Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to assist in the insertion and placement of catheters or other medical devices into the patient’s body. Guidewires are made out of advanced material with good steerability and deliverability, these help physicians to easily access complicated anatomical regions with precision.
The global Guidewires Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.1 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
Advancements in material technology has augmented the adoption of nitinol alloys in the manufacturing of guidewires. Nitinol alloys exhibit properties such as pseudoelasticity and shape memory which enhance steerability and deliverability of guidewires. Owing to these superior mechanical properties as compared to stainless steel, nitinol alloy based guidewires allow physicians to maneuver through torturous paths and access narrow blood vessels with ease. Additionally, ongoing research and development in the field has led to development of guidewires coated with hydrophilic and polymer materials. These coatings provide lubrication and reduce friction during navigation through vasculature, thus propelling the demand for advanced material based guidewires.
Strength: Guidewires have high precision and flexibility which enables surgeons to access complex areas of the body easily. They are affordable and reusable medical devices.
Weakness: Guidewires are susceptible to kinks and breakage during procedures which can prolong surgery time. Improper sterilization may cause infections.
Opportunity: Growing geriatric population and rising chronic diseases will drive the demand for minimally invasive surgeries using guidewires. Technological advancements are leading to development of specialized guidewires.
Threats: Stringent regulatory approvals and compliance increase development costs. Reimbursement issues and healthcare reforms pose challenges.
The global guidewires market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. The global Guidewires Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 8.1 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
North America dominates the market currently due to highly developed healthcare infrastructure and rising cardiology/urology procedures. The Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the fastest pace supported by growing medical tourism industry and increasing healthcare spending in China and India.
Key players operating in the guidewires market are Boston Scientific Corporation, ASAHI INTECC Inc., Cordis Corporation and C.R. Bard. Boston Scientific holds the largest market share and has wide geographic presence. The companies compete based on product quality, innovative designs and expanding application areas. Partnerships with hospitals and pharma companies are a key focus for sustainable growth.
- Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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