Scalpels consist of the blade and handle. Blades are generally disposed of after a single use and handles are used after sterilization. Size and shape of surgical scalpel vary with the type of operation to be performed. Investors and manufacturers based on market research reports are now looking for new areas with cheap sources and high usability. Through proper channels of market surveys, such areas can be identified.
The surgical scalpel is a sharp bladed tool for performing surgeries and anatomical dissections. With the increase in population and chronic diseases, the global market for surgical scalpel is at a higher growth rate than before. Surgical scalpel market is estimated to see a growth graph reaching near 04% annually until the projected time. Increase in private sector healthcare facilities has also added some pace to the growth rate. For such products, referred to as low-risk devices, there are fewer regulations which help in faster market growth with the minimum number of risks.
The surgical scalpel market is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. It is anticipated that the market held a valuation of USD 565 million in 2017 and is projected to register a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period.
There are errors made at handling levels, which lead to severe injuries and health issues. Injuries and mistakes among patients and health workers like mismanagement of tools, wounds, hospital errors and similar factors are responsible for the limited growth of the global market. Also, injuries by surgical scalpel possess a higher risk of transmission of diseases through the blood. Another factor responsible for holding back the global scalpel market is less professionalism; reports have indicated that some medical facilities are unable to handle such devices in the form of usage and proper disposal.
In current projection, there are four major regions America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa.
With the advancements and rapidly increasing demand for better health procedures, America is the current leader in consumption due to an increase in various chronic diseases and manufacturing with the presence of global leaders. Europe is in second place with rising demand for surgical procedures and advanced manufacturing facilities. The Asia Pacific is also growing at a decent rate at present. It will come out as the fastest growing global market for surgical scalpels industry because it has cheaper labour, vast population and increasing demand for new & better medical healthcare facilities. The same market will show a slower growth rate in the rest of the regions.
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Industry majors are now looking for new options and scopes on global levels. Investors and manufacturers are currently in search of remoter places with low production costs and high usability. Keeping this factor in mind, they are now getting interested in Asia Pacific market as there is the presence of large masses, high development rate and cheap labour is available which can help them to reach new levels of success.