India Defibrillator Market is witnessing steady growth primarily as a result of rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases and disorders. Additionally, widespread availability of modern medical facilities as well as GOI initiatives for expanding trauma services centers to create awareness among people will further fuel growth of the Indian defibrillator market over the coming Quarters.
According to 6Wresearch, India Defibrillator Market shipments reached $2.7 million in CY Q1 2014. PHILIPS HEALTHCARE led the market followed by ST. JUDE MEDICAL and ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION. The Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) segment with less than 80 grams weight dominated the India Defibrillator Market with 78% share.
Table: Market Share by Defibrillators Type (%)
Source: 6Wresearch Quarterly India Defibrillator Market, CY 1Q 2014.
Key Highlights (CY Q1 2014)
In the External Defibrillator segment, devices with Biphasic waveform witnessed significant growth over the past few Quarters and a shift in demand is observed amongst the Indian consumers towards biphasic defibrillators. Biphasic shocks are more effective than the conventional monophasic high-energy shocks due to their enhanced speed and efficiency.
Manufacturers are including advanced functionalities such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), pulse oximetry, blood pressure, temperature, and wireless data transfer to gain major share in the high-end Defibrillator Market.
Lot of technological advancements are also taking place in the ICD segment. Technological changes have been observed not only in the design of the generator and leads but also in software algorithms. Additionally, advanced sensing algorithm and dual chamber ICDs have reduced inappropriate shocks to some extent.
Most of the current development in the External Defibrillator segment are aimed towards introducing simpler Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) in the Indian market. Additionally, AED’s are expected to register significant growth over the coming Quarters as Government has made it mandatory to deploy AEDs in public places. However, lack of awareness among the Indian consumers may act as a hurdle for the growth of AEDs in the Indian market.