Medical Guidewires Market is Expected to Reach $2.19 bn by 2027

The Medical Guidewires Market was valued at US$1.4 billion in the year 2019 and is estimated to reach US$ 2.19 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 5.81%.

Medical Guide wire is a thin tube used to reach lesion in blood vessel and guide proper placement of catheter. Guidewires facilitate the placement of balloon dilatation catheters during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). Guidewires are coated with hydrophilic and hydrophobic materials to increase lubrication and decrease friction. There are hydrophilic and hydrophobic surgical and diagnostic guidewires available in the market. The tip of the medical guide wires is made into “J” curve or a variety of angles or straight tips are made to help navigate within the blood vessel. Diameter of guide wires range between 0.014 and 0.038 inches while length ranging from 80 to 450 cm.

Guidewire material option includes nitinol, stainless steel, platinum & palladium, bimetal, tungsten; gold plated and range of polymers. Medical Guidewire performance depends on factors like tensile, torque strength, fatigue resistance, shape resistance, lubricity and durability.

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According to World Health Organization, global surgical rate was estimated to be 4469 operations per 100 000 people per year in 2016. Around 17.9 million lives are estimated to be affected by cardiovascular diseases each year and one of leading causes for death, globally. In USA, more than 50 million surgical procedures were performed last year attributing more demand of surgical equipment. Medical Guidewires are used for both diagnostic and surgical purposes, gaining more attention in the present scenario due to minimal invasiveness of the procedure.

North America accounts major medical guide wires market due to increase in geriatric population, high prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and more preference for minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The key market drivers for medical guidewires include decrease of hospital stays, increased adoption rate and preference of medical guidewires by physicians and rise in patient awareness. Rise in geriatric population in need of surgery and increased global surgical burden, chronic disease burden and demand of minimally invasive surgical methods are the factors enhancing medical guidewires market growth. Increased procedural efficiency by using guidewires in surgical procedures and newer product launches will drive the market positively.

The major market restraints include high cost, skilled physician’s usage of medical guidewires. Investments in development of hydrophilic coated or a tip with hydrophilic coated guidewires might impact the market growth positively. Manufacturing of guide wires pertaining to factors like biocompatibility, recovering elongation, resistivity, steerability, and super elasticity products to resist deformations is the major challenge in medical guidewires market. Government funding and reimbursement policies, initiatives in usage of medical guidewires will fuel the market growth in the forecast period to 2027.

Major companies for Medical Guidewires Market include Boston Scientific, Abbott, Hugo Kern und Liebers GmbH & Co. KG, SP Medical A/S, Medtronic Plc, Merit Medical Systems, Heraeus Holding, Terumo Medical Corporation, Biotronik, Cordis, Angiodynamics and many more…

Based on Product (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn):

  • Surgical Guidewires

  • Diagnostic Guidewires

Based on Material (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn):

  • Nitinol

  • Stainless Steel

  • Others

Based on Application (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn):

  • Cardiology

  • Neurology

  • Urology

  • Gastroenterology

  • Oncology

  • Otolaryngology

  • Infusion therapy

  • Endovascular

  • Others

Based on Geographic Region (Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, (US$ Mn)

  • North America

  • Europe

  • APAC


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  • History of the Medical Guidewires Market, 2015 to 2018

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