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Swabs Market by Application and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023

Swabs Market by Application and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023

Global Swabs Market: About this market

Technavio’s swabs market analysis considers sales from medical, industrial, and other applications. Our study also finds the sales of swabs in Asia, Europe, North America, and ROW. In 2018, the medical segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as the increasing prevalence of infectious diseases, such as influenza, hepatitis, cholera, sepsis, and tuberculosis, will play a significant role in the medical segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global swabs market report looks at factors such as rising demand for sample collection for infectious disease diagnosis, significant demand for swab for cleaning validation in pharmaceutical industry, and increasing demand for infection control in healthcare facilities. However, limitations in standardization of swab sampling, lack of expertise, and presence of strong substitutes for environmental assessments may hamper the growth of the swabs industry over the forecast period.

Global Swabs Market: Overview

Adoption of environmental monitoring in healthcare facilities

There is an increase in the demand for pathogenic control among healthcare facilities due to the rising number of cases of hospital-borne infections. This has raised concerns among government and non-government organizations to provide guidelines on prevention and control of hospital-associated infection by adopting environmental monitoring in healthcare units. As a result, the maintenance of low microbial burden and optimum hygiene conditions have become the utmost priority of these healthcare units. The development and deployment of microbial monitoring systems by healthcare providers will boost the adoption of swabs as an applicator in various healthcare and life sciences applications. Thus, the adoption of swabs as a sampling tool in POC test kits, cleaning validation in the pharmaceutical industry, and collection devices will lead to the expansion of the global swabs market at a CAGR of almost 8% during the forecast period.

Increase in the adoption of online product ordering

The increasing adoption of advanced IT infrastructure by end-users has enabled market vendors to explore new business opportunities through the online sales channel. End-users such as diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, and clinics are increasingly adopting digital platforms such as laboratory information management systems (LIMS) for efficient resource management and meeting GLP requirements. Market vendors are concentrating on the availability of their swab products for online sales on their official websites. Thus, to meet the need of GLP practices and avail customizable delivery options, end-users are increasingly promoting the purchase of swab products through online platforms, thereby driving the sales in the global swabs market. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global swabs market during the forecast period 2019-2023, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global swabs market is fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading swabs manufacturers, that include 3M Co., AdvaCare Pharma, Becton, Dickinson and Co., bioMérieux SA, Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc., Merck KGaA, PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC, SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., and Unilever Group.

Also, the swabs market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
      • Table Product overview
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global healthcare market
      • Table Segments of global healthcare market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Application - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Medical - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Medical - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Medical - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Industrial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Industrial - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Industrial - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Asia - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Asia - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Asia - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • ROW - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table ROW - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table ROW - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision Framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market Trends
    • Advent of advanced and innovative swab collection devices
    • Increasing demand for swab products as sampling tool in POC test kits
    • Growing adoption of online product ordering
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • 3M Co.
      • Table 3M Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table 3M Co. - Business segments
      • Table 3M Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table 3M Co. - Geographic focus
      • Table 3M Co. - Segment focus
      • Table 3M Co. - Key offerings
    • AdvaCare Pharma
      • Table AdvaCare Pharma - Vendor overview
      • Table AdvaCare Pharma - Product segments
      • Table AdvaCare Pharma - Key offerings
    • Becton, Dickinson and Co.
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Business segments
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Geographic focus
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Segment focus
      • Table Becton, Dickinson and Co. - Key offerings
    • bioMérieux SA
      • Table bioMérieux SA - Vendor overview
      • Table bioMérieux SA - Product segments
      • Table bioMérieux SA - Organizational developments
      • Table bioMérieux SA - Geographic focus
      • Table bioMérieux SA - Key offerings
    • Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc.
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Vendor overview
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Business segments
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Organizational developments
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Geographic focus
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Segment focus
      • Table Bio-Rad Laboratories Inc. - Key offerings
    • Merck KGaA
      • Table Merck KGaA - Vendor overview
      • Table Merck KGaA - Business segments
      • Table Merck KGaA - Organizational developments
      • Table Merck KGaA - Geographic focus
      • Table Merck KGaA - Segment focus
      • Table Merck KGaA - Key offerings
    • PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC
      • Table PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC - Vendor overview
      • Table PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC - Product segments
      • Table PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC - Organizational developments
      • Table PURITAN MEDICAL PRODUCTS Co. LLC - Key offerings
    • SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG
      • Table SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG - Vendor overview
      • Table SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG - Product segments
      • Table SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG - Organizational developments
      • Table SARSTEDT AG & Co. KG - Key offerings
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Vendor overview
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Business segments
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Organizational developments
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Geographic focus
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Segment focus
      • Table Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. - Key offerings
    • Unilever Group
      • Table Unilever Group - Vendor overview
      • Table Unilever Group - Business segments
      • Table Unilever Group - Organizational developments
      • Table Unilever Group - Geographic focus
      • Table Unilever Group - Segment focus
      • Table Unilever Group - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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