The global endoscopy devices market accounted to US$ 26,333.3 Mn in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% during the forecast period 2018 – 2025, to account to US$ 45,612.3 Mn by 2025.
In recent years, there has been a substantial rise in the number of cases of cancer and other diseases needing endoscopy. As per WHO, around 8.8 million deaths were caused due to cancer in 2015, making it the second leading cause of death globally. The most common cancers to claim lives in 2015 were, lung cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer and breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates 1,735,350 new cancer cases and 609,640 cancer deaths in the US alone, during 2018. The procedure of endoscopy is highly preferred during the detection as well as treatment of cancer.
The prominent players operating in endoscopy devices market are Olympus Corporation, STRYKER, Medtronic, KARL STORZ SE & Co. KG, Ethicon US, LLC., Richard Wolf GmbH, Boston Scientific Corporation, Smith & Nephew, Cook, and FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation. Various players in the market have obtained approvals for their products launches. These approvals have helped the patients as well as the healthcare professionals to get better services. For instance, Cook received FDA approval for Cellvizio Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) System and the Confocal Miniprobes in March, 2018.
The market for endoscopy devices is expected to grow in the coming years, owing to the technological advancements made by the players operating in the market. These technological advancements have made the procedure of endoscopy more easy as well as the results obtained are more accurate.
Global endoscopy devices market, based on the product class is segmented into endoscopes, visualization systems, other endoscopy equipment, and accessories. The endoscopes segment has been further divided as rigid endoscopes, flexible endoscopes as well as capsule endoscope. In 2017, the endoscopes segment held the largest share in the market, by product. Moreover, the segment is also anticipated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.
Product launches and approvals were observed as the most adopted strategy in global endoscopy devices industry. Few of the recent product launches and approvals made by the players are listed below;
2018: In May, 2018, Olympus Corporation Launched ENF-VT3, the world’s first1 rhino-laryngo videoscope to incorporate 4-direction angulation Capability. The launch is expected to help the company to offer a strong product portfolio in the market.
2017: In September, 2017, Cook Medical’s Urology business began the distribution of Cellvizio Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) System manufactured by Mauna Kea Technologies. Cellvizio has been made available to urologists throughout the United States.
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