The UV infection control devices market is estimated to attain a market size of US$744.074 million in 2025, growing at a CAGR of 7.27%.A rise in the aging demographics and a surge in chronic conditions amongst the global population together with increased turnover of hospital rooms has necessitated the global healthcare sector to equip itself with a range of infection control products. A notable number of people who receive healthcare are susceptible to contract a healthcare-associated infection, which is monikered as nosocomial infections World Health Organization (WHO). This necessitates tee various healthcare establishments to increase their investment in infection control devices out of which one noteworthy mention is UV infection control devices.
The importance of tackling nosocomial infections has been so strongly felt that the integration of UV lights with products that are ubiquitously used is being considered as the optimum means of controlling thereafter managing such diseases. To this end, it should be noted that Spectralink, a leader in enterprise mobile solutions, and Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems (AUVS), today announced the approval of the AUVS UV Box for use with Spectralink Versity mobile phones. when used in conjunction with the Spectralink Versity enterprise smartphone,the UV Box provides a unique infection control system to protect patients and staff from pathogens thereby reducing hospital-acquired Infections (HAI) consequently support healthcare infection prevention protocols.UV germicidal enclosures are generally employed as an additional safeguard against HAI in a medical environment. Originally christened as AUVS KR615, the device has widely become known as the UV Box is intended to close the gap hospitals' infection prevention protocols working continuously between terminal cleanings, and providing a better option than wipes. Despite its fame, for destroying bacteria, ultraviolet light is notorious for damaging plastic and other materials. To this end, Spectralink Labs conducted extensive testing to determine the durability of the devices when exposed to UV rays under typical medical conditions, before approving the use of UV enclosures for the disinfection of its Versity smartphones. This suggests the length to which players are willing to strive for a better product. Further with ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, health care systems across the world have been experiencing as significant strain, leading to dangerous shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), including N95 filtering facepiece respirators. So, this crisis was treated just like an emergency by, the University of Nebraska Medical Centre (UNMC) in April 2020, impended A decontamination procedure involving the delivery of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). Further, sinceUV is known to be incredibly effective in killing viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoachia, a leading global specialist in LED technology, is now aiming to extend its dominance to the UV market with its latest Nichia Deep UV LED, the 280nm NCSU334A, is designed to address mass-market demand for sterilization using solid-state lighting. Reverting to the corona pandemic various intuitions are integrating the UV infection controlling capabilities with automation just like Danish company UVD Robots that received a healthy quantum of orders forms the Chinese government. Utilized in disinfection drive which otherwise took hours and human labor that affected the daily routine of the mass.
While the global pandemic CoVid19 will be a constant driving factor for the UV infection control market the other aspect that is poised to drive the growth of the market is the food and beverage segment.This a sector where it is a business imperative to prevent any cross-contamination simultaneously preserve the flavor of raw materials and that of the ingredients which become a daunting task when liquid disinfectants are used. Thus, another noteworthy development to this end is the world’s first and only adoption of UV infection control device by The Westin Houston Medical Centre by utilizing LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ and contributing to the efforts of keeping the coronavirus away, by sanitizing and disinfect its guest rooms and common areas. Provided by San Antonio-based Xenex Disinfection Services, this room disinfection technology has been proven to quickly destroy viruses, bacteria, and fungi using intense pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light. intense germicidal UV light is used by The LightStrike robot to quickly destroy microscopic bacteria and viruses that may be missed during the manual cleaning process.
Besides, the APAC and MEA region is witnessing a growing influx of medical tourist and countries like India and the United Arab Emirates are endeavoring in the fuller utilization of resource available along with coming up with policies that will be conducive to the growth of medical tourism which is poised to drive the UV infection control market during the forecast period. Medical tourism or medical travel, health tourism or global healthcare is a consumer-driven sector, the services are distinctively sought by patients who seek elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement (knee/ hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. Thus, the Government of India has enabled triple entry that is permitted for e-Medical Visa and for e-Medical Attendant Visa and extension may be granted up to 6 months on case to case basis discerned by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned. Further, as of 2018, the estimated foreign exchange earnings from tourism were US $25.8 billion [Source: Ministry of Tourism, Government of India]. Further, the total number of tourist arrivals was 1403 million with 1448 US$ billion that was accounted for international tourism receipts.Additionally, The Ministry of Tourism provides financial assistance under the Market Development Assistance Scheme (MDA) to approved wellness centers, i.e., representatives of wellness centers accredited by the National Accreditation Board of Hospitals (NABH) or the State Governments to woo in the tourists. Considering the growth of medical tourism thus the influx of patients from foreign countries, the need for establishments proving food and beverage as well as accommodations and the need for the new healthcare points as well as legacy healthcare providers to observe and adhere to strict infection prevention measures have emerged as paramount importance. Therefore, the demand for the UV infection control devices set in motion by both these symbiotic sectors (healthcare and tourism) is projected to galvanize the UV infection control market of both local and global levels to unprecedented heights during the forecast period.