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Respiratory Devices Market Size | 8.74% - CAGR Growth by 2032

Respiratory Devices Market Size Envisioned at USD 47.76 Billion by 2032

The report covers Respiratory Devices Market Companies and Segments Outlook such as Medtronic, Philips Healthcare, GE Healthcare, Masimo, Nihon Kohden Corporation, Welch Allyn, Inc., Novelda AS, Smiths Medical, MGC Diagnostics Corporation and Dragerwerk AG & Co. KGaA. Segmented by device type, including capnography, peak flow meters, pulse oximeters, spirometers, gas analyzers, polysomnography, and other devices. Indications for these devices cover sleep apnea, COPD, asthma and infectious diseases. End users encompass hospitals, clinics and homecare settings. The report offers the value (in USD Billion) for the above segments.

Respiratory Devices Market Dynamics | Opportunities | Growth Report

The respiratory devices market size is estimated to grow from USD 20.66 billion in 2022 at 8.74% CAGR (2023-2032) to reach an estimated USD 47.76 billion by 2032 because rising prevalence of respiratory disorders.

Respiratory Devices Market Revenue 2023 To 2032

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According to the Medical Technology Report 2021, the sector’s novelty engine got back on track, with R&D spending up 17% to USD 23.8 billion, the highest annual growth rate since before the financial crisis.

Over several years, the quality of respiratory drugs has been impressively leveled up and there is an extensive range of respiratory disorders that can be benefited from such advanced devices. Respiratory tools aid in the elimination of mucus from the respiratory tract as well as the enhancement of pulmonary functions. Numerous devices are easy to use and provide the user with more flexibility than they would otherwise have. The emphasis on respiratory devices and quality of life has increased dramatically, particularly since the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although there exists a lot of unknowns for people.

Choosing the best device for individuals' specific medical conditions may be a bit hard. An individual suffering from chronic lung disease may require an entirely different respiratory device than an individual suffering from other respiratory diseases. However, the use of advanced technology and the availability of a variety of products have made it easier. Some of the respiratory devices include nebulizers, air cleaners, suction machines, portable oxygen cylinders, pulse oximeters, portable emergency oxygen systems, home oxygen concentrators, and others.

US FDA Medical Device Approvals

During the pandemic crisis, regulators experienced difficulty in coping with added obligations, and acceptable device approval procedures slowed. In line with this, data from H1 2021 show a substantial decline in premarket authorizations (PMAs) (12) and 510(k) approvals (1,360) compared to H1 2020.

U.S. Food and Drugs Administration Medical Device Approvals (2013-2021)

By adopting the FDA's recommended Total Product Lifecycle (TPLC) approach, one of the sector's legislative objectives should be to render quicker launches a long-term reality. According to an FDA paper published in February 2021, "the FDA's traditional paradigm of medical device regulation was not designed for adaptive artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies."

The Growing Importance of Sustainability in MedTech:

Sustainability should be a top priority for MedTech. According to a 2020 Health Affairs analysis, the global health sectors produced 4.6% of all greenhouse emissions (double that of the aviation industry), using medical device supply chains demonstrating significant opportunities to foster more sustainable practices. (In 2018, alone, device reprocessing reduced hospital waste generation by 7,100 tonnes in the United States, Europe, and Canada.)

Several leading medical technology companies have adopted sustainability practices:

  • In February 201, Phillips accomplished carbon neutrality throughout its businesses, with nearly all of its electricity generated sustainably, 90% of its waste from operations recycled, and 15% of its revenue coming from circular revenues.
  • In November 2020, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Illumina, Edwards, and Becton Dickinson became part of the S&P Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. As a result of its expansive Health for Humanity sustainability initiative, Johnson & Johnson gathered around 1.6 million medical devices and reprocessed 670,000 in 2020.

The Growing Importance of Sustainability

As devices encompass more digital and electronic items, waste issues expand beyond single-use plastics and evolve into increasingly serious ones. From production methods to packaging and product recycling in the the final year of their shelf life, there are numerous fields where MedTechs can concentrate on lowering not only CO2 but also the wider environmental impacts of their goods.

The Role of Growing Number of MedTech Mergers and Acquisitions

MedTech companies completed 288 M&A transactions in the fiscal year ending June 2021, the most in a single year since 2007.

MedTech M&A in the US and Europe

"MedTechs are making substantial investments in distant medical capacities. Baxter agreed to buy connected care specialist Hillrom for $10.5 billion in September 2021. Patients constantly desire to get medical treatment at their residence or nearby," CEO Jose (Joe) Almeida told Ernst & Young LLP, "whereas medical facilities and other healthcare facilities are turning to digital health tools to broaden accessibility, enhance effectiveness, and reduce costs." Baxter and Hillrom have joined forces to address the challenges of a constantly shifting global healthcare landscape.

