China Market Report for Surgical Robotics Systems 2017 - MedCore

China Market Report for Surgical Robotics Systems 2017 - MedCore

  • February 2017 •
  • 579 pages •
  • Report ID: 5751587 •
  • Format: PDF
The best example of surgeon-controlled robotics designed for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is the da Vinci® system from Intuitive Surgical. This system involves highly sophisticated robotic arms that assist in MIS procedures. The surgical arms and the instruments they are equipped with are smaller than surgeon’s hands, and are capable of performing very delicate MIS procedures. The surgeon must control the robotic arms through a workstation using real time video and other feedback from the robot. The da Vinci® system is moving toward becoming the standard of care for prostatectomy and has been used for dozens of other procedures. Currently, it is by far the most successful surgical robotic system in the Chinese and global markets. The cost of robotics systems is the largest hurdle facing robotics manufacturers. Cost often limits the market potential for these systems, because smaller size hospitals often do not have the budget to purchase the system. Additionally, purchasing facilities are becoming very hesitant on spending such a large amount of their budget on systems that have not been proven, over a course of several years, to have clinical benefits. Companies entering the market must be very strategic in their marketing of their systems and must consider how they will generate income outside of just system sales. Regular annual sales have been slowed somewhat by the relatively long wait times for licensing and approval in China. Companies report difficulty keeping up with continuing updates to the registration process for medical products. Registration of new medical products takes an average of 12 to 18 months.

Abstract
Surgical robotics has tremendous potential to increase the effectiveness of existing procedures and to facilitate novel procedure types. The surgical robotics industry is, in many ways, still in its infancy, with more products in development than currently commercially available on the market. Most new surgical robotic systems are designed for highly specialized medical applications, which is a major draw-back for most facilities. The types of surgical robotic assisted systems covered in this section are: neurosurgical robotic systems, minimally invasive surgery robotic systems, and radiosurgery robotic systems, as well as a qualitative appendix regarding spinal robotic systems.

Scope
2013-2023