Hypothermia is a medical condition in which the body temperature drops below 95-degree Fahrenheit, mainly due to prolonged exposure to cold environment, where the person is incapable to breathe and hence, pulse gets slow down. It mainly occurs among very young and very old people and causes fatigue, weakness, drowsiness, and lethargy. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011, hypothermia is mainly susceptible in malnourished children as they have low metabolic rate to produce heat energy. Hypothermia depends on person’s weight, body fat, age, and body mass. Moreover, people suffering from memory disorder, strokes, paralysis, diabetes, severe trauma, and hypothyroidism are more susceptible to hypothermia and takes prolong healing time. Hypothermia can also occur during surgery due to heavy dose of anesthetic drug. Hospitals use blood and fluid warmer system to monitor and control the patient’s body temperature to avoid hypothermia. Monitoring of temperature is vital during patients stay in the hospital, allows doctor to provide proper treatment.
Introduction of breakthrough technology which is capable to meet the key parameters, is expected to propel the growth of blood and fluid warming system market
In 2014, soldiers of Israel defense force invented a breakthrough technology for blood and IV fluids, named – QinFlow’s Warrior Modular System. It is a leveraging patented technology, which is capable to meet various key performance parameters such as flexibility in the power source, warming capacity, warming range, flow rates, and warming speed. Additionally, it is highly reliable and precise, capable to identify the blockages, air bubble, and reversed flow. Warrior modular system is lightweight, has high performance, and consist of modular battery- and AC-operable system of affordable price.
Moreover, the 37 Company launched new blood and fluid warming system, named – Fluido Compact in 2015. Fluido Compact offer features such as safety, cost effectiveness due to low operational cost, free maintenance, and easy to handle. Additionally, the compact system operated on a single button with instinctive control panel enables outstanding features such as interchangeable disposable sets and temperature sensors, which helps IV fluids to target the temperature within 30 seconds and consist a cassette and patient line of 40 cm. High cost and disposable nature of blood and fluid warming system are some of the factors hampering the market growth.
Increasing incidence of hypothermic condition and its associated adverse outcomes is expected to propel the market growth
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in U.S., around 16,911 of total deaths were reported and nearly 1,301 people were reported with natural cold during 1999 2011. As per CDC, highest rate of deaths accounted to around 1,536 were estimated due to hypothermia in 2010 and lowest rate estimated to around 1,058 deaths in 2006, of which approximately 67% hypothermia-related deaths occurred in males. Increasing number of hypothermia related cases in cold countries is expected to fuel the growth of blood and fluid warming system market during the forecast period.
Some of the key players operating in the global blood and fluid warming system market include Smiths Medical, 3M Company, CareFusion, Becton, The 37Company, Dickinson and Company, Meridian Medical Systems, Barkey GmbH, GE Healthcare, and EMIT Corporation.
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