U.S. Obesity Epidemic Fuels Gastric Band Sales Growth to Double-Digit
VANCOUVER, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - According to a new report series by
iData Research (www.idataresearch.net), the leading global authority in medical device market research, the
U.S. laparoscopic device market experienced strong growth in 2011,
reaching over $4.1 billion. Ethicon, Allergan and Covidien battled for
control of this market, particularly in the gastric-band, direct-energy
and ultrasonic device segments. Technological advancements in these
areas will fuel double-digit growth and drive the overall laparoscopic
device market to reach sales of approximately $7.5 billion by 2018.
"Obesity affected over 60 million Americans in 2011 and the rising
demand for bariatric surgery to enable weight-loss has driven the
gastric-band segment to become the fastest-growing in the laparoscopic
device market," says Dr. Kamran Zamanian, CEO of iData. "In addition,
the recent FDA approval of LAP-BAND® by Allergan for patients with
lower BMIs, is expected to further fuel the market to more than double
in value by 2018. The expected approval of a gastric-band designed for
adolescents will also expand the potential patient pool."
The report states that direct-energy devices used in electrosurgery to
cut, coagulate, desiccate or fulgurate tissue are expected to reach
over $2 billion in annual sales by 2018. Ultrasonic devices, which use
lower-temperatures and vibrations to grasp and cut tissue, are also
expected to see strong growth through 2018. These segments will be
driven by disposable sales, such as Ethicon's HARMONIC®, that offer
convenience and increased surgeon confidence in sterility. In addition,
sales of multi-functional devices, such as Covidien's LigaSure Advance™
which reduce operative time, are expected to see rapid-growth.
"By 2018, we will also see a dramatic rise in single-port surgeries,"
says Dr. Zamanian. "This technique is reported to have less
post-operative pain, faster recovery times and reduced scarring."
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iData's 2-report series on the U.S. and European "Markets for
Laparoscopic Devices 2012" covers: laparoscopes, gastric-bands,
access-devices, hand-instruments, insufflation, suction-irrigation,
direct-energy, ultrasonic, hand-assisted, female-sterilization and
About iData Research
iData Research (www.idataresearch.net/idata/discoveridata.php) is an international market research and consulting group focused on
providing market intelligence for top medical device companies. iData
covers research in: laparoscopy, endoscopy, wound-management and more.
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