The Infant Incubator Market is segmented By Type (Transport Incubator, Hybrid Incubator, Normal Incubator), By Application (Neonatal Hypothermia, Genetic Defects, Lower Birth Weight and Others), By End User (Hospital, Neonatal & Pediatric Hospitals, Maternity Hospitals ) and By Country (U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Rest of Middle East and Africa)
The Infant Incubator Market was estimated at US$ 327.9 Mn in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 518.2 Mn by the end of 2032 with a CAGR of 72.3% during the forecast period.
An infant incubator is a machine that creates a controlled atmosphere with the appropriate amounts of warmth, humidity, and oxygen that a newborn needs. The incubator unit is often shaped like a trolley and is made up of a soft mattress covered in plastic. It offers a clean atmosphere and safeguards the newborn from dust, noise, infection, and excessive handling. A temperature sensor controls the heat and keeps the incubator chamber at a steady temperature for the baby. In order to maintain humidity and circulate humid air, the incubator chamber also has an electric heating system and a humidification system. Preterm infants require these devices to regulate their temperature because their typical metabolic rate is lower, resulting in less heat generation. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 15 million infants are born prematurely each year worldwide. That is greater than one in ten infants. According to the study, one of the main reasons for infant mortality across the globe is prematurity.
Availability of New Incubators with Adjustable Height Feature to Augment Market Growth
Neonatal care continues to progress, providing premature infants with greater access to medical care than ever before. When a premature or very ill newborn is put in an incubator, they can devote all of their energy to growing rather than preserving body heat. If the newborn requires surgery, keeping them in an incubator increases their chances of recovery since the technology allows medical experts to prepare them in the best possible environment. The incubators wide range of variable height adjustment allows nursing parents to feed their children even when in a wheelchair, making it more accessible for both disabled parents and those temporarily in a mobility scooter while recovering from childbirth. Furthermore, since new technologies such as webcams in the NICU have allowed families to communicate with their newborns, this advancement has resulted in noticeable positive treatment outcomes in hospitals as well as enhanced patient satisfaction which are the major market drivers that will propel the growth of the Infant Incubator market.
Rising Awareness of the Advantages of using Infant Incubators to Drive Global Infant Incubator Market
Some neonates may have difficulties breathing owing to undeveloped lungs. Their premature organs might not get enough oxygen as a result. There is a lack of surfactant, which is necessary for lung development. The newborn may have respiratory depression. As a result, they might need to be monitored for cardio-respiratory health inside an incubator. Babies born to gestational diabetes-afflicted moms may be briefly placed in incubators after birth. This is done to monitor their blood sugar levels while ensuring that they are kept warm and cosy. Additionally, newborn jaundice is rather typical and is brought on by elevated blood bilirubin levels. A few incubators use unique phototherapy/fluorescent lighting systems.
Smart Mattress to Drive Global Infant Incubator Market
A premature babys body temperature must be maintained because if it isnt, they are more likely to experience problems. However, they can lose heat quickly. Researchers from Nottingham Trent University have developed a sophisticated heating system that can generate enough heat to maintain the comfort of preterm neonates. Active warming like this can promote a babys early development and lessen the need for later, more intensive intervention. The mattresss heating elements are uniform and flawlessly managed because they are made of foam and polyurethane elastomers. To ensure that the right amount of heat is provided in its current prototype stage, it must be appropriately managed. This has raised the demand for Infant Incubators around the globe.
Innovation in Infant Incubator to Support Market Growth
Newborn incubator advancements are the subject of an increasing amount of research, which is anticipated to support the expansion of the worldwide infant incubator market throughout the course of the forecast period. In December 2020, The Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital in Chicago developed wireless sensors and biosensors to replace cables in incubators for monitoring vital signs associated with mother-child contact. The doctors claim that skin-to-skin contact between a mother and kid lowers the risk of lung issues and liver infections. The adoption of such technologies in already-available products is projected to assist the expansion of the global newborn incubator market. The increasing support of governments across the globe toward domestic manufacturing and the development of innovative incubators is anticipated to support the uptake of these innovations, thereby fostering the market for Infant Incubator. The combination of key players technical expertise and new players’ novel product techniques ensures the launch of new products with enhanced functionalities.
