Verified Market Research recently published a report, “UV-C Disinfection Robots Market by Type (Portable Type, Stationary Type), by Application (Hospital & Clinic, Biosafety Laboratory, Drug Production Workshop).” According to the report, the global UV-C disinfection robots market was valued at $172.70 million in 2019 and is projected to reach $5.57 billion by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 32.62% from 2020 to 2027.
The growth of the UV-C disinfection robots market can be attributed to the upsurge in awareness about the harmful effects of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Health care facilities are increasingly modifying cleaning protocols and adopting advanced technologies to combat HAIs caused by numerous multi-drug-resistant spores and organisms. These infections can occur during examination, admission, treatment or rehabilitation. They can spread from sources, such as visitors, patients, hospital equipment, surroundings as well as the hospital staff. As awareness about HAIs is increasing, emphasis on terminal cleaning at hospitals and improvement in patient care are expected to affect the market growth significantly.
The technological advancements to develop robots for disinfection purposes at health care facilities has increased in recent years. Various robot manufacturers are focusing on creating autonomous models that can navigate through hospitals and other large facilities, supporting human cleaning crews by sanitizing rooms and other surfaces where virus particles can spread among an infected populace. The advancement in technology is allowing more efficient infection control and this is expected to propel the growth of the UV-C disinfection robots market in the coming years.
However, the high cost of disinfection along with the lack of availability of advanced robots for disinfection purposes – mainly in developing and underdeveloped countries – is expected to hinder market growth substantially.
A report by the research firm Reports and Data included information about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the disinfection market.
“On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that an outbreak of the disease COVID-19 had extended to the level of a world pandemic. Showing worries with ‘the upsetting levels of severity and spread,’ the WHO urged the governments across the globe to take aggressive and urgent action to curb the spread of the deadly virus through the use of products such as ultraviolet disinfection equipment, especially in the hospitals and other places where COVID-19 patients are being treated,” according to Reports and Data.
Some key players in the market are Xenex Disinfection Services LLC, UVD Robots ApS (Blue Ocean Robotics), Tru-D SmartUVC, Purple Sun, Diversey and Dimer UV.