Product Code: HLC098A
THIS REPORT CONTAINS
- An overview of the major types and applications of medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery, with a focus on the markets in the Americas
- Analyses of market trends, with data from 2010, estimates for 2011, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2016
- Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by application, product type, and regional market
- Discussion of the industry structure, including competition and market shares
- Identification of promising new surgical procedures and products still in the development and testing stages, and assessments of the probability that they will be commercialized successfully in the next five years
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players.
TRENDS IN GLOBAL SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, 2010-2016
Source: BCC Research
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.
The need to perform delicate surgical procedures safely in tight spaces where
the surgeon cannot see directly 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
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 (2009) 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.
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 5 years,
- Forecast the potential market for these developmental procedures and
products, taking into account the estimated probability that they will be
- Identify leading manufacturers of the devices and analyze the structure of
the MRCAS industry (e.g., market shares, concentration, and recent M&A
- Assess the long-term outlook for MRCAS equipment, taking into account
market opportunities as well as technological, financial, and economic factors.
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, 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
- Industry structure
- Market size and segmentation, including historical data on sales by
application, product type, and geographical market
- Market drivers
- Detailed market projections through 2016
- 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 2010. With 2010 as a baseline,
market projections were developed for 2011 to 2016. 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
All dollar projections presented in this report are in 2010 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.
Table of Contents
Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery: The Global Market (focus on the Americas)
Chapter - 1: INTRODUCTION - Complimentary
- STUDY BACKGROUND
- GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- INTENDED AUDIENCE
- SCOPE AND FORMAT
- METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
- ANALYST CREDENTIALS
- RELATED BCC RESEARCH
- BCC ONLINE SERVICES
Chapter - 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
- Table 0: GLOBAL SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2016
- Figure 0: TRENDS IN GLOBAL SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, 2010-2016
Chapter - 3: OVERVIEW
- GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND DEFINITION OF MRCAS
- HISTORY OF MEDICAL ROBOTICS AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGERY
- TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS
- PRINCIPAL SURGICAL APPLICATIONS OF MRCAS
- Table 8: PRINCIPAL SURGICAL APPLICATIONS OF MRCAS
Chapter - 4: THE GLOBAL MARKET FOR MRCAS EQUIPMENT
- GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET
- MARKET BY COUNTRY/REGION
- MARKET BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT
- MARKET BY TYPE OF APPLICATION
- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE AND COMPETITION
Chapter - 5: THE U.S. MARKET FOR MRCAS EQUIPMENT
- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
- MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION
- DETAILED MARKET ANALYSIS AND PROJECTIONS
Chapter - 6: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MARKETS FOR MRCAS EQUIPMENT
- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
- MARKET SIZE AND SEGMENTATION
Chapter - 7: VENDOR PROFILES
- BERCHTOLD GMBH
- BOULDER INNOVATION GROUP
- BRAINLAB AG
- B. BRAUN AESCULAP
- CAE HEALTHCARE
- CONMED CORP.
- CUREXO TECHNOLOGY CORP.
- FIFTH DIMENSION TECHNOLOGIES
- 4NAVITEC GMBH
- GE HEALTHCARE
- GIVEN IMAGING, LTD.
- HANSEN MEDICAL (ROBOTICS)
- HITACHI MEDICAL CORP.
- IMMERSION CORP.
- INTEGRA RADIONICS, INC.
- INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
- KINAMED, INC.
- MAKO SURGICAL CORP.
- MAZOR SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
- MED-SURGICAL SERVICES INC.
- MEDTRONIC, INC.
- MENTICE MEDICAL SIMULATION AB
- MERGE HEALTHCARE
- MICRODEXTERITY SYSTEMS, INC.
- MUSCULOGRAPHICS, INC.
- ODIN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
- PRAXIM MEDIVISION
- PROSURGICS, LTD.
- ROBOTIC SURGICAL TECH, INC.
- SCHAERER MAYFIELD NEUROMATE AG
- SIEMENS HEALTHCARE
- SIMBIONIX USA CORP.
- SMITH & NEPHEW PLC
- STERIS CORP.
- KARL STORZ GMBH
- STRYKER CORP.
- SURGICAL SCIENCE AB
- TITAN MEDICAL INC.
- VIKING SYSTEMS, INC.
- ZIMMER, INC.
