South America Medical Disposable Products Market Outlook, 2028

The South America medical disposable products market is to add more than USD 14 Billion market size from 2023 to 2028 increasing infection control measures.

Featured Companies

  • 1. Johnson & Johnson Private Limited
  • 2. Kimberly & Clark Corporation
  • 3. Medline Industries, Inc.
  • 4. 3M Company
  • 5. Beckton Dickinson
  • 6. Bayer AG
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South America consists of both developed and developing countries, which results in varying levels of healthcare infrastructure and access. Disposable medical products can be more prevalent in wealthier urban areas compared to rural regions. Public health concerns, such as infectious diseases and maternal and child health, often influence the use of medical disposables. For example, the need for disposable syringes and gloves is high in the context of vaccination programs and maternal healthcare. There is a growing emphasis on infection control and hygiene, particularly in healthcare settings. Disposable items like gloves, masks, gowns, and sterilized instruments are used to prevent the spread of infections in clinics and hospitals. South America is culturally diverse, with distinct healthcare practices in different countries and regions. Traditional medicine coexists with modern healthcare, leading to a variety of disposable products used in both contexts. Economic challenges in some countries can lead to limitations in the availability and access to disposable medical products, impacting the quality of healthcare in underserved areas. In some parts of South America, traditional birth practices are common. While modern healthcare facilities use disposable items for childbirth, traditional practices use reusable items, potentially increasing the risk of infection transmission. Cultural norms and beliefs influence perceptions of healthcare and the use of medical disposables. For example, some cultural beliefs affect attitudes toward the use of certain types of medical disposables. Access to healthcare services can be limited in certain regions of South America. This can affect the availability and utilization of disposable medical products. Some South American countries, such as Brazil and Colombia, have become popular destinations for medical tourism. This has increased the demand for disposable medical products to meet the needs of international patients. Governments and NGOs often implement community health initiatives that involve the use of disposable medical products for vaccinations, disease control, and health education. Traditional healing practices, including herbal medicine and indigenous healthcare, are still prevalent in some South American communities. Disposable products not are used in these contexts. Efforts to educate patients about the proper use and disposal of medical disposables are essential for infection control and healthcare safety. According to the research report, “South America Medical Disposable Market Outlook, 2028” published by Bonafide Research, the market is anticipated to add more than USD 14 Billion market size from 2023 to 2028. South America is seeing growth in regenerative medicine and cell therapy applications, leading to increased demand for disposable bioprocessing equipment and sterile, single-use bioreactors. The integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technology into disposable medical products is emerging. For example, disposable sensors and wearable devices can provide real-time patient monitoring data to healthcare providers. Patient-centric disposable medical products are gaining importance, with a focus on empowering patients to manage their own healthcare, particularly in the context of chronic diseases. Disposable medical devices with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities for diagnostics and decision support are emerging in South America. These devices can help improve diagnostic accuracy and treatment recommendations. Healthcare systems and governments are increasingly focusing on crisis response planning, including stockpiling essential medical disposables and developing rapid response strategies for future health emergencies. Initiatives to recycle medical disposables, particularly plastics and other materials, are gaining traction in some regions of South America as part of broader sustainability efforts. Some countries within South America are establishing innovation hubs and research centers focused on developing advanced medical disposable products. These hubs foster collaboration between researchers, healthcare providers, and industry experts. Innovations in medical waste management are becoming more critical. South American countries are exploring efficient and environmentally friendly ways to manage and dispose of medical waste generated by disposable products. Disposable medical products are being designed to integrate seamlessly with mobile health applications, allowing for data collection, remote monitoring, and patient engagement through smartphones and tablets.

