operations, particularly in poor countries
  • Lack of knowledge in emerging regions

Mobile Sterile Units Segmentation

Application (Hospitals, Clinics, Research Institutes)

The global mobile sterile units market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by applications into hospitals, clinics, research institutes, and others. Out of the four types hospitals segment is estimated to gain the largest market share over the projected time frame. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the greater use of sterile units in hospitals to reduce cross-contamination. In hospitals, hazardous bacteria and viruses can spread through cross-contamination, which has led to a high need for sterile equipment. The challenging responsibility of receiving and treating sick patients while attempting to maintain a setting that avoids the transmission of infection to other patients, employees, and visitors is placed on hospitals. Cross contamination happens when one individual indirectly or directly distributes an infection to another. Furthermore, healthcare professionals must not only wash their hands properly, and also wear the necessary PPE for the task at hand. Furthermore, there has been surging demand for instrument infection control in hospitals that is expected to rise the segment’s growth in the market. Approximately, 65% of healthcare facilities featured handwashing sinks with water and soap in the restrooms and over 60% had hygiene facilities at the sites of care around the world.

Type (Cold Sterilizers, Steam Sterilizers, Gaseous Sterilizers, Ultraviolet Sterilizers)

The global mobile sterile units market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into cold sterilizers, steam sterilizers, gaseous sterilizers, ultraviolet sterilizers, and others. Amongst these segments, the cold sterilizers segment is expected to garner a significant share. Several medical practitioners choose the cold chemical sterilization method. Since it works best on heat-sensitive equipment that can't tolerate the considerably higher temperatures of dry heat sterilizers and autoclaves, this particular sterilization procedure is frequently referred to as "cold" sterilization. Moreover, cold sterilant is used for cleaning and sanitizing thermosensitive devices as well as medical and surgical equipment. For items that contain heat-sensitive chemicals and nonetheless need to be sterilized or bioreduced, cold sterilization offers low temperature molecular stabilization protection. For instance, to guarantee that heat-sensitive dental instruments are adequately cleaned and safe for reuse on patients, cold chemical sterilization is required.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

                  By Type

  • Cold Sterilizers
  • Steam Sterilizers
  • Gaseous Sterilizers
  • Ultraviolet Sterilizers
  • Others

               By Application

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Research Institutes
  • Others

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Mobile Sterile Units Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast   

The North American mobile sterile units market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the presence of high-quality healthcare in the region. In many respects, the US economy's most important sector is the health-care industry. The American healthcare system is a hub for innovation that creates new therapies and gives patients a variety of options. Although there are many advantages to the present health care system, there are also several chances for improvements that might lower prices, broaden access, raise quality, and improve Citizens' health.  In addition, there are increasing adoption of plasma sterilizers that is further expected to boost the growth of the market in the region. Furthermore, most healthcare facilities are owned and operated by private sector businesses, and in terms of income or the number of new pharmaceuticals and technologies released, the United States leads the world in medical innovation.  According to recent data, the American health care system is the most expensive in the world, costing more than 10% of GDP, and by 2020, that number is expected to reach around 20%.

APAC Market Statistics

The Asian Pacific mobile sterile units market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to grow with the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the rising elderly population in the region. The healthcare business has changed from having an absolute concentration on medical procedures to one that is more diversified and gives a larger importance to the safety, usefulness, and wellbeing of patients. The availability of medical treatments as well as ancillary services such as air conditioning, laundry, and nurse-call have helped to enhance the standing of the healthcare industry. The healthcare sector has been forced to ensure that a variety of services are provided correctly as a result of the growth in the prevalence of chronic illnesses. Furthermore, the need for quick, inexpensive healthcare is rising as consumers spend more money on their health and fitness. For instance, more than 20% of Chinese consumers, respectively, increased their expenditure on nutrition and health in the past few years.

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Companies Dominating the Mobile Sterile Units Landscape

    • Steris Corporation
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Benchmark Scientific Inc.
    • Astell Scientific Ltd.
    • Getinge AB
    • Shinva Medical Instrument Co., Ltd.
    • Belimed AG
    • Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd.
    • Systec GmbH
    • Priorclave Ltd.
    • LTE Scientific Ltd.


In The News

  • Steris Corporation launched ProKlenz ALIGN Detergent, a neutral pH detergent designed for gentle and efficient cleaning for a variety of surfaces. Broad substrate compatibility and the absence of the requirement for wastewater neutralization are two benefits of ProKlenz ALIGN Detergent. Further, the addition of this product expands on STERIS's array of neutral, acidic, and alkaline-based detergents.

  • Astell Scientific Ltd. introduced the new AstellBio Sink line, which can be utilized for a variety of confinement levels, and provides a great self-contained device for any lab wishing to improve their biosafety credentials. Further, The AstellBio Sink may be modified to meet the needs of the end customer.

Author Credits:  Radhika Gupta, Shivam Bhutani

  • Report ID: 3894
  • Published Date: Mar 01, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Rising prevalence of hospital-acquired infections and the growing outsourcing of sterilizing services are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 5% over the forecast The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

High cost of mobile sterile units, and the shortage of trained personnel who can carry out sterilizing operations, particularly in poor countries are estimated to be the growth hindering factors for the market expansion.

The market in the North American region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Benchmark Scientific Inc., Astell Scientific Ltd., Getinge AB, Shinva Medical Instrument Co., Ltd., Belimed AG, Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., Systec GmbH, Priorclave Ltd., LTE Scientific Ltd., and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, geographical presence of the company which determine the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, application, and by region.

The hospitals segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.
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