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Medical Devices Market Research Reports


 

Published Date: 2014-04-24

Transfection is a technique used to introduce nucleic acids (either DNA or RNA) into cells. This technology helps the cells to regulate gene therapy, mutation of cancer cells and protein metabolism by affecting the nuclear genes. The transfection technology market is driven by factors such as increasing demand for protein production, emerging biopharmaceutical market and rising prevalence of cancer and infectious diseases, globally.

Published Date: 2014-04-23

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan that helps in transportation of nutrients through the body and facilitate water retention in body tissue. It is naturally found in body - in joints, eye cavity, immune system and others. HA was observed to be an important component of articular cartilage where it is present in the form of a coat around each chondrocyte.

Published Date: 2014-04-22

mHealth is an abbreviation for mobile health, a term used for the practice of medicine and public health supported by mobile devices. The term is most commonly used in reference to using mobile communication devices such as mobile phones, tablets, computers and PDAs for health services and information.

Published Date: 2014-04-21

Fiber optics is commonly used in illumination, flexible image bundles, light conductors, flexible light guides and laser delivery systems. Fiber optics also have wide range of medical applications including X-ray imaging, light therapy, lab and clinical diagnostics, dental headpieces, ophthalmic lasers, surgical and diagnostic instrumentation, surgical microscopy and endoscopy.

Published Date: 2014-04-11

Clinical trial management system (CTMS) is a software solution for proper management, storage and analysis of drugs associated clinical data. CTMS is primarily employed to manage large amount of data involved in a clinical trial including planning, preparation and reporting.

Published Date: 2014-04-07

This report covers the market analysis for various imaging technologies used to detect breast imaging. Morbidity rate of breast cancer is increasing rapidly worldwide, thereby driving the breast imaging market towards remarkable growth. The stakeholders for this study include manufacturers and providers of breast imaging instruments. 

Published Date: 2014-04-04

Rapid developments in the field of ophthalmology has ensured introduction of efficient diagnosis and treatment methodologies that has rendered enhanced patient outcomes. The ophthalmology market is experiencing an impressive growth globally majorly due to tremendous increase in demand for novel diagnostic technological platforms and efficient treatment methodologies.

Published Date: 2014-04-03

Infusion pumps are used to deliver therapeutic drugs and fluids such as plasma, dextrose and saline solutions, into a patient’s body at a precisely controlled rate. These devices are efficiently used for infusion through several routes of administration such as intravenous, epidural, arterial, subcutaneous, peritoneal, enteral and intrathecal. 

Published Date: 2014-03-27

Enteral Feeding devices are used for providing nutrition, hydration or medication through flexible tubing or pumps inserted directly into the stomach or parts of small intestine. Enteral feeding is indicated for patients who have a functional gastrointestinal track and is considered as an ideal option when a patient is unable to maintain an optimal nutritional level orally.

Published Date: 2014-03-25

Orthopedic soft tissue repair is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of injuries and illnesses resulting from sports, exercise, aging, soft tissue damage and recreational activities. Globally, increase in aging population is playing a major role in increasing the incidence of sports injuries resulting in increased demand for orthopedic soft tissue repair procedures.

Published Date: 2014-03-20

The market for these equipment has been extensively analyzed on the basis of various factors such as their application in various surgical procedures, worldwide availability, major manufacturers and technological developments. 

Published Date: 2014-03-18

A rise in the world’s aging population, increase in the number of patients living with Parkinson’s disease and growing awareness about neurological movement disorders among patients have triggered the growth of deep brain stimulation devices market. Globally, neurological disorders are the main causes of mortality; these account for approximately 12% of total number of deaths.

Published Date: 2014-03-17

Electrophoresis is an analytical technique used to separate macromolecules such as nucleic acid fragments, proteins and RNA according to their molecular size and electric charge. Electrophoresis can be classified in two types gel electrophoresis and capillary electrophoresis.

Published Date: 2014-03-12

This report covers the market analysis of the multiplexed diagnostics technologies namely, very high, high, medium, low density multiplexed assays & next-generation sequencing. This report contains qualitative information about oligonucleotide arrays, phage display, bacterial artificial chromosome arrays, protein arrays, bead-based arrays, antibody arrays, reverse arrays, mass spectrometry, quantitative PCR bead-based and microplate assays and next-generation sequencing.

Published Date: 2014-03-06

The rapid medical diagnostic kits market is experiencing impressive growth globally because of the continuous increase in demand for preventive management of infectious diseases. Since its introduction, rapid medical diagnostic kits are becoming a vital part of the medical diagnostics industry and the scope of this market has been perpetually increasing in terms of detectable diseases and adoption by end users. 

Published Date: 2014-03-05

This report studies the current scenario as well as the future market potential for continuous glucose monitoring systems (CGMS) globally. The market for these CGMS has been segmented by major devices/brands, namely, Guardian Real Time CGM System, FreeStyle Navigator, Dexcom Seven Plus CGM System, Dexcom G4 Platinum, MiniMed Paradigm Revel/Veo System and others.

Published Date: 2014-03-04

Sterilization equipment and disinfectants are essential procedures for infection control in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and laboratories. Increase in hospital acquired infections has compelled medical professionals to take strict regulatory actions to cure these infections with the use of various sterilization equipment and disinfectants. 

Published Date: 2014-02-26

This report provide an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of the global defibrillator market from three perspectives namely types of products, different end users and the major geographies. Increased public awareness and acceptance of defibrillators, growing incidences of cardiovascular disease, and advancing technology has boosted demand for different types of defibrillators over recent years.

Published Date: 2014-02-25

Sports medicine refers to a branch of medical field involving physical fitness, treatment and prevention of sports and exercise related injuries. These injuries include sprain, strain, fractures, joint dislocation, musculoskeletal injuries and soft tissue damage. 

Published Date: 2014-02-25

This report studies the current scenario as well as the future market potential for pulmonary drug delivery systems, globally. The market for pulmonary drug delivery systems has been segmented into three major product types, namely, metered dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs) and nebulizers.

Published Date: 2014-02-10

Contact lens are medical devices that offer convenience, confidence and self-esteem to the people who need vision correction. Factors such as rising ophthalmic disorders, vision problem and changing lifestyle accentuates the uptake of contact lens market during the forecast period. 

Published Date: 2014-02-10

This report encompasses market estimations for the global biopreservation market for the forecast period 2013 to 2019. The market size is forecasted considering 2012 as the base year and is represented in terms of USD million.

Published Date: 2014-02-07

This report covers the market analysis of the minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair technologies namely, vertebroplasty and balloon kyphoplasty. The global minimally invasive vertebral compression fracture repair market has substantially increased the volume and quality of VCF repair procedures by assisting in restoring the vertebral height and enhancing patient mobility and thereby resulting in rapid adoption of such procedures.

Published Date: 2014-02-06

Molecular diagnostics is defined as a class of diagnostic tests which identifies genetic and molecular biomarkers of an individual patient. It is essentially an analysis of RNA and DNA at the molecular level. This class of diagnostics tests is considered as the most well established and lucrative market in the clinical applications segment. 

Published Date: 2014-02-05

Blood flow measurement devices are imperative for diagnosing various clinical vascular conditions such as arterial occlusion, peripheral vascular diseases including diabetic micro and macro vascular complications. Blood flow measurement devices also find their applications in skin testing, cerebral blood flow measurement, burn assessment and others.

Published Date: 2014-01-30

Orthopedic devices have been used successfully in restoring mobility, reducing pain and improving quality of life of millions of people across the globe. The success can be easily illustrated by the dominance of orthopedic devices worldwide. The orthopedic devices market have been extensively analyzed on the basis of factors such as the technology used, success rate, reimbursement coverage and geographical reach.

Published Date: 2014-01-23

This report studies the current scenario as well as the future market potential for operating room (OR) equipment, globally. The major operating room equipment types studied in this report are operating tables, operating room lights, surgical booms, operating room integration systems and surgical imaging displays.

Published Date: 2014-01-20

This report covers the market analysis for various diagnostic tests performed to detect hospital associated infections, also called as nosocomial infections. Morbidity rate of nosocomial infections is increasing rapidly worldwide,thereby driving the hospital associated infection (HAI) diagnostic market towards remarkable growth.

Published Date: 2014-01-14

This report studies the global market for anti-aging products, services and devices along with contributions of different generations in this market. The anti-aging market is thus segmented on the basis of demographics, products, services and devices.

Published Date: 2014-01-08

This report includes market estimations for nanomedicine market for the forecast period 2013 - 2019. The market size is represented in terms of USD billion and the market estimates and forecasts are calculated, considering 2012 as the base year. Moreover, market trends and recent developments have been kept into account while forecasting market growth and revenue for the period 2013 - 2019.

Published Date: 2014-01-07

Self-care medical devices are those devices that are used for measuring and monitoring various vital parameters of a patient. These devices play an important role in monitoring blood sugar level, heart rate, hypertension and other conditions. With increasing healthcare awareness, the demand for self-care medical devices is also expected to increase during the forecast period.

Published Date: 2014-01-06

This report studies the global minimally invasive surgery (MIS) market from three perspectives, namely, types of devices used in performing these surgeries, various types of surgeries performed and the major geographic markets. The global market for MIS has been segmented into three main categories of devices that include surgical devices, monitoring and visualization devices, and endoscopy devices.

Published Date: 2014-01-02

Teleradiology refers to the electronic transmission of radiological images from one location to another in a digital format via internet technology. Image transfer is carried out from the primary acquisition site (sender’s end) to a secondary location (receiver’s end) for the purpose of either official diagnosis or consultation.

Published Date: 2013-12-24

This report studies the global market for drug device combination products from the perspective of product types. The market is thus segmented into drug eluting stents, infusion pumps, bone graft implants, photodynamic therapy, wound care combination devices, inhalers, transdermal patches and others including intraocular implants and drug eluting beads. 

Published Date: 2013-12-10

Wearable medical devices defined in the strictest sense are devices with sensors attached to the body that detect and monitor changes in body signatures of various areas and organs. This report focuses on the various segments of wearable devices currently available in the market and also predicts the introduction of several innovative devices in the future. 

Published Date: 2013-12-05

A sensor is a device that measures a physical property and responds by converting it into an electrical or optical signal. Sensors are used in a wide array of healthcare applications such as in dialysis machines, insulin pumps, heart rate monitoring devices, pressure monitoring devices, measuring drug delivery rates, medical imaging devices, blood glucose monitoring, and others.

Published Date: 2013-12-03

The bone densitometers market though highly mature in developed countries of the U.S. and Europe, is expected to witness impressive growth in Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World regions due to the rising prevalence of osteoporosis. Consequently, there is an increasing interest in bone density measurement. 

Published Date: 2013-12-03

Cardiac prosthetic devices increase the survival rate and improve the quality of life in most patients. These devices are used to replace damaged or diseased natural valves of the heart. The research report on cardiac prosthetic devices provides a detailed analysis of the global market and helps in understanding the driving forces for growth of these devices. 

Published Date: 2013-12-02

Geographically, the market has been categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World (RoW). The market size and forecast for the period 2011 to 2019, in terms of USD million, considering 2012 as the base year, has been provided for each product and geography segment and sub-segment in the report.

Published Date: 2013-11-27

Increase in alcohol consumption coupled with rise in the number of road accidents due to drink and drive instances has boosted the demand for breath testing devices. Breath analyzers are the instruments used for estimating blood alcohol content (BAC) levels. These devices are also gaining importance owing to rise in demand for effective detection of BAC level at work places.

