Dialysis machines or equipments are also considered as artificial kidneys which perform most of the kidney functions for patients who have temporary or permanent renal failure. The equipment uses hemodylasis to decontaminate the blood and stabilize its constituents. By this process, the blood of the patient is circulated through the device where it is balanced and filtered. Dialysis equipments have basically two classes, one is the classical unit and the other one is the home-use dialysis device. The classical units are generally cabinet sized machines which are commonly operated by trained personnels and are mainly used in hospitals and other healthcare units. The home-use dialysis devices are portable and generally smaller in size. They are more convenient for patients with entire loss of kidney function and prove to be more user-friendly for patients to undergo treatment. Better clinical outcomes and greater convenience, creates huge popularity of home-use dialysis devices. The dialysis machine has features which include operator controls such as display and backlight, touch screen or keyboard, patient connections, data interfaces, mechanism such as pumps, valves, sensors, cleaning system, processing units such as microcontrollers and fail-safe circuitry, battery management and power supply. Increase in number of kidney related diseases and rise in aging population are one of the major factors augmenting the growth of dialysis equipment market. Moreover, the increasing use of dialysis machines in case of kidney failure and to detect whether kidney transplant is possible or not increases the demand for the dialysis equipment. Additionally, rising number of hospitals and healthcare units across the globe promotes the growth of dialysis equipment market during the forecast period of 2017-2025.
Rise in number of hypertension and diabetic patients around the world, drives the market growth of dialysis equipment. Technological improvement in healthcare industries and increasing cases of kidney diseases drives the market growth of dialysis machines. Moreover, increase in geriatric population in developing economies such as Asia-Pacific region creates an ample growth opportunity for dialysis equipments during the forecast period.
The dialysis equipment market is segmented by product which includes blood monitoring equipment, peritoneal dialysis equipment, continuous renal replacement therapy system, hemodialysis equipment, dialysis solution supply equipment, and dialysis accessories.Moreover, on the basis of end-use, the market has been segmented as dialysis centers, home care settings, research laboratories and hospitals. The global dialysis equipment market has been moreover segmented geographically into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
Among the other types of dialysis machines, home-use dialysis machine is expected to witness high growth over the forecasted years. High demand of home dialysis machines by consumers due to their easy and convenient operations drives the market growth of home-use dialysis equipments. However, factors including low awareness regarding kidney diseases and their modalities, act as a restraining factor for this market.
Some of the major players in the global dialysis equipment marketinclude Gambro AB, Asahi Kasei Corporation, Nipro Inc., Baxter International Inc., and few to be named.
Global Dialysis Equipment Market: By Product
Global Dialysis Equipment Market: By End-Use
Global Dialysis Equipment Market: By Geography