Published: February 2013
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The Biomems Market Will Almost Triple in Size Over The Next Five Years, With Mobile Care Applications Contributing Significantly to This Impressive Growth!

Microsystem devices have become increasingly visible in the Healthcare market by serving as solutions adapted to the requirements of various applications. The usefulness of these devices is two-fold: for one, they improve medical device performance for the patient; and secondly, they offer competitive advantages to system manufacturers. For example, the introduction of accelerometers in pacemakers has revolutionized the treatment of cardiac diseases.

The Microsystem technologies market for Healthcare applications looks promising, and should reach $6.6B by 2018. Yole Développement has followed this market's innovations and key players for the last several years, and based on an accurate analysis of the market's last three years, this new report consolidates market data for 2010-2012 and provides forecasts for 2012-2018.

The devices considered in the BioMEMS 2013 report are:

  • Pressure sensors
  • Silicon microphones
  • Accelerometers
  • Gyroscopes
  • Optical MEMS and Image sensors
  • Microfluidic chips
  • Microdispensers for drug delivery
  • Flow meters
  • Infrared temperature sensors
  • Emerging MEMS (RFID, strain sensors, energy harvesting)

For each of the above, the report provides a market description, the main device and system manufacturers, current market data, and forecasts. Additionally, main technological trends are reviewed.

We also take a look at the Microsystem devices dedicated to cell phone applications. Though mobile care is still in its infancy, we believe this market will grow significantly in the coming years.

Furthermore, specific case studies (including technology and player-specific overviews, innovative developments, supply chain data and patent information) have been included to better address two of the industry's hottest topics: microfluidic chips and retinal implants. Indeed, these two micro devices possess the largest growth opportunity for the coming years.

Regulation Overview

The regulation particulars for medical device development, included organisms and process overview, are described for five different regions: Europe, North America, Japan, China and India. This section is particularly important for Microsystem device and systems manufacturers.

A Complete Description of Different Healthcare Markets and Applications

Microsystem devices have applications in four key healthcare markets: pharmaceutical, in-vitro diagnostics, medical devices and medical home care. Each of these markets has its own unique dynamics, players and global drivers. Motivation for the acceptance of BioMEMS technologies is highly dependent on each individual market. Whereas the acceptance of microsystems is linked to sensibility and automation constraints in the pharmaceutical market, in the in-vitro diagnostic market it's all about portability and cost reduction; while the medical devices market is focused on addition of functionalities. Concerning the home care market, the motivations are to increase system safety and connectivity. The report reviews all four of these markets in a detailed manner.

Yole Développement's experts have identified a number of applications for each device type. These applications can be placed into five groups: patient monitoring, patient care, medical imaging, in-vitro diagnostic testing and drug delivery. For each of these groups, the report provides an overview of devices and key market drivers, along with market data.

The BioMEMS 2013 report also pays particular attention to Chinese microsystems players, as a number of new players have recently entered the market.

Objectives of the Report

The report objectives are as follows:

  • Provide a robust analysis of the Micro Devices used to develop innovative solutions for Healthcare applications.
  • Compare Yole Développement's previous forecast with current market data and draw conclusions.
  • Deliver the following information for each device category: market insights, main device manufacturers and system integrators, and main trends.
  • Describe the market drivers per application group.

Company Cited in the Report (Non-Exhaustive)

Abbott, Akustika, Analog Devices, Baxter, Becton Dickinson (BD), Bluechiip, Boehringer Ingelheim Microparts, Boston Scientific, Caliper Life Science, CapitalBio, Cepheid, CleveMed, Dalsa, Debiotech, Dolomite, e2v, ELA Medical, Endevco, Excelitas, Fluidigm, Freescale, GE Sensing, Given Imaging, Golden Elephant of XinXiang, Hamamatsu, Handylab (BD), Heimann, Honeywell, HSG-IMIT, Huiqin, IMEC, IMS-chips, Insound Medical, Integrated Sensing Systems, Intuitive Surgical, Invenios, KarlStorz, Knowles Acoustics, Kodak, Lepu Medical Group, LifeTechnologies, Magnotec, MEAS, Medspray, Medtronic, Melexis, Micralyne, Microfluidic Chipshop, Microlife, Micron, Micronit, Nanopass, NeuroIZ, Nicera, Olympus, Omron, Oticon, Philips, Phonak, QINMING Medical, Respitronix, Roche, Sensimed, SensorDynamics, Shanghai BioChip, Shanghai HealthDigital, Shanghai YuLong BioTech, Shanxi LifeGen, Sony, St Jude Medical, STMicroelectronics, TDK EPCOS, Terumo,Texas Instrument, Landwind, ThinXXS, Tianjin BioChip Corp, TNO, Trixel, Tronic's Microsystems, United Gene, VTI, Widex, Yongsheng, YUYUE Medical Equipment,etc.


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

BIOMEMS 2013 Report

Microsystems and BioMEMS definition(s)
Microsystems and BioMEMS in this report
Microsystems impact on healthcare
What has changed since 2010 ?
2012 market data versus BioMEMS 2010 forecasts

The Microsystems market for healthcare application
Geographic distribution of the medical device market
Markets considered in this report
Microsystem devices for pharmaceutical research
Microsystem devices for in-vitro diagnostic
Microsystem devices for medical devices
Microsystem devices for medical home care
Devices versus applications

Market Forecast in $M
Medical MEMS market in $M
Microsystem devices market split between image sensors & BioMEMS, in $M
Microsystem devices market distribution in $M
Microsystem devices for healthcare applications split by device, in $M
2011-2018 healthcare applications market CAGR
2013 - 2018 CAGR by device, in $M
CAGR versus revenue, by sensor category
Microsystem device maturity

Market Forecast in Munits
Medical MEMS market in Munits
Microsystem devices market split between image sensors & BioMEMS, in Munits
Microsystem devices market distribution, in Munits
Microsystem devices for healthcare applications, split by microsystems in Munits
2011-2018 healthcare applications market CAGR in Munits
2013 - 2018 CAGR by device, in Munits

Microsystem Applications and BioMEMS in Healthcare
Global market trends
Medical MEMS market in Munits
Global miniaturization roadmap
Microsystem applications and BioMEMS in healthcare
Focus on patient monitoring applications
Focus on patient care applications
Focus on medical imaging applications
Focus on in-vitro diagnostic testing applications
Focus on drug delivery applications

Microsystems & BioMEMS current products
Pressure sensors
Silicon microphones
Optical MEMS and image sensors
Microfluidic chips
Microdispensers for drug delivery
Flow meters
Infrared temperature sensors
Emerging MEMS (RFID, strain sensors, energy harvesting)
Others: Biological sensors for cell phones

BioMEMS activity in China
Chinese research centers
Chinese pacemaker market
Chinese microarray & BioChip market
Others Chinese BioMEMS : Blood pressure monitors, needle-free injectors, optical MEMS, etc.

Regulation particulars for medical device development

Summary and conclusions

Published By: Yole Developpement
Product Code: Yole Developpement1075

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