Oxygen Conserving Devices Market: Overview
According to the report, the global oxygen conserving devices market was valued at ~US$ 164 Mn in 2018. It is projected to expand at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period. Oxygen therapy is considered to be a highly important tool to help save lives of patients suffering from hypoxemia and other health conditions. Oxygen conservers are used to regulate the supply of oxygen, thus saving the overuse of oxygen by offering precise amount of oxygen. Oxygen conservers are prescribed with ambulatory cylinders, which optimizes the supply for a long duration of up to three days. Pneumatic, electronic, liquid oxygen, and disposable are the various oxygen conserver devices available in the market.
Significant expansion of the oxygen conserving devices market can be attributed to investments in technology, strong product portfolio, and rise in patient pool suffering from pulmonary or non-pulmonary condition. Moreover, increase in geriatric population is another factor fueling the oxygen conserving devices market.
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North America dominated the oxygen conserving devices market in 2018, and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the rise in awareness about hypoxemia that is caused by COPD and other respiratory diseases, presence of key players, increase in patient pool, favorable reimbursement policies, and availability of new oxygen conservers for pediatric patients in the region. However, misdiagnosis or underdiagnoses and high product pricing of certain oxygen conservers are likely to hamper the oxygen conserving devices market in North America during the forecast period.
Rise in Incidences of COPD and Other Chronic Respiratory Diseases to Drive Market
Rising incidences of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases globally is likely to prompt key players to develop oxygen conservers as a supplemental oxygen therapy and subsequently, save wastage of oxygen. COPD is considered to be the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., and fourth-leading cause of death across the world. According to an article published on Verywell Health, COPD affects around 11 million people in the U.S. and commonly occurs in people over the age of 40. This indication drives the need for supplemental oxygen, which is managed by the use of oxygen conserving devices.
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According to the Global Burden of Disease Study, in 2016, 251 million cases of COPD were identified, and 3.17 million deaths were recorded due to this disease, globally. Mostly 90% of deaths by COPD occur in middle or low income countries. A major cause for COPD disease is the increase in incidence of smoking among adults across the globe. Moreover, long-term asthma is also responsible for causing the COPD disease. According to research published in Science Daily, in April 2018, China was home to a significantly large population of adult COPD patients, which is estimated to be 100 million. This number represents around 8.6% of the population of China, which indicates that the prevalence of COPD is considerably high in China.
Increasing Geriatric Population Fuels Demand for Continuous Innovation in Oxygen Therapy
Rising geriatric population, globally, is fueling the demand for oxygen conserving devices to carry out their daily activities. The geriatric population often suffers from certain chronic respiratory diseases that hamper their mobility; hence, their dependence on oxygen therapy helps improve the quality of their life. For instance, pneumatic, electronic, and disposable oxygen conservers are available for geriatric patients and thus, fulfill the need for devices offering supplemental oxygen. Rise in the geriatric population demands better treatment options, which in turn is likely to provide opportunities to companies that operate in the oxygen conserving devices market. According to the United Nations, the geriatric population, or people above the age of 60, is expected to double by 2050, and triple by 2100. It is projected to rise from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050 and reach 3.1 billion by 2100. Globally, the geriatric population is the rising at a rapid pace, as compared to the population growth rate of the younger age group.
Rising Prevalence of Chronic Bronchitis Drives Demand for Oxygen Conserving Devices
In terms of indication, the oxygen conserving devices market has been segmented into chronic bronchitis, emphysema, sleep apnea, and others. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are two major COPD diseases that accounted for considerable deaths and these conditions drive the need for oxygen therapy across globe. Patients suffering from severe COPD require continuous supply of oxygen. According to WHO, COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world, with approximately 2.75 million deaths per annum. The WHO predicts that COPD would be the third-leading cause of death by 2030. According to the CDC, over 16 million people in the U.S. are living with respiratory disorders such as lung cancer, COPD, and heart diseases, caused due to smoking.
Oxygen Conserving Devices Market: Prominent Regions
In terms of region, the oxygen conserving devices market has been segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the oxygen conserving devices market in 2018, followed by Europe. North America accounted for a major share of the oxygen conserving devices market in 2018, owing to a rise in incidence of COPD and supportive government policies. Moreover, aging baby boomers are estimated to fuel the demand for oxygen therapy, including oxygen conservers, to help them lead a comfortable life.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers are expected to be older than the age of 65 by the year 2030. Technological advancements and reliable reimbursement policies in the U.S. for oxygen therapy devices helps patients to access these devices. Moreover, presence of key players in the region and a strong product portfolio of supplemental oxygen therapy are projected to drive the market in the region.
The oxygen conserving devices market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a notable CAGR from 2019 to 2027. This can be attributed to an increase in healthcare expenditure, rapid increase in rate of adoption of devices used for oxygen therapy, and growing prevalence of chronic respiratory diseases among patient population in developing countries. Moreover, rising geriatric population in countries such as Japan, India, and China is estimated to positively impact the development of innovative oxygen conserver devices in these countries. Furthermore, strong medical devices supply chain in countries such as India, Japan, and China is driving the oxygen conserving devices market in the region.
Development of Innovative Disposable Oxygen Conservers Offers Significant Growth Opportunities
The oxygen conserving devices market is fragmented, in terms of number of players. Key as well as local players have been offering various oxygen conserving devices, including pneumatic, liquid oxygen, and disposable types in the market for the past few years. Key players operating in the oxygen conserving devices market include Inogen Inc., GCE Group, Precision Medical Inc., Drive DeVilbiss International, Medline Industries, Inc., GF health Products, Inc., Inovo, Inc., Essex Industries, and Krober Medizintechnik. These players have adopted various strategies, such as investments toward the development of oxygen conserving devices, which include disposable oxygen conservers, electronic oxygen conservers, and strengthening their distribution network and product portfolio.
Companies such as Drive Devilbliss Healthcare have introduced disposable oxygen conservers, such as Oxymizer disposable oxygen conserver, which provides and saves oxygen in 4:1 ratio, as compared to that offered by other continuous flow oxygen therapy devices.
Global Oxygen Conserving Devices Market: Segmentation
Oxygen Conserving Devices Market, by Product Type
- Oxygen Conserver
- Electronic OCD
- Pneumatic OCD
- Disposable OCD
- Oxygen Conserver Parts & Accessories
Oxygen Conserving Devices Market, by Indication
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Sleep Apnea
Oxygen Conserving Devices Market, by End User
Oxygen Conserving Devices Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Australia & New Zealand
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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