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According to the report the market is segmented into Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. Brazil has the largest population in South America, exceeding 210 million people. A larger population naturally generates greater demand for healthcare services and medical disposables. Brazil boasts a well-developed healthcare infrastructure with numerous hospitals, clinics, and healthcare facilities. These institutions require a constant supply of medical disposables to function effectively. Brazil is a prominent destination for medical tourism in South America, attracting patients from neighbouring countries and beyond for various medical procedures, including plastic surgery. This influx of medical tourists increases the demand for medical disposables. Brazil, like many countries, places a strong emphasis on infection control in healthcare settings. Disposable medical products, such as gloves, masks, and sterile instruments, are crucial for maintaining a clean and safe environment in healthcare facilities. Brazil has a robust private healthcare sector, with many individuals opting for private health insurance plans. This sector often demands high-quality medical disposables to meet patient expectations. Brazil has one of the largest economies in South America. Economic growth contributes to increased healthcare spending and, consequently, the demand for medical disposables. Brazil's experience in managing epidemics, including the response to diseases like Zika and H1N1, has highlighted the importance of preparedness and stockpiling of essential medical disposables. Based on product type the market is divided into Sterilization Supplies, Drug Delivery Products, Diagnostics and Laboratory Disposables, Disposable Masks, Non-woven Disposables, Disposable Gloves, Dialysis Disposables, Wound Management Products , Incontinence Products, Respiratory Supplies, Disposable Eye Gear, Hand Sanitizers and Others(Disposable Protective Clothing, Bedpans, Urine bags and sharps Containers). Non-woven materials can be engineered to have excellent barrier properties, including resistance to fluids, microorganisms, and particles. This makes them ideal for use in medical disposables where infection control and contamination prevention are crucial, such as surgical gowns, drapes, and face masks. Non-woven disposables are inherently sterile and do not require further sterilization processes. This ensures that medical products made from non-woven materials are safe for use in healthcare settings where sterility is paramount. Non-woven materials are soft, lightweight, and comfortable against the skin. This quality is particularly important for patient-facing disposables like wound dressings, bed linens, and diapers. Many non-woven materials are hypoallergenic and non-irritating to the skin, making them suitable for use in wound care, baby care, and products designed for individuals with sensitive skin. Non-woven fabrics can be engineered to be breathable, allowing air and moisture vapor to pass through while still maintaining a barrier to liquids and microorganisms. This property is beneficial for products like surgical drapes and gowns. Non-woven disposables are designed for single-use applications, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. They can also be made from biodegradable or eco-friendly materials, aligning with sustainability goals in healthcare. In terms of Raw Material the market is divided into Plastic Resin, Nonwoven Material, Rubber, Paper and Paperboard, Metals, Glass and Others. Rubber materials, including latex, have elastic properties that make them suitable for certain medical disposable products like elastic bands used in tourniquets, elasticized surgical drapes, and rubber stoppers for vials and IV containers. Rubber materials, including some types of synthetic rubber, offer resistance to various chemicals and solvents. This property is important for certain medical disposables that come into contact with aggressive substances. Rubber materials are used in medical disposables for sealing and closure applications. For instance, rubber stoppers are commonly used in vials and IV containers to maintain product integrity and sterility. Some medical disposables have historically been made from rubber materials, and this tradition continues in certain medical settings. In certain medical procedures and applications, rubber materials may be chosen for their compatibility with patient safety and comfort. For example, rubber materials in certain medical devices or stoppers are designed to minimize the risk of contamination or injury. Latex rubber is a common material used in the production of medical gloves, such as examination gloves and surgical gloves. The demand for latex gloves may be on the rise due to the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manmayi Raval

