Published: Aug, 2017

The global reprocessed medical devices market is consolidated to a high degree due to the dominance of Medline Industries Inc., Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson), Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Hygia Health Services Inc., and Vanguard AG. These five companies accounted for 94% of the global reprocessed medical devices market in 2015 and are likely to retain steady dominance in the market in the coming years. Strengthened distribution channels have become the top target for key players in the global reprocessed medical devices market in recent years due to the growing competitive intensity.

Emerging markets in Asia Pacific and Latin America are also vital for leading players in the global refurbished medical devices market. Several countries in these regions are set for steady economic progress in the coming years, making their healthcare sector likely to receive a steady influx of funding in the coming years. Moreover, cost-saving measures such as the refurbished medical devices market are likely to be widely popular in these regions, as they provide players with a key advantage in the increasing competitive medical devices market.

According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the global reprocessed medical devices market is expected to reach US$3.3 bn by the end of 2024. The market was valued at US$982.7 mn in 2015 and is projected to exhibit a robust 14.9% CAGR between 2016 and 2024.

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Increasing Demand for Cost Cutting Measures Drives Reprocessed Medical Devices Market

The prime driver for the global reprocessed medical devices market is the rising demand for cost cutting measures in the healthcare sector in developed economies. Despite the rising expenditure on healthcare by consumers in developed economies, the refurbished medical devices market represents a smart economic option, as it allows for widespread adoption of advanced medical technology. While reprocessing of medical devices has always been a standard practice in the healthcare sector, the use of modern tools in the processes has made it even more important to the healthcare sector, as the safety and reliability of the devices has improved considerably.

However, the negative perception attached to the tag of “refurbished” has continued to haunt the refurbished medical devices market. Increasingly strict regulations concerning medical device safety have also held back the refurbished medical devices market in some regions.

Cardiovascular Devices to Dominate Refurbished Medical Devices Market

By device type, the global refurbished medical devices market is segmented into orthopedic external fixation devices, general surgery medical devices, gastroenterology biopsy forceps, cardiovascular medical devices, and laparoscopic medical devices. Of these, cardiovascular devices are likely to dominate the global refurbished medical devices market in the coming years due to the growing prevalence of cardiovascular complaints in developing regions as well as their widespread prevalence in developed markets such as the U.S.

Accordingly, North America is projected to top the global refurbished medical devices market in the coming years, due primarily to the steady demand from the rapidly advancing healthcare sector in the U.S. The regulatory framework in the U.S. has been largely supportive of the refurbished medical devices market, which is a key driver for the market in the region. North America accounted for 76.8% of the global refurbished medical devices market in 2016 and is likely to retain a similar level of dominance through the 2016-2024 forecast period.

The information in this preview comes from a Transparency Market Research report titled ‘Reprocessed Medical Devices Market (Devices - Cardiovascular Devices (Blood Pressure Cuffs/Tourniquet Cuffs, Cardiac Stabilization and Positioning Devices, Compression Sleeves (DVT), Diagnostic Electrophysiology Catheters, and Electrophysiology Cables) General Surgery Devices (Balloon Inflation Devices and Infusion Pressure Bags), Laparoscopic Devices (Endoscopic Trocars and Components and Harmonic Scalpels), Orthopedic External Fixation Devices, and Gastroenterology Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024.’

The global refurbished medical devices market is segmented as follows:

  • Reprocessed Medical Devices Market, by Type of Devices
    • Cardiovascular Medical Devices
      • Blood Pressure Cuffs/Tourniquet Cuffs
      • Cardiac Stabilization And Positioning Devices
      • Compression Sleeves (DVT)
      • Diagnostic Electrophysiology Catheters
      • Electrophysiology Cables
    • General Surgery Medical Devices
      • Balloon Inflation Devices
      • Infusion Pressure Bags
    • Laparoscopic Medical Devices
      • Endoscopic Trocars And Components
      • Harmonic Scalpels
    • Orthopaedic External Fixation Devices
    • Gastroenterology Biopsy Forceps
  • Reprocessed Medical Devices Market, by Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • UK
      • France
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Australia & NZ
      • Rest of APAC
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of LATAM
    • Middle East & Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • South Africa
      • Rest of MEA

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