In 2011, the total electrosurgical devices market (in the selected) European countries was valued at nearly $480 million. Over the forecast period covered by this report, the value of this market is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of greater than 5.0%, increasing by more than $140.0 million in sales by the year 2016. While all segments are projected to maintain stable and moderate growth, the largest market segment - thermal ligature devices-is projected to increase at the highest compound annual rate due to strong demand, growing utilization, introduction of several new, next-generation devices, and the clinical and cost efficacy of electrothermal products.
Overall, despite the lingering effects of the economic recession in Europe, which has resulted in significant pricing pressure and reductions in capital expenditures, growth of the European electrosurgical devices market is expected to remain relatively stable throughout the forecast period due to an increase in non-elective/life-saving surgeries and the introduction and adoption of innovative, cost-efficient technologies. Electrosurgical instruments/accessories will continue contributing a substantial portion of total device sales due to the high utilization of single-use instruments and requirement for specialized instruments, such as arthroscopic probes and other specialized systems.
This dynamic report from Medtech Insight includes analyses of products, markets, competitors, and emerging drugs, technology and opportunities in Europe. Covered products in this report include selected traditional and specialized electrosurgical generator systems, handheld instruments/accessories, and thermal ligature systems, including several recently launched, next-generation electrosurgical products.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY i. Overview of Electrosurgical Technology a. Radiofrequency b. Frictional Heating and Impedance of Tissue c. Monopolar and Bipolar Energy d. Electrosurgical Cutting and Coagulation e. Coagulation f. Fulguration and Plasma Coagulation g. Coblation ii. Market Forecast iii. Methodology Exhibit ES-1: Electrical Impedance of Various Tissue Types Exhibit ES-2: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Arc Generation Exhibit ES-3: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Ionic Agitation Exhibit ES-4: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Fulguration Exhibit ES-5: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Plasma Spray Exhibit ES-6: Coblation Technology Exhibit ES-7: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Combined Market Forecast, 2011-2016 Exhibit ES-8: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Country, 2011-2016 Exhibit ES-9: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Segment, 2011-2016 1. SELECTED EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE MARKETS 1.1 The European Union 1.1.1 A Common Currency 126.96.36.199 Sovereign Debt Crises/Bailout Loans 1.1.2 Late Payments Directive 1.1.3 Regulatory Policies 1.1.4 Reimbursement 1.1.5 Healthcare Spending 1.2 Selected European National Healthcare Profiles 1.2.1 France 188.8.131.52 Healthcare Organization and Reform 184.108.40.206 Hospital Services 220.127.116.11 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement 1.2.2 Germany 18.104.22.168 Healthcare Organization and Reform 22.214.171.124 Hospital Services 126.96.36.199 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement 1.2.3 Italy 188.8.131.52 Healthcare Organization and Reform 184.108.40.206 Hospital Services 220.127.116.11 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement 1.2.4 Spain 18.104.22.168 Healthcare Organization and Reform 22.214.171.124 Hospital Services 126.96.36.199 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement 1.2.5 United Kingdom 188.8.131.52 Healthcare Organization and Reform 184.108.40.206 Hospital Services 220.127.116.11 Medical Services/Supplies Reimbursement Exhibit 1-1: European Union, Medical Devices Risk Classification System Exhibit 1-2: European Union Population Statistics Comparison for the Years 2000, 2010, and 2020 Exhibit 1-3: France, Selected National Healthcare Statistics Exhibit 1-4: Germany, Selected National Healthcare Statistics Exhibit 1-5: Italy, Selected National Healthcare Statistics Exhibit 1-6: Spain, Selected National Healthcare Statistics Exhibit 1-7: United Kingdom, Selected National Healthcare Statistics 2. ELECTROSURGICAL TECHNOLOGY OVERVIEW 2.1 Electrosurgery 2.1.1 Radiofrequency 18.104.22.168 Frictional Heating and Impedance of Tissue 22.214.171.124 Monopolar and Bipolar Energy 126.96.36.199.1 Monopolar Devices 188.8.131.52.2 Bipolar Devices 184.108.40.206 Electrosurgical Cutting and Coagulation 220.127.116.11.1 Arc Cutting 18.104.22.168.2 Coagulation 22.214.171.124.3 Fulguration and Plasma Coagulation 126.96.36.199 Safety Considerations 188.8.131.52.1 Return Electrodes 184.108.40.206.2 Current Shunting 220.127.116.11.3 Electric Current and Neural Response and Muscle Stimulation 18.104.22.168.4 Insulation Cracks 22.214.171.124.5 Capacitive Coupling 126.96.36.199 Electrocautery Devices 188.8.131.52 Coblation Exhibit 2-1: Electrical Impedance of Various Tissue Types Exhibit 2-2: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Arc Generation Exhibit 2-3: Electrosurgical Cutting of Tissue via Ionic Agitation Exhibit 2-4: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Fulguration Exhibit 2-5: Coagulation of Large Tissue Areas via Plasma Spray Exhibit 2-6: The AEM Monitor and Instrument Exhibit 2-7: Coblation Technology 3. ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICES MARKET 3.1 Electrosurgical Generators 3.1.1 Bovie Medical 3.1.2 ConMed 3.1.3 Covidien 3.1.4 ERBE Elektromedizin 3.1.5 GEISTER Medizintechnik 3.1.6 Utah Medical Products 3.1.7 Others 3.2 Argon Beam Plasma Coagulators 3.2.1 ConMed 3.2.2 Covidien 3.2.3 ERBE Elektromedizin 3.2.4 Plasma Surgical 3.3 Thermal Ligature Devices 3.3.1 Bovie Medical 3.3.2 ConMed 3.3.3 Covidien 3.3.4 ERBE Elektromedizin 3.3.5 Ethicon Endo-Surgery/Johnson & Johnson 3.3.6 Olympus 3.3.7 Starion Instruments/Microline Surgical 3.4 Electrosurgical Instruments and Accessories 3.4.1 Electrosurgical Pencils 3.4.2 Pencil Tips and Electrodes 3.4.3 Dispersive or Return Electrode Pads 3.4.4 Bovie Medical 3.4.5 ConMed 3.4.6 Covidien 3.4.7 MEGADYNE Medical Products 3.5 Specialized Electrosurgical Products 3.5.1 Cardiovascular Surgery 184.108.40.206 Maquet/Getinge Group 3.5.2 Neurosurgery 220.127.116.11 Codman & Shurtleff/DePuy/Johnson & Johnson 3.5.3 Obstetrics/Gynecology 18.104.22.168 CooperSurgical/The Cooper Companies 22.214.171.124 Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson 126.96.36.199 Utah Medical Products 3.5.4 Orthopedic/Arthroscopic Surgery 188.8.131.52 ArthroCare 184.108.40.206 Smith & Nephew 3.5.5 Urologic Surgery 220.127.116.11 Gyrus ACMI/Olympus 3.6 Market Analysis 3.6.1 Procedure Volumes Forecast 3.6.2 Market Forecast 3.6.3 Competitive Analysis Exhibit 3-1: The Aaron 900, 950, and 3250 Electrosurgical Generators Exhibit 3-2: The Icon Gi Electrosurgical Generator Exhibit 3-3: The IDS-200 and IDS-400 Electrosurgical Generators Exhibit 3-4: The System 2450, System 5000, Sabre Genesis, andHyfrecator 2000 Electrosurgical Generators Exhibit 3-5: The Force EZ, Force FX, and SurgiStat II Electrosurgical Generators Exhibit 3-6: The VIO 200 S Generator and Accessories Exhibit 3-7: The Finesse and Finesse II Electrosurgical Generators Exhibit 3-8: The System 7550 Argon Beam Coagulation Electrosurgical Generator Exhibit 3-9: The Beamer CE200 Argon Electrosurgical System Exhibit 3-10: The Force Argon II System Exhibit 3-11: The APC 2 Coagulator Exhibit 3-12: Selected Benefits of the PlasmaJet System Exhibit 3-13: The Altrus Thermal Tissue Fusion System Exhibit 3-14: Selected LigaSure Instruments Exhibit 3-15: The BiClamp Vessel Sealing System Exhibit 3-16: The Harmonic ACE and Harmonic FOCUS Curved Shears Exhibit 3-17: Ethicon Endo-Surgery's Dedicated Generator Exhibit 3-18: The Harmonic SYNERGY Blades and Platform Exhibit 3-19: The EnSeal G2 Super Jaw Tissue Sealer Exhibit 3-20: The PKS SEAL Open Forceps Exhibit 3-21: The THUNDERBEAT Vessel Sealing and Tissue Cutting Device Exhibit 3-22: The MiSeal Reposable Thermal Ligating System and Thermal Ligating Shears Third Generation Exhibit 3-23: The Resistick II Coated Electrodes Exhibit 3-24: Selected Valleylab Electrosurgical Instruments and Accessories Exhibit 3-25: The ACE Blade Exhibit 3-26: The E-Z Clean Nonstick Electrosurgical Tips Exhibit 3-27: The VasoView HemoPro 2 and VasoView 6 Pro Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Systems Exhibit 3-28: The MALIS CMC-III Bipolar Cutting and Coagulation System and IsoCool Bipolar Forceps Exhibit 3-29: The LEEP System 1000 Workstation Exhibit 3-30: The Gynecare Versapoint Bipolar Electrosurgery System Exhibit 3-31: UtahLoop Round Loop and C-Letz Conization Electrodes Exhibit 3-32: Comparison of Coblation Technology and Conventional Electrosurgery Exhibit 3-33: The Quantum 2 Coblation Platform and Selected Wands Exhibit 3-34: The VULCAN Generator, EFLEX Probes, and Ligament Chisel Probes Exhibit 3-35: The DYONICS RF System Exhibit 3-36: Selected Smith & Nephew Arthroscopic Resection Instruments Exhibit 3-37: The PK SuperPulse Generator, PK Technology G400 WorkStation, and Selected PK Instruments Exhibit 3-38: Europe, Open and Laparoscopic Surgery, Combined Procedure Volumes Forecast, by Type, 2011-2016 Exhibit 3-39: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Combined Market Forecast, 2011-2016 Exhibit 3-40: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Country, 2011-2016 Exhibit 3-41: Europe, Electrosurgical Devices, Market Forecast, by Segment, 2011-2016 Exhibit 3-42: 2011, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share of Sales, by Segment Exhibit 3-43: 2016, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share of Sales, by Segment Exhibit 3-44: 2011, Europe, Electrosurgical Devices Market, Share by Supplier 4. COMPANY PROFILES 4.1 ArthroCare Corporation 4.2 Bovie Medical Corporation 4.3 ConMed Corporation 4.4 Covidien PLC 4.5 Johnson & Johnson APPENDIX: COMPANY LISTING