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Autoclaves Market by Product (Gravity Autoclave, Vacuum-Induced Autoclave), Modality (Floor Standing, Bench Top, Wall Mounted, Portable), Loading Type, Chamber Type, End user & Region - Forecast to 2020-2030

Autoclaves Market by Product (Gravity Autoclave, Vacuum-Induced Autoclave), Modality (Floor Standing, Bench Top, Wall Mounted, Portable), Loading Type, Chamber Type, End user & Region - Forecast to 2020-2030

Autoclaves Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

About the Report

Future Market Insights (FMI) maintains positive growth projections for the global autoclaves market in the report, especially as focus on physical methods of disinfection and sterilization across healthcare facilities become increasingly crucial amid COVID-19 crisis. It has prognosticated the demand from academic and research institutes also to rise consistently between 2020 and 2030. The report offers insights into the growth trajectory exhibited by the market, following trends unfolding as the demand rises in hospitals, research laboratories, biopharmaceutical companies, food and beverages companies, and other sectors.


According to a new study by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global autoclaves market is expected to grow at ~5.0% CAGR during the forecast period between 2020 and 2030.

The rising demand in academic and research institutes segment is creating opportunities for the growth of the market due to the high requirement of maintaining sterilized and clean environment.

Despite high expenditure on sterilization process, which includes power and water consumption cost, the increasing demand due to the outbreak of COVID-19 is enabling growth in the market.

As per the National Center of Biotechnology Information, the demand for surgical masks and N95 filtering face masks has surpassed their availability in numbers amid the ongoing pandemic.

Against this backdrop, the autoclaves market supply chain has reported positive impact since they are often included in the sterilization process to ensure proper decontamination of protective masks.

Rising Cases of Hospital Acquired Infections Boosting Growth

Autoclaves are highly required across healthcare facilities such as office based clinics, hospitals, and others due to their high sterilizing properties. They are extensively used in sterilizing surgical equipment, pharmaceutical products, laboratory instruments, and others to minimize the risks of hospital acquired infections (HAI).

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in the high-income countries approximately 30% of patients in Intensive Care Units (ICU), are affected by at least one health care associated infection. In the low and middle-income countries the frequency of getting HAIs is even two or three fold higher than in high-income countries.

As more people including the hospital staff, doctors, and patients are getting aware about HAIs, there has been increase in adoption of precautionary measures adopted by the healthcare industry over the past decade. This is significantly fuelling the demand for autoclaves.

According to NHSN of CDC, there has been 4-18% decrease in HAIs between 2018 and 2019 due to the increase in awareness, which has been identified as a chief driver of the autoclaves market.  

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the demand for autoclaves as focus towards sterilization and maintaining proper hygiene across healthcare facilities is at all-time high.

For instance, the Systec autoclaves come with vacuum systems that remove porous materials and solids from sterilization chamber. These autoclaves also are known to keep COVID-19 pathogens present in cold-air chambers from surviving the process of heating.

Increase in Research and Development Activities

Autoclaves are highly used in research & development activities in sterilizing laboratory equipment, biological waste, and destroying potential pathogens. The growing research & development activities around the world has significantly increased the demand for autoclaves.

For instance, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the global spending on R&D (Research & Development) has reached a record high of almost US$ 1.7 trillion in the recent year.

As a part of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), countries have pledged to increase public and private R&D spending and number of researchers by 2030. This is forecast to significantly aid to the growth of global autoclaves market.

Key Challenges

Autoclaves are not suitable for sterilizing oils and powders. Also, they cannot be used for sterilizing products such as injections, which are often made of plastic since this material is at risk of getting damaged when exposed to temperature of 115º- 116º C. As autoclaves are unsuitable for heat-sensitive objects and repeated exposure to high humidity and heat may hamper their effectiveness, the usage of autoclaves often gets limited.

Autoclaving is a costly process which involves expert’s handling in proper pressure and temperature hence it is yet to become more versatile in terms of applications, such as in home care settings, small to medium food and beverage companies, and others.

