Although medical devices are essential healthcare products, the recession took a toll on the Medical Device Manufacturing industry. Revenue tumbled in 2011, as slim profit margins constrained hospitals' ability to raise capital for large purchases. However, the changing demographics of the United States favor the industry. Revenue increased over the current five-year period and is anticipated to continuing growth over the next five-year period. Although the majority of baby boomers are still under the age of 65, a significant portion of this group will cross this age threshold over the next five years, resulting in revenue growth from for the 65-and-over demographic.
This industry includes manufacturers of electromedical and electrotherapeutic apparatuses, such as magnetic resonance imaging equipment, medical ultrasound equipment, pacemakers, hearing aids, electrocardiographs and electromedical endoscopic equipment. The industry also manufactures irradiation apparatuses and tubes for applications such as medical diagnostic, medical therapeutic, industrial, research, scientific evaluation and more.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.