Key Ablation Technology Companies

The energy-based medical device industry is led by a diverse group of companies, including small-to-medium pure-play companies specializing in ablation therapies and large multinationals whose interests encompass other classes of medical devices as well as ablation products.  Key companies include Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, Varian Medical Systems, Boston Scientific (including Guidant),  and Getinge.

In terms of ablation therapies, different market contenders make their appearance.  Covidien claims a key share of this market; Valleylab, a division of Covidien, is a leader in the field of RF ablation for general surgery. In the arrhythmia ablation segment, the Johnson & Johnson company Biosense Webster has a significant share, competing with CryoCath Technologies, AtriCure, Getinge and St. Jude Medical.

The exhibit below gives details of selected companies with their areas of energy-related product specialisation (with 2007-2008 annual revenues given in the full Ablation report). 

Source: MedMarket Diligence report #A125 (market shares deleted, ranking changed to alphabetical), “Worldwide Ablation Technologies,” published September 2008. 


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