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Hello, I would like some data about the surgical industry and surgical equipments.

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Thank you for submitting your inquiry. Our database has many reports with data on surgical equipment and the surgical industry.  Below, one main report is highlighted that may be of interest to you.

Report 1:  Medical Devices Industry Opportunities in Japan & China, Maine International Trade Center, June 2015 

This report discusses the medical device market in Japan and China as the third and second largest markets, respectively. Out of the $32.5 billion market for medical devices and materials in 2012, Japan imports $7.4 billion from the United States. This report also discusses the types of medical devices imported by the US including laser surgical equipment.

“The market is expected to increase in a measured fashion due to Japan’s aging population and continued demands for advanced medical technologies. The market remains heavily dependent on imports, especially sophisticated medical technologies” (pg 3). 

— Maine International Trade Center, June 2015

Other aspects of this report are the strategies to accelerate regulatory approvals to grow the industry domestically as well the strategy to cut reimbursements to foreign companies to drive more domestic manufacturing. Finally, this report discusses the main competitors like Terumo, NIPRO, Olympus Medical Systems, Toshiba Medical Systems, Hitachi Medico, Nihon Koden and Fukuda Denshi.

This report also discusses the Chinese market as the second largest medical device market in the world. The medical device market is driven by the aging population and government investment in health infrastructure.

 “The Chinese hospitals consider U.S. products to be of superior quality as well as the most technologically advanced and they particularly welcome medical equipment and products with high-technology content” (pg 11). 

— Maine International Trade Center, June 2015

I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the healthcare industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.