High Demand for Airway Management Devices in Anesthesia Administration
Insertion of airway management devices such as supraglottic airway devices (laryngeal mask and endotracheal tube) is essential during the administration of general anesthesia. The airway management device market is expected to grow at a significant rate as they are very important and widely used during anesthesia procedures. In half of the general anesthetic procedures supraglottic airway devices are used. They play a dynamic role in difficult airway procedures, emergency medicine and pre-hospital use. Increasing number of surgical procedures such as cardiac surgery, brain surgeries, bariatric surgeries, and organ transplantation is expected boost the demand for airway management devices.
New Product Launches and Approvals Boost the Demand for Airway Management Devices
Currently, manufacturers of airway management devices are consistently making changes in their product category and technologies in order to enhance the capabilities of the devices. This is expected to enhance their sale and increase the market share for a long term. For instance, Teleflex Incorporated launched LMA Gastro Airway a laryngeal mask with Cuff Pilot Technology, a first laryngeal mask designed to facilitate esophageal access and promote airway control during endoscopic procedures. Moreover, Smith Medical introduced Protex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes for newborns and pediatric patients in its standard product line.