Europe Disposable Thermometer Market size crossed USD 56.8 million in 2020 and is projected to observe over 6.6% CAGR from 2021 to 2027. Rising geriatric population is one of the major reasons in increasing demand of thermometer owing to the weak immune response of elderly population towards diseases.
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Disposable thermometer is an easy-to-read body temperature measuring device. It contains a heat-sensitive indicator liquid reservoir maintained by seal and a stem membrane having capillary longitudinally disposed to register with a temperature scale on its outer surface. It also contains a rupturing allowing the indicator liquid to expand into the capillary channel to measure various body temperature when desired.
Increasing hospitalization is also a major factor contributing to the growing demand of disposable thermometer, as measuring body temperature is the primary process during hospitalization. Furthermore, increasing number of manufacturers of disposable medical devices in European region is expected to further foster the Europe disposable thermometer market expansion. However, availability of substitutes and technical limitation may restrict the market growth.
Europe Market, By Type
The mercury thermometer segment is expected to register lucrative growth of 5.9% through 2027. The mercury thermometer can be used for all targeted area such as oral, axilla, rectal and others to measure the body temperature. Moreover, other benefits such as high sensitivity to temperature, good visibility and high thermal conductivity make its popular among the diseased population. Furthermore, increasing adoption of mercury thermometer in homecare setting owing to COVID-19 pandemic to monitor body temperature will boost the segment growth.
Europe Market, By End-use
Homecare setting segment value in the Europe disposable thermometer market was more than USD 11.5 million in 2020. Increasing birth rate is one of the main reasons for the adoption of single-use thermometer at home care setting. As regular temperature monitoring is prescribed for newborns, the demand for thermometer including disposable thermometer will increase.
Europe Market, By Target Area
Rectal segment accounted for Europe disposable thermometer market share of 24.7% in 2020. Rectal thermometer is used to measure the body temperature of the patient by inserting the thermometer in the rectum. It provides body's accurate internal temperature. For instance, NexTemp Plus is a disposable rectal thermometer that uses dot matrix number system to measure rectal temperature from patient’s rectum. The rectal thermometer shows less temperature variations and is not influenced by the external events.
Moreover, rectal temperature measurement is observed to be the gold standard for children with 3 year of age or younger. As the pediatric population are more susceptible to infectious diseases, the demand for disposable rectal thermometer will increases to measure the accurate body temperature.
Europe Market, By Country
Italy disposable thermometer market size is anticipated to witness 6.5% growth rate to surpass USD 12.3 million by 2027. The market growth is due to increasing prevalence of infectious disease. For instance, in 2019, malaria infected a significant proportion of pediatric populations in Italy, accounting for nearly 30% of the total pediatric population. This led to increase in adoption of thermometers including disposable thermometers.
Furthermore, technological advancement to develop novel devices to measure the body temperature to improve diagnosis, patient care and treatment will fuel the market demand. Additionally, increasing awareness among the general population about the homecare devices including disposable thermometer will drive the country level market growth.
Competitive Industry Landscape
Prominent companies involved in the Europe disposable thermometer market include 3M Company, Medline Industries, and Medical Indicators. Players undertake various strategies such as new product launch, mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, geographic expansions to strengthen their market position. For instance, in January 2021, SpotSee, one of the leading providers of supply chain condition monitoring and connectivity solutions, acquired TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest. The acquisition aimed to enhance product portfolio and technologies of SpotSee in condition indicating devices market.