Published Date: 2013-11-25

The report covers the market analysis for various medical transcription reports offered by medical transcription service providers to end users such as healthcare institutes, clinics, hospitals and other eligible professionals. Medical transcription has greatly increased the volume and quality of healthcare documentation globally. 

Published Date: 2013-11-21

Prefilled syringes represent one of the fastest growing segments among the injectable drug delivery devices market. It is mainly due to the various advantages associated with the use of prefilled syringes such as ease of administration, reduced risk of cross contamination, less overfill and ease of handling.

Published Date: 2013-11-20

Hernia occurs as result of protrusion of tissue through an abnormal opening and is affected most commonly to the geriatric population. Hernia is one of the major health concern worldwide. The study analyzes two major segments of the hernia repair devices namely, products and equipments and procedures.

Published Date: 2013-11-18

Arthroscopy is defined as the visualization of the internal structure of a joint conducted with the help of imaging equipments such as endoscopes. It is a minimally invasive procedure imperative for diagnosis and treatment of various joint diseases such as osteoarthritis, ligament tear, cartilage tear, rheumatoid arthritis and for the surgical removal of the fluid from the inflamed joint tissue.

Published Date: 2013-11-14

Pre-Owned medical devices are defined as the devices that were owned earlier by any healthcare institution and that are now subject to sale or repurchase after refurbishment. ‘Refurbishment’ is defined as restoration of the device to its original specifications including replacement of basic wear parts and aesthetic changes to a complete end-to-end refurbishment. 

Published Date: 2013-10-29

Neurological disorders are an important cause of mortality and account for almost 12% of the total number of deaths globally. Of these, cerebrovascular diseases are responsible for 85% of the deaths reported. In addition, a rise in the world’s ageing population and an increasing awareness of neurological disorders has triggered the growth of this industry. 

Published Date: 2013-10-28

The report studies the global medical imaging equipment market based on the various types of equipments (product categories) as well as the different technologies used in each product segment. The five major categories of imaging equipments studied in this report include X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and nuclear imaging equipments.

Published Date: 2013-10-21

Electrophysiology devices are used in the diagnosis and treatment of those diseases that occur due to abnormal electrical properties of biological cells and tissues. Electrophysiology devices have wide application in the management of cardiac arrhythmias.The study analyzes two major segments of the electrophysiology devices market namely, electrophysiology monitoring devices and treatment devices.

Published Date: 2013-10-16

The global mechanical ventilators market is expected to witness notable growth primarily because of rapid technological innovation in the design and portability of these devices and the rising prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders. In addition, increase in preference of cost deviation by hospitals by transferring long term ventilated patients to home care settings is expected to be another major factor spurring the demand for portable and home care mechanical ventilators.

Published Date: 2013-10-09

Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia distinguished by an abnormal cardiac rhythm caused by a disturbance in heart’s electrical system. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is one of the most commonly occurring cardiac rhythm conditions. Being a potentially life threatening disease and expensive to treat, the overall healthcare system views the treatment for this condition as a strategically critical area to address.

Published Date: 2013-10-03

The report covers the global clinical laboratory services market based on the various categories of tests conducted by laboratories, including clinical chemistry, medical microbiology & cytology, human & tumor genetics and other esoteric tests. The market is also segmented by service providers such as clinic-based, hospital-based and stand-alone laboratories. Geographically, the clinical laboratory services market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. 

Published Date: 2013-10-03

A global surge of patient pool and healthcare professionals along with enhancement in medical technology has propelled the growth in the medical tourism market. Medical tourism is when the consumers opt to travel abroad to take advantage of some form of medical treatment at a more affordable price. Rise in the large number of uninsured population in developed countries like the U.S. and frail reimbursement policies has forced people in these regions to exploit cost effective methods of medical treatments. 

Published Date: 2013-10-01

A rise in healthcare expenditures witnessed globally has led to a shift in preference from hospital care to home care among patients. This rise in healthcare cost, compounded by the geriatric population, is driving the demand for portable medical diagnostic devices including respiratory and anesthesia devices. This has led to a visible shift in the use of respiratory and anesthesia devices from hospital operation set ups to home care healthcare monitoring. 

Published Date: 2013-10-01

Elderly and disabled assistive devices comprise of all the devices that are utilized by the population for movement, listening, reading and other activities of life. Geriatric population are not self dependent for various day to day activities of life, they need support of various equipments and devices to perform different needful things of life. In the same manner, disabled people also require these devices.

Published Date: 2013-10-01

Geriatric population, rising obese population, increasing sedentary lifestyle are the factors that contribute to the growing incidence of hypertension. Rising incidence of blood pressure increases the awareness about blood pressure monitoring techniques. This report includes the market estimations of the global blood pressure monitoring testing market in terms of value (USD million) for the period 2013 – 2019, considering 2012 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-09-25

The healthcare biometrics market is expected to witness considerable growth across the globe due to rising need for curbing increasing healthcare frauds, as well as for providing improved patient care and protecting patent privacy. Simultaneously, there is an increasing orientation towards reduction of out-of-box healthcare expenditures, which have been worth billions in recent years due to various reasons such as identity duplication, false insurance claims, and medical thefts. 

Published Date: 2013-08-28

Since its introduction over a decade ago, 3D printing as a technology has revolutionized manufacturing as a process. Ever increasing cost pressures on medical device manufacturers and their intense need to introduce innovative products has forced them to adopt 3D printing as a means to reduce the manufacturing life cycle and almost completely eliminate the traditional prototyping process. Traditional manufacturing techniques are based on the subtractive method where, the required product is created by cutting or drilling of the base material.

Published Date: 2013-08-28

Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, MEMS is defined as devices made up of miniaturized mechanical and electromechanical elements using micro fabrication techniques. MEMS comprises of miniaturized structures such as sensors, actuators and microelectronics. The prime elements are micro sensors and micro actuators. 

Published Date: 2013-08-26

The cell surface markers market is undergoing impressive growth across the globe due to rapid automation of technologies and solutions, simplification of data management coupled with increasing preference for reduction of healthcare spending with a view to provide rapid and efficient decision making for therapies for specific diseases. On the other hand, high prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders has resulted in an elevated demand for cell surface markers analysis worldwide.

Published Date: 2013-08-22

X-ray machines are devices that produce x-ray radiations. These x-ray radiations are then used for medical diagnosis and interventional (e.g. catheter placement) purposes. This report analyzes the global x-ray devices market in terms of volume (number of units) and value (USD Million) for the period 2012 – 2018, keeping 2011 as the base year. 

Published Date: 2013-07-31

In vitro diagnostics provide valuable information regarding the physiological and/or pathological state of body and therefore are very essential to take well-informed medical decisions. This report estimates the market for the in vitro diagnostics terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 – 2018, keeping 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-07-30

RFID technology has had a significant impact on the global healthcare industry. The adoption of RFID tracking systems has been useful in reducing human efforts and errors in maintenance and control of healthcare inventory. This report studies the application of RFID in the healthcare industry, particularly the use of RFID blood refrigerators and freezers in blood banks and hospitals.

Published Date: 2013-07-25

Growing concerns about spread of infectious diseases through donated blood has surged the demand for blood and blood products. The research report on the blood processing devices and consumables market provides detailed analysis of the global market and helps in understanding the driving forces for the growth of these technologies. 

Published Date: 2013-07-23

Technological advancements and increased sophistication have revolutionized the pain management sector. Significant research and development to understand various pain sensations and their neurotransmission processes has helped in pain reduction to a great extent. Chronic diseases have resulted in large number of pain patients.

Published Date: 2013-07-11

Dental consumables are products which are used on patients in order to treat dental impairments, for tooth restoration and in treatment of associated gingival tissues. This report includes the market estimation covering industry analysis, size and share of the global dental consumables market for the forecast period 2012 – 2018 in terms of USD million, considering 2011 as the base year. 

Published Date: 2013-07-10

Microscopy devices find major application in research and development, in industries such as nanotechnology, material sciences, semiconductors, life sciences and other precision manufacturing industries. This report estimates the global market for microscopy devices in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 – 2018, keeping 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-07-09

The global medical disposables market deals with the market estimation for disposable medical products used in medical procedures. The market is majorly driven by the shift of patient and practitioner focus from the use of reusable medical products to disposable products. This report provides market size estimation for medical disposables in terms of revenue (USD billion), for the period 2012 – 2018, considering 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-07-08

Dental equipment and imaging devices find application in a dental office for diagnosis and treatment of various dental ailments such as caries and gingival disease. This report estimates the market of the global dental equipment market in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 – 2018, keeping 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-07-02

Lasers produce parallel, monochromatic and coherent beams of light of specific frequency by the process of stimulated emission. This report includes the market estimation of the global medical laser systems market for the forecast period 2012 – 2018 in terms of USD million, considering 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-07-01

Audiological devices comprise of instruments used for the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment. This report studies the market for audiological devices from the point of view of the various product categories that are currently available in the market. The overall audiological devices market is classified into hearing aids, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids and diagnostic devices. Each of these segments is further divided into different sub-segments based on the product type.

Published Date: 2013-06-27

The biosensors market is expected witness considerable growth owing to its wide array of applications in diabetes monitoring, cardiac monitoring, drug discovery, agriculture, environmental and bio-defense practices. Rise in diabetes population coupled with demand for home care diagnostics and point of care diagnostics have boosted the growth of this market. In addition, use of biosensors in non medical applications is expected to further enhance the growth of this industry.

Published Date: 2013-06-27

The global artificial vital organs and medical bionics market is experiencing fair growth because of the widening gap between the number of patients in the waiting list for organ transplantation and the lack of donor organs in the market. As the rate of mortality of such patient pool is increasing, it has resulted in rise in scope of evolution and development of artificial organs.

Published Date: 2013-06-19

Skincare devices are gaining importance not only due to their extensive use in aesthetics but also the increasing incidence of skin disorders worldwide. This report studies the market for skincare devices from two aspects, the different product types and applications. Each of these segments has been further divided into sub-segments; the products segment has been categorized into diagnostic and treatment devices.

Published Date: 2013-05-21

Biochips are miniaturized laboratories that can perform thousands of biochemical reactions such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR) simultaneously and are used for a variety of purposes ranging from disease diagnosis to detection of bioterrorism agents. This report estimates the U.S. market for biochips in terms of revenue (USD million) for the period 2012 to 2018, considering 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-05-14

Contraceptive drugs and devices are temporary birth control methods and function majorly by altering the mechanism of ovulation and acting as physical barriers between the sperm and ovary. This report holds the market estimation of the global contraceptives market in terms of value (USD million) for the period 2012 – 2018, considering the base year 2011 as. In addition, current market trends and recent developments are taken into consideration while determining the growth rate of the global contraceptives market.

Published Date: 2013-05-07

The computational biology market is predicted to have a notable growth owing to its wide use by biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to reduce the incidences of late stage failures of their drugs and to thereby curb R&D expenditure. Computational biology is also assisting in reducing the extensive use of humans in trials and is therefore useful for pediatric trials, trials on pregnant women and orphan disease research.

Published Date: 2013-05-02

The research report on the peripheral vascular devices market provides detailed analysis of the global market and helps in understanding the driving forces for the growth of these devices. The report also provides analysis of major segments such as peripheral vascular stents, peripheral transluminal angioplasty balloon catheters, PTA guidewires, atherectomy devices, chronic total occlusion devices, aortic stents, synthetic surgical grafts, embolic protection devices and inferior vena cava filters.

