2010 Healthcare Research Review

Published - Jan 2011| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - HLC068B
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Report Highlights

  • The global market for medical imaging systems is estimated to be $17 billion in 2009 and is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2009 to 2014. Ultrasound systems comprise 29% of the global medical imaging systems market. X-ray systems are next, with a 24% share. Positron emission tomography has seen growth but it is the smallest segment. The X-ray market is growing well due to the introduction of digital technology.
  • BCC Research estimates that technological improvements and changes in health care cost control will cause the demand for medical device sensors to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1% between 2009 and 2014, when it will approach $9 billion.   Perhaps more important, much of the growth will be in one class of technology—semiconductor/MEMS sensors—which will experience a 5% CAGR as the three older technologies see minimal growth or even a decrease.
  • The sleep aids markets reached revenues of $25 billion in 2009. The United States is overwhelmingly the leader in the worldwide market for sleep aids due to lifestyle pressures, more disposable income, and education about sleep disorders.  The worldwide economic climate adversely affected the market in 2008 and 2009.  However, industry experts anticipate that the recovery will be slow but steady from 2010 to 2014.  Revenues are anticipated to reach $33.2 billion in 2014, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% over the forecast period of 2009 to 2014.


Uncertainty and volatility pervade the Healthcare industry as population’s age, costs escalate, and legislative reform competes with recession recovery agendas. Cloud computing arrives, bringing electronic medical records along with it.
Throughout this period technology continues to force its way into ever more hallways and examination rooms for clinics and operating rooms - extending life span and quality of life, but also raising insurance premiums and reimbursement entanglements.
This Healthcare Research Review provides a sampling of the type of quantitative market information, analysis and guidance that has been aiding business decision making since BCC was founded in 1971. It includes highlights of reports published in 2010 on the following healthcare markets: 
  • Medical Imaging Reagents and Analysis Equipment
  • Medical Lasers: Technologies and Global Markets
  • Medical Device Sensors: Technologies and Global Markets
  • Emerging Markets for Advanced Medical Technologies
  • Sleep Aids: Technologies and Global Markets
  • Global Markets for Ophthalmic Devices, Diagnostics and Surgical Equipment
  • Diabetes Therapies & Diagnostics: Global Markets
  • Medical Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Technologies and Global Markets
We hope you find this Research Review valuable, and we look forward to serving our customers’ healthcare market research needs 
Chris Spivey
Senior Editor

BCC Research

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Published - Jun-2009| Analyst - Various Analysts| Code - HLC068A

Report Highlights

  • The home use segment of the U.S. medical diagnostic kits market is expected to increase from $6.2 billion in 2008 to $10.3 billion in 2013, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%.
  • The global market for minimally invasive surgery devices and equipment is expected to rise from $15.8 billion in 2009 to $23 billion in 2014, for a CAGR of 7.8%.
  • The target therapy segment of the global cancer therapy market is projected to grow from $22.9 billion in 2008 to $69.1 billion in 2013, for a CAGR of 24.7%.
  • The professional equipment and supplies segment of the U.S. dental market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2008 to 2013, with revenue increasing from $3.2 billion to $4.2 billion.
  • The U.S. tissue transplantation market (that is, corneas, bone grafts, blood and bone marrow, heart valves, and skin and skin replacement products) totaled more than $9.2 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to $14.3 billion by 2013.
  • The vision and reading aids segment amounts to more than two-thirds of the disabled and elderly assistive technologies market in the U.S. It totaled $26.1 billion in 2008.
  • The global medical device coatings business will experience a CAGR of 9.9% between 2009 and 2014, when it is forecast to reach $7.5 billion.
  • The chronic illnesses segment is projected to account for more than two-thirds of $80 billion global pediatric healthcare market in 2013.

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