Deep perspective: regional characteristics of the three industrial clusters of medical equipment
[China Pharmaceutical Network Market Analysis] Although there is a trend of “light medical equipment and heavy medicine”, in general, the potential of China's medical device market is huge and acti...
[China Pharmaceutical Network Market Analysis] Although there is a trend of “light medical equipment and heavy medicine”, in general, the potential of China's medical device market is huge and active. Deep perspective: regional characteristics of the three industrial clusters of medical equipment
As we all know, the two important sectors in the medical field are medicines and medical devices. For developed countries, sales of medicines and medical devices are relatively close, but China's medical device sales are only one-third of pharmaceutical sales, and lower than the world average. Presenting the trend of “light medical equipment and heavy medicine”.
However, the potential of China's medical device market is huge and active. The orientation of national policies and the upgrading of domestic medical and health institutions have made China a huge market for medical device consumption. Under the background of the stimulation of market demand and the sustained and stable development of China's economy, China's medical device industry has developed rapidly. The important position in the pharmaceutical industry has become more and more prominent, and it is following the development path of “heavy equipment and light medicines” in developed countries. With the development of China's medical device industry, several medical device industry clusters and manufacturing development zones have been formed nationwide. The three major regions of the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Bay have become the three major medical equipment industry clusters. According to incomplete statistics, the sum of the total output value of medical devices in the three major regions and the sum of sales accounted for more than 80% of the national total.
Because of the different conditions, the three industrial clusters have obvious regional characteristics.
Pearl River Delta Industrial Belt
The development and production of comprehensive high-tech medical device products in the Pearl River Delta region is its strength. The main products include monitoring equipment, ultrasonic diagnostics, MRI and other medical imaging equipment, and large stereotactic radiotherapy equipment such as gamma knife and X-knife, and tumor hyperthermia equipment. Directly reflects the new technology of modern medical devices.
Taking Shenzhen as an example, why is the medical device industry booming in Shenzhen? In fact, Shenzhen has a national superiority in the fields of electronics, computers, communications, and mechatronics, and the development of modern medical devices is a combination of high-tech achievements in these fields, resulting in intensive advantages. At the same time, the export of medical equipment in Shenzhen has developed rapidly, and the total output value of regional production has increased by more than 30%. Coupled with the incentives and cultivation of preferential policies, mechanisms, market and other factors, the medical device industry has been able to flourish in Shenzhen.
Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Bay Industrial Belt
In recent years, North China is not to be outdone. Beijing-centered Bohai Bay region (including Tianjin, Liaoning, Shandong) has a rapid development of medical devices, including DR, MRI, digital ultrasound, accelerators, computer navigation and positioning medical equipment, respiratory anesthesia machines, orthopedic equipment and cardiovascular equipment. A production enterprise group is taking shape. A group of small and medium-sized enterprises has risen rapidly. These enterprises have been established for a few years, but the output value is close to or even more than 100 million yuan. With the help of the government's attention and their own technological capabilities, they are more inclined to digital medical equipment. Although the power displayed in the market is not very prominent and powerful, it has strong momentum and great potential.
Yangtze River Delta Industrial Belt
Shanghai has a profound industrial base. Whether it is products or technology, Shanghai is the leader in China's medical device industry. The Yangtze River Delta region with Shanghai as the center (including Jiangsu and Zhejiang) is one of the three major medical clusters in China. This region is characterized by rapid industrial development, active SMEs, and distinctive regional characteristics. Its disposable medical devices and consumables The domestic market share is more than half. In addition, there are ophthalmic equipment like Suzhou, medical ultrasound in Wuxi, microwave in Nanjing, radiofrequency tumor hyperthermia, Ningbo MRI and Shanghai's comprehensive strength, which are relatively prominent.
In addition, the Chongqing-centered Chengdu-Chongqing area is also an emerging area featuring biomedical materials and implantable devices and tissue engineering. The innovation capability of China's medical device enterprises has been enhanced, but technological innovation and ability to transform results have been weak. Key components depend on imports, and high-end products are still based on imitation and improvement.
The pharmaceutical industry is a special industry that is influenced by many external factors. Among them, it is greatly affected by national policies. On September 8, 2015, the General Office of the State Council issued the “Guiding Opinions on Promoting the Construction of Graded Diagnosis and Treatment System”. Among them, the government has additionally emphasized the term "strong base". Then the national government will focus on the strengthening and monitoring of primary medical institutions in the future. At the same time, with the gradual improvement of primary medical institutions, the number of outpatients is bound to increase. This means an increase in the demand for medical devices. This has opened up new markets for many medical equipment companies.
China's market potential is huge, and scientific and engineering research in some fields has reached the international advanced level. Moreover, the world's medical device frontier industry has only started for more than 10 years, and China is very hopeful to approach and catch up with the international level. (Source: China Medical Devices)