Fetal monitoring refers to the use of an instrument to record the pulse rate of a fetus during pregnancy. Post fetal monitoring discrepancies in the heartbeat of a fetus are observed and this monitoring data is later used for diagnostic purposes.
The rising prevalence of cardio pulmonary diseases and the advent of technological advancements such as non invasive surgeries are some of the drivers of the market. Rising healthcare related expenditure in the emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, and Mexico and the constantly improving medical infrastructure in these countries are some of the factors that will ensure a healthy growth rate of the market in the future.
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The fetal monitoring, diagnostics and predictive tests market can be segmented into fetal monitoring, prenatal diagnosis, and neonatal monitoring market on the basis of procedure types. In terms of the revenue generated, the global prenatal diagnosis market was the largest one in 2011, followed by the global fetal monitoring market.
Furthermore, the market can also be segmented into antepartum fetal monitoring, intrapartum fetal monitoring, and neonatal monitoring for cardiopulmonary diseases market on the basis of applications. On the basis of geography the market is analyzed by taking into consideration four major geographic regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World (RoW).
Owing to the presence of high disposable incomes amongst patients, sophisticated medical infrastructure, and high customer awareness levels, the North American fetal monitoring, diagnostics and predictive tests market held the largest market share in 2011.
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The fetal monitoring, diagnostics and predictive tests market is a fragmented one with a large number of market players operating in this segment. Some of the key players of the market include Covidien, Dre Medical Equipments, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Clinical Innovations, Paramed Medical Systems, Analogic Corporation, Hitachi Medical Systems, Utah Medical Products, Esaote, GE Healthcare, Gima Professional Medical Products, Sunray Medical Apparatus Company, Arjohuntleigh, Rocket Medical, Masimo Corporation, America, Terason Ultrasound, Nihon Kohden, Medline Industries, Neoventa Medical, Cooper Surgical, Med-Electronics, Shimadzu Europe, Medison Philips Healthcare, Fonar Corporation, Thames Medical, Bionet America, Cardinal Health, Alimed, Allen Medical Instruments Corporation, Atom Medical Corporation, Sonosite, Summit Doppler, Superior Medical, Carefusion Corporation, Nonin Medical, Cas Medical Systems, Shenzhen Osen Technology, Siemens Healthcare, and Wallach Surgical Devices.
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