Published Date: 2013-05-01

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Published Date: 2013-04-23

The nephrology and urology devices market report analyzes current dynamics and trends in the global nephrology and urology devices market for the period 2010 – 2018 and gives a forecast of the market from 2012 – 2018, considering 2011 as the base year. The study provides details of the nephrology and urology devices used for treatment of diseases of kidney and urinary system such as kidney and renal failure, urinary stone, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

Published Date: 2013-04-18

X-ray machines are devices that produce x-ray radiations. These x-ray radiations are then used for medical diagnosis and interventional (e.g. catheter placement) purposes. This report includes the market estimation of the global x-ray market for the forecast period 2012 – 2018 in terms of USD million, keeping 2011 as the base year. Moreover, the market trends and recent developments have been taken into account while forecasting the market growth and revenue for the period 2012 - 2018.

Published Date: 2013-04-17

The use of robotic surgery systems in medical procedures dates back to the 1980s. Since then, this market has experienced tremendous growth in terms of product innovation and development as well as uptake by end-users. The major advantages of these systems include improved surgical outcomes, accurate procedure execution and rapid post-surgical recovery of the patient. In addition to these factors, the growing global aging population and increase in the per-capita healthcare expenditure are set to drive future growth of this market.

Published Date: 2013-04-15


Breast pumps are medical devices used for expression of milk by lactating mothers. The demand for these devices is increasing due to the rising number of working women and their growing disposable incomes. This report studies the market for breast pumps from two different aspects - by pumping system type and by product design. 

Published Date: 2013-03-28

Rise in ageing population globally has boosted the need of fundus cameras. This is mainly due to rise in chronic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension leading to retinal disorders. According to WHO (World Health Organization) it is estimated that the global population will reach around 7.9 billion by 2020 out of which 76 million people are anticipated to have vision loss.

Published Date: 2013-03-26

Biopsy devices are growing in importance due to the increasing global incidence of cancer and the growing willingness of patients to spend money on these medical procedures. This report studies the market for biopsy devices in five different product segments, namely, needle-based biopsy guns, biopsy needles, biopsy forceps, biopsy guidance systems and other biopsy devices. Each of these segments has been further divided into sub-segments by type.

Published Date: 2013-03-20

Medical gases are gases that find indirect or direct applications in the healthcare industry and medical gas equipment are referred to the equipment utilized for the production of medical gases. Furthermore, medical gases are either directly administered to patients or are used in medical procedures mainly as coolants and sterilants.

Published Date: 2013-03-18

Radiofrequency ablation is a medical procedure involving use of high frequency electromagnetic waves to generate heat which is used to treat a medical condition. This technology finds application in various fields of medicine like tumor ablation in oncology, cardiac rhythm management, endometrial ablation in gynecology, renal denervation for hypertension, cosmetology and pain management. 

Published Date: 2013-03-06

The gynecological devices market could be segmented into two treatment conditions: uterine diseases and fertility related issues. The gynecological devices market is further segmented geographically into the North American region, European region, Asia Pacific region and the rest of the world and also into eight types based on the devices: Colposcopy devices, Hysteroscopy devices, Assisted reproductive consumable devices, Fluid management devices, Global endometrial ablation devices, Uterine artery embolization devices and sterility devices. The U.S holds the maximum share in the gynecological devices market followed by Europe.

Published Date: 2013-03-04

The global implantable drug delivery devices hold a competitive edge over other drugs and devices owing to the fact that they are implanted at targeted sites and so deliver unaltered amounts of drugs to the affected area. These implantable drug delivery devices are categorized into six product types and this report estimates their market in terms of USD million, for the period 2012 – 2018, keeping 2011 as the base year.

Published Date: 2013-02-27

This report on the global apheresis equipment market includes the different facets of therapeutic apheresis, donor apheresis, and the apheresis devices market. The report covers the performance of various segments of the apheresis market in terms of revenues generated in such segments.

Published Date: 2013-02-19

This report analyzes the devices and accessories involved in an interventional cardiology procedure by segmenting the market into product types, considering 2011 as the base year for market size and market volume calculations, and forecasted from 2012 to 2018. Each product is further segmented into respective sub-types.

Published Date: 2013-02-13

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the wound dressing market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure.

Published Date: 2013-02-05

The global renal denervation devices market is expected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of 139.7% by the year 2015 owing to increasing number of population suffering from hypertension. This market is also witnessing the trend of increasing usage of minimally invasive procedures; however, preference for drug based therapy from patients may pose a serious challenge to the growth of this industry. Renal artery denervation is a new device based therapeutic model designed for treatment of hypertension and is gaining popularity among medical device entrepreneurs.

Published Date: 2013-01-23

Lack of alternative treatments for most chronic disorders and injuries is one of the major factors contributing towards the growth of implantable medical devices market. The demand for implantable medical devices is expected to remain high in growing economies as a result of technological advances. Next generation implantable devices have increased confidence in cardiovascular, orthopedic and other implants.

Published Date: 2013-01-15

The medical specialty bag market is forecasted to experience considerable growth spurred by growth in the aging population, technological developments, and an uninterrupted flow of improved and customer centric products in the market. Disposable pouches and bags are the most popular medical products of the specialty medical supplies market owing to the ease with which they can be used and relative cost effectiveness. Reimbursement options and increased availability of economically priced products are some of the major growth drivers for this market.

Published Date: 2012-12-19

Medical devices outsourcing is the process of contracting with a third party for performing business functions like product design, manufacturing, prototyping, and supply chain management. These functions were initially carried out internally by medical companies. By offering third party manufacturers to perform these processes, medical device manufacturers can focus on their core competencies like clinical and technical innovations. 

Published Date: 2012-12-10

The global in-vitro toxicity testing market is projected to reach $2.7 billion by the year 2015 at a compounded annual growth rate of 15% due to the increasing awareness towards animal welfare in laboratory research testing. Cosmetics and personal care industry is currently the largest sectors accounting for more than 50% of the total market share. This sector is valued at $702 million and expected to reach $1.3 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 13.1%. Pharmaceutical segment is one of the most significant segments of this industry. This segment is expected to grow at the CAGR of 18.2% and reach the market value of $976 million by 2015.

Published Date: 2012-12-05

The report contains the global scenario of Diabetes drugs market discussing its details and market figures. The report provides market size and forecast till 2016 for each segment and geography across the globe. It also describes the key influencing factors for Diabetes Devices market.

Published Date: 2012-11-17

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force for the infertility drugs and devices market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides an extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure.

Published Date: 2012-11-16

With nearly two million people developing hospital acquired infections annually, hand washing compliance is emerging as one of the major application sectors for RFID devices. When the staff member approaches the soap dispenser, the RFID system will read the RFID encoded badge and record the details of the person in the system. Owing to its increasing use in healthcare industry, the global market for RFID in healthcare is expected to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of 29.6% during the forecasted period. RFID sensors are used for tracking sleep pattern of patients; RFID is also used in security applications in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.

Published Date: 2012-11-15

This report covers the market revenue and sales volume for the ostomy drainage bags market. The market is segmented on the basis of types into: colostomy bags, ileostomy bags, urostomy bags, continent Ileostomy bags and continent urostomy bags market. A detailed trend analysis of all the segments with a market evaluation in terms of revenue generated and number of units sold is available in this report. A detailed analysis of the market trends, current scenarios and future trends is available in the report. The market is analyzed by using concepts such as Porter’s five forces analysis, market drivers, restraints and opportunities along with their impact and market attractiveness analysis. The market is also segmented on the basis of geography into: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the rest of the world regions.

Published Date: 2012-10-29

ECG monitoring systems are used to detect and provide feedback of abnormal episodes of electrical functioning of the heart. The ECG monitoring systems include rest ECG recorders, ECG stress testing systems, event recorders and Holter monitors. The global ECG monitoring systems market report provides 10 year data (2007 to 2011 historical trends and 2012 to 2016 forecasts) for the global & 12 country markets (U.S., UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil & Canada) for ECG monitoring systems sales (unit sales and revenue). The global & country data contained in the report is in cross-section with four major segments of ECG Monitoring Systems i.e. Rest ECG Monitoring Systems (Single Channel, 3 Channel, 6 Channels and 12 Channels), ECG Stress Testing Systems (Local and Imported), Holter Monitoring Systems (High End and Low End), and Event Monitoring Systems.

Published Date: 2012-10-15

The current trend of shifting patients from hospitals to home healthcare is giving rise to professional home healthcare service providing agencies and firms. The shift from conventional treatment to proactive monitoring is opening up new opportunities in the home Healthcare market. Patients prefer such services mainly because of convenience and cost effectiveness. Third party healthcare service is also in growing demand due to better quality of treatment provided by trained professionals.

Published Date: 2012-09-12

The laparoscopic devices market is witnessing significant growth owing to the increase in procedure volumes, which is supported by the advantages offered by minimum invasive surgeries. Access devices, hand instruments, and internal closure devices have remained the largest segments for the past few years; however, a number of smaller segments are growing rapidly, particularly the gastric band devices and hand assist devices.

Published Date: 2012-09-11

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the ophthalmology devices market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of market structure. The report has segregated the ophthalmology devices industry in terms of application, disorders, type, and geography. 

Published Date: 2012-09-05

Market for endoscopic devices is growing rapidly due to increase in ageing, chronic illnesses and advancement in the endoscopy technology. The market research report for endoscopy devices provides complete global analysis of the current trends in endoscopy devices market. Development of the MIS (Minimally Invasive Surgery) technique has boosted up the demand of endoscopic devices. 

Published Date: 2012-08-28

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of digital radiology products in the global scenario. The research provides an in-depth analysis of digital radiology product manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments, and demand by geography.

Published Date: 2012-08-23

This report helps to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the Neonatal and Preterm Infant Enteral Feeding Devices market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the Neonatal and Preterm Infant Enteral Feeding Devices industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the Neonatal and Preterm Infant Enteral Feeding Devices market structure.

Published Date: 2012-08-20

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the North America endoscopy devices market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the endoscopy devices industry in terms of product, application and technology.

Published Date: 2012-08-16

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the array market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the array industry in terms of product, application and geography.

Published Date: 2012-08-09

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the Asia Pacific endoscopy devices market and sub-markets in the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. 

Published Date: 2012-08-06

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the chromatography market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure.

Published Date: 2012-07-30

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving forces behind the spectrometry market and sub-markets in the next few years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the spectrometry industry in terms of products and geographies.

Published Date: 2012-07-25

This research report is especially designed to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the Europe weight management market and sub-markets over the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the weight management industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges, for a better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the weight management industry in terms of its product types, end-use segments and geography.

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Published Date: 2012-05-24

Catheters market is driven by the growth in urological and diagnostic cardiovascular catheter segments. Major factor driving the market is the rapid increase in surgical and diagnostic procedures and the growth in aging population worldwide. Developed countries are dominating the catheters market space due to their advanced medical infrastructure. Among all the segments, the cardiovascular devices segment will be in the forefront, followed by urological devices.

Published Date: 2012-04-18

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Computed Tomography (CT) equipment in USD million by segmenting the market into high end slice CT, mid end slice CT and Low end slice CT. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for Americas, Europe, Asia and RoW. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2017.

Published Date: 2012-03-19

Rise in the number of people suffering from chronic diseases is driving the demand for early diagnosis of disease, which is done through ultrasound. One of the primary applications of ultrasound is to produce images of human fetuses. The ultrasound market is expected to be at USD 4,817.8 million in 2012, which will reach USD 6,114.8 in 2017 at an estimated CAGR of 4.9% from 2012 to 2017. 