Some of the M&As in the US and Europe, July 2020- June 2021

Acquiring Company Location Acquired Company Location Value (US$m) Buyer's Deal Driver



Germany Varian Medical Systems US-California 16,400 Build scale (oncology)
Steris Ireland Cantel Medical US - New Jersey 4,600 Portfolio expansion (multiple)
Philips Netherlands BioTelemetry US - Pennsylvania 2,800 Build scale (patient monitoring)
Roche Switzerland GenMark Diagnostics US - Southern California 1,800 Portfolio expansion (diagnostics)
DiaSorin Italy kuminex US - Texas 1,800 Portfolio expansion (diagnostics/ research & other equipment)
Boston Scientific US - Massachusetts Preventice Solutions US - Minnesota 1,225 Portfolio expansion (diagnostics)
Boston Scientific US - Massachusetts kumenis (surgical business) Israel 1,070 Build scale (surgical laser solutions)
Avantor Performance Materials US - Pennsylvania Ritter Germany 1,050 Portfolio expansion (diagnostics/ research & other equipment)
Dentsply Sirona US - North Carolina Straight Smile US - California 1,040 Build scale (dental)
Hellman & Friedman US - Northern California Cordis US - Florida 1,000 Portfolio expansion (cardiology)
Tecan Group Switzerland Paramit US - California 1,000 Portfolio expansion (surgical tools/diagnostics)
Steris Ireland Key Surgical US - Minnesota 850 Build scale (hospital/surgical tools)
Hologic US - Massachusetts Mobidiag Finland 808 Build scale (diagnostics)
Patricia Industries Sweden Advanced Instruments US -
780 Build scale (research and other equipment)
Agilent Technologies US - Northern California Resolution Bioscience Finland 695 Build scale (research and other equipment)

Respiratory Disorders are on the Rise

Rising cases of respiratory disorders such as respiratory cancers, asthma, COPD, tuberculosis, and others across the globe are prominently generating demands for respiratory devices, which ultimately results in the respiratory devices market growth. Here are some of the facts related to the respiratory disorders:

  • Around 7.7% US population which is equal to around 25 million people was detected with Asthma in 2021, which was reported to increase from 7.4% or 20.3 million US population in 2001.
  • As stated by the Global Asthma Report 1 in 10 children across the globe have asthma symptoms, many of which have no access to vital asthma treatment.
  • In the UK, respiratory conditions are the 3rd largest cause of death and one person gets diagnosed with a respiratory condition every minute.
  • COPD affects one in every ten adults worldwide and is one of the three leading causes of death. COPD killed 3.22 million people in 2019. COPD is the leading cause of death in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and Southeast Asia.

Estimated New Respiratory Cancer Cases Vs Deaths, US, 2022

In addition, rising tobacco smoking, air pollution, and allergens are some of the major risk factors that are resulting in respiratory disease conditions. Tobacco smoking is considered one of the world’s largest health problems. In 2021, around 28.3 million US adults (approximately 13.1% of males and 10.1% of females) smoked cigarettes. In 2020, 22.3% of the global population used tobacco: 36.7% of males and 7.8% of females. Thus, rising tobacco consumption and air pollution result in severe respiratory health conditions and increases the demand for the respiratory device, which in turn bolsters the respiratory devices market growth. 

High Purchase Prices and Maintenance Costs

The high cost associated with advanced respiratory devices such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines, and several others acts as a barrier to the growth of the respiratory devices market. As a result of the high cost of product, it limits the extensive adoption of such devices especially in medical facilities with low resources. 

In cases of severe respiratory distress, including in patients undergoing surgeries requiring general anesthesia or patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) ventilators are essential life-supporting tools. These exhaustive devices can be highly expensive. On top of it, for proper operation and patient safety, ventilators need routine maintenance, calibration, and servicing. The price of maintenance agreements, replacement parts, and certified technicians also increases the overall cost of the device, which in turn hinders market growth. During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a massive increase in the demand for ventilators. As a result, the cost of mechanical ventilators—basic but effective equipment—rose sharply, from an average of $25,000 to more than $50,000. Several countries with limited healthcare facilities and low medical budgets suffered from an insufficient number of ventilators due to their high costs. In addition, Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that is frequently treated with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. CPAP machines can be expensive, especially for patients without medical coverage, despite being less expensive than ventilators. The price includes the CPAP machine itself, as well as filters, masks, and, hoses. CPAP machines also require routine maintenance and eventually need to be replaced, which further increases the overall cost of the device. 

