Global Endoscopic Tattooing Market: Overview
Endoscopic tattooing is an effective and useful tool for surgical localization of luminal lesions. Endoscopic tattooing is preferred to simplify localization of a luminal abnormality at the time of surgery or repeat endoscopic examination. The tattooing agent is delivered via an injection needle to the submucosal space in the lumen. The most common tattooing agent that is used in endoscopic tattooing is India ink. India ink is a sterile carbon black suspension that is used to mark lesions for surgical identification and to identify polypectomy sites to facilitate follow up. This carbon particle suspension is the only FDA-approved agent for endoscopic tattooing.
Global Endoscopic Tattooing Market: Key Trends
The popularity of rapid and noninvasive diagnostics is increasing due to ease of operation and better patient compliance. A rise in demand for noninvasive procedures is likely to drive the endoscopic tattooing market. Moreover, a rise in the prevalence of inherited syndromes and increase in the number of people with a history of inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease) has led to a rise in the incidence of gastrointestinal disease. The number of patients that have succumbed to infections of the gastrointestinal system, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease has risen significantly. Early diagnosis and regular monitoring of these patients is essential to identify, treat, and control the spread of these diseases. Therefore, a rise in the target population is likely to drive the endoscopic tattooing market.
The endoscopic tattooing market is anticipated to expand at a significant rate during the forecast period. The growth of the market can be attributed to the benefits associated with endoscopic tattooing. It is a simple procedure, involves low risk of complications, and improves tumor localization.
Global Endoscopic Tattooing Market: Segmentation
The endoscopic tattooing market can be segmented based on tattooing technique, end-user, and region. Based on tattooing technique, the market can be classified into the bleb technique and the direct method. In terms of end- user, the market can be categorized into hospitals, diagnostic centers, specialty clinics, and others. Based on region, the endoscopic tattooing market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa.
Global Endoscopic Tattooing Market: Regional Analysis
North America is expected to account for a significant share of the market in terms of revenue. Rise in research and development activities in the field of medical imaging, high awareness among people about different diagnostic procedures, high disposable income, and the presence of major market players in the region are some of the factors attributed to the high market share of the region. For instance, in the U.S., the incidence of colorectal cancer has decreased significantly in both females and males, due to effective detection and removal of precancerous lesions through cancer screening. Furthermore, mortality rates of colorectal cancer have been decreasing in several countries in the West due to factors such as increased awareness, early detection, and improved treatment. Europe is expected to hold a prominent share of the market, owing to high awareness among people about the treatment options and high adoption of advanced medical devices in the region. The market in Asia Pacific is expected to expand at a robust pace in the coming years. An increase in government initiatives in the field of health care, rise in the geriatric population, increase in disposable income, and increase in investment by key players in the emerging nations of Asia pacific are anticipated to fuel the endoscopic tattooing market in the region.
Global Endoscopic Tattooing Market: Competitive Landscape
The global endoscopic tattooing market is highly fragmented due to the participation of many global as well as new players. Major players operating in the market are GI Supply Inc., Sigma-Aldrich Inc., PMT Corporation, US Endoscopy, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd., Fujifilm Corporation, and others.
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