Dialysis Equipment Market Expects Strong Growth
Technology is advancing the healthcare sector with increasing adoption of innovative products and therapies by healthcare facilities. Since the past few decades, an increase in the number of patients suffering from chronic kidney diseases (CKD) has significantly induced the market growth, making dialysis a necessity. The dialysis equipment market is slated to grow strongly during the next few years, and manufacturers of dialysis equipment are investing more on research and development, as the main focus of researchers is on innovating and introducing leading-edge products and dialysis equipment to the market.
As indicated by a recent study on the market for dialysis equipment, home dialysis equipment, and portable dialysis equipment are witnessing high popularity among patients suffering from end-stage kidney diseases.
Automatic CRRT with Dialysis Equipment
To cope with the increasing number of patients on long-term hemodialysis (HD), especially those with diabetic nephropathy, a fully automated dialysis equipment is designed to decrease staff workload and hence human errors related to hemodialysis treatment. Moreover, to develop the newly automated dialysis equipment based upon the conventional machine, the five features have been additively designed – (1) Automatic Priming, (2) Automatic Blood Removal, (3) Fast Fluid Replacement, (4) Automatic Blood Return, and (5) Manual Solution Sending.
Based on the dialysis equipment combined with a central dialysate delivery system (CDDS), a new system is characterized by the use of back ultra-filtrated dialysate (BUD) as a substitute fluid for priming, bonus shot and blood return, and the attachment of double endotoxin retentive filters (ETRFs).
Acute and chronic dialysis therapies have evolved from a primordial and artisanal stage into a high-tech procedure with dedicated biomaterials and dialysis equipment. A great part of the scientific evolution is concerned with the specific information and communication technology applied to dialysis equipment. Rapid changes in a patient’s condition during the treatment and the inter-individual variability of clinical requirements have spurred new interests in the application of precision medicine in this area. In particular, after an initial development of manual, semi-automatic, or fully automatic biofeedback control in chronic hemodialysis (HD), this approach is now turning into reality in the area of critical care nephrology and acute dialysis in the context of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).
Implementing Fully Automated Dialysis Equipment
CRRT is especially suitable for full automation because it involves multiple repetitions of similar operations. By implementing full automation with safety devices and fail-safe systems in place, both the pursuit of a decrease in operational burden and an increase in efficiency, as well as safety from human error can be achieved.
The growth of the dialysis equipment market is mainly driven by the high prevalence of CKD, worldwide. The use of dialysis over kidney replacement, aging epidemiology, product innovation, and wide product portfolio will continue to drive market growth in the near future. Focus on patient-caregiver connectivity, though the global dialysis equipment market is expected to witness impressive growth over the forecast period. However, stringent healthcare laws and regulations are the factors expected to hamper the dialysis equipment market growth over the upcoming years.