Blood flow measurement devices are used for measuring the volume rate of blood flow in the blood vessels of the body. The vascular assessment data obtained through the blood flow measurement devices helps physicians to maintain the equilibrium between supply and demand of tissue oxygen of patients. Rising incidence rate of circulatory diseases and metabolic disorders are fueling the growth of these devices market. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the year 2012, approximately 8,000,000 people in the United States had peripheral arterial disease (PAD); that includes 12-20% of population older than 60 years of age. Hence, rising incidence of PAD and other metabolic disorders are some of the major factors that are expected to drive market growth at a substantial rate in the near future.
Blood flow measurement devices market is segmented into products and areas of application. Further, the product segment of blood flow measurement devices market has been segmented into ultrasonic Doppler, laser Doppler and electromagnetic. It has been observed that Ultrasonic Doppler blood flow meters accounted for the largest market share (approximately 52%) of the overall blood flow measurement products market in 2012. The dominance of this device was witnessed due to its large number of clinical applications, better outcomes and minimally invasive nature. In addition, the future growth of this market will be dependent on the innovation and technological development focused on enhancing the efficacy and safety of the blood flow measurement devices. However, factors such as high cost involved in the R&D activities and stringent regulatory policies could hinder the growth of the global blood flow measurement devices market.
Based on its clinical applications, the global blood flow measurement devices market is segmented into diabetes, peripheral vascular diseases, gastroenterology, intra cranial monitoring in stroke and brain injury, dermatology; and tumor monitoring. Among all the above mentioned treatment applications, the market for blood flow measurement devices for peripheral vascular diseases accounted for the largest market share (approximately 28%) of the overall blood flow devices application market in 2012.
Geographically, North America is the leading market for blood flow measurement devices due to high healthcare awareness. Similarly, rise in circulatory diseases such as peripheral vascular diseases also serve to be the major drivers of this market. The Asia-Pacific region was the third largest market for blood flow measurement devices in 2012. This market has been estimated to grow significantly due to growing acceptance of minimally invasive devices and rise in the disposable income.
The key players of this market include ArjoHuntleigh Inc., Cook Medical Inc., Deltex Medical, Moor Instruments Ltd. and Transonic Systems Inc., amongst others.
Blood is one of the most important connective tissue in the human body. Medically, blood is considered as the critical highway, transporting essential components of the body metabolism to various organs. The measurement of the dynamics of blood is therefore necessary in understanding the physical state of a body, one among them being the blood flow measurement. The volume rate of blood flow is defined as the amount of blood passing through a cross section of a blood vessel per unit time. 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. These devices also find their applications in skin testing, cerebral blood flow measurement, burn assessment and others. As per the American Diabetes Association estimates, 1 out of every 3 individuals above 50 years of age was diagnosed with diabetes. A rising geriatric population worldwide with high risk of diabetes, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular and peripheral vascular diseases coupled with an accentuated demand for minimally invasive procedures has triggered the growth of this market. Rise in prevalence of such diseases has resulted in increased number of surgical procedures that require blood flow measurement devices. Among these, peripheral vascular disease accounts to be one of the major applications of blood flow measurement devices. The causative factors for development of peripheral arterial disease are atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, hypertension and cigarette smoking. The market for blood flow measurement devices include laser Doppler, ultrasonic Doppler and electromagnetic blood flow measurement devices.
This research report provides a detailed analysis of the global blood flow measurement devices market and helps in understanding the various driving factors for the growth of the market. The market overview section of this report analyzes the market dynamics and trends such as drivers, restraints and opportunities that influence the current nature and future status of this market. The executive summary provides detailed insights about the report and the blood flow measurement devices market in general. It also provides a market snapshot, which offers a glimpse into the present scenario of the blood flow measurement devices market. Impact factors such as market attractiveness analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis have also been explained in the market overview section of the report in order to deliver a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario of the global blood flow measurement devices market.
The report captures the market by application of blood flow measurement devices and by its respective product type. Categorization of applications in Blood flow measurement devices includes various diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, dermatology, intracranial monitoring (stroke & brain injury), tumor monitoring and angiogenesis. Products in Blood flow measurement devices are majorly segregated as ultrasonic Doppler blood flowmeters, laser Doppler blood flowmeters, and electromagnetic blood flowmeters.
The global blood flow measurement devices market has been segmented based on all the above-mentioned parameters and market size estimates and forecasts for the period of 2013 to 2019 have been provided for each of the segments, in terms of USD million, considering 2012 as the base year for calculations and 2011 representing as the historical year. The CAGR (%) of each market segment for the forecast period 2013 to 2019 has also been provided along with market size estimations.
The geographic analysis chapter spans the major regions including North America, Europe, Asia and ROW (Rest of World). The recommendations chapter provides a roadmap for market players, new entrants and suppliers to consider the success strategies and potential barriers of this market during the forecast period of 2013 to 2019.
The report concludes with the company profiles section, which includes key information about the major players and market share analysis (Value %) of the blood flow measurement devices market for the year 2012. Some of the major players of the blood flow measurement devices market include Compumedics Ltd., Cook Medical, Moor Instruments, Deltex Medical, ArjoHuntleigh and others. These market players have been profiled based on attributes such as company overview, recent developments, strategies adopted by the market leaders to ensure growth, sustainability financial overview and recent developments.