Siemens ultrasound in the Healthcare market.
Siemens Healthcare offers customers a comprehensive portfolio of medical solutions across the value-added chain – ranging from medical imaging to in-vitro diagnostics to interventional systems and clinical information technology systems – all from a single source. For more than 130 years, Siemens Healthcare has been a recognized leader in medical innovation. Siemens innovative technologies help improve the quality of life for people around the world:
More than 215 million Healthcare information transactions are performed by Siemens every business day. More than 800 million imaging procedures are estimated to be performed yearly with Siemens imaging equipment. Our Global Health Information Network is one of the largest in the world, providing customers with excellent system availability, scalability, security, and performance. One-fifth of the hearing aids sold in the U.S. come from Siemens.
In 2010, Siemens Healthcare invested approximately 5.1% of its global revenue in research and development, producing an average of five patents every single day. We partner with medical researchers worldwide in the pursuit of the next breakthrough to predict, diagnose and treat disease.
Siemens Healthcare currently has 49,000 employees, and in fiscal 2010 reported external revenues of €12.280 billion. By far, the largest single national market for Healthcare is the United States, with 36% of external revenue for Siemens Healthcare during fiscal 2010.
The Siemens advantage.
Siemens Healthcare is the only healthcare company to offer all essential diagnostic solutions of in vitro and in vivo diagnostics.
What is unique about the ultrasound market?
Healthcare market dynamics include a push towards more real-time information, cost containment and noninvasive procedures. An aging population and greater global demand for healthcare underscore this. Ultrasound provides real-time information, is non-ionizing and is highly reimbursable, positioning it favorably over other modalities to take advantage of these market trends in the healthcare space. Growth in the Ultrasound market will come from the demand for images that provide diagnostic confidence, reliable measurements and faster workflow.
Ultrasound can be deployed in a number of settings from small hospitals to large research facilities and from urban clinics to remote rural villages. Clinical applications include cardiology, radiology, OB/GYN, breast care and more. Ultrasound is an opportunity for you to provide your healthcare customers with cutting edge imaging technology at a price point that makes sense for their size and clinical use.
The specialty segments with growth rates in excess of 15% per annum include:
- Musculoskeletal (MSK)
- Critical Care
- Emergency Care
The overall Ultrasound market exceeds € 3B. Mid-range systems represent approximately 60% of this total.