Skin diseases affect 30%-70% of people from all age groups, across the world. Accurate diagnosis of skin diseases is difficult unless a biopsy is performed. Dermatology diagnostic devices facilitates non-invasive diagnosis. Traditionally, microscope was used to detect or diagnose skin conditions, which could not provide accurate results. The need for dermatology services is increasing with the increase in prevalence of dermatology conditions such as psoriasis, melanoma, and acne; and awareness on health and well-being.Rise in awareness on skin conditions, through education and training programs for physicians and nurses, and public awareness programs and campaigns for dermatology conditions especially skin cancer contribute to the growth in market.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global dermatology diagnostics devices market to grow at a CAGR of 9.1% over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this report
The report covers the current scenario and the growth prospects of the global dermatology diagnostics devices market for the period of 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of dermatology diagnostics devices used to diagnose the following skin conditions:DermatoscopeImaging OthersBased on skin diseases, the market is divided into the following segments:Skin cancer Chronic diseases such as eczema, acne, psoriasis, and rosacea
Technavio's report, Global Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2015-2019, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas, APAC, and EMEA; it also covers the landscape of the market and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Caliber Imaging & DiagnosticFotoFinder Systems Longport MedX Health ScibaseVerisan
Increase in incidence and prevalence of skin cancer For a full, detailed list, view our report
Self-care and low adherence in dermatology For a full, detailed list, view our report
Increase in adoption of teledermatology For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
What will the market size be in 2019 and what will the growth rate be?What are the key market trends?What is driving this market?What are the challenges to market growth?Who are the key vendors in this market space?What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Dermatology Diagnostic Devices Market: Mela Sciences, Michelson Diagnostics, Heine Optotechnik and Welch Allyn
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Verisante Technology, Inc., Longport, Inc., FotoFinder Systems, Inc., Caliber Imaging & Diagnostic, Inc., SciBase AB and MedX Health Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Teledermatology is directed toward improving access to medical consultations while decreasing costs by eliminating travel for patients, physicians, and nurses. The adoption of telemedicine in recent years is rising because of better information technology in terms of affordability and performance. Telemedicine has become a standard in most of the clinical application areas, such as cardiology, orthopedics, and neurology. There is a growing interest in teledermatology because of the increasing need for dermatology services and the lack of specialists or dermatologists in many countries. For example, in the UK there has been an increase by 50% in dermatology referrals in the last decade. However, there are not many dermatologists available in the country to address the concerns. Teledermatology is one solution for the healthcare community to address the dermatology workforce challenge.”
According to the report, efforts to educate dermatologists and patients are expected to contribute to the growth of global dermatology diagnostic devices market. The initiatives taken by both government and private entities include regular education and training for physicians, conducting public awareness programs, and increase funding for scientific and epidemiological research. There are more than 2,000 recognized skin disorders. The increasing awareness and the need for improvement in diagnostic accuracy have created a relatively new responsibility and interest among practitioners in the field of dermatology. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment depends on proficiency of general practitioners and dermatologists. For example, according to an article published by the British Association of Dermatologists, a formal training session given to general practitioners in Italy increased the accuracy of melanoma diagnoses from 55% to 73% immediately after the training. Such educational programs focusing on improving detection rates and diagnostic accuracy will lead to a higher demand for non-invasive dermatology diagnostic devices during the forecast period.
Further, the report states that self-diagnosing and self-medicating by patients for dermatological conditions are major factors hindering market growth.