List of Tables
- Summary Table: GLOBAL SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2016
- Table 1: STANDALONE SURGICAL PLANNERS AND SIMULATORS
- Table 2: IMAGE-GUIDED SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
- Table 3: INTERVENTIONAL SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS
- Table 4: COMPARISON OF NONFLUOROSCOPIC INTERVENTIONAL IMAGING
- Table 5: SURGICAL NAVIGATION ACCESSORIES AND ADD-ONS
- Table 6: SURGICAL ROBOTICS
- Table 7: INTELLIGENT OPERATING ROOM SOLUTIONS AND COMPONENTS
- Table 8: PRINCIPAL SURGICAL APPLICATIONS OF MRCAS
- Table 9: MAJOR INTERNATIONAL MARKETS FOR MRCAS DEVICES AND EQUIPMENT,
- Table 10: GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2016
- Table 11: GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016
- Table 12: MAJOR MRCAS VENDORS' MARKET SHARES, 2010
- Table 13: TRENDS IN NUMBER OF AMERICANS AGE 55 AND OLDER, THROUGH 2016
- Table 14: PROJECTED TRENDS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE HIP AND KNEE
REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES, THROUGH 2016
- Table 15: U.S. MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2016
- Table 16: U.S. MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016
- Table 17: U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL PLANNERS AND SIMULATORS, THROUGH 2010
- Table 18: PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF PLANNERS AND SIMULATORS, THROUGH 2016
- Table 19: U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, THROUGH 2010
- Table 20: PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS, THROUGH
- Table 21: U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL ROBOTS, THROUGH 2010
- Table 22: U.S. SURGICAL ROBOT MARKET PENETRATION, 2010
- Table 23: PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL ROBOTS, THROUGH 2016
- Table 24: U.S. SALES OF INTELLIGENT OPERATING ROOM SOLUTIONS, THROUGH
- Table 25: U.S. INTELLIGENT OPERATING ROOM MARKET PENETRATION, 2010
- Table 26: PROJECTED U.S. SALES OF INTELLIGENT OPERATING ROOM SOLUTIONS,
- Table 27: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET DEMOGRAPHIC INDICATORS,
- Table 28: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET ECONOMIC INDICATORS, 2010
- Table 29: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET BY COUNTRY,
- Table 30: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF
EQUIPMENT, THROUGH 2016
- Table 31: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET BY TYPE OF
APPLICATION, THROUGH 2016
- Table 32: INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC., FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE, THROUGH 2010
List of Figures
- Summary Figure: TRENDS IN GLOBAL SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, 2010-2016
- Figure 1: MEDICAL ROBOTIC AND COMPUTER-ASSISTED SURGICAL SYSTEMS
- Figure 2: TRENDS IN THE GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET, 2010-2016
- Figure 3: GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET SHARES BY COUNTRY/REGION, 2010 VERSUS 2016
- Figure 4: GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET SHARES BY EQUIPMENT SEGMENT, 2010 VERSUS
- Figure 5: GLOBAL MRCAS MARKET SHARES BY APPLICATION SEGMENT, 2010 VERSUS
- Figure 6: U.S. OVERALL MRCAS MARKET LEADERS, 2010
- Figure 7: GLOBAL SURGICAL PLANNER AND SIMULATOR MARKET LEADERS, 2010
- Figure 8: GLOBAL SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM MARKET LEADERS, 2010
- Figure 9: GLOBAL SURGICAL ROBOT MARKET SHARES, 2010
- Figure 10: GLOBAL INTEGRATED OPERATING ROOM SOLUTIONS MARKET LEADERS,
- Figure 11: U.S. DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS FOR MRCAS EQUIPMENT
- Figure 12: U.S. SALES OF MRCAS EQUIPMENT, 2010-2016
- Figure 13: U.S. MRCAS MARKET SHARES BY TYPE OF EQUIPMENT, 2010 VERSUS
- Figure 14: MAJOR MRCAS APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2010 VERSUS 2016
- Figure 15: U.S. SALES OF SURGICAL PLANNERS AND SIMULATORS, 2000-2010
- Figure 16: HISTORICAL GROWTH OF SURGICAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM SALES,
- Figure 17: HISTORICAL GROWTH OF SURGICAL ROBOT SALES, 2000-2010
- Figure 18: HISTORICAL GROWTH OF INTELLIGENT OPERATING ROOM SALES,
- Figure 19: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MARKETS FOR MRCAS, 2010-2016
- Figure 20: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET SHARES BY
INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY, 2010 AND 2016
- Figure 21: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET EQUIPMENT SHARES,
2010 AND 2016
- Figure 22: OTHER NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICAN MRCAS MARKET APPLICATION
SHARES, 2010 AND 2016