Dialysis is the process of removal of waste and excess water from blood. The kidneys are put for dialysis if they are not able to detoxify blood naturally. The devices that are utilized for performing dialysis are known as dialysis devices. Heavy machines that are used in the same cannot be replaced after every use. However, few devices like catheters can be replaced. These are known as dialysis disposable devices. The utilization of disposable dialysis devices will increase the safety level for patients, and hence will reduce any severe hazards during the dialysis process.
The various disposable dialysis devices used in the dialysis process include renal dialysis pack, dialysis disposable, dialysis catheter kit, dialysis catheter, indwelling foley catheter, urethral catheter and dialysis fistula needle. Other disposable dialysis devices are dialysis nursing kit, garbage medical dialysis bag, blood line for hemodialyzer, dialysis medical supplies and medical sterilization pouches. Among all these disposable dialysis devices, the dialysis catheters segment is expected to show the highest growth in the near future. This is attributed to the increased utilization of disposable catheters during dialysis. Similarly, dialysis catheter, garbage medical dialysis bag and medical sterilization pouch segments will also show significant growth.
Increase in number of hazards due to utilization of non-disposable dialysis devices will augment the growth of this market. In addition, disposable dialysis devices provide safety from infections that are caused due to normal dialysis devices and this will also boost the growth of this market. Moreover, reduced price of dialysis procedures due to utilization of disposable devices and rise in the number of dialysis patients worldwide will also enhance the growth of this market. It has been estimated that in 2010, 6.6% of the total U.S. population underwent dialysis and this number is expected to grow significantly in the near future. The major players operating in dialysis disposable devices market include B. Braun Melsungen AG, Thermo Fisher Scientific, CyBio AG, ATL Pharmaceutical and Elcam Medical among other significant players.