Despite having limitations and disadvantages, the high requirement for effective sterilization is projected to drive the global autoclaves market.

Region-Wise Analysis

North America Autoclaves Market

The North America autoclaves market is the largest in the world owing to the exponentially rising demand from the key end user segments such as academic and research institutes, office based clinics, hospitals, and others.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the research & development (R&D) in the region has increased significantly over the past two decades within the OECD area of North America, which accounted for about 80% of all R&D expenditures in the world.

Autoclaves are highly used in sterilizing device in order to destroy potential pathogens and microorganisms in research samples and equipment. So, the growing R&D activities are forecast to aid to the growth in North America. According to FMI, the U.S. will emerge dominant followed by Canada in the North America market during the forecast period.

Europe Autoclaves Market

Europe is the second leading region in the global autoclaves market. The proliferation in hospitals and office based clinics has been a major factor driving the Europe market. The rise in cases of hospital acquired infections coupled with the increasing awareness regarding the precautionary measures is catalyzing the growth in Europe.

According to the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), nearly 3.8 million people acquire a health-care associated infection each year in acute care hospitals in EU countries. Which implies, on any given day, about 80,000 patients have at least one healthcare-associated infection in Europe. This in turn has been catering to the high demand for autoclaves in Europe.

The U.K, Germany, France, and others are expected to remain the epicenter of the Europe autoclaves market in the coming years.

East Asia Autoclaves Market

East Asia has emerged as another lucrative region in the autoclaves market and is expected to sustain its position in the coming years. The well-developed manufacturing infrastructure and rising demand from the healthcare industry in the countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and others are propelling the growth of the East Asia market.

Surging government investment in the healthcare industry has been catering to the growth in East Asia. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the South-East Asia has started emphasizing more on strengthening healthcare system since the 73rd Regional Committee Session of the WHO South-East Asia Region by adopting laboratory capacity strengthening mechanisms, increasing proper equipment for hospitals and healthcare workers, and others along with the highly precautionary measures for maintaining cleanliness. This is expected to bolster the growth in East Asia.


Category-wise Insights

Gravity Autoclave to Exhibit Hegemony

Gravity autoclaves are presently leading in the global autoclaves market and is anticipated to remain in the position throughout the forecast period. Gravity autoclaves are considered suitable for use in geographical areas of high humidity or high altitudes as they are capable of retaining the relationship between pressure and heat within the autoclave chamber.

Furthermore, gravity autoclaves can be equipped with a post-cycle vacuum feature to assist in drying the load which makes is highly efficient for the sterilization process. However, over the course of the forecast period the demand for vacuum-induced autoclaves is expected to rise at a higher pace. According to FMI, this product category will record above 6% CAGR over the forecast period.

Floor Standing Autoclave to Emerge Dominant

Floor standing autoclaves are highly sought-after among end users starting from pathology laboratories to hospitals due their exclusive features such as stand-by pre-heating function, improved ventilation, and others.

Because in floor standing autoclave cooling is sped up, neither the steam generator nor the hot water inside the chamber needs additional cooling. Driven by the rising demand for floor standing autoclaves the segment’s valuation is expected to reach above US$ 356 Mn by the end of 2030.

Front Loading Autoclave to Maintain the Lead

In terms of loading type, front loading autoclaves are presently leading the global market and is forecast to continue registering high demand through the forecast period. Front loading autoclaves have lower sterilization time and are hassle-free to use in the crucial sterilizations, such as in the operation theatre.

In addition to this, front loading autoclave’s full cycle is automatic and doesn’t need any human intervention which makes it highly preferred among diverse end users such as research laboratories, pathology laboratories, and others. FMI has forecast this segment to exhibit 6% CAGR through the forecast period.

Cylindrical Autoclave Remains Highly Sought-after

Cylindrical autoclaves are registering rising demand, leading the market in terms of chamber type. Because cylindrical autoclaves can be made with thinner steel, they have lesser weight and are cost-effective. Also, since steel is thinner, the heat required is lesser which makes its operations less complex.