Published Date: 2012-03-15

MRI is a medical diagnostic imaging technique by which detailed images of human anatomical structure is obtained thus facilitating early diagnosis of disease. The global MRI market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2012 to 2017. Increase in the aging population and rise in the number of patients suffering from chronic diseases are driving the MRI market. In developing nations such as those in Asia and RoW, increase in disposable income has led to rise in the spending on healthcare, which eventually increased the demand for MRI equipment. 

Published Date: 2012-03-13

The market for mercury-free thermometers will strengthen to acquire a market share of 68.8% in 2016. The mercury-free thermometer market will reach USD 76.78 million in 2016 growing with CAGR of 19.5% during 2011 – 2016.

Published Date: 2012-01-16

Overweight and obesity have become the major issues that were haunting the well-being of the people and there are various causes related to this menace. This global phenomenon can be controlled. If not completely cured; partly by the Weight Management Services (a subset of the global Weight Management market) that helps the overweight and obese population to manage their BMI factor to lead to balanced life.

Published Date: 2011-11-22

The coronary stents market has witnessed patterns of increasing market growth along with some declining phases in its course of span. The introduction of drug-eluting stents (DES) in year 2000 marked a high market growth phase of the market. In the early 2000, the coronary stent market witnessed a spurt in growth. However, the year 2006 and 2007 experienced a steep decline in the market revenues, as a result of release of some adverse clinical trials raising questions about safety and efficacy of DES.

Published Date: 2011-11-15

Cardiovascular devices are used in treating diseases related to the heart and the circulatory system. It also includes the devices such as interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, cardiac assist devices, peripheral vascular devices, cardiac surgery, devices used to monitor cardiac events and cardiac prosthetic devices to record the electrophysiological impulses of the heart and to analyze and diagnose any abnormality related to the cardiac function.

Published Date: 2011-11-09

Prostate cancer market is set to grow multifold in the coming future, owing to the fact that it is the second most leading cause of cancer associated mortality among men after lung cancer. In 2010, more than 1.9 million people have been diagnosed with the prostate cancer across the world. African Americans and whites are most affected with this disease. 

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infection of respiratory system (lungs and breathing passage). It may also affect heart and immune system resulting in more serious illnesses (e.g. tachypnea, cyanosis).Premature infants (30-40 days) and children (less than 2 year of age) are at the highest risk of this infection. According to the U.S. Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), RSV is the common cause of bronchiolitis or pneumonia in the children under one year of age in the United States. 

 

Reprocessed medical devices refer to medical devices that are used again by sterilization, repair or refurbishment for their reuse by healthcare providers to diagnose and treat patients. Such reprocessed devices must meet their intended function and ensure all safety related requirements without limitations.

 

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate cells. It is normally present in small quantities in the semen ejaculate of men with healthy prostates. However, elevated levels are observed in cases of prostate cancer or other prostate related diseases such as prostatitis or benign prostatic hyperplasia. PSA liquefies the semen in the seminal coagulum and allows sperm to swim freely. 

 

Medical device packaging market is expected to expand at an above average growth over the forecast period. Western Europe, the U.S. and Japan are the largest consumers with more than half of the world consumption owing to advanced technological capabilities essential for the medical devices production.

 

Vein illumination device, also known as vein finder, is a biomedical device which uses near infrared light to illuminate subcutaneous veins on skin surface. These devices have applications in hospitals, clinics, private healthcare practices, nursing homes, blood donation centers, ambulances, rehabilitation facilities and academic institutions.

 

Meningitis diagnostic testing includes the laboratory tests and imaging studies used to detect the presence of meningitis. Meningitis is a medical condition involving inflammation of the meninges which may be caused by several factors such as bacterial or viral infection.In rare cases, it may be caused due tothe use of certain drugs such as amoxicillin, azathioprine and methotrexate.

 

Photomedicine is a branch of medicine that involves the application of light and photobiology for the treatment and diagnosis of diseases and complications related with health. Photomedicine consists of exposure to lights with specific wavelengths using lasers, polychromatic polarized light, full-spectrum light, dichroic lamps, light-emitting diodes and fluorescent lamps. 

 

Biosensors are the devices used for the detection of analyte and combines physiological detector with biological components. There are certain types of biosensors that include resonant mirror, electrochemical, surface plasmon resonance and light addressable potentiometric.The biosensors market is expected to witness the growth owning to wide range of applications in cardiac monitoring, diabetes monitoring, agriculture, drug recovery, environmental practices and others. 

 

Facial recognition technology as a biometric security measure has gained significant traction in recent years driven by growth in security measures around the globe which itself is propelled by rise in incidents of crime and terrorism. The components of facial recognition market include hardware, software and services. Software utilized in this industry include modeling, database, and analytic software.

 

Nanodevices have been introduced via use of nanotechnology and they have been of significant aid for the healthcare applications. The Nanodevices can be defined to be in the size ranging within the dimensions of 100 nm in size. Growing importance of diagnostics and demand for early detection with quick turnaround time has triggered the growth of their application in medical and diagnostic devices.

 

Hip replacement is a medical procedure in which the joint of the hip is surgically replaced by an implant that include devices used to restore mobility and offer relieve from pain that are usually associated with hip diseases, arthritis and hip injuries. The design features of each hip replacement implants that include dimensions, size and material makes each implants unique and distinctive. 

 

Glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a form of hemoglobin that helps to measure and identify the average plasma glucose concentration over the medium term of approximately 3 months (life-span of an average red blood cell). When hemoglobin gets exposed to plasma glucose HbA1c is formed through a non-enzymatic glycation pathway. Glycated hemoglobin build-up is observed within the red blood cell and reflects the average level of glucose to which the cell has been exposed during its life-cycle.

 

Dual chamber injectors and syringes aremedical devices used to store active pharmaceutical components or biological substances (such as tissue, blood or serum) that are not stable for extended period of time. These devices helps to maintain sterility of drugs before the time of injection in order to avoid drug loss.

 

Enteroviruses are small, contagious single-stranded ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses associated with several human and mammalian diseases. The enterovirus genus comprise 12 species which includes four major serotypes including poliovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus and enterovirus. 

 

Alpha-2 antiplasmin or plasmin inhibitor, is a type of glycoprotein synthesized by the liver, kidneys and other tissues of the body. It is a serine protease inhibitor which belongs to the Serpin superfamily that acts as the primary inhibitor of the serine protease plasmin. Fibrinolysis occurs due to the conversion of plasminogen to serine protease plasmin by plasminogen activator. 

 

Aortic intervention involves repairing of aortic valve walls when an aneurysm exists. There has been enormous progress in the endovascular treatment of aortic pathologies. Intra-renal abdominal aortic aneurysms can be treated by endovascular graft in majority of cases and endovascular aortic repair has gained wide acceptance throughout the world.

 

Pain pumps or intrathecal drug delivery is a method of delivering medication e.g. an opioid directly to the spinal cord. The system incorporates a small pump which is surgically placed under the abdominal skin that delivers medication through a catheter to the area around the spinal cord. Pain pumps are generally advised if all other traditional methods have failed to provide relief from long term symptoms.

 

Dental bone grafting is a specialized periodontal procedure developed to re-establishdental bone loss. This bone loss can be a result of periodontal diseases, dental infection of abscess or trauma. Bone grafting is required because of socket preservation, ridge augmentation or sinus augmentation.

 

Diagnostic ophthalmic devices are technology based devices used for diagnosis of any defect in the human visual pathway. The causeof the defect may be any eye related disorder, an infection or can be congenital. Many newly developed and easy-to-use ophthalmic diagnostics are helping the patients worldwide.

 

Would heal or wound repair is the physiological process by which the body repairs organ tissue or skin after injury. The wound healing process is divided in to four sequential steps namely hemostasis, inflammatory, proliferative and remodeling. Hemostasis is the first step that begins immediately after injury followed by fibrin clot formation.

 

Cardiac Assist Devices (CAD) are type of mechanical pumps that work along with the heart to improve its pumping efficiency and maintain the optimum blood flow throughout the body. Cardiac Assist Devices can be segmented in three types ventricular assist devices, intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) and total artificial heart.

 

Ancillary locations i.e. Emergency room (ER), Operation Room (OR) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are critical care centers in a hospital. Diagnostic testing at these care centers must be immediate and accurate so as to deliver appropriate treatment for disease. Majority of the testing includes complete blood count (CBC), urine analysis, electrocardiogram (ECG) and X ray.

 

Automation in applied microbiology has been largely gaining importance in major areas of microbiological research. A continuous need for better and advanced microbial processes has been observed in order to improve their efficiency and speed.

 

Clostridium is a gram-positive bacteria which belongs to phylum Firmicutes, it’s an obligate anaerobe capable of producing endospores. Clostridium botulinium, Clostridium difficle, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium tetani and Clostridium sordellii are the different species of clostridium responsible for diseases in humans.

 

Plastic surgery is a medical procedure to alter, correct or restore skin or underlying tissues on any part of the body. Basically, a plastic surgery is performed as a reconstructive procedure or cosmetic procedure. A reconstructive plastic surgery is carried outfor correction of functional impairments resulting from traumatic injuries, burns, congenital abnormalities such as cleft palates or lips, developmental abnormalities, infections, disease and cancer.

 

Blood gas and electrolyte (or Blood gas analyzer) analyzers are widely used in blood testing. Blood gas analyzer measures concentration of hydrogen ions which is a measure of acidity, partial pressure of carbon dioxide to access efficiency of its elimination from the body, and partial pressure of oxygen to access the efficiency in oxygen absorption.

 

ADME is the process of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination of chemicals or drugs that describe their disposition inside a human body. The four processes influence the performance of a particular drug toward human tissues; toxicology testing before introducing a particular drug is increasingly becoming important. 

 

A stent graft is a tube shaped device composed of a rigid structure called a stent (mostly a metal) and a special fabric covering the stent. A stent is a metal mesh without any covering but a stent graft has a fabric covering and is mainly used in endovascular surgeries.

 

Veterinary diagnostics are the tests that help in determiningand identifyingvariousdisorders in animals. These procedures are performed via various methods that utilize their blood, feces and tissue samples.The new methods and technologies that have been developed for human diagnostics are also utilized extensively in veterinary diagnostics.

 

Pressure relief devices mould around the patients’ body to distribute their weight or relieve pressure over bony areas and are majorly used in patients that are at risk of developing pressure ulcers or pressure issues in middle ear. Some of the highly advanced pressure relief devices are designed such that they remove pressure from different areas of the body at regular intervals.

 

The portable medical electronic industry is witnessing significant growth and adoption in recent years. Mobilization of medical devices has driven the healthcare industry as the use of medical equipments has expanded beyond hospitals to homecare environments. Due to the presence of microprocessors the devices manufactured are more portable, compact and are light in weight.

 

Atherosclerosis is a common cardiovascular disorder that occurs due to the deposition of fat and cholesterol on the walls of arteries, leading to formation of hard structures known as plaques. These structures tend to obstruct blood flow by blocking the arteries and in turn lead to many health problems like hypertension. Occurrence of atherosclerosis is more common with aging.

 

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) also known as Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C) is a wound dressing technique that aids in healing acute and chronic or severe wounds and also aids in speedy recovery of severe burns. This is a non-pharmacological treatment used against several types of wounds such as venous ulcers, diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, arterial ulcers, severe burns and others.

 

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) is most common type of heart surgery that is performed to treat people suffering from severe angina and coronary artery heart disease. In coronary heart disease, a plaque is formed inside the coronary artery that carries oxygenated blood to myocardium. 

