Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product (High-Level Disinfectants & Test Strips, Detergents & Wipes, Automated Endoscope Reprocessors, Endoscope Drying, Storage, & Transport Systems, and Endoscope Tracking Solutions), By Type (Flexible and Rigid), By End-User (Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers & Clinics), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2022 – 2032

Industry: Healthcare


Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market Size Insights Forecasts to 2032

  • The Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market Size was valued at USD 2.15 billion in 2022.
  • The Market is Growing at a CAGR of 9.3% from 2022 to 2032
  • The Worldwide Endoscope Reprocessing Market Size is expected to reach USD 5.23 Billion by 2032
  • Europe is expected to Grow significant during the forecast period


Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market

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The Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market Size is expected to reach USD 5.23 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 9.3% during the forecast period 2022 to 2032.


Market Overview

Endoscope reprocessing is a critical medical procedure aimed at ensuring the safe and effective reuse of endoscopes, vital for minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures. This meticulous process involves several steps, including pre-cleaning to remove organic debris, manual cleaning with enzymatic solutions, thorough rinsing, and high-level disinfection or sterilization. The goal is to eliminate potentially harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria and viruses, while preserving the delicate instruments' integrity. Reprocessing protocols adhere to stringent guidelines to mitigate the risk of infections associated with contaminated endoscopes. As a cornerstone of patient safety, proper endoscope reprocessing protocols are crucial for maintaining healthcare standards and preventing cross-contamination.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for endoscope reprocessing market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the endoscope reprocessing market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the endoscope reprocessing market.


Global Endoscope Reprocessing Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2022
Market Size in 2022:USD 2.15 Billion
Forecast Period:2022-2032
Forecast Period CAGR 2022-2032 :9.3%
2032 Value Projection:USD 5.23 Billion
Historical Data for:2018-2021
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:120
Segments covered:By Product, By Type, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis.
Companies covered:: ARC Group of Companies Inc., CONMED Corporation, Getinge AB, Borer Chemie AG, Metrex Research LLC, Belimed AG, Olympus Corporation, Medonica Co. Ltd., Ecolab, BES Healthcare Ltd., and other key vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenge, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

The endoscope reprocessing market is influenced by a confluence of factors driving its growth and evolution, the rising prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders and various cancers necessitates increased utilization of endoscopic procedures, creating a consistent demand for well-maintained and reprocessed endoscopes. Furthermore, the global trend towards minimally invasive surgeries fuels the adoption of endoscopic techniques, amplifying the significance of effective reprocessing to ensure patient safety and procedural success. Stringent regulations and guidelines imposed by healthcare authorities and organizations play a pivotal role in propelling the market. The emphasis on patient safety and infection control pushes healthcare facilities to adhere to rigorous reprocessing standards, stimulating the demand for advanced reprocessing technologies and solutions that can reliably eliminate contaminants. Advancements in endoscope reprocessing technologies and techniques also contribute significantly. Automation and robotics are revolutionizing the field, enhancing the efficiency and consistency of reprocessing procedures. This, in turn, augments the overall market growth as healthcare facilities seek to invest in innovative systems that improve workflow and reduce the risk of human error.


Amid growing concerns about healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), the importance of maintaining strict reprocessing practices has gained prominence. HAIs not only pose risks to patients but also result in substantial financial burdens on healthcare systems. As a result, healthcare providers are increasingly investing in robust endoscope reprocessing practices to curtail such infections and their associated costs. In the backdrop of these drivers, public awareness about the significance of infection control and patient safety influences market dynamics. Patients are becoming more informed and vigilant about the risks associated with improperly reprocessed endoscopes, pressuring healthcare facilities to implement reliable reprocessing protocols to maintain trust and safeguard their reputation. As the market continues to expand, stakeholders across the healthcare spectrum are compelled to collaborate and invest in innovative solutions that ensure the efficacy, safety, and integrity of endoscopic procedures.


Restraining Factors

The endoscope reprocessing market faces notable restraints, including the complexity of reprocessing procedures that demand skilled personnel and rigorous adherence to guidelines, which can lead to operational challenges and potential errors. High costs associated with implementing advanced reprocessing technologies and maintaining compliance with evolving regulations also hinder market growth. Additionally, concerns about incomplete disinfection leading to infections can undermine patient trust. The emergence of single-use endoscopes presents an alternative, impacting the demand for reprocessing. These factors collectively pose barriers to market expansion, urging stakeholders to address challenges related to cost, training, regulatory compliance, and technological feasibility.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2022, the high-level disinfectants & test strips segment accounted for around 32.5% market share

On the basis of the product, the global endoscope reprocessing market is segmented into high-level disinfectants & test strips, detergents & wipes, automated endoscope reprocessors, endoscope drying, storage, & transport systems, and endoscope tracking solutions. High-level disinfectants and test strips dominate the market share in the field of endoscope reprocessing due to their crucial role in ensuring patient safety and infection control. High-level disinfectants are essential for eliminating microbial contaminants on endoscopes, reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections. Test strips play a pivotal role in validating the efficacy of the disinfection process, providing real-time feedback on the effectiveness of the reprocessing procedure.


