North America Disposable Thermometer Market size surpassed USD 75.6 million in 2020 and is predicted to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2021 to 2027. Rising prevalence of infectious diseases such as malaria, hepatitis, and flu, among others, is one of the prominent factors that will spur the market growth.
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Increasing awareness among the people pertaining to easy and convenient method to obtain rapid test results will also contribute to the growing demand of disposable thermometers. Furthermore, fever is a primary symptom in COVID-19 infection. Thus, an increasing use of disposable thermometers to provide no-contact temperature monitoring has been observed with the advent of COVID-19 pandemic. However, availability of substitutes and technical limitations are noted to cause hurdles in the North America disposable thermometer market expansion.
North America Market, By Type
The strip thermometer segment is expected to register significant growth of 7.7% during the forecast timeframe. Strip thermometers are a type of disposable thermometers that change color to suggest different body temperatures.
The thermochromic (heat-sensitive) liquid crystals alter color in response to the temperature of subject. For instance, Traxit and Nextemp are few examples of strip thermometers available in the market. In addition, various studies have found that the accuracy of strip thermometers for axillary area is 84% and for forehead is 79%.
North America Market, By Target
Axilla area segment accounted for North America disposable thermometer market share of 26.4% in 2020. Axilla thermometers are used to measure the body temperature of the patient by placing the thermometer in the axilla and parallel to the body to get accurate result.
Additionally, by measuring temperature with axilla thermometer, the chances of getting infections are less and it is more convenient to use by the patients themselves. Furthermore, the axilla thermometer provides result in a short time span of 3-4 minutes that makes it popular among the patients and healthcare practitioners.
North America Market, By End-use
Diagnostic center segment size was over USD 18.2 million in 2020. Diagnostic centers are well equipped with technologically advanced equipment and related consumable products, such as thermometers, in order to measure the vital body statistics. Furthermore, increasing geriatric population is one of the major factors of increasing diagnostic tests, as the population is more susceptible to the infectious diseases.
North America Market, By Country
U.S disposable thermometer market revenue is anticipated to witness 6.2% growth to reach USD 130.3 million by 2027, owing to increasing number of infectious diseases, as fever is the primary symptom of the infectious diseases. For instance, in 2020, according to the CDC, approximately more than 3.7 million patients were diagnosed with parasitic diseases in U.S. As high body temperature is one of the primary symptoms, the requirement for disposable thermometer is expected to increase with the increase incidence of such illnesses.
Competitive Industry Landscape
Major players in the North America disposable thermometer market are Medline Industries, FIRST AID ONLY, Inc., Tempagenix, and Advanced Meditech Internationals, among others.
Players undertake various strategies such as new product launch, mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, geographic expansions to strengthen their market position. For instance, in April 2021, Medical Indicators, Inc., manufacturer of clinically accurate, single-use thermometers announced their partnership with Maness Veteran Medical, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB). This partnership will enable Medical Indicators to bring their innovative, disposable thermometers to America's veterans, the U.S. Department of Defense, and active military service members.