Coronary stent unit volume size, growth, by stent type

The trend in the development of coronary stents and their associated market segments is for price pressure but continued sales growth in drug-eluting stents, persistent utilization of bare metal stents driven by their lower prices and the emergence within a few years of bioabsorbable/biodegradable stents, which will raise the bar on stent performance, even compared to drug-eluting stents.

The growth versue market size bubbles for unit volume sales of the three stent types in 2014 are shown below.


Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC;  Report #C245, "Worldwide Market for Drug-Eluting, Bare Metal and Other Coronary Stents, 2008-2017."

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