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Global Medical Gases and Equipment Market - Segmented by Product, End-user, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Medical Gases and Equipment Market - Segmented by Product, End-user, and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The Medical gases and Equipment Market is expected to register a CAGR of about 8.1%, during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023. Medical gases are specialized gases, which are used for medical purposes, drug processing and research in biotechnology. The medical gas can be a single pure gas or a mixture of different gases. The common types of gases used are oxygen, ammonia, hydrogen, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide. The gas equipment, such as cylinder and masks are used to store and deliver gas.

Rise in the Ageing Population

Population aging is beyond compare. It is without equivalent in the human history – the 21st century is witnessing swifter aging than the previous century. Life expectancy in Europe continues to rise: in 2010, it was around 75 years for men and 85 years for women. Most of the European population is aged 67 or over, which is a large population. This trend can be partly attributed to the falling mortality risks for both heart attacks and strokes. Since Europe is home to one of the largest elderly populations in the world and this results in higher number of lung diseases, healthcare provision remains a high government priority. Thus, the rapid increase in the aging population is a major factor driving the medical gases and equipment market. Other factors, like rise in lung disease due to increasing pollution will also boost market growth.

Regulatory Framework Concerns

Medical gases are considered prescription drugs because their use as drugs is unsafe without the supervision of a licensed practitioner or by properly instructed emergency personnel. Regulations regarding the purity of these substances are established by the United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary (USP/NF). Specifically, medical gases are under the scrutiny of the United States Pharmacopeia and National Formulary, whose recommendations are legally enforced by the Food and Drug Administration. These strict regulations make it difficult for manufacturers to abide by them. This acts as a deterrent for the manufacturer to invest in the medical gases market. This acts as a restraint for the market growth. Other factors, like helium gas shortage will lead to the slowdown of the market growth.

North America to Witness Considerable Growth in the Forecast Period

North America accounted for the largest share of the medical gases and equipment market in 2017, followed by Europe. High usage of medical gases and equipment in the pharmaceutical sector, growing funding for environmental testing in the US, growing food safety concerns in the US, and government initiatives to improve lab infrastructure and propel fundamental scientific research in Canada will drive market growth during the forecast period.

Key Developments in the Market

  • June 2017 - In June, the FDA published new guidance for industry draft document. It is intended to help manufacturers of medical gases with detailed recommendations on how to introduce and implement GMP regulations
Major players - AIR LIQUIDE, AIRGAS INC., ATLAS COPCO, MATHESON TRI GAS, INC., MESSER GROUP GMBH, PRAXAIR, TAIYA NIPPON SANSO AND THE LINDE GROUP, amongst others.

Reasons to Purchase this Report
  • Current and future medical gases and equipment market outlook in the developed and emerging markets
  • Analysis of various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis
  • The segment that is expected to dominate the market
  • Regions that are expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period
  • Identify the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players
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1. Introduction
1.1 Market Definition
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Key Inferences
5. Market Overview
5.1 Current Market Scenario
5.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
5.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.2.4 Threat of Substitute Product and Services
5.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry
6. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)
6.1 Market Drivers
6.1.1 Rise in Lung Disease Due to Increasing Pollution
6.1.2 Rise in the Aging Population
6.2 Market Restraints
6.2.1 Helium Gas Shortage
6.2.2 Regulatory Framework Concerns
6.3 Opportunities
6.4 Key Challenges
7. Market Segmentation
7.1 By Product
7.1.1 Medical Gas
7.1.1.1 Pure Medical Gases
7.1.1.2 Medical Gas Mixtures
7.1.1.3 Biological Atmosphere
7.2 By End-user
7.2.1 Hospitals
7.2.2 Clinics
7.2.3 Others
7.3 By Geography
7.3.1 North America
7.3.1.1 United States
7.3.1.2 Canada
7.3.1.3 Mexico
7.3.2 Europe
7.3.2.1 France
7.3.2.2 Germany
7.3.2.3 United Kingdom
7.3.2.4 Italy
7.3.2.5 Spain
7.3.2.6 Rest Of Europe
7.3.3 Asia-Pacific
7.3.3.1 China
7.3.3.2 Japan
7.3.3.3 India
7.3.3.4 Australia & New Zealand
7.3.3.5 South Korea
7.3.3.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific
7.3.4 Middle East & Africa
7.3.4.1 GCC
7.3.4.2 South Africa
7.3.4.3 Rest of the Middle East & Africa
7.3.5 South America
7.3.5.1 Brazil
7.3.5.2 Argentina
7.3.5.3 Rest of South America
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisition Analysis
8.2 Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships
8.3 New Products Launches
9. Key Players
9.1 Air Liquide
9.2 Airgas Inc.
9.3 Atlas Copco
9.4 Matheson tri Gas, Inc.
9.5 Messer Group GmbH
9.6 Praxair
9.7 Taiya Nippon Sanso
9.8 The Linde Group
9.9 List Not exhaustive
10. Future of the Market

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