Italy infection control market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.69% during the forecast period. Owing to various factors such as hospital-acquired infections (HIAs), cross-contamination of food leading to gastrointestinal infection, the prevalence of sharing of needles among individuals who are addicted to substance abuse, the infection control market in Italy is subjected to witness a rising demand. Further, the growing elderly population that has led to the increasing incidences of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiac disorders, respiratory disorders to name a few is also another major factor that will drive the market for infection control; products in the country. Moreover, Data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control show that Italy has the highest rate of hepatitis C virus infections in the general population, at 5.9% for first-time blood donors. Italy also reports the highest hepatitis C virus infection rate among migrants from Eastern Europe, at 7.1% (Source: Italy: Country Health Profile 2017, State of Health in the EU). Further 89% of people (mainly children) were not vaccinated, and 6% had received only the first dose of the vaccine, which increased the likelihood of contagion. Thus, to prevent further deterioration of health due to the administration the country in May 2017 introduces new measures to increase vaccination coverage among children to reduce the risk of epidemics of infectious diseases (Source: Italy: Country Health Profile 2017, State of Health in the EU).Thus, the aforesaid is also an example of the inclination of the regularity authority to institutionalize policies that will in turn catapult eh the infection control market to a new zenith.
Further, the increasing awareness of personal hygiene and the increasing focus on sterilization will even push the infection control market in Italy. As the word turns int a fast pace hub of business transactions that are increasingly transcending physical space, individuals are left with very little time to sanitize themselves at frequent intervals through traditional means like under the faucet and so on. In this scenario, this activity has been increasingly supplanted by hand sanitizers that have become an integral aspect of daily lies just like any other toiletries. Moreover, there is an increasing focus on food sterilization due to the sheer quantum of demand for exotic food products that necessitate the storage of the same. This aforementioned necessity has created a demand for low-temperature sterilization products, especially in the food and beverage segment. For example, ZHEROX by an Italian company AM Instruments is a bio-decontamination system designed to apply a mist of hydrogen peroxide precisely and effectively. It uses strong oxidant with a high antimicrobial power both against a large number of bacteria and for bacterial spores. Further coupled with regulatory measures as enshrined in article 39 in the EC Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice – Revision to Annex 1 – Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products - September 2003, states "Fumigation of clean areas may be useful for reducing microbiological contamination in inaccessible places." Thus, such product innovation augmented with regulatory measures is going to catapult the growth of Infection Control Market in Italy
CANTEL MEDICAL (Italy) S.r.l
MELAG Medizintechnik GmbH & Co.
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