The global ultrasound gels market is anticipated to reach market size of around US$ 1,000 Mn by 2027 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of around 3% in terms of revenue during the forecast period 2020 – 2027.
Ultrasound gels are conductive substances which act as a coupling agent to form a close connection between the skin and the sample. These gels help waves relay ultrasound directly to the tissues and other places where imaging is necessary. Ultrasonic gels typically consist of propylene glycol, water and occasionally a coloring. It is clear, moist and somewhat oily, but it can't dry up. These gels are typically a thickening fluid that can spread over the skin.
Due to expanded use of ultrasounds for the diagnosis of disease and the recognition of complications associated with a disease, the global ultrasound gel market is expected to expand significantly during the forecast period. During birth, diagnostic ultrasound is used for the purpose of diagnosing foetal development and other clinical risks such as the involvement of any genetic disorders. Early diagnosis of a non-evident problem is done by ultrasound, such as multiple births, IUGR, congenital defects, malpresentation or placenta preventives. In addition, the availability of affordable ultrasound gels would further fuel global growth in the demand for ultrasound gels. For instance, 20-gramme EcoVue is worth $314 for a high-sensitivities gel and $380 for 32 gramme EcoVue. In 2016, nearly 11% of practitioners (about 946 practitioners) in Europe were not using ultrasound cover, according to the European Radiology Society. In addition, semi-critical instruments called endocavitary sensors are used to create interaction with mucous tissue. Covers are not sterile while the patient is treated by health practitioners for illness. But it is best to use latex-free cover to prevent infection. In addition, the availability of substitutes would potentially obstruct the development of the world market for ultrasound gel. For example, 2019 saw the launch of Envision viral barrier by CIVCO Medical Solutions that makes 100% gel-free processes and lowers the risk of contamination. The global ultrasonic gel market growth over the forecast period shall be constrained by these factors.
The biggest percentage of sales in 2019 was held by North America at 39.7%. Factors including the inclusion of major industry players are expected to drive regional market expansion, expanding health infrastructure and streamlining refund policies. Moreover, the increased adoption of ultrasound in neighbourhood clinics and home health care would lead to the development of the industry. In 2019, Europe had the second-highest market share. The area is projected to be powered by massive consumptions of medical equipment, increased healthcare spending, and increased medical imaging procedures. More than 9.0 million ultrasound procedures were completed in the UK based on annual figures published by NHS in 2019. The fastest growth is in Asia-Pacific over the projected period is predicted. The presence of many small-scale domestic manufacturers, especially in countries such as China and India is anticipated to fuel market growth, with significant unmet needs, health care facilities in development.
COVID-19 scenario analysis:
The need for medical supplies is on the increase to take care of the infected populace. The mainly used medical equipment for primary clinical care includes respiratory assistance devices such as atomizers, life-support system, oxygen generators and display. In addition, the need for medical supplies including personal security devices, including goggles, gloves and eyeglasses, grew significantly with COVID-19. The demand for medical equipment, both from health practitioners and civil society, continues to grow with growing numbers of COVID-19 cases around the world for precautionary action. These goods suppliers have the potential to leverage this growing need for medical supplies in order to maintain a sufficient and on-going consumer supply of personal security devices. Despite these considerations, COVID-19 could have a big effect on the demand for ultrasound gel.
Some of the prominent players in the ultrasound gels market include EcoVue, National Therapy Products Inc., Ultragel Hungary 2000 Kft., Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Phyto Performance Italia S.R.L, Trivitron Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, AiM Medical Technologies, LLC, Chhenna Corporation, Med Pharmaceutical Inc., HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Parker Laboratories, Inc., and others.
The global ultrasound gels market is segmented as below:
Ultrasound Gels Market By Type
Ultrasound Gels Market By Product
Surgical Lubricant Gels & Catheter Gels
Ultrasound Gels Market By Sales Channel
Ultrasound Gels Market By End Users
Ultrasound Gels Market By Geography
Middle East & Africa
The market for ultrasound gels is expected to reach a market value of around US$ 1,000 Mn by 2027
Which is the leading segment by type in the ultrasound gels market?
The sterile is the leading segment by type in the ultrasound gels market.
Ultrasound is a real-time imaging. It’s less expensive, easy to use and less harmful than other imaging methods. These benefits of ultrasound over other imaging methods have led to the growth of ultrasound gels market which is necessity before applying an ultrasound imaging technique.
EcoVue, National Therapy Products Inc., Ultragel Hungary 2000 Kft., Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., Phyto Performance Italia S.R.L, Trivitron Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, AiM Medical Technologies, LLC, Chhenna Corporation, Med Pharmaceutical Inc., HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Parker Laboratories, Inc., and others are the prominent players in the market.
North America held the highest market share in the ultrasound gels market.
Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing market over the forecast period.