European Market Report for Insulin Pumps 2016 - MedCore
The total European market for insulin pumps comprises the traditional insulin pump segment and the insulin patch pump market. In 2015, the largest segment in the total insulin pump market was the traditional pump segment, representing over 80% of the total market value. Traditional pumps account for such a large portion of the market because they are a much more established market, relative to the patch pump market which was only launched in Europe in the last five years. It is expected that traditional pumps will maintain their dominance over the forecast period, despite the growing market share of patch pumps. Growth of the segment will be driven by unit sales growth and modest declines in ASP.
Traditional insulin pumps, often referred to as durable pumps, offer constant and finer delivery of insulin to maintain precise control of glycemic levels. Traditional pumps feature a reservoir of insulin connected to the patient through plastic tubing and a cannula, referred to as an infusion set. Patch pumps function in a similar way as traditional pumps, in that they offer a constant delivery of insulin but they are worn directly on the body and do not typically require an infusion set and tubing. Simple pumps, also known as simple infusers or disposable pumps, are an emerging segment within the insulin pump market and are targeted to replace multiple daily injection (MDI) therapy for type 2 diabetic patients.