Medical Devices Market in South Africa 2009-2013

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					Medical Devices Market in South Africa

              2009-2013
                                                                 Medical Devices Market in South Africa




                                             Table of Contents
1. Introduction...........................................................................................................3
2. Market Size and Forecast.........................................................................................5
3. Medical Devices Market Segmentation.......................................................................6
4. Market Trends in South African Medical Devices Market...............................................7
5. Market Drivers in South African Medical Devices Market.............................................9
6. Market Challenges in South African Medical Devices Market.......................................11
7. Vendors...............................................................................................................13
8. Related Reports in this Series.................................................................................22



                                               List of Exhibits
Exhibit 2.1: South African Medical Devices Market Size and Forecast 2009-2013 (In
$million)...................................................................................................................5
Exhibit 3.1: South African Medical Devices Market Segmentation -2009 ...........................6



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1. Introduction


Medical devices comprise surgical equipment & appliances; diagnostic & imaging devices;
ophthalmic   equipment;    laboratory    devices   & diagnostics;    dental equipment;   medical
disposables; and others.




Surgical Equipment and Appliances: Surgical appliances are specialized devices
used for performing specific actions during a surgery. These appliances include apparatus &
instruments for anesthesia, kidney dialysis, blood transfusion, measuring blood-pressure,
orthopedic, splints, repairing fracture, etc. In addition, they also include artificial joints,
heart pacemakers, hearing aids accessories, and other artificial parts of the body
(excluding artificial teeth and dental fittings). Further, smaller regular devices include
graspers, clamps, occluders, retractors, distractors, mechanical cutters, dilators, and
measuring instruments such as rulers, calipers, etc.

Diagnostic and Imaging Devices: Diagnostic devices include Electro-diagnostic and
monitoring equipment such as Electrocardiogram (ECG), Computed Tomography (CT),
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), and Diathermic apparatus. Imaging devices, on the
other hand, include X-ray Equipment, Ultrasound and Endoscopes.

Ophthalmic Equipment: Ophthalmic equipment is a specialized device that is used by
ophthalmologists and optometrists to observe and photograph the retina. It helps in
determining the refractive errors of the eye; curvature of the cornea; and ascertains small
regions of the cornea that might be opaque or scatter light. These devices include
retinoscope, optometer, keratometer, campimeter, slit lamp, and corneal microscope. This
segment also includes lenses and other optical & non-optical ophthalmic equipment.

Laboratory Devices and Diagnostics: Laboratory devices are used to conduct
medical tests on samples of tissues or body fluids. These devices include diagnostic
laboratory   devices   comprising       centrifuge,   microscopes,   autoclaves,   consumables,
incubators, mixers, water baths, diffraction apparatus, sterilizers, and blood group
determining reagents used in laboratory.




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Dental Equipment: Dental equipment include dental drill engines, instruments &
appliances & fittings, and artificial teeth of plastics & other materials.

Medical Disposables: Medical disposables are common articles used during medical
practices. These include wound care/ closure devices, surgical gloves, syringes, needles,
catheters, cotton, sealants, glues, sutures, staples, anti-adhesion, and tapes.

The South African Medical devices industry is witnessing significant advancements in the
healthcare system. The government’s effort to improve and expand the current healthcare
systems coupled with increased participation of private sector is leading to infrastructure
development and qual
				
DOCUMENT INFO
Description: Medical devices comprise surgical equipment & appliances, diagnostic devices, X-ray, ophthalmic equipment, laboratory devices & diagnostics, dental equipment, medical disposables and others. Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) is becoming a key feature in the South African healthcare system. Such partnerships help in infrastructure development, skills development and provide trainings to nurses. Further, such partnerships enhances the delivery of healthcare services and provide quality healthcare to the people. It also brings out modernization process by replacing all out-of-date by state-of-the-art medical equipment. For instance, through the collaboration between Eastern Cape Health and Nalithemba Hospitals, Netcare (a private hospital network in South Africa) opened Settlers Hospital in Grahamstown. The report by TechNavio Insights forecasts the size of the Medical Devices market in South Africa over the period 2009-2013. Further, it discusses the key market trends, drivers and challenges of Medical Devices market in South Africa, and profiles some of the key vendors of this market.
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