RnR Market Research Offers “Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery The Global
Market” Report at Single User License. The report got published in Jan 2013.
This report provides:
Identification and segmentation of the main types of Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery
(MRCAS) devices that have been commercialized to date
Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2011, estimates for 2012, and projections of compound
annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2017
Examination of the historical and current volume and value of shipments of each of these product segments
in specified applications and geographical markets
Evaluation of the impact of demographic, economic, and other factors that will drive future demand for
Forecasts of the volume and value of product shipments by equipment type and application
Identification of promising new surgical procedures and products still in the development and testing stage,
and assess the probability that they will be commercialized successfully within the next five years
Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
Information technology plays a key role in an ever-widening range of human activities, including surgery.
Computers, working in tandem with a variety of microprocessor-enabled equipment and instruments, support
and facilitate the work of the surgeon and have brought a level of safety and precision to surgery that would
have been inconceivable just a few years ago.
These computers, electronic equipment and instruments are referred to collectively as medical robotics and
computer-assisted surgery (MRCAS) or, more dramatically, “the operating room of the future.” MRCAS is
used in a growing number of operating rooms around the world, largely as a result of the growing popularity
of minimally invasive surgical (MIS) techniques. Minimally invasive, or “keyhole” surgery is an alternative to
traditional open-incision surgery in a growing number of procedures. MIS utilizes special instruments that can
be inserted and manipulated through small incisions (sometimes no more than a few millimeters long) under
remote optical or video guidance, greatly reducing patient trauma and recovery times.
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The need to perform delicate surgical procedures safely in tight spaces where the surgeon cannot directly
see has created a growing market for devices that act as extensions of the surgeon’s eyes and hands:
remote imaging, data processing and feedback, and robotics. Meanwhile, MRCAS technology has been
evolving, as have the medical and economic environments in which it is used. Populations are aging,
increasing demand for a wide range of age-related surgical procedures such as heart and orthopedic surgery.
Technological advances have expanded the range of surgical procedures that can be performed using
minimally invasive techniques, making them accessible to even more people.
The structure of the hospital industry, the main user of MRCAS, is also changing as hospitals consolidate and
other health care options such as walk-in surgical clinics become available to consumers. Private and
government health insurers around the world are becoming more cost-conscious, forcing hospitals to re-
evaluate their capital spending plans but strengthening the case for technologies that can reduce the cost of
surgical procedures. Medical malpractice suits continue to be common in markets like the United States, so
technologies that increase the precision and accuracy of surgery have obvious appeal.
In such a fast-moving field, there is a pressing need to develop and maintain an up-to-date base of market
information in order to better understand the dynamics of the market for MRCAS devices and equipment.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
This report is an updated and expanded version of an earlier (2011) BCC Research analysis of U.S. and
global markets for MRCAS equipment. The updated report is based on the most recent market information
available, and analyzes technological, economic and regulatory developments that may have a long-term
impact on the size and structure of the MRCAS market. The new report also contains a more in-depth and
detailed analysis of selected foreign markets than its predecessor offered.
More specific objectives of this report are to:
Identify and segment the main types of MRCAS devices that have been commercialized to date.
Analyze the historical and current volume and value of shipments of each of these product segments
in specified applications and geographical markets.
Identify and evaluate the impact of demographic, economic and other factors that will drive future
demand for MRCAS devices.
Forecast the volume and value of product shipments by equipment type and application and by
probabilities that future demand will be higher or lower than the baseline forecast.
Identify promising new surgical procedures and products still in the development and testing stage
and assess the probability that they will be commercialized successfully within the next five years.
Forecast the potential market for these developmental procedures and products, taking into account
the estimated probability that they will be commercialized.
Identify leading manufacturers of the devices and analyze the structure of the MRCAS industry (e.g.,
market shares, concentration, and recent M&A activity).
Assess the long-term outlook for MRCAS equipment, taking into account market opportunities as well
as technological, financial and economic factors.
This report has been written for the entire MRCAS interest community, especially those in:
The medical and surgical devices industry.
Medical research institutions.
The financial and analyst community.
Although the report is structured around specific technologies, it is largely non-technical in nature. That is, it is
concerned less with theory and jargon than with what works, how much of the latter the market is likely to
purchase and at what price.
As such, the report’s main audience is executive management and marketing and financial analysts. It is not
written specifically for scientists and technologists, although its findings insofar as the markets for their work,
including the availability of government and corporate research funding for different technologies and
applications, should interest them as well.
SCOPE AND FORMAT
This report is an analytical business tool with the primary purpose of describing the MRCAS equipment
industry and the global market for these devices. MRCAS equipment is defined as computer- or
microprocessor-enabled devices and accessories that are physically situated in the operating room and
directly assist the surgeon in planning and carrying out surgical procedures. Thus, the scope of the study
does not include:
Devices that provide images and other information but are not an integral part of the MRCAS system,
such as preoperative imaging (e.g., CT, MRI) equipment or laboratory and other analytical devices.
Computerized medical records systems.
Electronic operating room equipment such as heart monitors that enable the surgical team to monitor
the patient’s condition but do not assist the surgeon directly in carrying out the operation.
Other nonelectronic operating room equipment.
The format of the study is organized around the following topics:
Major types and applications of MRCAS.
Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application, product type and
Detailed market projections through 2017.
Competition and market shares.
Observations and conclusions regarding the future of the MRCAS market.
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this report. The findings and
conclusions of this report are based on information gathered from manufacturers and users of MRCAS and
other informed sources. Interview data was combined with information gathered through an extensive review
of secondary sources such as trade publications, trade associations, company literature and online
databases to produce the baseline market estimates contained in this report.
The base year for analysis and projection is 2011. With 2011 as a baseline, market projections were
developed for 2012 to 2017. The market projections are “consensus” projections, obtained by averaging
market scenarios obtained from industry and other sources or developed independently by BCC. The
analytical methodologies BCC used to generate the market estimates are described in detail in the section on
detailed market projections.
All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2011 constant dollars.
The author of this report is Andrew McWilliams. Mr. McWilliams, a partner in the Boston-based international
technology and marketing consulting firm of 43rd Parallel, LLC, is the author of several other BCC Research
studies of the surgical and related medical devices markets, including the previous edition of this report;
HLC051F – The Market for Minimally Invasive Medical Devices; HLC066B – Medical Automation
Technologies, Products and Markets; HLC038C – Patient Monitoring; HLC016D – Microelectronic Medical
Implants: Products, Technologies and Opportunities; HLC072B – Global Markets and Technologies for
Medical Lasers; and HLC082A – Emerging Markets for Advanced Medical Technologies.
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