Disposable Endoscopes Market Size (By Application: Bronchoscopy, Urologic Endoscopy, Arthroscopy, GI Endoscopy, Proctoscopy, and Others; By End-user: Hospitals, Diagnostic Centers, and Others) - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2021-2028

Category : Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals | Published at : October-2021 | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Published | Pages : 180

The disposable endoscopes market accounted US$1.4 Bn in 2020 with a considerable CAGR of 18.7% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028.

Disposable endoscope is done to perform endoscopies on a patient to get visual at different parts of body. They are thin, hollow, flexible tubes comprises of tiny video camera and light source attached that transmits images to a computer. The newest version of endoscopes is small enough to be swallowed and send images wirelessly to a computer.

Market Dynamics

Rising concerns over cross contamination fuel the growth of global disposable endoscope market

The limitation of reusable endoscopes is the risk of contamination. Even though the risk of reprocessing and disinfection does not affect quality and standard, it is debatable if the reusable instruments are 100% sterile. But the risk of cross infection can be excluded while using a single use endoscope that could influence the decision whether to prefer using a single use endoscope. Additionally, single use endoscopes offer mechanical advantages in comparison to reprocessing of endoscopes. The single use endoscope showed more bending flexibility and improved deflection at the distal end and additional an increased irrigation flow rate by almost 30-70% both depending on the device in the working channel. Also, the single use device is made as a low cost version; the production reproducibility is overall good by offering lucrative opportunities. This acts as a base that every time a new and sterile product has high reproducible and guaranteed quality. Such factors have positive influence for the growth of global disposable endoscope market.

Report coverage

Market Disposable Endoscopes Market
Analysis Period 2017 - 2028
Base Year 2020
Forecast Data 2021 - 2028
Segments Covered By Application, By End-user, and By Geography
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
Key Companies Profiled Hill Rom Holdings, Ambu A/S, Inc., OBP Medical Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation, Flexicare Medical Ltd., KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, AirStrip, The Cooper Companies, Inc., Timesco Healthcare Ltd, and among others
Report Coverage
Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Competitive Analysis, Player Profiling, Regulation Analysis
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Fast product approvals propel the growth of global disposable endoscope market

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved two new single-use disposable endoscopes in less than two months, and adviced healthcare providers and hospitals to be cautious about contamination issues and infection risks tied to reusable endoscopes. Moreover, the agency has also asked duodenoscope manufacturer such as Fujifilm, Olympus Medical Systems, Pentax Medical, and others to shift their focus from fixed endcap duodenoscope to single use endoscope. For instance, in May 2021, EndoFresh, announced receiving 510(k) from US FDA clearance for its disposable endoscopy system for gastrointestinal procedures.

Key takeaway:

With emergence of COVID-19, the infection spread exponentially throughout China and then worldwide including US. Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopies are routinely performed in the US and worldwide. Contaminated flexible endoscopes have been reported as the vector for transmission of infections for many years. The exact number of infections is still unclear, and is likely to be underreported possibly owing to asymptomatic infections, incomplete surveillance, and prolonged latency. As COVID-19 is predominantly spread through respiratory droplets, the virus is also present in infected stools and body fluids. Therefore, demand for single use endoscope is on the rise. Multiple studies concerning the contamination of reusable endoscopes have been published, and pulmonary studies in particular continue to demonstrate higher than expected contamination rates. Additionally, numerous reviews comparing single-use and reusable endoscopes have been published disclosing the benefits of single-use endoscopy. Due to pandemic, several societies have reviewed their recommendations and guidelines, and many have published new guidance recommending single-use bronchoscopes.

Market Segmentation

Disposable endoscope market is segmented based on application and end-user. By application, the market is segregated as bronchoscopy, urologic endoscopy, arthroscopy, GI endoscopy, proctoscopy, and others. By end-user, the market is segregated as hospitals, diagnostic centers, and others

By application, bronchoscopy segment holds the dominant share for the segmental growth ultimately contributing for the overall growth of disposable endoscope market.  Additionally, by end-user, hospital segment accounts for major share for the overall growth of global disposable endoscope market.

Regional Landscape

North America dominates the market for disposable endoscopes; Asia Pacific to register fastest growing CAGR during the analysis period of 2021 to 2028

North America holds the dominant share for the disposable endoscope market due to presence of developed infrastructure coupled with fast approval of products, high adoption of advanced technologies; rising awareness of endoscopic procedures acting as the key factors that contribute for the overall regional growth for disposable endoscope market. Additionally, rising endoscopic procedures will definitely contribute for the further growth of disposable endoscope. GI endoscopies make up to 68% of all endoscopies in the US every year.  As colonoscopy is the most common endoscopic procedure performed in the US, demand for single use endoscopy is on the rise. Such factors have positive influence for the ultimate growth of regional market for disposable endoscope.

On the other hand, Asia Pacific is exhibited to record fastest growing CAGR for disposable endoscope market during the analysis period. Rising awareness related to minimal invasive surgeries, accelerating chronic cases, and increasing burden are the responsible factors for the ultimate growth of APAC regional market. 

Competitive Landscape


The prominent players of disposable endoscope market include Hill Rom Holdings, Ambu A/S, Inc., OBP Medical Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation, Flexicare Medical Ltd., KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, AirStrip, The Cooper Companies, Inc., Timesco Healthcare Ltd, and among others

Market Segmentation

Market ByApplication

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Urologic endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • GI endoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Others

Market By End-user

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Others

Market By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Rest of MEA

Frequently Asked Questions

The disposable endoscope market is 2020 is estimated to value US$1.4 Bn

The projected CAGR of disposable endoscope market is 18.7% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2028

North America dominated and Asia Pacific region exhibited the fastest growing CAGR

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