DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Japan Market Report for Colposcopes 2017 - MedCore" report to their offering.
This is a very mature and stable market, consisting primarily of replacement sales. However, there are significant variations across the sophistication and price point of the colposcopes available. The decrease is partially attributable to the majority of sales being replacements; however, there is also a slight trend to invest in resectoscopes for laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to colposcopes.
Unit sales are largely dependent on the population of a country, since the market is largely saturated. The colposcope market is bi-modal, with a strong segmentation visible between lower-end, less expensive systems and high-end systems with advanced documentation, optics and light source. The lower-end systems are affordable options for health care facilities that are less willing or unable to purchase a high-end system at an increased expense; they are also aimed at younger physicians that are building their new practices. The high-end colposcope systems tend to be sold to larger health facilities that require robust technology capabilities and can be equipped for ceiling mounts.
The rising global interest in colposcopy, particularly with younger physicians, is affecting Japan but to a lesser extent. Some physicians prefer colposcopy because it has been shown that it is able to examine changes in tissue better than cytology. This trend is apparent in the Japanese market and is helping to stabilize the decrease in colposcope sales. An advantage to the Japanese market is the emphasis placed on education. As more medical professionals realize the unique benefits provided by colposcopes, it will help to prevent the erosion of the market.
While the ASP's are increasing throughout the forecast period, the price of individual colposcope products is decreasing slightly. The ASP growth is generated from the transition towards higher end colposcopes from less expensive lower-end systems.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Research Methodology
2. Disease Overview
3. Product Assessment
4. Colposcope Market
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