Product Offerings:

Some of the product’s offerings by some major market players are listed in the table given below:

Company Products
Olympus Corporation
  • Ultrathin Bronchoscope: BF-MP190F
  • Radial Ultrasound Miniature Probes
  • Peripheral TBNA Needle PeriView FLEX
  • Peripheral Brush and Forceps
  • GuideSheathKit 2
  • Video Bronchoscopes – BF-MP190F
  • Puritan Bennett 980 Ventilator Series
  • Shiley Endobronchial Tube
  • Puritan Bennett Re/X800 Expiratory Bacterial Filter
GE HealthCare
  • Aerogen Pro Nebulizer Replacement Kit
  • Aerogen Pro Pediatric T-piece with Silicone Plug, 15mm
  • Neonatal Flow Sensor Cable
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Pro-Flow Plus Nasal/oral cannulas
  • Pressure transducers
  • zRIP DuraBelt startup kits
  • Body position sensors

Geographical Landscape:

North America dominated the respiratory devices market due to the robust healthcare infrastructure, the presence of prominent market players, and rising healthcare expenditure. Regulatory bodies such as the US FDA are engaged in establishing regulatory guidelines for producer planning to validate and market their respiratory or any other medical devices. For instance, in March 2023, the FDA recommended two guidelines for transitioning from specific COVID-19 pandemic regulations and activities to standard operations. In addition, medical device manufacturers in North America are increasingly introducing innovative products and establishing strategic partnerships to boost productivity. For instance, in August 2023, GE Healthcare received approval from the US FDA for their “Portrait Mobile Wireless Solution” that continuously captures a patient’s respiratory rate. On the other hand, GE Healthcare in March 2020, partnered with Ford Motor Company, to speed up ventilator production — an effort intended to provide doctors with critical medical equipment for treating patients with COVID-19, a respiratory disorder caused by the new coronavirus.

Furthermore, Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region in the respiratory devices market over the forecast period. Market players across the region are developing advanced solutions in the respiratory field. For instance, in February 2023, Olympus a Japanese medical device manufacturer received FDA approval for their single-use sinus debrided system CELERIS, which is used in sinus/rhinology procedures. Moreover, enhanced access to healthcare, contract-based manufacturing, swift technological advancements, rising R&D capacity, and government initiatives such as 100% foreign direct investment & schemes for medical device manufacturing in countries like India are crucial factors gaining traction in the respiratory devices market. In an attempt to promote the implementation of technology in healthcare, the Chinese government executed 5G Telecom Adoption and eHealth rules (e-Hospital and e-Diagnostic). The country will keep up with its data utilization and availability policies, as well as inspire corporations to collaborate closely with SMEs. The medical device marketplace in Australia has matured, with significant growth in digital health devices and techniques incorporating modern components, IT robotics, imaging, design, and adaptive diagnostic technology platforms.

Recent Developments:

  • In April 2023, Masimo received FDA approval for a monitoring set of pulse oximeters, respiration rate from the pleth, named Rad-G with Temperature. Rad-G with Temperature makes it simpler for care teams to quickly assess patients anywhere patient assessment is required by using a single, portable, compact device to measure vital signs.
  • In May 2021, Medtronic a medical device manufacturer launched a U.S. commercial pediatric airway monitoring system called SonarMed. Using acoustic technology, the system checks for endotracheal tube (ETT) obstruction and examines position in real-time, providing doctors with the essential data they need to make smarter, life-saving choices for their smallest patients.
  • In March 2020, GE Healthcare partnered with Ford in order to fast-track ventilator manufacturing to support doctors in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Major Respiratory Devices Market Companies

Respiratory Devices Market Segments

By Device Type

  • Capnography
  • Peak Flow Meters
  • Pulse Oximeters
  • Spirometers
  • Gas Analyzers
  • Polysomnography
  • Others

By Indication

  • Sleep Apnea
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Infectious Disease

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Homecare

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific

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About The Author

Deepa has certified the degree of Master’s in Pharmacy in the Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance department from Dr D.Y. Patil College of Pharmacy. Her research is focused on the healthcare industry. She is the author or co-author of four Review Articles, which include Solid dispersion a strategic method for poorly soluble drugs and solubility improvement techniques for poorly soluble drugs, Herbal Drugs Used In Treatment Of Cataracts, Nano sponges And Their Application in Cancer Prevention and Ayurvedic Remedies of Peptic ulcer. She has also published a Research Article on the Formulation and Evaluation of Mucoadhesive Tablets of Miconazole cocrystal which was published in GIS Science Journal Volume 9 Issue 8. Her passion for secondary research and desire to take on the challenge of solving unresolved issues is making her flourish is the in the research sector.


The key drivers include an aging population, increasing prevalence of respiratory diseases, technological advancements, and the growing demand for home healthcare and portable respiratory devices.

Challenges include high costs of advanced respiratory devices, stringent regulatory approval processes, and competition from alternative treatments and technologies.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in demand for ventilators and oxygen therapy devices, driving market growth. The pandemic has also highlighted the importance of respiratory support in critical care settings.

Emerging markets such as Asia-Pacific and Latin America are expected to offer significant growth opportunities due to increasing healthcare expenditure, growing awareness of respiratory diseases, and expanding healthcare infrastructure.

Regulatory compliance and adherence to quality standards are critical to ensure the safety and efficacy of respiratory devices. Regulatory bodies like the FDA and CE mark in Europe set guidelines that manufacturers must adhere to.