Europe Market for Ultrasonic Aspirators 2017 - MedCore
General Report Contents
Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
Ultrasonic aspirators have been used in neurosurgery for over 30 years and because of this, it is a relatively mature market with limited growth potential. The majority of the growth in ultrasonic aspirators will occur in other specialties as growth in the neurological space is fairly stable. The ultrasonic aspirator market has become a replacement business, and technological advances have slowed therefore unit sales are expected to remain relatively flat over the forecast period. There will be slight growth due to the aging population.
The price for the capital equipment includes the aspirator unit as well as the associated hand pieces, with an average of 1.5 hand pieces per unit. The ASP has come down significantly over the years, with a fairly consistent downward market trend beginning in 2009. Only the capital equipment is included in the market value included in this segment. An additional significant portion of the market value is a result of the disposables which include hand piece probes and the tubing required for each procedure with the aspirator.
Ultrasonic aspirators are used to remove unwanted tissue that is adjacent or attached to vital structures in a minimally invasive fashion. By converting electrical energy into high-frequency sonic waves, ultrasonic aspirators break down soft tissues through vibration in order to preserve surrounding fibrous tissue while simultaneously irrigating and aspirating the area. Ultrasonic aspirators are designed to maximize selectivity of tissue to give the neurosurgeon greater control.