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Exclusive | A brief analysis of the development of the nuclear magnetic resonance industry

Exclusive | A brief analysis of the development of the nuclear magnetic resonance industry

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Reprinted from: Medical Device Innovation Network

Author: Hanwen News


At present, magnetic resonance imaging instrument mainly towards the high field strong and low field strong bipolar development. The market for high-field strong MRI imagers is dominated by some multinational companies, and in the low field strong field, domestic companies are engaged in production, but most rely on foreign technology, and image quality, imaging speed is still insufficient, high prices. Paradoxically, there is still a large gap in the demand for magnetic resonance equipment in domestic hospitals. According to statistics, the popularity of the medical mrI in the medical magnetic resonance instrument industry in western developed countries is relatively high, and at present, China's hospitals have an MRI is still relatively small. To this end, the national "12th Five-Year Plan" science and technology in the medium and long-term planning have proposed to focus on the development of medical diagnostic equipment.

1. General overview of the development of medical mr.

Judging from the development of the global medical nuclear magnetic resonance industry, the installed capacity of China's MRI industry maintained a growth trend between 2010 and 2013. And the industry's new medical mr. In 2012, the number of new NUCLEAR mrI units in the world reached 15,000 units, an increase of 13.64 percent year-on-year, and the total installed capacity of medical MRI globally reached 146.8 million units (see table 1). From the production point of view, the production scale of medical mrI in the Chinese market between 2010 and 2013 has maintained a growth trend.

In 2012, the production of medical MRI was 2,130 units, an increase of 14.82% year-on-year.

In terms of demand, the installed capacity and new volume of Medical Magnetic Resonance in China in 2012 were 8997 and 1993, respectively, up 28.46 percent and 14.67 percent year-on-year.

Judging from the domestic hospital and the per capita medical magnetic resonance ownership, the current ownership of medical mrI is still relatively low, can not meet the needs of the domestic market.

2010-2013 medical mr.

Judging from the domestic hospital and the per capita medical MAGNETIC resonance, the current ownership of medical mrI is still relatively low, unable to meet the needs of the domestic market (Table 4).

At present, the global integration economy is gradually strengthening, which makes the domestic and foreign economic volatility convergence, when the economy changes, will soon affect the development of another country, thus having different effects on various industries in the economy.

From the current economic situation abroad, its recovery is relatively slow, at the same time there is a huge uncertainty, the uncertainty of foreign economy caused its demand for Chinese products to decrease, thus affecting the development of China's export trade and economic growth, thus bringing a certain negative impact on the development of the medical nuclear magnetic resonance industry.

2. Market analysis of medical magnetic resonance industry

2010-2013 Major brands and shares of the medical MRI industry (Tables 5, 6).

From the development of the nuclear magnetic resonance industry, in recent years, with the growth of domestic market demand, in order to reduce the dependence on imported medical magnetic resonance products, its localization process is gradually accelerating. But in general, the saturation of China's medical mrI market is relatively low, the existing installed capacity is far from meeting the needs of the domestic market, therefore, the domestic MRI industry is still in the long-term.

Many high-end chemical analysis, medical diagnostics and scientific research in the field of precision instruments and equipment need to provide a high-strength, high-stability magnetic field through magnets, traditional electromagnetics and permanent magnets due to energy consumption, weight, volume, stability and handling of the insuperable defects, all face the fate of renewal and eventual elimination. Superconductive magnets that produce high and strong magnetic fields through the principle of low temperature superconductivity have obvious advantages in energy consumption, field strength, stability and so on, and are recognized as the most advanced, most practical and high-tech magnets in the world today.

The production of superconducting magnets for nuclear magnetic resonance equipment has very high technical requirements and process difficulties, so far, only a few developed countries in the world, such as the United States, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Japan, can be designed and manufactured in bulk. Superconductive magnets are gradually replacing traditional magnets and becoming the "heart" of advanced nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers (NMR), medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), high-energy physical ion cyclotrons (ICrs) and various precision instruments and equipment requiring high magnetic field functions in the fields of aviation, aerospace, national defense and communications.

3. Product price analysis of medical mr.

In terms of the price characteristics of medical MRI, the price is a high-priced product in medical instruments, ranging in price from millions to tens of millions, which is related to its technical content. Among them, domestic medical mr. mr. products are nearly half lower than the prices of imported products, while superconducting MRIs are nearly double the price of permanent magnetic resonance (Table 7).

High-field strong market is mainly occupied by foreign multinational companies, especially superconducting magnets in the hands of a few countries, so the price of superconducting medical magnetic resonance products mainly from the original technology research and development, and the corresponding production costs are relatively limited; There is a definite correlation between price and cost.

Magnetic resonance imaging is mainly to the high field strong and low field strong bipolar development. High-field strong market is mainly occupied by foreign multinational companies, while the low-field strong are used to assemble imported components, image quality, imaging speed is not enough, and the price is too high to compete with foreign counterparts. However, in recent years, China's import volume of nuclear magnetic equipment has decreased, the share of domestic equipment has greatly increased, the production capacity of domestic nuclear magnetic resonance has increased, prompting China's medical magnetic resonance market price has declined, but some high-end superconducting magnetic resonance products, but also mainly imported products, still maintain a high price level.

From the perspective of the domestic economic situation, the domestic economic situation is better, it is conducive to the demand growth of the medical nuclear magnetic resonance industry, and its production has a certain lag, which will play a certain role in promoting the price of medical MRI products; Will make the medical MRI product price show a downward trend.

The foreign economic situation mainly through the import and export trade of medical MRI products, and then indirectly affect the domestic medical mrI productmarket. Such as through a large number of imports of domestic medical mrI products, it will help the domestic medical mrI products higher prices, and increase the export of Chinese medical nuclear magnetic resonance products, will promote the domestic medical mrI products supply capacity, its price is correspondingly reduced.

4. Competitive Analysis of Medical Magnetic Resonance Industry

In terms of concentration, the concentration of China's medical mr.

At present, the global market development trend of MRI is to two-level development, on the one hand, to a higher field strong superconducting MRI, on the other hand, the permanent magnetic low-field MRI technology is more and more perfect, image quality and function is constantly improving. In the global market as a whole, superconducting MRI has gradually become a mainstream product, while the Chinese market is still based on permanent magnetic resonance products. From the enterprise side, superconducting MAGNETIC resonance is still dominated by foreign-funded enterprises, such as Siemens, GE, Texas Instruments, Hitachi, etc., while domestic enterprises in the permanent magnetic resonance in the middle and low-end market occupies a certain market share.

5.2013-2017 Competitive Landscape Development Forecast

In China, NUCLEAR magnetic resonance equipment has begun to be domesticated, many international enterprises such as Siemens, Toshiba, GE and other large international medical equipment enterprises in mainland China set up factories. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology is one of the most important tools for clinical medical diagnosis, in recent years, China's import stake in nuclear magnetic equipment has decreased, and the share of domestic equipment has greatly increased. Combined with the current medical mr.

At present, the medical nuclear magnetic resonance industry channels are mainly distribution, which is related to the medical MRI production enterprises' own strength.

However, with the large-scale development of enterprises, enterprises to strengthen the power of control of the channel, the future of direct sales channels will gradually increase. Network sales based on the audience is large, the cost is relatively low, the future network sales will also become an important choice of medical mr.

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