Catheter is a flexible tube which is inserted through a narrow opening into a body cavity, particularly the bladder, for removing fluid. Catheters are consistently improving in technologies and growing in the healthcare industry with their broader scope of applications. Rising incidence of various chronic diseases, cardiovascular and urological ailments, and diabetes has propelled demand for catheters across the health care industry. Catheters are used for diagnostic and treatment purposes in various therapeutic areas. For example, urological catheters are used in urology collection of uncontaminated urine specimen, monitoring of urine output, and imaging of the urinary tract.
Male external catheter, also known as condom catheters, are utilized by men to deal with urinary incontinence. Male external catheter contains flexible covering that slips over the penis similar to a condom. The sheath is usually made from latex rubber, vinyl, or silicone. Male external catheter are better alternatives to most invasive catheters such as indwelling catheters, which need to be inserted through the urethra.
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- Global Male External Catheter Market: Drivers and Restraints
The global male external catheter market is expected to expand at a substantial pace due to increasing incidences of CAUTIs, primarily associated with indwelling catheters, researchers developed several alternatives such as intermittent and male external or condom catheters. Male external catheter are primarily the first choice for several patients who prefer self-catheterization, in cases of urinary incontinence or urine retention.
- Global Male External Catheter Market: Key Players
Key players operating in the global male external catheter market are B. Braun Melsungen AG, Hollister Co., Coloplast Ltd, Cook Medical, Teleflex Incorporated, Medline Industries, Inc., Medtronic, and C. R. Bard, Inc. Major players are actively involved in various growth strategies such as collaborations, partnerships, agreements, and new product launches to gain competitive advantage over the male external catheter market.