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European Markets for Laparoscopic Devices
European markets for laparoscopic devices
Millennium Research Group, A Decision Resources, Inc. Company
Market Overview

In 2005, the European laparoscopy device market, covering France, Germany, Italy, and the UK, was valued at over $700 million. The market will grow moderately through 2010, driven by strong gains in the ultrasonic, bipolar, and hand-assisted device markets. Although clinical results have substantially proven the benefits of laparoscopic surgery, the penetration of these procedures into Europe has been slow compared to the US due to higher device costs, less access to surgeon training, and longer procedure times. Nonetheless, since all four countries will face mounting health care deficits, laparoscopy will become more widely adopted due to the decrease in patient recovery time. In many market segments, disposable ...

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