Germany’s Regional Presence in Medical Devices Second only to the U.S.

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Applied Medical Market Data examines Germany’s pivotal role within the European medical device industry.

Unlike the global market for prescription drugs, the global medical device industry consists of over twelve thousand unique suppliers located in over 50 countries. The supply diversity and size present competitors, administrators and regulators alike with unique challenges. The major geographic markets for medical devices vary significantly in size and competitive complexion, but there is one country that can be considered the dominant player in each region. In Europe, that country is Germany.

Medical device companies located in Germany currently have more than 900 medical devices that have received clearance for marketing in the U.S. and around the world, representing 27.9% of the region’s devices. Germany is ranked either first or second in total number of marketed devices in ten out of thirteen key segments examined in our recent report on the European region. Germany is adding devices at an annual growth rate of 9 percent, compared to just under 7 percent for the region as a whole.

After dental materials and related devices, the four largest German medical device markets are Radiology, Cardiovascular, Surgery, and Neurology, which taken together account for almost half of all cleared devices. In each of these device segments there is a device group that underscores Germany’s technology leadership strengths and helps to explain the current market composition. In Radiology, for example, it is image processing systems, for Neurology it’s stereotactic instruments, in Cardiovascular devices it’s patient arrhythmia monitors.    

Here’s a closer look at some key device segments:


With thirty percent of the devices supplied by Europe, Germany is the leading country in this segment, followed closely by the UK. Key products supplied by German companies include non-continuous ventilators, anesthesia conduction kits and oximeters.


German suppliers account for more than forty percent of marketed devices in this segment, led by arrhythmia monitors. Germany supplies two-thirds of all arrhythmia monitor products coming out of the region. We expect this segment to come under increasing pressure from qualified Asian producers over the next 36 months.


Germany supplies two out of every five marketed device types from Europe. Stereotactic devices are the leading device type, of which Germany accounts for sixty percent of all devices.


One-third of the marketed radiology devices from the region come from Germany. The leading products are image processing systems where Germany and Belgium account for two of every three device types. Established relationships are key in this segment, and will allow these two countries to maintain commanding market positions.

These findings are from a new report from Applied Medical Market Data that provides timely information on Germany’s competitive position within the medical device industry in Europe. The report provides a comprehensive analysis of thirteen major device application categories. Readers of this report will gain a thorough understanding of the key role Germany plays within the European medical device industry, and gain insight into device trends and potential business opportunities within the region.

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Greg Stone
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Source: Applied Medical Market Data

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