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Medical Connector Market Research Report Information By Connector Size (<=10mm, >20mm & 11mm—20mm), By Material (Plastic and Metal), By Application (Electrosurgical Devices, Enteral Devices, Diagnostic Imaging Devices & Other), By Product (Embedded Electronics Connectors, Circular Connector & Receptacle Systems, Flat Silicone Surgical Cables, Disposable Electronics Connectors, Magnetic Medical Connectors & Other), By End User (Hospitals & Clinics, Imaging Centres & Diagnostic Laboratories & Other) And By Region– Industry Forecast 2032

ID: MRFR/SEM/2918-HCR | 100 Pages | Author: Ankit Gupta| July 2024

Global Medical Connector Market Overview:

Medical Connector Market Size was valued at USD 1.61 Billion in 2023. The medical connector market industry is projected to grow from USD 1.7352 Billion in 2024 to USD 2.943 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.83% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The market for medical connectors is expected to expand in the coming years due to market drivers like the prevalence of health insurance, telemedicine, the rise in the percentage of hospitals, the rising demand for medical connectors, the emergence of medical tourism, extensive research and development, and raising awareness of their technical prowess.

Medical Connector Market Overview

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Medical Connector Market Trends

  • Rising incidence of chronic diseases is driving the market growth

The increased prevalence of chronic diseases like autoimmune diseases, cancer, blood disorders, and others is one of the main factors fueling the growth of the medical connectors market CAGR. The rise in the number of people with chronic illnesses also drives the need for these medical connectors. GLOBOCAN 2020 estimates that there were 9,958,133 cancer-related deaths and 19,292,789 new cancer cases globally 2020. There were 1,414,259 new cases of prostate cancer, 2,261,419 new cases of breast cancer, 2,206,771 new cases of lung cancer, and 1,148,515 new cases of colon cancer in 2020. As a consequence of the increased frequency of chronic diseases, it is predicted that the market for medical connectors would expand over the course of the forecast period. Furthermore, the patient's clinical symptoms and associated consequences are tracked using monitoring devices during small and major surgeries. These gadgets can also be used to track patients' physiological data thanks to advancements in wireless technology. Chronic diseases are projected to become more common and have a higher incidence. As they assist doctors in determining the severity of a condition, such tools are an essential component of many healthcare institutions. According to an article published in Circulation Research in May 2021, there were over 150,000 hospitalizations due to heart failure (HF) in France in 2020 despite well-defined therapeutic management. Therefore, it is anticipated that the prevalence of chronic diseases will spur market expansion during the projection period.

The global medical connectors market is probably going to grow as a result of the ongoing pandemic scenario. More people are becoming infected with the COVID-19 and its new version B.1.1.7, which is wreaking havoc globally and hospitalizing more patients. Medical equipment demand is anticipated to increase with increased hospitalization. The worldwide medical connectors market is expected to significantly expand during the analysis period due to the rising demand for medical devices. The market's expansion has been significantly aided by the increasing need for medical connectors during surgeries and the treatment of chronic diseases.

Medical device connectors come in a wide range of designs, including those that establish electrical connections within medical systems and machines and those that are used to unlatch and latch tubing in several medical devices. Connectors are used to transmit media or data, signals, and power. These connectors can be used in a hybrid system or for just one of these operations. No of the type, these connectors need to be clean and secure. These connectors are widely used in various settings, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic labs, and imaging centers. Furthermore, it is anticipated that there would be an increase in the number of product approvals during the projected period. For instance, in August 2022, Dozee and Midmark India, a South Asian manufacturer of hospital beds and ancillary furniture with a significant local presence, worked together to develop India's first connected bed platform, which would automate and integrate patient monitoring in hospital beds, primarily in non-ICU settings. Such widespread usage of the product is anticipated to support the expansion for medical connectors market revenue worldwide in the years to come.

Medical Connector Market Segment Insights:

Medical Connector Connector Size Insights

The Medical Connector Market segmentation, based on connector size includes <=10mm, >20mm and 11mm—20mm. The <=10mm segment dominated the market. These compact connectors were created for applications with limited space. They are frequently found in wearable sensors, mobile medical devices, and diagnostic tools.