 

Cryopreservation is the process of preserving cells or complete tissues that are susceptible to damage caused by chemical reactivity and harmful enzymatic activity. This process is accomplished by keeping these materials at sub-zero temperatures wherein the activity of chemicals and enzymes stops. This process is performed in an apparatus known as cryopreservation equipment.

 

Multiparameter patient monitors are referred as monitoring systems that measure and display numerical data and waveforms for patient. These are parameters obtained through monitoring systems used for the diagnosis and treatment of patients in various healthcare departments.

 

An oxygen concentrator is a device used to deliver concentrated oxygen to a patient requiring oxygen therapy. These devices are considered as a safer, easy to use and inexpensive compared to compressed oxygen cylinders. Portable oxygen concentrator is useful to people using oxygen tanks as a constant supply of oxygen by enabling them mobility. 

 

Neurovascular intervention is referred to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of vascular disorders of the central nervous system with minimal invasive procedures or technologies.

 

Nitinol a metal alloy is composed of with similar atomic percentages of nickel and titanium. There is an increase in the usage of nitinol devices due to the presence of two important properties namely superelasticity and shape memory. 

 

Mycoplasma, a genus of bacteria is a causative agent for various infectious diseases in humans such as pneumonia and pelvic inflammatory diseases and some mycoplasmic species are also detected in different types of cancer cells. Due to their lack of cell wall, mycoplasmal bacteria are resistant to many common antibiotics which target cell wall synthesis.

 

Obesity can be defined as a medical condition where excess fat deposition leads to adverse health conditions. Obesity increases the chances of diseases related with heart, certain type of cancer, diabetes and osteoarthritis. Obesity has become one of the serious leading healthcare problems across the globe. It is mainly caused by increased fatty intake, reduced physical exercises and sometimes genetic inheritance.

 

Mononucleosis or mono is a common infectious disease caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which belongs to herpes virus family. The common symptoms of mono are high fever, sore throat, swollen lymph glands, tonsils and weakness. The symptoms usually occur after 4 to 6 weeks of exposure to the virus. 

 

Lyme disease is an infectious disease caused by bacterial species borrelia. It is a tick borne disease caused by the transmission to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Patients infected with lyme disease suffer from symptoms such as fever, depression, fatigue and skin rashes.

 

The global market for intravenous and vein access devices encompasses a variety of devices such as peripheral venous access, central venous access, ambulatory infusion, enteral feeding, syringe infusion, implantable pumps and diabetes insulin infusion devices. These devices are used for intravenous administration of drugs, fluid infusion, blood sampling, venous pressure monitoring, blood and transfusion.

 

Gamma or scintillation camera is used to image human body organs by detecting gamma rays emitted as a result of administering radioactive isotopes. This technique of imaging is called scintigraphy.

 

Over the past decade, the world has been witnessing a great deal of progress in the field of wearable medical technology that has led clinicians to work more efficiently by enabling them extending patient care even outside the hospital environment.

 

Immunoassays refer to biochemical tests or analytical techniques used to measure concentration of macromolecules in a solution with the help of antibody or immunoglobulin. The macromolecules refer to the analytes or proteins.

 

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is a protein usually produced in the developing fetus and disappears or is absent in adults. Abnormal amounts of this protein may lead to cancer. CEA test is performed to measure the level of proteins and check for the recurrence of colon and other cancers in patients already diagnosed with cancer.  The normal accepted range of this protein is 0 micrograms to 0.25 micrograms per liter.

 

The need for accurate information systems arises primarily from the increasing number of critical patients, since they can deliver information about the various medical parameters of patients accurately. High acuity information system is engaged in maintaining electronic patient records (EPR) coupled with computerized physician order entry (CPOE). 

 

Blood glucose testing at regular intervals is very crucial for diabetic patients, in order to keep a track of fluctuating glucose levels in the blood. The crucial aim of diabetes treatment is to ensure normal levels of blood glucose.

 

Medical cameras are used to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body for medical purpose and provide investigation of medical symptoms, diagnosis confirmation and also treatment such as widening of a constricted esophagus, extracting off a polyp or removal of a foreign object or cauterization of a bleeding vessel.

 

Dialysis is the process of removal of waste and excess water from blood. The kidneys are put for dialysis if they are not able to detoxify blood naturally. The devices that are utilized for performing dialysis are known as dialysis devices. Heavy machines that are used in the same cannot be replaced after every use. However, few devices like catheters can be replaced.

 

The market for electric handheld BP devices is growing worldwide under the impact of increasing incidences of chronic diseases that require routine blood pressure monitoring, consumer awareness and advancements in technology leading to miniaturization of BP devices. 

 


An Enteric Cytopathic Human Orphan virus abbreviated as echovirus is an RNA virus that causes infections and diseases of gastrointestinal tract in the human body. Primarily, infants and young children are most susceptible to echovirus however it may also infect adults leading to various diseases such as acute febrile illness, respiratory diseases, rash, hand foot and mouth disease, myocarditis, encephalitis, neonatal sepsis and aseptic meningitis.

 

Capnography is the measurement of exhaled carbon dioxide concentration in the breath of a patient. It plays an important role in identifying respiratory and basic circulatory distress and impairment by enabling information about CO2 production, perfusion, alveolar ventilation and respiratory pattern.

 

The electrodes used in medical devices transfer the ionic current energy into electrical current in the body. These currents can be amplified and have proved to be helpful in diagnosing various diseases. Medical electrodes comprises of a lead, metal and electrode conducting paste. 

 

Raman is an analytical technique used to observe vibrational resonance in molecules. It is a non-destructive technique and such instruments work on the principle of scattering of light at different wavelengths from the incident probe light or sample. 

 

Microfluidics is a science that deals with the study of flow of liquid through the channels of micrometer size. It basically deals with the control and manipulation of fluids that is geometrically constrained to a sub-millimeter scale. Microfluidics field came into existence in 1990’s when microscale analytical chemistry technique and microelectronic technology began to be recognized.

 

Hysterectomy is the process where complete or partial uterus is removed from the women’s body by the gynecologist. In complete uterus removal, fundus, cervix and body of the uterus are removed whereas in partial only body of the uterus is excised. 

 

Inferior vena cava or posterior vena cava is the largest vein in the human body responsible for carrying de-oxygenated blood from the lower extremities of the body into the right atrium of heart and then to the lungs. Vena cava filter is a medical device designed to prevent blood clots from travelling to lungs.

 

Gynecology is the study of female reproductive system which includes urodynamic testing. Urodynamics refers to the use of various procedures and devices for examining the bladder’s ability to store and release urine steadily and completely.  Urodynamics helps physicians to understand bladder functions and sphincter muscles. 

 

Currently, North America accounted for the majority of the global market share and is followed by Europe due to factors such as high disposable income of consumers and the presence of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in these regions. Asia-Pacific demonstrates promising growth in the adoption of direct energy devices.

 

Chlamydia is one of the most widespread sexually transmitted diseases. It is caused by bacteria named Chlamydomonas trachomatis. This disease is more common in females as compared to male population. In addition, the disease is more prevalent in people who are older than 25 years due to multiple sex and sex partners. In 2011, around 1,412,791 people were suffering from Chlamydia in the U.S. 

 

Cardiopulmonary stress test (CPST) is performed in order to measure gas exchange i.e. the amount of oxygen inhaled and the amount of carbon dioxide exhaled. It is generally performed on a treadmill or a special type of bicycle with a unique mouthpiece to measure gas exchange. It provides information about body’s response to exercise.

 

The cast removal devices are instruments used for cutting casting material such as orthopedic plaster. These devices possess properties such as high cutting torque and low material speed. The devices are further classified in three categories in accordance to their method of application for cutting such as hand handled device, advanced device and bottom edge device. The hand handled devices cut the orthopedic casts without noise with a few or no debris generation however advanced devices maintain the velocity of the equipment throughout the cast. The bottom edge devices are designed to cut the cast from the bottom of the cast to reduce the risk to skin cutting.

 

Stretchers are medical devices that are used for carrying patients who require medical attention. These are also used in emergency medical situation outside of the hospitals, by military services and also by search and rescue personnel. A stretcher is a mobile device that can be used for the transportation of a patient from place to another. There are various types of stretchers commercially available namely EMS stretchers, folding stretchers, simple stretchers, scoop stretcher, stroke basket, reeves stretcher and nimier stretcher.

 

Hyaluronic acid also known as hyaluronan, hyaluronate or HA is a high molecular mass anionic polysaccharide present in fluid form in human body. Hyaluronic acid when to be used as medicine is extracted from rooster combs or produced from bacteria in laboratories. It is mostly used in treatment of knee osteoarthritis by injecting it into the patient’s knee joint and is also used for tissue healing post surgery. It acts as a lubricant in joints and other tissues and also helps in healing of injuries.

 

Body contouring is a surgical procedure that involves alteration of the body parts such as torso, upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and chest with an intention to improve the overall appearance of the body. This is more effective for those who already have gone through massive weight loss and want to get rid of excess skin and remaining fats from their body.

 

Adhesion is one of the common problems affecting almost 55% to 90% patients followed by surgery. Adhesion is a band of scar tissue formed between organs and tissue after a surgery as a part of a normal healing process. However, when it connects wrong tissues into each other, adhesions may lead to severe clinical symptoms such as pelvic pain, intestinal blockage, infertility and loss of sensation depending on the location and size of the adhesions. 

 

Hemostasis is the phenomenon of interaction between platelets, blood vessels and coagulation protein which helps to stop the bleeding. In addition, this process also maintains the blood flow in the blood vessels. Bleeding disorders could be a result of vascular and coagulation abnormalities. Hemostasis diagnostics helps in detection of these abnormalities and assists in proper treatment.

 

Fluoroscopy Mobile C-armCloud storage allows users to store data on a server which is remotely located. A service provider hosts the cloud service on a server which is safe from catastrophic failures such as fire, earthquake, and tsunamis. With daily additions in transactional information, it has become a challenge for companies to store such humongous amount of data. 

 

A laboratory information system (LIS) is an integrated software to manage data and information at all levels in scientific and commercial laboratories. In healthcare LIS is used to manage operations, data, records, quality control, sample and instrument in clinical healthcare laboratories and pharmaceutical drug discovery and manufacturing laboratories.

 

Coxsackieviruses are non-enveloped viruses belonging to the picornaviridae family and enterovirus genus that possess linear single-stranded RNA as their genetic material. Based on their pathogenecity tested on mice, they are further categorized into group A and group B viruses.

 

ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) and Bronchoscopy devices market comprises of a wide array of medical devices such as ENT powered instruments and radiofrequency devices, ENT hand instruments, endoscopes, bronchial stents, bronchial flexible scope and airway stents. These devices are used in a number of surgical procedures and treatment associated with ENT and lung diseases such as myringotomy, stapedectomy, tonsillectomy, internal biopsy and bronchial stenting. 

 

Biophotonics is described as the study of interaction of light with biological samples carried out to manipulate or sense certain parameters of the sample. This technique is used to detect biological functions at cellular and sub-cellular levels. Microscopy is the most widely used method of light sensing to obtain images with high magnification while manipulation of sample is carried out by photoactivation, photoablation, photobleaching and optical tweezing.

 

Healthcare Information System is an integrated information system to provide better patient care by managing essential data at all levels of health services such as assessing patient activity and conditions, record management, hospital administration, billing, scheduling and diagnostic testing.