Premature Infant Incubators May Cause Hearing Loss which will Hamper Market Growth
Incubators and radiant heaters are necessary for each neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to give preterm neonates with a thermo-neutral environment. Since many hospitals in low- and middle-income countries cannot afford the high capital and maintenance costs. Preterm infants also require specialised care and may spend days, sometimes even months, in neonatal units equipped with incubators and monitoring tools that maintain and regulate their body temperature and cardiorespiratory function. These gadgets have switches, fans, and alarms that make noise. Such environmental noise is known to interfere with activities like sleep and recreation, may result in long-term hearing loss, and has been associated with an increased risk of issues with brain development which may impede the market growth.
North America and Asia Pacific Witness an Uproar in the Infant Incubator Market
North America dominates the Infant Incubator market because of the increasing number of premature term births, and the regions well-developed healthcare infrastructure contributes to this. Furthermore, the prospective customer base, as well as government and non-profit initiatives to increase awareness about the constant growth in the birth rate of premature new-borns, are projected to drive the North American infant incubator market forward. Every year, March of Dime, a non-profit organisation established in the United States, recognises November as Prematurity Awareness Month. Asia-Pacific infant incubators market is predicted to develop the most. This is due to an increase in healthcare spending and technological breakthroughs in neonatal care. Furthermore, the regions high prevalence of multiple births and preterm birth rates have enticed important players to invest in Asia-Pacific, which significantly contributes to the markets growth.
Top Companies and Recent Strategic Developments
Key players including Zimmer Biomet, DePuy Synthes (Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.), Smith & Nephew, and Stryker have consolidated the global market. The infant incubators product portfolio and significant expenditure in research and development to introduce technologically sophisticated incubators are credited with these companies dominance. Moreover, the rise in players emphasising the promotion of mother and child health care and are starting to make their goods and services easily accessible in low-income economies which is further estimated to cater to the increasing demand among developing markets across the globe.
• In February 2021, Govind Rao, a professor of chemical, biochemical, and environmental engineering at UMBC, revealed that he has been working on developing a cost-effective method to improve the treatment of premature babies. Public impact study conducted by UMBC students and Rao culminated in the successful clinical trial of a new $200 incubator.
• In September 2021, Swiss architect Fabien Roy created Robust Nest, a power-free incubator for clinics in Sub-Saharan Africa which was on display as part of Milan Design Week.
• In June 2020, after a successful fundraising campaign, the medtech company Inspiration Healthcare will pay £18 million to buy SLE, a maker of neonatal ventilation products.
• In May 2019, The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of St Peters Hospital announced the introduction of a new transport incubator system in May 2019. It is a completely functional mobile intensive care unit for infants.
Years considered for this report
• Historical Years: 2019-2021
• Base Year: 2021
• Forecast Period: 2022-2032
Infant Incubator Market Research Report Analysis Highlights
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• Estimation/ projections/ forecast for revenue and unit sales (2022 - 2032)
• Data breakdown for application Industries (2022 - 2032)
• Integration and collaboration analysis of companies
• Capacity analysis with application sector breakdown
• Business trend and expansion analysis
• Import and export analysis
• Competition analysis/market share
• Supply chain analysis
• Client list and case studies
• Market entry strategies adopted by emerging companies
Industry Segmentation and Revenue Breakdown
Type Analysis (Revenue, USD Million, 2022 - 2032)
• Transport Incubator
• Hybrid Incubator
• Normal Incubator
Application Analysis (Revenue, USD Million, 2022 - 2032)
• Neonatal Hypothermia
• Genetic Defects
• Lower Birth Weight
End User Analysis (Revenue, USD Million, 2022 - 2032)
• Neonatal & Pediatric Hospitals
• Maternity Hospitals
Region Type Analysis (Revenue, USD Million, 2022 - 2032)
• North America (United States, Mexico, and Canada)
• Latin America (Brazil & Mexico)
• Europe (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Netherlands, and others)
• Middle East & Africa
• Asia Pacific (China, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, and others)
• GE Healthcare
• Fanem Ltd.
• Novos Medical Systems
• Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt Ltd.
• Weyer GmbH
• Natus Medical Incorporated
• Inspiration Healthcare Group plc.
• BabyBloom Healthcare
• BV Medical Technology Transfer and Services Asia
• Healthcare International Biomedical, Ltd.
• Atom Medical Corporation
• Koninklijke Philips N.V.
• Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA
• Fisher & Paykel
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