Furthermore, the steam circulation in cylindrical autoclave is excellent which makes it highly preferable in various sterilization processes starting from medical to research. However, in comparison to cylindrical autoclaves, the rectangular segment is likely to exhibit growth at a higher pace, registering above 6% CAGR between 2020 and 2030.

Academic and Research Institutes to Dominate

Presently, academic and research institutes are the leading end user in global autoclaves market. The demand for autoclaves in the academic and research institutes is surging steadily due to their high sterilization properties.

Research autoclaves are used in decontamination of certain biological waste, instruments, and lab ware. They also play a vital role in sterilizing media for various research activities. Academic and research institutes are expected to reach a valuation of above US$ 200 Mn by the end of 2030 in the global autoclaves market.

Competitive Landscape

With the growing potential of the global autoclaves market, the market players are facing tougher competition. In order to gain competitive advantage, they are focusing on launching a wide range of products.

For instance, Steelco S.p.A has launched their new range of medical autoclaves such as low temperature vaporized H2O2 autoclaves with special focus on quality, safety, productivity, and environment compatibility in the recent year.

Systec GmbH has launched their new range of vertical floor-standing autoclaves such as SYSTEC VX, SYSTEC VE, SYSTEC VB, and others in the recent year.

Some of the key market players are-

  • Astell Scientific
  • MELAG Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Benchmark Scientific
  • Panasonic Biomedical
  • Tuttnauer
  • Steelco S.p.A.
  • Amerex Instruments, Inc.
  • Consolidated Sterilizer Systems
  • R. Espinar, S.L.
  • Rodwell Autoclave Company
  • Systec GmbH
  • ZIRBUS technology GmbH
  • Bionics Scientific
  • Celitron Medical Technologies
  • Steridium Pty Ltd.

*The list is not exhaustive, and only for representational purposes. Full competitive intelligence with SWOT analysis available in the report

Autoclaves Market Report: Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

USD Million for value

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia, Oceania Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, GCC Countries, Turkey, Northern Africa, South Africa

Key Segments Covered

Product, Modality, Loading Type, Chamber Type, End User, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Astell Scientific
  • MELAG Medizintechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • Benchmark Scientific
  • Panasonic Biomedical
  • Tuttnauer
  • Steelco S.p.A.
  • Amerex Instruments, Inc.
  • Consolidated Sterilizer Systems
  • R. Espinar, S.L.
  • Rodwell Autoclave Company
  • Systec GmbH
  • ZIRBUS technology GmbH
  • Bionics Scientific
  • Celitron Medical Technologies
  • Steridium Pty Ltd.

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, brand share analysis, competition intelligence, DROT analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Segments


  • Gravity Autoclave
  • Vacuum-Induced Autoclave


  • Floor Standing
  • Bench Top
  • Wall Mounted
  • Portable

Loading Type

  • Top Loading
  • Front Loading
  • Pass Through

Chamber Type

  • Cylindrical
  • Rectangular

End user

  • Hospitals
  • Office Based Clinics
  • Academic and Research Institutes
  • Research Laboratories
  • Pathology Laboratories
  • Biopharmaceutical Companies
  • Food and Beverage Companies


  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Japan

Key Questions Answered in the Report

At what CAGR is the autoclaves market expected to grow?

According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the autoclaves market is anticipated to grow at ~5.0% CAGR during the forecast period from year 2020 to 2030.
Some of the top companies in global autoclaves market are Panasonic Biomedical, Astell Scientific, Consolidated Sterilizer Systems, Bionic Scientific, and others.
Gravity autoclave is highly sought after among products available in the market and is expected to maintain the lead throughout the forecast period.
In order to capitalize on the new opportunities, the key market players are emphasizing on launching better quality products with affordable costs.
Academic and research institutes segment is the key end user of autoclaves and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period.
North America is the largest market for autoclaves followed by Europe and East Asia.
Floor standing is the leading segment of autoclaves in terms of modality and is likely to sustain its position throughout the forecast period.
Among loading types available, front loading autoclaves are dominating in the global market and is anticipated to remain in the position in the coming years.

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