Increasing adoption of chemotherapy in cancer treatments fosters demand for Closed System Transfer Devices

A closed system transfer device or “CSTD” is a drug transfer device, which mechanically restricts the transfer of environmental contamination in the medical system and the escape of hazardous drug or vapor concentrations outside the system. Open versus closed systems are commonly applied in medical devices to maintain the sterility of a fluid pathway. CSTDs work by preventing- uncontrolled inflow and outflow of contaminants and drugs, preserving the quality of the solution to be infused into a patient. These devices ensure the safety of healthcare workers during the usage of hazardous drugs or chemicals. Closed system transfer device designs and models have changed at a rapid rate in recent years, resulting in the development of a number of independent testing methodologies to assess closed system transfer device performance. Currently, manufacturers in the closed system transfer devices market are focusing more on adhering to performance requirements, which largely focus on patient safety and sterile practices.

Key Drivers

The key factors such as rising use of CSTDs to combat the harmful effect of cytotoxic and antineoplastic drugs. Antineoplastic drugs are widely used in the treatment of cancer and are considered hazardous drugs. Healthcare workers involved in the preparation, transport, distribution, administration (pre and post-administration), and disposal of these drugs are at extremely high risk. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recommends the use of CSTDs to eliminate the harmful effects caused by exposure to hazardous substances that escape out of the system during drug preparation and administration. CSTDs act as a barrier and prevent the entry of contaminants and prevent the transfer of contaminants from the atmosphere to a sterile environment. Due to these advantages, CSTDs are increasingly being used in healthcare facilities to combat the harmful effects of hazardous drugs.

Chemotherapy, a widely adopted cancer treatment, uses one or more antineoplastic drugs, which destroy abnormal cells in patients. The use of closed system transfer devices (CSTDs) in conjunction with other safety precautions such as gloves, gowns, masks, and vented preparation hoods is an effective way to increase safety when preparing, transporting, administering, and disposing of hazardous drugs. With the increasing incidence of cancer and increasing adoption of chemotherapy treatments, the demand for CSTDs is expected to increase in the upcoming years.

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Key Findings

Color to color alignment system is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period

Owing to its unique structure that prevents leaks, spills, or the escape of vapors and aerosols. These devices equalize the pressure within the system when fluids are withdrawn or injected into vials. Additionally, the low cost of this system, along with its advantages, increased its adoption among pharmacists, oncologists, and nurses.

The membrane to membrane system is anticipated to dominate the market during the forecast period

The key factors such as ease of operation and lower risk of contamination associated with double membrane containment systems are boosting the market growth.

The vial access devices segment is estimated to dominate the market during the forecast period

The key factors such as rising adoption of CSTDs products and vial access devices by oncology nurses to transfer hazardous drugs from packaged vials to the infusion bag or the patient.

The hospitals & clinics segment is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period

The large share and high growth of this segment are primarily owing to the strong financial capabilities of hospitals for purchasing high-priced CSTDs, the large cancer patient pool, and the need to comply with regulatory guidelines.

Major Players dominating this market

The key players in the closed system transfer devices market are B. Braun Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Baxter International, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Caragen Ltd, Corvida Medical, Equashield, FIMI Opportunity Funds (Simplivia Healthcare), ICU Medical, JCB Co Ltd. (JMS Co Ltd.), Yukon Medical.