The global kidney stones management devices market is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 5 % over the forecast period (2013–2018). Kidney stones are small deposits of mineral & acid salts, for example, calcium crystals, that form in the kidneys. It’s one of the most common urological ailments across the globe. Although it generally doesn’t cause any permanent damage it is very painful when the stones are passing through the urinary tract. It causes difficulty to the urine drainage from the kidneys causing severe pain. The most common sign of kidney stones is severe pain in the abdominal side, which is usually associated with nausea. The treatments for it include various pain relievers and drinking a lot of water in order to help it pass through the urinary tract. However, proper clinical procedures or surgeries may also be needed to break up or remove stones, if they are larger. The rising occurrences of this ailment, available treatments, and various technological developments in minimally invasive methods are the key growth driving factors for the global kidney stones management devices market. Some of the main risk factors for increasing occurrences of the ailment include unhealthy dietary habits, deskbound lifestyle, high rates of obesity, and rising occurrence of hypertension and diabetes. The kidney stones management devices help provide treatment for kidney stones by breaking down these stones allowing their elimination from the body. Lithotripsy is the most common procedure for kidney stones management. There are three major kidney stone management methods namely Intracroporeal Lithotripsy or Uteroscopy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotripsy (PCNL), and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). Among these, uteroscopy is gaining popularity and adoption. It is highly preferred over PCNL and ESWL to treat symptomatic kidney stones. Moreover, the advent of flexible endoscopes and associated accessories also spurred the popularity of uteroscopy in the global market. Geographically, North America, specifically the United States, is the biggest regional kidney stones management devices market. The Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East & Africa (MEA) regions will also experience the fastest growth in near future. Rising kidney stone disease occurrences and rapid healthcare infrastructure development coupled with the increasing endoscopic surgical procedures adoption are the key drivers of the region. Some of the key players operating in the global market include Olympus Corp., Richard Wolf GmbH, and Boston Scientific Corp.
Table of Contents 1. Executive Summary 2. List of Abbreviations 3. Scope of the Report 3.1 Market Overview 3.2 Product Offerings 4. Market Research Methodology 4.1 Market Research Process 4.2 Research Methodology 5. Introduction 6. Market Landscape 6.1 Market Overview 6.2 Market Size and Forecast 6.3 Five Forces Analysis 7. Market Segmentation by Product 8. Market Segmentation by Application 9. Geographical Segmentation 9.1 Kidney Stones Management Devices Market in Americas 9.1.1 Market Size and Forecast 9.2 Kidney Stones Management Devices Market in EMEA 9.2.1 Market Size and Forecast 9.3 Kidney Stones Management Devices Market in APAC 9.3.1 Market Size and Forecast 10. Buying Criteria 11. Market Growth Drivers Drivers and their Impact 12. Market Challenges 13. Impact of Drivers and Challenges 14. Market Trends 15. Trends and their Impact 16. Vendor Landscape 16.1 Competitive Scenario 16.1.1 Key News 16.2 Market Share Analysis 2013 16.3 Other Prominent Vendors 17. Key Vendor Analysis 17.1 Boston Scientific Corp. 17.1.1 Business Overview 17.1.2 Business Segmentation 17.1.3 Key Information 17.1.4 SWOT Analysis 17.2 Cook Medical Inc. 17.2.1 Business Overview 17.2.2 Key Information 17.2.3 SWOT Analysis 17.3 C.R Bard Inc. 17.3.1 Business Overview 17.3.2 Business Segmentation 17.3.3 Key Information 17.3.4 SWOT Analysis 17.4 Dornier MedTech GmbH 17.4.1 Business Overview 17.4.2 Key Information 17.4.3 SWOT Analysis 17.5 Olympus Corp. 17.5.1 Business Overview 17.5.2 Business Segmentation 17.5.3 Key Information 17.5.4 SWOT Analysis 17.6 Siemens Healthcare 17.6.1 Business Overview 17.6.2 Key Information 17.6.3 SWOT Analysis 17.7 STORZ MEDICAL AG 17.7.1 Business Overview 17.7.2 Key Information 17.7.3 SWOT Analysis 18. Other Reports in this Series List of Exhibits: Exhibit 1: Market Research Methodology Exhibit 2: Global Kidney Stones Management Devices Market 2013-2018 (US$ million) Exhibit 3: Global Kidney Stones Management Devices Market Segmentation by Product Exhibit 4: Global Kidney Stones Management Devices Market Segmentation by Application Exhibit 5: Business Segmentation of Boston Scientific Corp. Exhibit 6: Business Segmentation of C. R. Bard Inc. Exhibit 7: Business Segmentation of Olympus Corp.
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