 

Adenoviruses are major causes of febrile illness among children. They can infect the membranes of respiratory tract, intestines, eyes and urinary tract causing pharyngitis, pneumonia and gastroenteritis, bronchiolitis, hemorrhagic cystitis and conjunctivitis. There are 57 types of adenoviruses known to infect human beings, classified into seven categories from A to G on the basis of genome size and composition. 

 

Blood pressure is defined as the measure of force exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of the vessels as heart pumps. If blood pressure rises above normal pressure it leads to numerous health problems such as heart diseases, stroke, kidney failure and peripheral vascular diseases. In the United States, over 30% of the population around 65 million individuals suffer from hypertension.

 

Coagulation is a part of ‘hemostasis’ which is a normal process in body in which blood flow and clot formation is regulated by various enzymes and proteins. Coagulation ceases the blood loss occurring from damaged vessels in case of injury. Dysfunction of coagulation process may lead to increase in risk of bleeding or obstructive clotting.

 

A nebulizer is a drug delivery device through which asthma medication is turned down to liquid form (mist) which is inhaled into the lungs. These devices are used in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, cystic fibrosis and other related respiratory diseases. Nebulizers work by breaking medical suspensions into small aerosol (example: mist) droplets, directly inhaled through the mouthpiece of the device. 

 

Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices are intended to treat heart failure. These devices aid in the proper synchronization of heart beats by sending small undetectable signals to lower chambers of the heart. This in turn enables the heart to pump blood and oxygen more efficiently.

 

Capsule endoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to detect digestive disorders. Capsule endoscopy is a method to record the images of digestive tract which can be further used in diagnosis of the intestinal diseases. The procedure helps examine the lining of gastrointestinal tract which includes three portions of the small intestine namely duodenum, ileum and jejunum. 

 

Respiratory monitoring devices are used for monitoring the respiration rate and are better known as heart-respiratory monitors due to their uses in heart monitoring. Such devices are utilized in hospitals on patients who face risks of apnea, and in some cases used at home as well.

 

Cardiac prosthetics or the artificial heart valves are the devices used for replacing damaged or diseased natural valves of the heart. Human heart might be considered as a pump for supporting the pulmonary and systemic blood circulation. Heart comprises of receiving and pumping chamber, coupled with two valves for ensuring the unidirectional flow of blood. 

 

Devices used to inspect the internal lining of the gastrointestinal tract are termed as gastrointestinal endoscopic devices. Gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes small intestine, large intestine, duodenum, colon, stomach, cecum and rectum. Any infection or abnormalities in function of this GI tract is detected for using gastrointestinal endoscopic devices.

 

With a rapid increase in the population suffering from the problem of obesity, the number of bariatric surgeries carried out on a global scale is also increasing continuously, and this increase has further led to a rise in the market for bariatric surgical devices. Bariatric surgery fights obesity by reducing the size of the stomach or through the removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch). 

 

Brain monitoring devices are the instruments used for monitoring abnormal activities of brain. Brain disorders can occur due to a variety of reasons including traumatic injury to the brain, infection, vascular abnormality, tumor, and other conditions. In addition, these injuries lead to various symptoms such as paralysis, loss of sensation, tremors, bradykinesia, muscle weakness and pain. 

 

Personal mobility devices assists the patients who have lost their mobility owing to severe leg trauma, paralysis or any other medical ailment impairing leg movement. Some of the personal mobility devices are wheelchairs, scooters, power driven vehicles and walking aides. Several variants of these devices are available in the market.

 

The amount of knowledge and information available about surgical care is very less in the context of public health care.  Surgical procedure volumes include general surgical procedures to treat the minor illnesses as well as the advanced procedures using minimal invasive methods. Surgical safety has become a significant factor for public health considering the complications and incidences of death occurring during major surgeries. 

 

Respiratory diseases are defined as the diseases that affect the nasal passage, air passage, lungs and the bronchi. Respiratory diseases range from acute condition such as common cold, pneumonia, bronchitis to chronic conditions such as chronic pulmonary obstructive diseases (COPD) and asthma.

 


Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the tissue that forms normal lining of uterus appears outside the uterus cavity and may involve ovaries, bowel or tissue lining of the pelvic floor. This disease affects over 170 million females across the globe. Endometriosis has an unclear etiology and complex symptoms. These factors contribute in difficulties for timely diagnosis and obstruct the drug discovery processes. Endometriosis is a major cause of infertility in female population.

 

Electro-diagnostic (EDX) equipment is employed in studies to measure the electrical activity of nerves and muscles. The information revealed from the diagnosis helps physicians and clinicians in evaluating several conditions such as neuropathy, myopathy, plexopathy and neuromuscular junction disorder. 

 

Disposable syringes are widely used by physicians and patients at home in diagnosis and monitoring diseased conditions, along with administering medicines. Disposable syringes offer advantages over non-disposable with respect to cost, safety, ease of use and hygiene. 

 

The market for picture archiving and communications system (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS) is forecasted to undergo impressive growth from 2012 to 2018. As budgets in the healthcare market are reducing, healthcare providers are facing pressure to introduce effective modes of enhancing the efficiency while simultaneously reducing costs and maintaining the standard of healthcare services.

 

Spine surgery devices market is one of the major sub segments of the orthopedic industry. It forms one of the most important segments of the orthopedics, which helps in joining and curing one or two vertebrae. It is a procedure wherein the supplementary bone tissue from the patient itself or a donor is utilized along with the patient’s bone growth to fuse in the vertebrae.

 

Biosensor devices are analytical devices which are used in biological applications or biomimetics to develop and create recognition of any desired analyte. Such biomimetics are mostly antibodies or enzymes. Biosensor analytical devices are used in various industries. At present, aggressive R&D is in process to miniaturize these devices and deliver much smaller and more affordable test monitors.

 

Artificial implant is the procedure of replacement of a biological structure through a medical device. This medical device can be heart, dental fixtures or similar body parts enhancing or strengthening the damaged or existing biological structure. Medical implants are artificially manufactured or so called as manmade, contrast to the transplanting organs or tissue. Some of the implants include electronic devices too such as pacemaker while others are bioactive.

 


The global home medical equipment consumption pattern will depend on demographic and epidemiological development. Increased efforts in the fight against chronic illnesses such as respiratory diseases, kidney disorders, and cancer will boost the demand for home therapeutic devices. Products such as portable oxygen concentrators, continuous positive airway products, ventilators, and other accessories will undergo the fastest growth in sales in this market.

 

The increasing number of applications in healthcare such as Renal Denervation and Sonography along with the miniaturization of these devices particularly for minimally invasive procedures is predicted to drive the market for these sensors in the coming years. Other drivers are the non-invasive procedures performed by HIFU or High Intensity Focused Ultrasound devices which may not even require contact of the device.

 

Over the recent years, global automated external defibrillators (AED) have witnessed double digit growth rate owing to the factors such as aging population and rising incidences of various cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, advancement in medical technology and widespread availability of   medical services for patients suffering from SCA are some of the major drivers for this market.

 

Most of the spinal conditions/disorders do not need surgeries but there are times when they cannot be avoided. In such surgical processes, specially designed spinal instruments are used to correct deformities, strengthen and stabilize the spine and facilitate fusion. Most of the spinal implants are generally made of metals such as stainless steel or titanium-alloy, whereas some are made of non-metallic compounds.

 

Tests which are performed in test- tubes or in a controlled environment outside a living organism to provide diagnosis are known as In-vitro diagnostic (IVD) tests. Contemporary IVD industry commonly uses analytical instruments and reagents to perform various tests to diagnose study and monitor various kinds of diseases. 

 

A healthcare microchip array refers to the use of advanced semiconductor technology to produce microchips with varied healthcare applications. Such an amalgamation of technology with healthcare has revolutionary consequences, as it holds the capability to transform the cost effective semiconductor technology attained through economies of scale to the healthcare frontier.

 

Oncology is the study of Cancer. Oncology devices market consists of medical devices involved in diagnosing and treating the disease cancer. The Oncology devices market could be segmented into 2 major categories: by type and by applications. There are two types of Brachytherapy devices and the Endoscopic devices. The segmentation of the market as per the applications is as follows: external radiation beam therapy, Systemic radiation therapy, and the Brachytherapy 

 

The escalating use of radiation therapy and nuclear medicine for the purpose of treatment and timely diagnosis of diseases are fueling the growth of the radiation detection market. Some of the key factors which influence the rise of this market are the high occurrence of cancer cases, increased awareness among radiation professionals, and a plethora of technological advancements.

 

Pre-clinical imaging is an efficient tool for the evaluation of the anatomical, functional, and physiological status of any organ at a cellular and molecular level. This technology plays an important role in the analysis of the properties and effects of any drug or therapy. It helps in understanding the pathophysiology and other characters of any disease.

 

An electrocardiograph is a non-invasive diagnostic device which is used in measuring the electrical activity of the heart. It is primarily used for the detection of cardiac problems in the patient. The global diagnostic electrocardiograph (DECG) market will undergo fair growth in the near future owing to factors such as the need for early detection of diseases, rise in incidence of lifestyle related diseases and increase in the standard of healthcare services.

 

Increasing need for medical devices with high shelf life, increasing export and import of medical devices, increasing demand for sterilized and disposable devices are some of the factors driving the sales of medical plastics market. Increasing demand for cost effective, light weight, the increasing use of prosthetics and the increasing use of non magnetic equipments around heavily magnetized medical equipments such as an MRI, are other factors serving as market drivers for the medical plastics market.

 

Factors such as rising prevalence of chronic medical conditions in the fields of neurosciences and cardiology, increasing research and development initiatives in the healthcare sector, and technological advancements in the field of medical sciences are responsible for the growth of this market. Increasing demand for personalized medical care and economic development in Asia-Pacific and Latin American countries will fuel the growth of the market in the future. 

 

In medicine, a bionic refers to an artificial robotic body part. Bionic implanting is a method of replacing or enhancing the functionality of an organ by replacing it with robotic part(s). With the advent of improved technology, it has become possible to implement the use of robotics in human organs. The medical bionic implants market is advancing and has witnessed growth in the last two decades and is expected to grow further in the future.

 

Medical aesthetics is a branch of medical science that deals with the use of artificial organs and body parts for patients who have lost a body part or are in need of corrective surgery on a body part. The growth of the market is attributed by driving factors such as rising disposable incomes of consumers coupled with the rising trend of body altering and the growing number of customer focused aesthetic organizations.

 


Nanotechnology has tremendous potential to reform the healthcare industry. It is expected that incorporation of nanotechnology in various applications of healthcare will be the major phenomenon to watch in the next decade. Thus nanotechnology in healthcare offers substantial opportunities to revolutionize the field of diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases.

 

Medical gases and pharmaceutical gases are specialized gases used for medical purposes, drug processing and various applications of biotechnology. Medical gases include pure gases and mixture of gases for various medical processes. The major types of gases included in the pharmaceutical and medical gases segment are hydrogen, oxygen, ammonia, boron hydride, nitrous oxide, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide.

 

Isosorbide is a white heterocyclic solid derivative of glucose, commonly used in medical applications and has also been tried and tested as a bio-feedstock. Isosorbide as a medical ingredient functions as a diuretic and is used in the treatment of diseases such as glaucoma and hydrocephalus. Isosorbide derivatives such as dinitrates and mononitrates are useful in treating coronary artery diseases such as angina pectoris. 

 

Orthopedics is the branch of medical science which deals with healing of bone and muscle related deformities. The global aging population, technological advancements in the field of orthopedics such as the invention of robotic minimally invasive procedures, and the rising healthcare related consumer expenditure are some of the growth drivers for the market. The future sustainability of the market will be ensured by the economic growth in the Asia Pacific and Latin American regions.

