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Japan Neurology Devices Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

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  • 68 Pages
  • April 2023
  • Region: Japan
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5528987
The Japan Neurology Devices Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecasted period.

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Japanese neurology devices market and the overall healthcare industry. According to the study published in Spine Surgery and Related Research in February 2022, the initial COVID-19 semi-lockdown in Japan resulted in fewer elective surgeries and more urgent surgeries that had affected progressive neurological deterioration for some spine patients, even in a nonepidemic region. Moreover, according to the study published in Surgery Today in November 2022, during the COVID-19 pandemic, overall, fewer surgeries were performed, and the rate of decline was about 10% to 15%. Hence, COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Japanese neurology devices market in the initial phase of the pandemic. However, currently, the market is growing at a stable pace owing to a resumption of neurological surgeries, diagnosis procedures, a resumption of manufacturing activities, and the widespread availability of products across Japan, and it is expected to witness a similar trend over the coming years.

The key factors propelling the growth of this market are an increase in the incidence of neurological disorders, huge investments by private players in neurology devices, and an increase in R&D in the field of neuro therapies. For instance, according to the study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Diseases in March 2021 in Japan, it was predicted that there will be between 6.5 million to 7 million and 8.5 million to 11.5 million people with dementia in 2025 and 2060, respectively. Likewise, in Japan, 50-75% of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer's disease (ADD). In addition, according to the World Alzheimer Report 2022, about 43% of those with mild dementia, 67% of those with moderate dementia, and 90% of those with severe dementia were institutionalized in the country. Thus, a significant burden of neurological diseases is expected to boost demand for neurology devices, thereby boosting the market's growth.

Furthermore, increased investment by the market players in introducing advanced neurological devices is expected to boost the market over the forecast period. For instance, in January 2022, GrayMatters Health (GMH), a developer of digital self-neuromodulation therapeutics for mental disorders, announced the successful closing of its USD 10 million Series A financing round. Otsuka Medical Devices Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) was the lead investor in this round. With the funding, GrayMatters will introduce the first digital therapeutic device that directly targets and regulates specific brain biomarkers associated with mental disorders.

Thus, all the aforementioned factors, such as the significant burden of neurological diseases and investments in neurology devices, are expected to boost market growth in the near future. However, the high cost of equipment may restrain market growth over the forecast period.

Japan Neurology Devices Market Trends

Cerebrospinal Fluid Management Device is Expected to Hold Significant Share Over the Forecast Period

Cerebrospinal Fluid Management (CSF) devices play a major role in the treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Shunts are devices used in the CSF procedure that ensure that any cerebrospinal fluid accumulated near the brain gets drained out. The major factors contributing to the growth of the market for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) management devices include the increasing prevalence of neurological disorders and the increasing geriatric population.

The growing burden of neurological diseases in the country is expected to propel the growth of the market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the study published in the Journal of Movement Disorders in October 2021, the annual prevalence of Parkinson's disease (PD) in Japan is reported as 50-80 per 100,000, and it is increasing rapidly because aging is a major risk factor for PD. Thus, a significant burden of Parkinson's disease is expected to increase the demand for its treatment, thereby boosting the market for CSF devices over the forecast period.

According to World Bank data updated in July 2022, Japan has the highest proportion of the elderly population in the world. In addition, as per the World Population Prospectus 2022 published by the United Nations, in 2021, Japan and a few other countries had the highest life expectancies at birth (about 85 years) and age 65 among the countries and areas with at least half a million people. Thus, a growing geriatric population that is more susceptible to neurological diseases is expected to drive the demand for CSF devices.

Thus, all the aforementioned factors, such as the growing geriatric population, are expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period.

Deep Brain Stimulation Devices is Expected to Hold Significant Share Over the Forecast Period

Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a neurosurgical procedure, is used to treat movement disorders like Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia, as well as other conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and epilepsy by implanting a medical device called a neurostimulator that sends electrical impulses to specific targets in the brain (the brain nucleus).

The segment is driven by the rising prevalence of neurological diseases and rising research activities on deep brain stimulation devices. For instance, according to the study published in Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation in November 2022, Neodymium (NdFeB) magnets, which are small and powerful, are used in transcranial static magnetic field stimulation (tSMS) to temporarily inhibit brain activity below the magnet. Due to its competitive benefits, including safety, simplicity, and low cost, it is a promising non-invasive brain stimulation technique. The tSMS system has the capacity to control brain activity and create an effective magnetic field in deep tissues. For non-invasive deep brain stimulation, it is applicable. Thus, technological advancement in the DBS is expected to propel the growth of the segment.

Thus, all the aforementioned factors are expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period.

Japan Neurology Devices Market Competitor Analysis

The Japanese neurology devices market is moderately competitive, with the presence of several regional and global players. The competitive landscape includes an analysis of a few international as well as local companies which hold market shares and are well known. The major companies include B. Braun Melsungen AG, Stryker Corporation, Boston Scientific Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Abbott Laboratories, among others.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increase in Incidence of Neurological Disorders
4.2.2 Huge Investments by Private Players in Neurology Devices
4.2.3 Increase in R&D in the Field of Neurotherapies
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Cost of Equipment
4.3.2 Stringent FDA Validation and Guidelines for New Devices
4.4 Porter Five Forces
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Type of Device
5.1.1 Cerebrospinal Fluid Management Devices
5.1.2 Interventional Neurology Devices Interventional/Surgical Simulators Neurothrombectomy Devices Carotid Artery Stents Others
5.1.3 Neurosurgery Devices Neuroendoscopes Stereotactic Systems Other Neurosurgery Devices
5.1.4 Neurostimulation Devices Spinal Cord Stimulation Devices Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Sacral Nerve Stimulation Devices Other Neurostimulation Devices
5.1.5 Other Types of Devices
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 B. Braun Melsungen AG
6.1.2 Stryker Corporation
6.1.3 Boston Scientific Corporation
6.1.4 Medtronic PLC
6.1.5 Abbott Laboratories
6.1.6 Johnson and Johnson
6.1.7 Nihon Kohden Corporation
6.1.8 Smith & Nephew
6.1.9 Elekta AB
6.1.10 Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Nihon Kohden Corporation
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Elekta AB
  • Integra LifeSciences Corporation