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COVID-19 Impact on Medical Devices Industry - Thematic Research

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  • 25 Pages
  • July 2022
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5645202
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COVID-19 in the medical device Industry

On December 31, 2019, China reported a suspicious case cluster of atypical pneumonia in the city of Wuhan to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, the situation developed into an outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and has been declared a pandemic. As infections spread across the globe, there have been tremendous effects, and the impact on the medical device sector is significant.

COVID-19 caused delays and shortages from the start, and while many aspects of healthcare are returning to normal, some shortages are still happening as a result of the pandemic. At the beginning, many hospitals and healthcare organizations experienced a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) including masks, face shields, gloves, and gowns. Many hospitals were overwhelmed with patients, causing a shortage in beds and ventilators. Several procedures (such as diagnostic imaging and elective surgeries) were put on hold while healthcare workers focused on COVID-19 patients. Medical device companies worked quickly to produce more PPE, COVID-19 tests, and other devices in high demand, while other aspects of the sector suffered significant losses.


  • This report is a thematic brief, which identifies those companies most likely to succeed in a world filled with disruptive threats. Inside, we predict how each theme will evolve and identify the leading and disrupting companies.
  • The report covers the COVID-19 theme.

Reasons to Buy

  • The publisher's thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying the important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and secure that all-important competitive advantage.
  • Develop and design your corporate strategies through an in-house expert analysis of COVID-19 by understanding the primary ways in which this theme is impacting the medical devices industry.
  • Stay up to date on the industry's major players and where they sit in the value chain.
  • Identify emerging industry trends to gain a competitive advantage.

Table of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • Players
  • COVID-19 Challenges
  • Case Studies
  • Data Analysis
  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Patent trends
  • COVID-19 timeline
  • Companies
  • Sector Scorecard
  • Medical devices sector scorecard
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Thematic Research Methodology
  • About the Publisher
  • Contact the Publisher

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Siemens Healthineers
  • Philips
  • Bracco
  • GE Healthcare
  • Imaxeon
  • Canon Medical Systems
  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic
  • Cardinal Health
  • Medline Industries
  • Hill-Rom
  • 3M
  • Steris
  • Resmed
  • Terumo
  • Biotronik
  • MicroPort Scientific
  • Getinge
  • Dragerwerk
  • Smiths Medical
  • Intuitive Surgical
  • Olympus
  • Apollo Ensosurgery
  • F. Hoffman-La Roche
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Exact Sciences
  • Illumina