The function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the blood. The process is carried out with the help of dialyzer (hemodialysis) when the kidneys do not function normally. Thereby, a dialyzer is also known as artificial kidney. Waste products, such as urea and creatinine are removed from the blood with the help of artificial and natural semipermeable membranes.
Increase in the number of ESRD patients, rise in incidence of diabetes and hypertension, and surge in funding for improved dialysis products and services drive the growth of the dialyzer market. Moreover, owing to lack of matching donors, dialysis is preferred over kidney transplant, which is expected to further fuel market growth. However, risks and complications associated with dialysis, and product recall are expected to hamper market growth.
the Global Dialyzer Market was valued at $2810 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $4,529 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.2 % from 2018 to 2025. North America was the highest revenue contributor in 2017 and is expected to remain the same throughout the forecast period.
Based on type, the high-flux dialyzer segment was the highest contributor toward market growth in 2017 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. This is attributed to the fact that more permeable membrane of a high-flux dialyzer allows much faster removal of fluid and is thereby more preferably used as for hemodialysis.