Manmayi Raval

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The market is divided into hospitals, outpatient/primary care facilities, home healthcare and others based on end user. South America has seen an expansion of primary care services to improve healthcare access, particularly in rural and underserved areas. As primary care facilities grow in number and capacity, the demand for medical disposables also increases. Primary care facilities, including outpatient clinics and community health centers, place a strong emphasis on preventive care and early intervention. This approach requires a wide range of medical disposables for diagnostic testing, vaccinations, and health screenings. Primary care facilities are central to vaccination programs, including routine immunizations and special vaccination campaigns. Disposable syringes, needles, and vaccine vials are essential for these programs. Primary care settings often utilize point-of-care testing devices, which require disposable components such as test strips, lancets, and cartridges for diagnosing various medical conditions. Primary care facilities provide maternal and family planning services. These services involve the use of disposable medical products for prenatal care, childbirth, and postnatal care. Outpatient clinics and primary care centers perform non-invasive procedures, such as wound dressings, sutures, and minor surgeries. Disposable wound care products and surgical disposables are crucial for these procedures. Routine health screenings, including cancer screenings, are carried out in primary care facilities. Disposable screening kits and equipment play a vital role in early detection and prevention. Maintaining infection control measures is a priority in primary care settings. The use of disposable PPE, gloves, masks, and surface disinfection materials is essential to protect both healthcare providers and patients. Companies Covered in this report: Bayer AG, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Smith & Nephew plc, Cardinal Health, Inc, Medline Industries, 3M, Medtronic Inc, Boston Scientific Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, Abbott Laboratories, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Terumo Corporation, Gerresheimer AG, Kimberly-Clark Corporation , Baxter International Inc., Nipro Corporation, Stryker Corporation

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Considered in this report • Geography: South America • Historic year: 2017 • Base year: 2022 • Estimated year: 2023 • Forecast year: 2028 Aspects covered in this report • South America Medical Disposable market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments • Country-wise Medical Disposable market analysis • Various drivers and challenges • On-going trends and developments • Top profiled companies • Strategic recommendation Country covered in the report: • Brazil • Argentina • Colombia By Product • Sterilization Supplies • Drug Delivery Products • Diagnostics and Laboratory Disposables • Disposable Masks • Non-woven Disposables • Disposable Gloves • Dialysis Disposables • Wound Management Products • Incontinence Products • Respiratory Supplies • Disposable Eye Gear • Hand Sanitizers • Others(Disposable Protective Clothing, Bedpans, Urine bags and sharps Containers) By Raw Material • Plastic Resin • Nonwoven Material • Rubber • Paper and Paperboard • Metals • Glass • Others By End User • Hospitals • Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities • Home Healthcare • Others The approach of the report: This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. Post this; we have started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once we have primary data with us, we can start verifying the details obtained from secondary sources. Intended audience This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organisations related to the Medical Disposable industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

Companies Mentioned

  • Johnson & Johnson Private Limited
  • Kimberly & Clark Corporation
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • 3M Company
  • Beckton Dickinson
  • Bayer AG
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Medtronic plc
  • Stryker corporation
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Terumo Corporation
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • Nipro Corporation

Table of Contents

  • Table of Contents
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Research Methodology
  • 2.1. Secondary Research
  • 2.2. Primary Data Collection
  • 2.3. Market Formation & Validation
  • 2.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
  • 3. Market Structure
  • 3.1. Market Considerate
  • 3.2. Assumptions
  • 3.3. Limitations
  • 3.4. Abbreviations
  • 3.5. Sources
  • 3.6. Definitions
  • 4. Economic /Demographic Snapshot
  • 5. Global Medical Disposables Market Outlook
  • 5.1. Market Size By Value
  • 5.2. Market Share By Region
  • 5.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Product
  • 5.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Raw Material
  • 5.5. Market Size and Forecast, By End User
  • 6. South America Medical Disposables Market Outlook
  • 6.1. Market Size By Value
  • 6.2. Market Share By Country
  • 6.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Product
  • 6.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Raw Material
  • 6.5. Market Size and Forecast, By End User
  • 7. Market Dynamics
  • 7.1. Market Drivers & Opportunities
  • 7.2. Market Restraints & Challenges
  • 7.3. Market Trends
  • 7.4. Covid-19 Effect
  • 7.5. Supply chain Analysis
  • 7.6. Policy & Regulatory Framework
  • 7.7. Industry Experts Views
  • 7.8. Brazil Medical Disposables Market Outlook
  • 7.8.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.8.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 7.8.3. Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material
  • 7.8.4. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.9. Argentina Medical Disposables Market Outlook
  • 7.9.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.9.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 7.9.3. Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material
  • 7.9.4. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 7.10. Columbia Medical Disposables Market Outlook
  • 7.10.1. Market Size By Value
  • 7.10.2. Market Size and Forecast By Product
  • 7.10.3. Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material
  • 7.10.4. Market Size and Forecast By End User
  • 8. Competitive Landscape
  • 8.1. Competitive Dashboard
  • 8.2. Business Strategies Adopted by Key Players
  • 8.3. Key Players Market Positioning Matrix
  • 8.4. Porter's Five Forces
  • 8.5. Company Profile
  • 8.5.1. Bayer AG
  • Company Snapshot
  • Company Overview
  • Financial Highlights
  • Geographic Insights
  • Business Segment & Performance
  • Product Portfolio
  • Key Executives
  • Strategic Moves & Developments
  • 8.5.2. Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • 8.5.3. Smith & Nephew plc
  • 8.5.4. Cardinal Health, Inc
  • 8.5.5. Medline Industries
  • 8.5.6. 3M
  • 8.5.7. Medtronic Inc
  • 8.5.8. Boston Scientific Corporation
  • 8.5.9. Johnson and Johnson
  • 8.5.10. Abbott Laboratories
  • 8.5.11. B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • 8.5.12. Terumo Corporation
  • 8.5.13. Gerresheimer AG
  • 8.5.14. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • 8.5.15. Baxter International Inc.
  • 8.5.16. Nipro Corporation
  • 8.5.17. Stryker Corporation
  • 9. Strategic Recommendations
  • 10. Annexure
  • 10.1. FAQ`s
  • 10.2. Notes
  • 10.3. Related Reports
  • 11. Disclaimer

