Portable Medical Electronic Products: Technologies and Global Markets

Published - Jan 2013| Analyst - Margareth Gagliardi| Code - HLC084A
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Report Highlights

The global market for portable medical electronic products was valued at $49.3 billion in 2011 and should reach $51.9 billion in 2012. Total market value is expected to reach $77.4 billion in 2017 after increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%.

Report Includes

  • Examination of portable medical electronic products, specifically medical diagnostic equipment and imaging systems, drug delivery devices, interventional medical electronics, first-aid equipment, and body function testers.
  • Analysis of market trends, with data for 2010, 2011 and 2012, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017.
  • An outline of current technical issues, detailing new technological developments and providing examples of significant patents that have been recently issued or for which applications have been submitted.
  • A list of the leading suppliers of portable medical electronic products and technology developers, with descriptions of their products.
  • Detailed company profiles of the top industry players and relative market shares.

Report Scope

This study provides an updated review of PMEP technology, including basic design and fabrication process, and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology. 

BCC Research determines the current market status of portable medical electronic products, defines trends, and presents growth forecasts for the next five years.  The PMEP industry is also analyzed on a global basis from the standpoint of both manufacturing and consumption.  In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are discussed. 

More specifically, BCC’s market analysis is divided into eight sections.

In the first section, a historical review of PMEP technology is provided, including an outline of recent events.  The report also offers a description of current and emerging applications for portable medical electronic products.

The second section provides a technological review of PMEP design, components, and their fabrication process.  This section concludes with an analysis of the most important technological developments and improvements since 2010, including examples of significant patents recently applied for or issued.  

The third section entails a global market analysis of PMEPs.  Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented by application, degree of portability, end–user, and region, with actual data referring to the years 2010 and 2011, and estimates for 2012.  This section concludes with a presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends, healthcare trends, and regional trends.  Projected revenues for portable medical electronic products are reported, with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for the period 2012 through 2017. 

Next, three optional sections are offered.  These sections provide a more focused discussion of the PMEP market for the three main segments in which PMEPs find application: diagnosis and testing, therapy, and first–aid and others.  In these optional sections, additional segment details on products, current market breakdowns, industry growth, and key trends and developments are provided, in addition to a market summary for the last three years and growth projections for the next five years.  Market data are organized by product, degree of portability, end–user, and region for each segment evaluated.

In the next section of the study, which covers global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of PMEPs, together with a description of their products.  The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of PMEP production versus consumption, always from a geographical standpoint.  Detailed company profiles of the top industry players are also provided.

The final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to PMEP materials and components, fabrication processes, and applications, issued during the period 2010 through 2012.  Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application, and PMEP type.

Analyst Credentials

Margareth Gagliardi has extensive experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing, and new product development. For more than 20 years, she has held management positions in both manufacturing and R&D within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical and structural components. She currently works as a consultant serving a variety of organizations and research institutions. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Ceramic Engineering.

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