 

Microelectronic medical implant is any sort of medical device that involves microelectronic components and is placed inside the body of the patient to achieve the desired physiological response. The microelectronic medical implants market has come a long way since the introduction of the first pacemaker in the 1970s. 

 

Electronic prescribing is the electronic generation of medical prescriptions, instead of using the conventional paper copy. The system allows sending a new prescription or its renewal directly to pharmacies without the patient having to carry it with them. The system ideally consists of three components. The physician who is the prescriber, a transaction hub, and a pharmacy equipped with electronic prescribing software. 

 

Apheresis, also called as hemapheresis and pheresis is a procedure which involves withdrawal of blood from a donor and separation and retention of its components such as plasma, platelets, leukocytes, and others. Thereafter, the remaining components are transfused back into the donor.

 

Aesthetic laser and energy devices market focuses on the physiology of aging and wrinkled skin and uses technical based procedures for rectification of these processes. Physicians working on aesthetic science are skilled in both non-invasive and invasive procedures, and typically utilize a combination of both to meet the needs of the patients.

 

There has been an increase in demand for the refurbished medical equipment market globally, along with the new equipments market. Until a decade ago, refurbished medical equipments were exported to developing countries, and the suppliers involved were not professionally trained, which restrained the growth of this market.

 

The widening spectrum for application of computed tomography scan and growing incidences of chronic diseases, coupled with an aging population is set to drive the market for CT scanners globally. The global market is expected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 7.1% from 2012 to 2018, with the scope of growth increasing even more in the near future. The CT scanners market has been growing at a significant pace ever since Siemens introduced the multi-slice technology in the field of CT scanning. 

 

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) includes 100% oxygen administration under high atmospheric pressure. Owing to its therapeutic values, HBO therapy is gaining popularity in healing chronic wounds. HBO therapy finds its wide range of applications in wound healing, soft tissue healing and in treatment of cerebral strokes and bends.

 

Driven by rising health awareness and continuous disruptive innovations made in the field of medical and biological technologies, the global market for neurostimulation is expected to reach a market size valued at USD 7.3 billion in year 2018. The market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 8.2% from 2012 – 2018. It was estimated at USD 4.2 billion in 2011. Medical devices manufacturing companies and their technological affiliates or subsidiaries are continuously working on developing novel devices and technologies which can enhance the efficacy of existing treatments and devices, and simultaneously gain market advantage.

 

Global spectacles market is forecasted to grow at the compounded annual growth rate of 3% and reach the market value of $24 billion by the year 2016. This growth is mainly driven by increasing number of population suffering from refractive errors and rising awareness and cost effectiveness of eye care devices over refractive surgeries. About one third of population aging more than 40 years suffers from refractive errors in US and Western Europe. Occurrence of myopia is higher, around 70-90% in some Asian countries. Compared to men, females are at higher risk of developing refractive errors. All these factors are together responsible for driving the growth of spectacles industry all over the world. Currently remains the largest contributor to the spectacles industry driven by increase in aging population and brand consciousness among the consumers.

 

Radiotherapy is a treatment for cancer which uses beams of high energy radiation to kill cancer tissues in the body. This therapy stops cancer cells from multiplying. Also called radiation therapy, radiotherapy is emerging as a major technology for killing the cancer disease. The global radiotherapy market is a widely growing sector in recent years. The global radiotherapy market could be segmented into three categories, on the basis of types into: external beam radiation therapy, internal radiation therapy and systemic radiation therapy, on the basis of technology into: external beam radiation therapy (image guided radio therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, 3-D conformal radiotherapy, adaptive radiation therapy and others), internal beam radio therapy (low dose rate, high dose rate), and systemic radiation therapy.

 

Development of electronic stethoscope is gaining an edge over traditional stethoscopes mainly due to enhanced digital sound transmission capabilities of digital stethoscopes and their increasing use in telemedicine. Despite of invention of advanced technologies like handheld ultrasound systems, stethoscopes are mostly preferred by healthcare professionals for physical examination. Global stethoscope market is estimated to grow and reach $342 million over the year 2017 as a result of increasing demand for electronic stethoscope and fetal heart rate detectors.

 

The global brachytherapy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.2% by 2017 and reach a market value of USD 301 million as a result of the increasing number of patients opting for brachytherapy. Improved efficiency, shorter time required for treatment, and cost effectiveness are some of the factors driving the growth of the brachytherapy devices market. Brachytherapy is an effective, well tolerated, and non-invasive outpatient procedure that is easily personalized depending on individual needs. Technological improvements in dose delivery, coupled with image guided techniques like 3D treatment planning is allowing physicians to get more accurate and precise results. The brachytherapy segment is expected to experience high uptake in emerging economies like India, China, and Brazil. Moreover, extending applications of this technique to other body sites is expected to drive this market temporarily in the near future.

 

The emerging economies with a significantly large pool of under-served patients are creating big opportunities in the incontinence market for the leading medical equipment manufacturers. China, the world’s most populated country serves as home to the largest patient base closely followed by India. Growing population will drive the demand for healthcare, consequently resulting in the growth of the incontinence market.

 

Worldwide, hospital supplies market is expected to reach USD 37 billion registering a CAGR of 11% during the forecasted period 2012 to 2018. This growth is mainly driven by an increase in the aging population across the world and rising awareness towards controlling Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). The rate at which the ageing population is growing, it is giving rise to an increase in hospitalization and several other related procedures thus driving the demand for hospital supplies.

 

The ECG telemetry devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecasted period of 2012-2018 as a result of increasing sales of ECG devices for home care purposes. The world market for ECG telemetry devices is also experiencing increasing adoption of advanced ECG data management systems; however, slower growth rate in developed countries is posing a challenge towards the growth of this market.

 

The developing economies provide a significantly large pool for under-served patients, thus representing big opportunities for the leading medical equipment manufacturers. China is the world’s most populated country and home to largest patient base. There are around 120 million people aged 65 and above in need of continuous medical care.

 

Demand for medical testing will increase with a larger number of people availing the benefits of medical insurance. Also, as chronic diseases become more common, there is a need to develop sophisticated testing procedures in order to drive industry growth. Medical laboratories provide analytic services to determine the cause of a disease through evaluation of a patient’s history, examination, and data. These services are provided to patients with reference from healthcare practitioners.

 

A shift towards minimally invasive procedures and technological advances in cardiovascular surgery devices is driving this market. This market is expected to witness double digit growth in the near future owing to the factors such as aging population and rising incidences of cardiac arrests.

 

The oxygen concentrator market is moving toward the use of portable devices rather than stationary devices. Reimbursement is one of the major factors driving the oxygen concentrator market. Portable oxygen concentrators are more preferred as the oxygen refilling procedure is simpler than that of large oxygen cylinders. There have been tremendous improvements in oxygen concentrator technology with the introduction of Airsep’s Lifestyle.

 

Some of the major factors driving ablation technologies market are ageing population, technological advancements and increasing demand of minimally invasive surgical procedures. The risk of suffering from chronic diseases is directly proportional to the age of the person. Minimal damage to the healthy tissues, quick recovery, low risk of infection and cost effectives are some of the major reasons why ablation procedures are being preferred over surgeries.

 

The global ophthalmic devices market is experiencing significant growth because of increasing incidences and prevalence of eye related disorders like presbyopia, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. With the introduction of sophisticated technology in ophthalmic devices, people are opting for ophthalmic surgeries to correct eye related disorders. As a result, the global ophthalmic devices market is expected to register a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 4% during 2011 to 2017. 

 

Global ECG Management Systems Market report provides 13 year data (2004 to 2011 Historical trend and 2012 to 2016 forecasts) for Global & 12 country markets (U.S., UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, Brazil & Canada) for ECG Management Systems sales (unit sales and revenue). The global & country data contained in the report is in cross-section with four major segments of ECG Management Systems i.e. Rest ECG Monitoring Systems (Single Channel, 3 Channel, 6 Channels and 12 Channels), ECG Stress Testing Systems (Local and Imported), Holter Monitoring Systems (High End and Low End) , and Event Monitoring Systems. 

 

As the health care industry grows globally so is the sterile medical packaging market growing with it. Sterile medical packaging  provides safe and reliable sterile barrier systems for medical devices used for surgical operations, various pharmaceutical solutions and many other healthcare products. The main drivers for this products are government and health care regulations and safety standards.

 

Diagnostic imaging technologies are used by doctors to look inside patient bodies to find out clues regarding his medical condition. X-rays, CT scan, MRI among others are widely used diagnostic imaging technologies. These techniques are used intensively as they are painless and easy to perform. 

 

Nuclear imaging process produces images by sensing radiation coming from different parts of the body after it is exposed to radioactive tracer material. The images produced can be recorded on computer or film. An expert physician studies these nuclear images and gives a diagnosis. 

 

Increasing awareness for dental implants is one of the major factors driving global dental implants market. Implant techniques are widely accepted and executed by dentists worldwide. Continuous growth in the global market has resulted in an increasing demand for improved oral aesthetics, which has led to an increased number of dental practitioners performing dental implant surgeries. Some other factors driving the market are technological improvements, brand name recognition, and cost efficiency relative to alternative treatments. 

 

Wound closure devices is a relatively new device category, these devices assist in help bring the edges of the open wound closer together and keep them together once they touch. 

 

Global electrosurgical devices market is forecasted to grow at an annual growth rate of 5% and reach a market value of USD 1,412.8 million in 2018. This growth is mainly driven by the increasing demand for minimally invasive procedures and technological innovations that are making surgeries safer and least destructive for surrounding tissues. Advancement in technology is helping reduce problems such as collateral damage to tissues, and eschar enhancing the performance of electrosurgery devices. This is leading to greater adoption of these devices in healthcare industry. Improvement in technology is protecting the surrounding tissues from thermal damage, reducing eschar formation, and limiting sticking of tissues.

 

Constant innovation and developments in the field of biotechnology instrumentation post human genome project is what driving the market and makes it lucrative for existing and new market players. 

 

The term telemedicine refers to the utilization of telecommunication technologies in the healthcare industry. Doctors use such technologies to diagnose or treat a patient remotely. Video telemedicine deals with that part of the telemedicine market, which is done through video conferencing. The global telemedicine market was estimated to be USD 740 million in 2011. The market will grow to reach USD 877.50 million in 2012, and will grow at an estimated CAGR of 18.58% from 2012 to 2018, to reach USD 2440 million by 2018.

 

Contact Lenses are medical devices that are worn to improve vision. The major factors driving the contact lenses market are Aesthetics and Cosmetics. The eagerness to change the appearance of their eyes and overall personality is driving the contact lenses market globally.

 

Worldwide market for needle free delivery devices is forecasted to grow and reach the value of $5.9 billion by the year 2022 driven by the factors like developments in technology and emergence of new products such as micro needle patches and novel jet injectors. This market is expected to benefit from increasing efficiency of manufacturing processes, and the growth of emerging economies. Developed economies like the U.S. as well as Japan are also expected to witness double digit growth in the sales of needle free delivery devices market. Needle free delivery technology is proving useful in drug delivery techniques. This method is advantageous for device developers as well as end users.

 

The increasing awareness regarding the importance of fitness among individuals is driving the market for fitness products and services worldwide. There has been a gradual increase in the number of gymnasium as well as fitness professionals across the globe.

