Global Markets and Technologies for Medical Lasers

Published - Jan 2012| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - HLC072B
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Report Highlights

The global market for medical laser devices was $2.7 billion in 2010. As it recovers from the effects of the recent recession, the market is expected to increase to more than $3 billion in 2011 and $6.8 billion in 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.3% over the 5-year period.


The report addresses the global market for lasers used in diagnostic, therapeutic, and cosmetic applications during the period from 2010 through 2016. It addresses the market in its entirety as well as in selected regional and country markets.

The report does not cover the market for lasers used in the fabrication of medical devices (e.g., in the creation of microscopic features and spot welds). The focus is on the market for lasers themselves, rather than the larger pieces of equipment that incorporate them.

The format of the study includes the following elements:

  • Summary
  • Definitions
  • Types of medical lasers and their main applications
  • End-user segments
  • Market environment (legal and regulatory, standards, trends in the healthcare industry, demographic and economic trends, other market drivers and barriers to deployment)
  • Detailed market estimates and projections, by type of laser/end-user segment/geographical area for the period 2010–2016
  • Supplier profiles
  • Patent analysis.


The author of this report is Andrew McWilliams, a partner in the Boston-based international technology and marketing consulting firm of 43rd Parallel, LLC. In addition to the previous edition of this report on medical lasers, he is the author of several other BCC Research studies of the healthcare and related industries, including HLC016D Microelectronic Medical Implants: Products, Technologies & Opportunities;HLC036D Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery: The Global Market; HLC042A Radiation-Based Therapy and Therapeutic Imaging; HLC051F The Market for Minimally Invasive Medical Devices; HLC038C Patient Monitoring; HLC054B Home Medical Equipment: Technologies and Global Markets; HLC048C Healthcare Information Technology; HLC066B Medical Automation Technologies, Products and Markets; and HLC070A Preventive Healthcare Technologies, Products and Markets.

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Published - Jan-2010| Analyst - Andrew McWilliams| Code - HLC072A

Report Highlights

  • Global market for medical lasers by end use was worth approximately $2.7 billion in 2008. This market declined to less than $2.3 billion in 2009 under the impact of the recession in many of the world’s major economies, it is projected to grow to nearly $4.8 billion between 2009 and 2014, at a CAGR of 16.1% over the 5-year period
  • Therapeutic laser applications market was nearly $2.3 billion in 2008; this further decreased to $1.9 billion in 2009, this is projected to reach $3.7 billion in 2014, for a 5-year CAGR of 13.3%.
  • Diagnostic application market was $330 million in 2008; this further decreased to $328 million in 2009, this is projected to reach $1.2 billion in 2014, for a 5-year CAGR of 28.9%.

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