List of Table
Table 1 : Global Medical Disposables Market Snapshot, By Segmentation (2022 & 2028) (in USD Billion)
Table 2: Top 10 Counties Economic Snapshot 2020
Table 3: Economic Snapshot of Other Prominent Countries 2020
Table 4: Average Exchange Rates for Converting Foreign Currencies into U.S. Dollars
Table 5 : Global Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By Product (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 6 : Global Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By Raw Material (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 7 : Global Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 8 : South America Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By Product (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 9 : South America Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By Raw Material (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 10 : South America Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast, By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 11 : Influencing Factors for Medical Disposables Market, 2022
Table 12 : Brazil Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Product (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 13 : Brazil Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 14 : Brazil Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 15 : Argentina Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Product (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 16 : Argentina Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 17 : Argentina Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 18 : Colombia Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Product (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 19 : Colombia Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By Raw Material (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)
Table 20 : Colombia Medical Disposables Market Size and Forecast By End User (2017 to 2028F) (In USD Billion)

List of Figures
Figure 1: Global Medical Disposables Market Size (USD Billion) By Region, 2022 & 2028
Figure 2: Market attractiveness Index, By Region 2028
Figure 3: Market attractiveness Index, By Segment 2028
Figure 4: Global Medical Disposables Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 5: Global Medical Disposables Market Share By Region (2022)
Figure 6: South America Medical Disposables Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 7: South America Medical Disposables Market Share By Country (2022)
Figure 8: Brazil Medical Disposables Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 9: Argentina Medical Disposables Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 10: Columbia Medical Disposables Market Size By Value (2017, 2022 & 2028F) (in USD Billion)
Figure 11: Competitive Dashboard of top 5 players, 2022
Figure 12: Porter's Five Forces of Global Medical Disposables Market

Market Research FAQs

Key drivers include population growth, the rising prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing healthcare spending, government initiatives to improve healthcare access, and the need for infection control measures.

Cultural factors, including traditional medicine practices and patient preferences, can influence product demand. Tailoring products to local cultural norms and patient preferences is essential for success in this diverse region.

Regulatory requirements can vary from country to country in South America, which may pose challenges for manufacturers seeking to market their products across the region. It's crucial to navigate these regulatory differences effectively.

Emerging trends may include the adoption of telemedicine and digital health solutions, increased focus on value-based care models, the growth of medical tourism, and efforts to promote local manufacturing of medical disposables.

Identifying promising markets may involve analyzing factors like population demographics, healthcare infrastructure, regulatory environments, and economic stability. Conducting market research and collaborating with local partners can help pinpoint opportunities.

South America Medical Disposable Products Market Outlook, 2028

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