Newsletter - December 2016   
Feature Story:

New Article: Global Market Trends in Surgical Navigation

Image-guided surgery has expanded over several decades from a technology geared toward neurosurgery to one with a wide array of procedural applications. Although dominated by several established companies, the market continues to see growth in the United States and Europe as spinal; ear, nose, and throat (ENT); and orthopedic (hip and knee) applications are promoted among surgeons and medical institutions. Established players in the market are looking toward new...

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Orthopedics News:

Zimmer Biomet, DePuy Synthes Lead Europe Knee Replacement Market Driven by Revision Surgeries

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Arthroscopy & Soft Tissue
Orthopedic Biomaterials
Orthopedic Bracing
Small Joints
Large Joints
Orthopedic Trauma
Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair
Spinal Implants
Spinal MIS


Knee replacement device unit sales in Europe has picked up due to reduced prices allowing for more elective procedures. The long-term growth of the market will be strongly driven by the increasing demand for revision surgeries. Revision knee replacement is the fastest growing segment of the combined knee reconstruction device market. However, as with most of the orthopedic market, prices are declining in Europe and the revision knee market’s average selling price (ASP) will decline over the next several years.

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Cardiovascular News:

Medtronic Cardiac Devices Gain FDA Approval for Use with MRI Machines

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Cardiac Rhythm Management
Cardiac Surgery
Interventional Cardiology
Vascular Access
Peripheral Vascular


Medtronic has receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its suite of cardiac rhythm and heart failure devices and leads to be scanned in both 3 and 1.5 Tesla (T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines. This advancement gives patients with Medtronic SureScan® MR-conditional pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and leads access to MRI scans on any part of the body.

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Diagnostics News

Philips Receives FDA Clearance for Cardiac Transducer Add-On to the Smartphone-Connected Lumify Smart Ultrasound Device

Report Areas
Ultrasound Imaging
Medical Imaging
Breast Imaging
Patient Monitoring


Philips has received FDA clearance for its S4-1 cardiac transducer for the Lumify smart-device based ultrasound system. The S4-1 is the third transducer available for the Lumify system and the first to offer cardiac imaging capabilities, in addition to abdominal imaging including lung, OB/GYN, and FAST exam pre-sets. It connects to standard smartphones and tablets and uses cloud-enabled technology to connect with PACS and other network resources.

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Dental News:

3M ESPE, DENTSPLY, Kerr Lead US Dental Materials Market Due to Extensive Product Portfolios

Report Categories
Dental Bone Graft Substitutes
Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM
Dental Implants
Dental Imaging
Dental Hygiene
Dental Materials
Dental Operatory Equipment


The market is projected to experience modest growth over the next several years, largely limited by the emergence of intraoral scanners. As digital impression scanners are becoming more popular and affordable, the need for dental impression and temporary restorative materials is dwindling. As a result, this trend will put short term pressure on both the prices and unit sales. However, the market has great potential for future growth and room for additional competitors, provided they serve a niche pocket of dentists with specialty products. The market displays high levels of investment in research and development for...


Endoscopy & High Tech News:

New Competitors and Acquisitions by Market Leaders: Medtronic, Intuitive Surgical Expand European Robotics and Surgical Navigation Systems Industry

Report Categories
Endoscopic Devices
Gastrointestinal Devices
Video, Hi-Tech, and Image Guided Systems
Soft Tissue Repair
Wound & Tissue Care


The largest segment in the European surgical navigation market is represented by neurosurgery navigation systems and the largest segment in the European robotic assisted surgery system market is the MIS robotic device segment. Over 70% of these systems are outright sales to facilities, while the remainders are leased or consignment systems. The average selling price (ASP) of systems is expected to...

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