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Smoke Evacuation System Market- Size, Share, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis 2020 – 2027

Author: Aditya Deshmukh
by Aditya Deshmukh
Posted: Mar 02, 2020

Smoke evacuation systems are used to release smoke produced during surgery at surgical site. These system uses high-flow vacuum to remove smoke out of the surgery room. Surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product of electrosurgery, laser tissue ablation, ultrasonic scalpel dissection, drilling or burring, or any other procedure performed using a surgical device. It is essential to remove surgical smoke from the surgical site, as it contains carcinogenic, irritant chemicals, or bio-aerosols which can harm patients or operating room personnel upon inhalation.

Manufacturers such as Buffalo Filter LLC., are engaged in research and development activities, and product launches. For instance, in April 2016, Buffalo Filter LLC launched PlumePen Pro, a surgical smoke evacuation pencil, at the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) surgical conference held in Anaheim, U.S. Moreover, in March 2014, Buffalo Filter LLC., launched VisiClear, a surgical smoke plume evacuator. VisiClear offers SafePort and Whisper technology, which allows quiet, safe, and intuitive surgical smoke removal.

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Increasing number of laparoscopic surgeries is driving demand for laparoscopic smoke evacuation systems. For instance, according to the Global Surgery Statistics 2018, around 15 million laparoscopic surgeries are performed every year across the globe. Moreover, due to increasing demand of laparoscopic surgery, manufacturers are focusing on developing laparoscopic smoke evacuation products, which is expected to drive the market growth. For instance, CONMED Corporation, offers a large portfolio of laparoscopic smoke management systems. Moreover, Medtronic also offers Valleylab, a laparoscopic smoke evacuators.

The demand of smoke evacuation system is increasing, owing to stringent regulatory requirement of smoke evacuation systems at the surgical site. Such regulations are driving demand for smoke evacuation systems, which is expected to boost growth of the global smoke evacuation system market over the forecast period.

Safety is an important parameter which is maintained at work place and healthcare divisions. It is essential to follow the rules and guidelines for safety and welfare of patients and working personnel. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommendations, several control measures are required to remove smoke generated during laser/electric surgical procedures, such as local exhaust ventilation (LEV), smoke evacuators, and room suction systems. Moreover, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also set guidelines related to surgical smoke evacuation systems such as:

  • Smoke evacuators needed to be placed two inches from the surgical site

  • Tubing and other disposable items to be replaced after each surgical procedure

Such factors are expected to highlight the importance of using smoke evacuation systems at the surgical site.

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Increasing awareness about laser surgery has resulted in significant growth in the number of laser surgeries in U.S. For instance, in 2018, according to American Academy of Ophthalmology, around 700,000 LASIK surgeries are done each year in U.S. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2017, around 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S., with an increase by 2% from 2016. These factors are expected to drive the global smoke evacuation system market growth.

The global smoke evacuation system market was valued at US$ 165.0 Mn in 2018 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period (2020–2027).

The global smoke evacuation system market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

North America is expected to hold dominant position in global smoke evacuation system market, owing to presence of key players such as Buffalo Filter LLC., CooperSurgical, Inc., Symmetry Surgical, and others. These manufactures have a broad product portfolio of smoke evacuation systems. For instance, Buffalo Filter LLC offers smoke evacuators, surgical smoke removing pencils and adapters, filters, and others. Moreover, CooperSurgical offers SEECLEAR, a smoke evacuation system, and Symmetry Surgical offers Bovie, a smoke evacuation system. Such extensive product offerings are expected to provide several alternatives to users’ requirements.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific market is estimated to witness significant growth over the forecast period, owing to increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases such as bypass heart surgeries, improving healthcare systems, and increasing government initiatives for modernization of healthcare infrastructure and facilities. For instance, in 2018 according to NCBI approximately 66% of overall population suffered from CVD diseases. The rise in prevalence of cardio vascular disorders requiring surgical intervention is expected to drive global smoke evacuation system market growth.

Factors restraining the smoke evacuation system market are product recall of smoke evacuation system and accessories from market. For instance, in March 2015, Microtek Medical Inc., recalled its product smoke evacuation tubing set, because a cohesive band used for packaging of devices contains latex and the product was not labeled as required by 21 CFR, it does not contain a caution note: "The Packaging of This Product Contains Natural Rubber Latex Which May Cause Allergic Reactions".

Key Players

Key players operating in the Global Smoke Evacuation System Market include Medtronic Plc., BOWA-electronic GmbH & Co. KG, CooperSurgical, Inc., Symmetry Surgical, I.C. Medical, Inc., CONMED Corporation, CLS Surgimedics, Stryker Corporation, Surgiform Technologies LLC, Zimmer Biomet, Steris Corporation, and Applied Medical Technology, Inc.

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