  • The flexible endoscope segment held the largest market with more than 63.2% revenue share in 2022

Based on the type, the global endoscope reprocessing market is segmented into flexible and rigid. The flexible endoscope segment commands the largest share in the market for several reasons. Flexible endoscopes are versatile and widely used across various medical specialties due to their ability to access intricate anatomical structures with minimal invasiveness. Their diverse applications, ranging from gastrointestinal and respiratory procedures to urology and gynecology, drive their demand. However, their complex design demands meticulous reprocessing to eliminate contaminants and ensure patient safety. The critical nature of these procedures, coupled with stringent guidelines, underscores the significance of effective reprocessing, solidifying the flexible endoscope segment's dominant market position.


  • Hospitals segment is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of around 9.6% during the forecast period

Based on the end-user, the global endoscope reprocessing market is segmented into hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers & clinics. The hospitals segment is expected for the highest growth during the forecast period due to several factors. Hospitals are primary hubs for medical procedures, including endoscopic interventions, which are becoming increasingly vital for diagnosis and treatment. The rising patient influx, coupled with the growing prevalence of chronic diseases, drives the demand for endoscopy procedures. With a focus on patient safety and infection control, hospitals are investing significantly in advanced reprocessing technologies to ensure effective decontamination of endoscopes. This emphasis on quality care and adherence to regulatory standards positions the hospitals segment for substantial growth in the coming years.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Endoscope Reprocessing Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America dominated the market with more than 43.5% revenue share in 2022.



North America

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Based on region, North America dominates the endoscope reprocessing market due to several factors. The region's advanced healthcare infrastructure, coupled with a high prevalence of gastrointestinal disorders and cancers, drives the demand for endoscopic procedures. Stricter regulations and guidelines for infection control in countries like the United States and Canada prioritize proper reprocessing. Additionally, the presence of major market players and continuous technological advancements in the region contribute to its leadership. These factors collectively establish North America as the largest market for endoscope reprocessing, with its well-established healthcare ecosystem fostering growth and innovation.


Europe is projected for substantial growth in the endoscope reprocessing market during the forecast period. The region's increasing geriatric population, coupled with the rising prevalence of chronic diseases necessitating endoscopic procedures, drives the demand for effective reprocessing. Stricter regulatory frameworks, such as the European Medicines Agency guidelines, enforce stringent infection control measures. Moreover, advancements in healthcare infrastructure and a growing focus on patient safety amplify the adoption of advanced reprocessing technologies. These factors converge to position Europe for significant market expansion, reflecting its commitment to quality healthcare and bolstering its growth prospects in the coming years.


Recent Developments

  • In June 2022, Getinge has released a new version of their ED-Flow automatic endoscope reprocessors. ED-Flow effectively and reliably performs leak testing, cleaning, and high-level disinfection of flexible endoscopes.


  • In January 2022, Pentax Medical Europe has introduced the PlasmaTYPHOON, an ultra-fast endoscope drying and storage solution. This is intended to increase production and traceability, as well as developments in endoscope reprocessing to improve patient safety.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global endoscope reprocessing market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Companies:

  • ARC Group of Companies Inc.
  • CONMED Corporation
  • Getinge AB
  • Borer Chemie AG
  • Metrex Research LLC
  • Belimed AG
  • Olympus Corporation
  • Medonica Co. Ltd.
  • Ecolab
  • BES Healthcare Ltd.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-Users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting and Research Firm
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2032. Spherical Insights has segmented the global endoscope reprocessing market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Endoscope Reprocessing Market, By Product

  • High-Level Disinfectants & Test Strips
  • Detergents & Wipes
  • Automated Endoscope Reprocessors
  • Endoscope Drying, Storage, & Transport Systems
  • Endoscope Tracking Solutions


Endoscope Reprocessing Market, By Type

  • Flexible
  • Rigid


Endoscope Reprocessing Market, By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers & Clinics


Endoscope Reprocessing Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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