The advancements within drug-coated balloons have the potential to alter the entire market for peripheral vascular devices by replacing stents for certain procedures.
The U.S. percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter market is estimated to be worth over $500 million by 2020. This market includes standard, high-pressure, large, small and specialty balloons.
Specialty balloons were the fastest-growing segment in the market in 2014, followed by small balloons. Specialty balloons include cryoplasty balloons, cutting and scoring balloons and drug-coated balloons (DCBs). Because of their growing popularity and their premium price, specialty balloons are expected to become the largest segment in the PTA balloon market. Nonetheless, standard balloons will continue be used in conjunction with stents in angioplasty procedures, leading to robust growth.
Ongoing investment in the development of drug-coated balloons by leading companies in the field has the potential to rapidly increase demand for PTA balloons and alter the entire market for peripheral vascular devices by replacing the need for stents for certain procedures. Major acquisitions in the peripheral vascular market for 2012 and 2013 have been related to the purchase of companies engaged in the development of drug-coated balloon technology. In August 2013, Medtronic announced submission of its premarket approval module for its. The company received their FDA approval last week for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg.
Other competitors leading the U.S. PTA balloon market include Boston Scientific, offering at least one product in every segment, C.R. Bard, Cordis, Covidien and AngioScore.
Other key findings from the U.S. PTA balloon catheter market include:
High Restenosis Rates
Restenosis, a re-narrowing of the vascular lumen, occurs in roughly a third of patients that undergo balloon angioplasty. Thus, a portion of the PTA balloon market will be the result of repeated treatments at the same location.
Increase in Hemodialysis Patients
PTA balloons are deployed in a number of hemodialysis procedures. For example, high-pressure balloons are used for clearing AV grafts, and large balloons are deployed to facilitate central-venous catheter access. As a result, the increasing number of hemodialysis patients is expected to drive the demand for PTA balloons.
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