 

Healthcare equipments are used to provide a variety of healthcare services to patients thus helping in reducing pain and initiating better recovery. Demand for healthcare equipments is rising as a result of the growing population and rising awareness among people of the importance of self monitoring of chronic conditions. This trend of preventive healthcare is growing in demand leading to an increased usage of self monitoring devices. Convenience and cost effectiveness of home healthcare equipments is another major reason for the increasing adoption of such healthcare devices. Constant innovation in design and technology is making these equipments user friendly.

 

Knee implant procedures are done when a patient has knee pain, a traumatic injury or a disability from rheumatoid arthritis, or osteoarthritis. In the surgical process, a surgeon implants the device (artificial device) and replaces the damaged knee with it. There are many different types of implants - which are made of metal alloys, strong plastic parts or ceramic material. The knee implants market will grow due to factors such as increase in the rate of age related diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis, diabetes, obesity, ageing population and injuries related to sports. However due to technological advances such as minimal invasive surgery, better implant materials and better success rates, even the younger population are able to undergo knee replacement surgery.

 

Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) devices are used to ensure the proper functioning of the heart. Cardiac Rhythm Management includes devices such as pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), external defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. Globally, the incidence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) is on the rise. In developed nations cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality leading to large number of deaths. There is a consistent demand for cardiac rhythm management devices and this demand will drive the market continuously in the future. Generally people suffer from cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, stroke and, heart disease.

 

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the ophthalmic devices market and sub-markets in the next six years. This report is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of Mexican ophthalmic devices market. The report provides extensive analysis of the ophthalmic devices industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the ophthalmic devices market structure. The report has segregated the ophthalmic devices industry in terms of product and geography.Our research consists of both secondary and primary research with later constituting the greater portion. We also have a large internal repository and access to a number of external proprietary databases to help address specific requirements of our clients.

 

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the digital radiology market and sub-markets in the next six years. This report is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of Mexican digital radiology market. The report provides extensive analysis of the digital radiology industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the digital radiology market structure.Our research consists of both secondary and primary research with later constituting the greater portion. We also have a large internal repository and access to a number of external proprietary databases to help address specific requirements of our clients.

 

Heart valves are medical devices used to treat heart diseases. They are used to replace diseased heart valves in patients. Heart valve devices are mostly used in the elderly demographic, because this age group suffers the most from valve disease. Heart valves are diversified into three categories - mechanical, tissue and biological types. The global heart valve devices market will grow strongly as the market shows a strong growth rate due to the arrival of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) devices, the introduction of new minimally invasive devices and the increase in number of surgeries and technological advancements.

 

Sleep apnea devices are medical devices which remedy sleep disorders by helping the body establish controlled breathing and snoring. The sleep apnea device aides in treating sleep apnea disorders characterized by breathing problems and increased heart rate during sleep. The majority of sleep apnea patients suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. The global number of sleep apnea patients is estimated to reach 105 million patients by the end of 2012, and most of the patients remain undiagnosed due to their negligence. The sleep apnea devices market can be segmented into three categories namely sleep apnea devices market by types, by end users and by geography.

 

Bio-implants are bioengineered products known to be of human or animal origin used in the different fields of ENT. Generally, these bio-implants are offered for safeguarding after tissue replacement. These bio-implants are made up of biosynthetic materials known as collagen or it can also be made with tissue-engineered products such as artificial tissues or skin. Bio-implants cover a wide variety of products such as orthopedic artificial implants and cardiac pacemakers as these products are implanted completely in the body of the patient. North America is estimated to be the largest market followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific, but in the coming years North America is expected to face a fall in this segment due to increase in taxation and the austerity measures of the Federal Government.

 

The global market for advanced next generation cancer diagnostic devices is expected to reach $5.3 billion by the year 2015 at the compounded annual growth rate of 47%. Genomic and epigenomics analysis are the dominating segments of this market and are expected to continue dominating this market for few more years. Epigenomics segment is expected to rise to the value of $164 billion at the compounded annual growth rate of 102.62% by the year 2015. Demand for cellular analysis is also expected to increase significantly in the coming years, contributing to around $296 million at the CAGR of 95.4% by the year 2015.Cancer is an acute disease caused by genetic malfunctions. Recent developments in genomic and proteomic information after completion of Human Genome Project have created huge diagnostic content for diagnosing and treatment of cancer.

 

Prenatal diagnostics is a procedure for testing of diseases before the birth of a child, to determine certain inheritable disorders such as chromosome abnormalities, Down’s syndrome, genetic diseases, neural tube defects, and other conditions. It can be conducted by various procedures of screening, common testing, genetic testing and other measures in cases of high risk related to the birth of a child. The global market for prenatal diagnostics in 2010 was USD 5.35 billion and it is expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.35% and generate revenues of USD 5.89 billion by 2018.

 

Growing edentulousness and rising rates of oral diseases boosts the demand for dental prostheses worldwide. Dental prostheses are artificial tooth replacements used in case of tooth loss. Complete dentition is necessary for a healthy lifestyle and dental prostheses help restore the function of lost teeth. The market for dental prosthetics holds a major share in the dental consumables market, with each segment serving the growing edentulous and aged population, across the globe. The market is mainly segmented into crowns & bridges, dentures, artificial teeth, and implants.

 

The market for dental diagnostic equipments consists of devices used in the diagnosis of dental diseases and conditions, so as to enable proper treatment planning. These include intraoral and extraoral radiology equipments and scanners. Consumption of unhealthy food and improper eating habits has led to an increased incidence of oral diseases worldwide. A growing consumer base opting for dental treatments accompanied by a rise in the number of dental clinics providing such treatment, fuels continuous market growth for this segment.

 

The Dermatological diagnostics and therapeutics market is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period driven by increase in psoriasis market that is expected to boost competition among the existing products with more emerging therapies. Acne is the largest market segment of the dermatological diagnostics market accounting for 28.7% of the total therapeutics market followed by psoriasis (26.4%), rosacea (14.9%), and atopic dermatitis (9%). Many new players are emerging in this market as a result of a number of growth opportunities provided by this market, thus creating tough competition. Forthcoming patent expiries of major drugs is increasing the competition, further driving this market.

 

The segment of diagnostic industry using immunoassays, gene probes, and molecular diagnostics is developing rapidly due to scientific developments of these systems in the past few years. This industry is undergoing significant changes driven by the ongoing progress in the field of biotechnology and medicines. Initiatives in research and developments in this field are leading to the development of new products with improved performance along with improvements in the efficiency of existing immunoassay products. All these factors are directly impacting the demand, consumption, and future growth of labeling and immune agents, molecular diagnostics, and gene probes market.

 

Global Pulse Oximeters market is anticipated to grow significantly by year 2015 owing to the increasing penetration in alternate care market, adoption of low perfusion, motion tolerant technology, and increasing use in general care. Pulse Oximeters are used for measuring vital signs of patients as technology provides early warning for hypoxemia – a condition that indicates low arterial blood oxygen saturation level that may prove fatal. However, market is expected to gain momentum in the near future with continuous technological developments and growing implementations in the alternate care market. Introduction of pulse Oximeters with improved features is likely to accelerate the use of these devices in non critical settings, thus opening new opportunities for the market players.

 

Global remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices market is forecasted to reach $556.9 million by the year 2016 at the compounded annual growth rate of 10% during the forecasted period. Some of the major factors responsible for this growth are continuously increasing number of patients suffering from chronic disorders like cardiovascular illnesses and diabetes and increasing number of elderly population, as these people often prefer house monitoring as it avoids travelling and waiting time. Cardiac remote patient monitoring is the largest segment of this industry and it is expected to reach $399.9 million by the year 2016 at the compounded annual growth rate of 11%.

 

The global market for congestive heart failure treatment devices is expected to reach $5.9 billion by the year 2016 at the compounded annual growth rate of 11.7% during the forecasted period. This growth is mainly attributed by the rising incidences of heart failures across the world. American market for congestive heart failure treatment devices accounted for $1.6 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $3.2 billion by the year 2016 at the CAGR of 12.4% during the forecasted period. European market is forecasted to reach $1.5 billion at the CAGR of 7.5% by 2016.

 

The global market for cardiac pacemakers is forecasted to reach the market value of $5.1 billion at the compounded annual growth rate of 11% during the forecasted period. North America is the largest market for cardiac pace-makers accounting for nearly 40% of the total market share followed by Europe accounting for about 30% of the total market. Asia Pacific, although not largest, but is the fastest growing region with compounded annual growth rate of 13.3%.

 

Increasing number of new biological products and emergence of new biosimilars is focusing the attention towards the development of advanced drug delivery technologies for delivery of these biological products. Currently, oral and parenteral drug delivery technologies are dominating the global drug delivery market. Despite of various technological innovations and discovery of more compelling and innovative methods for drug delivery, parenteral method for drug delivery remains most dominant due to its effective results.

 

Global neonatal equipment market is witnessing significant growth rate for the past few years as a result of improved healthcare facilities, technological innovations in medical devices, and continuous monitoring of trained healthcare professionals. Growing wealth, increasing mortality rate (IMR), increasing demand for private healthcare, reforms from governments, and active participation of social organizations in neonatal healthcare programs are some of the factors driving the growth of this industry.

 

This research report analyzes this market based on its segments and major geographies. It includes a complete analysis of the current market trends, market growth drivers, restraints, market structure, and market projections for the near future. It also includes an analysis of the recent technological developments in this market, Porter’s five force analysis, and detailed profiles of top industry players.

 

The global dermatology devices market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% over the period 2010 to 2015. The increasing number of people suffering from skin-related disorders and even more number of people opting for less invasive cosmetic surgeries are some of the important factors contributing to the increasing demand of dermatology devices, which in turn is contributing towards the growth of this industry.

 

The microscopes market is witnessing an exponential growth because of increase in funding from governments and corporate, for technological advancements in life sciences. Optical microscopes currently hold the maximum share of the microscope market. However, it is expected to lose this share to electron and scanning probe microscopes in the near future.

 

Picture Archiving and Communication System provides storage and access to images from different machines, it is a medical imaging technology. PACS eliminates the need of manually retrieving, or transporting files as it is being done digitally. PACS helps in remote access, radiology workflow management, and platform for integration electronic images and substitute’s hard copy by promoting digital storage. There is a huge surge in the demand for such systems among imaging centers and hospitals worldwide.

 

Transdermal Drug Delivery eliminates the issues related with oral and injectable methods of drug delivery as the drugs are injected through the skin of the patient. Some of the major factors increasing its adoption across the globe include reduction in side effects, improvement in effectiveness of therapy as it leads to uniform plasma levels and also improves bioavailability.

 

Some of the major factors driving diabetes care devices market are lack of awareness and initiatives taken by governments. Among all the regions Asia Pacific will lead the market for diabetes care devices as it contributes for more than half of the diabetic population of the world. China and India are the major countries which have seen a sudden rises in the number of patients diagnosed with diabetes.
 

Medical Devices Research

The advancements in technology have changed the ways in which clinical instruments are used to treat patients. The new technologies have reduced not only the recovery time for patients but also the cost of treatment. Medical devices range from a small injection needle to large diagnostic machines. The manufacturers of these devices include small players as well as large multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson.

Innovations in the field of information technology have led to the development of many new devices, thereby raising the level of specialization and sophistication of the industry as a whole. Today the industry is highly regulated worldwide which ensures that appropriate devices reach the customers after conducting proper clinical trials. The strict regulations have improved the competitiveness of the companies with regard to cost and quality.

Transparency Market Research covers surgical devices, cardiovascular devices, orthopaedic devices, mobility assist devices, etc.

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