Medical Connector Material Insights

The Medical Connector Market segmentation, based on material, includes Plastic and Metal. The plastic category generated the most income. Polypropylene (PP), polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene (PE), and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are just a few of the plastic polymers that are used in many medical connectors. Connectors made of plastic are lightweight, cost-effective, and have good electrical insulating qualities. They are frequently used in single-use or disposable medical equipment and can be made to conform to certain sterilization criteria.

Medical Connector Application Insights

The Medical Connector Market segmentation, based on application includes Electrosurgical Devices, Enteral Devices, Analyzers and Processing Equipment, Diagnostic Imaging Devices, Cardiology Devices and Dental Instruments. The cardiology devices segment dominated the market. The growing use of medical equipment is a major factor in expanding flat silicone surgical cables.The functional symptoms of a patient and any related problems are monitored by patient monitoring equipment. With such technology, monitoring variables including body temperature, blood pressure (BP), oxygen saturation, level of consciousness, pain, pulse, and urine output is essential. When these gadgets are properly put together with the help of medical connectors, the physiological data of patients with various ailments, such as cardiovascular disorders and diabetes, are continually shown on them, allowing the doctors to act swiftly and precisely.

Medical Connector Product Insights

The Medical Connector Market segmentation, based on product includes Embedded Electronics Connectors, Circular Connector and Receptacle Systems, Lighted Hospital Grade Cords, Flat silicone Surgical Cables, Disposable Electronics Connectors, Magnetic Medical Connectors and Radio Frequency Connectors. The flat silicone surgical cables segment dominated the market. The increasing use of medical devices and the accessibility of automated medical diagnostic equipment are two major factors influencing the expansion of flat silicone surgical cables. Additionally, flat silicone surgical wires offer strong chemical resistance. Products like feeding tubes, catheters, handheld electronics, medical robotics, etc., frequently use silicone.

Medical Connector End User Insights

The Medical Connector Market segmentation, based on end user includes Hospitals & Clinics, Imaging Centres and Diagnostic Laboratories, and Ambulatory Surgical Centres. The hospitals & clinics segment dominated the market. The demand for minimally invasive operations is rising, and the public and private sectors are investing more in the construction of healthcare infrastructure. As a result, more sophisticated medical equipment is being used. This motivates hospitals and clinics to employ a variety of medical connectors.

Figure 1: Medical Connector Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)

Medical Connector Market, by End User, 2022 & 2032

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Medical Connector Regional Insights

By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American medical connector market area will dominate this market. The United States dominates the North American market for medical connections. The nation's medical connectors sales are driven by the increased prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer, blood disorders, autoimmune ailments, and other illnesses as well as the availability of cutting-edge healthcare infrastructure. Additionally, it is anticipated that the growing geriatric population, technological improvements pertaining to connectors, and the nation's growing need for these kinds of systems will all increase sales.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.

Figure 2: Medical Connector Market SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)

Medical Connector Market SHARE BY REGION 2022

Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Europe medical connector market accounts for the second-largest market share. The prevalence of chronic diseases like cancer, blood problems, autoimmune diseases, and other illnesses is on the rise, which is to blame. One of the key issues is also the accessibility of cutting-edge healthcare facilities. European nations, including the U.K., Germany, France, and Italy are renowned for their cutting-edge medical facilities and treatments. As a result, many more people are seeking medical care in the area, which raises the demand for medical connectors. Further, the German medical connector market held the largest market share, and the UK medical connector market was the fastest growing market in the European region

The Asia-Pacific Medical connector Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032 due to the rising per capita income in the area, the rising prevalence of diseases like diabetes and allergy, the aging population, and increased R&D spending. Due to an increase in the frequency of chronic diseases and rising healthcare costs in these nations, China, Japan, and the United States made up the top three countries that generated the most revenue on the global market in 2023. Moreover, China’s medical connector market held the largest market share, and the Indian medical connector market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Medical Connector Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the medical connector market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, medical connector industry must offer cost-effective items.

Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global medical connector industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the medical connector industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to market. Major players in the medical connector market attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations include Esterline Corporation (U.S.),  ITT Corporation (U.S.), TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland), Fisher Connectors (Switzerland), Samtec (U.S.), Smiths Interconnect (U.K.), Amphenol Corporation (U.S.), Molex (U.S.), Delphi Automotive LLP (U.K.), and Lemo S.A. (Switzerland).

Amphenol Corp is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of coaxial and specialized cables, antennas, interconnect systems, sensor-based devices, and electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors. The business offers products to various markets, including mobile devices, commercial aircraft, industrial, automotive, and military. Amphenol offers its goods to original equipment manufacturers through its internal global sales team, electronics distributors, and independent salespeople.

TE Connectivity Ltd does the design and production of connectivity and sensor systems. The business sells wire and cable, antennas, sensors, relays, heat shrink tubing, connector systems, and interventional medical components. Automotive, marine, industrial, medical, data and devices, appliance, aerospace, defense, and energy are just a few of the areas where these products and solutions are used. Products are offered under Agastat, Citec, Deutsch, Entrelec, Faston, Ampower, Buchanan, Holsworthy, Intercontec, Kilovac, Kissling, Cloudsplitter, and Madison Cable. The business sells its goods directly to consumers and through independent distributors.

Key Companies in the medical connector market include

  • Esterline Corporation (U.S.)

  • ITT Corporation (U.S.)

  • TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland)

  • Fisher Connectors (Switzerland)

  • Samtec (U.S.)

  • Smiths Interconnect (U.K.)

  • Amphenol Corporation (U.S.)

  • Molex (U.S.)

  • Delphi Automotive LLP (U.K.)

  • Lemo S.A. (Switzerland)

Medical Connector Industry Developments

August 2022: At its current manufacturing location in Galway, TE Connectivity Corporation, based in the United States, opened a EUR 5 million rapid prototyping center for medical devices.

July 2022: Qosina expanded its line of tube-to-tube barb connections by 25. More than 500 unique configurations of tube-to-tube barb connectors are available from Qosina. These connectors may accommodate inner tube sizes as little as 1/32 inch (0.031 inches, 0.8 mm) and as big as 1 inch (25.4 mm).

Medical Connector Market Segmentation:

Medical Connector Connector Size Outlook

  • <=10mm

  • >20mm

  • 11mm—20mm

Medical Connector Material Outlook

  • Plastic

  • Metal

Medical Connector Application Outlook

  • Electrosurgical Devices

  • Enteral Devices

  • Analyzers and Processing Equipment

  • Diagnostic Imaging Devices

  • Cardiology Devices

  • Dental Instruments

Medical Connector Product Outlook

  • Embedded Electronics Connectors

  • Circular Connector and Receptacle Systems

  • Lighted Hospital Grade Cords

  • Flat silicone Surgical Cables

  • Disposable Electronics Connectors

  • Magnetic Medical Connectors

  • Radio Frequency Connectors

Medical Connector End-User Outlook

  • Hospitals & Clinics

  • Imaging Centres and Diagnostic Laboratories

  • Ambulatory Surgical Centres

Medical Connector Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 1.61 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 1.7352 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 2.943 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.83% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Connector Size, Material, Application, Product, End-User, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Esterline Corporation (U.S.),  ITT Corporation (U.S.), TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland), Fisher Connectors (Switzerland), Samtec (U.S.), Smiths Interconnect (U.K.), Amphenol Corporation (U.S.), Molex (U.S.), Delphi Automotive LLP (U.K.), and Lemo S.A. (Switzerland)
Key Market Opportunities Technological advances in the medical sector
Key Market Dynamics Increasing use in the electronic industry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Medical Connector Market size was valued at USD 1.61 Billion in 2023.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.83% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Esterline Corporation (U.S.), ITT Corporation (U.S.), TE Connectivity Ltd. (Switzerland), Fisher Connectors (Switzerland), Samtec (U.S.), Smiths Interconnect (U.K.), Amphenol Corporation (U.S.), Molex (U.S.), Delphi Automotive LLP (U.K.), and Lemo S.A. (Switzerland).

The plastic category dominated the market in 2022.

The hospitals & clinics category had the largest share in the global market.

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