Disinfecting a place or object has become a serious concern nowadays. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, it has been recommended that surfaces should be disinfected on a regular basis with minimal or no human interaction. This has given rise to the popularity of UV-C disinfection robots around the globe. UV-C disinfection robots are used to disinfect a space from pathogenic organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungi. These devices are useful to prevent the spread of pathogenic-borne diseases in humans as well as the environment. UV-C disinfection robots offer numerous benefits over traditional disinfection processes, including being user as well as environment friendly, shorter effective time, no residual effect on humans or animals, and more.
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Estimated to grow at a CAGR of 20%, the global UV-C disinfection robot to garner US $5.0 billion by 2025. COVID-19 outbreak has challenged the growth of several markets across the globe, while it has facilitated the growth of many markets as well. Similarly, the UV-C disinfection robot market has seen strong growth amid the COVID-19 crisis. According to RationalStat, the global demand for UV-C disinfection robots has grown more than 100% during 2019 and 2020.
Several organizations such as hospitals, corporates, and educational facilities are deploying disinfection robots on-site as a measure to disinfect the premises and objects from microorganisms. However importantly, the rate of deployment has increased immensely amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The global UV-C disinfection robot market is characterized by the presence of many players including Xenex Disinfection Services Inc., Blue Ocean Robotics (UVD Robots ApS), Tru-D SmartUVC, Finsen Technologies, SESTO Robotics, among others. In recent years, the market players in the global UV-C disinfection robot market have been at the forefront to invest in the research and development of UV-C disinfection robots. The global UV-C disinfection robot market has been witnessing a surge in the launch of several disinfection robots. For instance,
- Omron Asia-Pacific in partnership with Techmetics Robotics launched the UVC-LD robot in 2020. The UVCLD robot is intended to cater to industries such as hospitality, healthcare, and assisted living.
- In 2020, LG announced the launch of its CLOi DisinfectBot at the 2020 Korea Electronic Show.
- In 2019, Tru-D Smart UVC partnered with PDI Healthcare to offer an integrated approach to eliminate pathogens and provide clean health care environments possible. This partnership would enable Tru-D in the growth and development of its technology.
The UV-C disinfection system market is primarily being driven by the increasing application of these devices in the healthcare sector to contain the transmission of pathogens by avoiding manual cleaning practices. The outbreak of COVID-19 presented a huge opportunity in the demand for disinfection robots in several institutions such as schools, airports, railway stations, hospitals, and more. The technological advancements and rapid research and development for the improvisation in the applicability of these devices are further anticipated to accentuate the market growth globally.
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