Anesthesiology Devices in India
Anesthesiology devices (spelled anaesthesiology in British English) are a promising market in India. In general, Indian anesthesiologists deal with:
- General anesthesia in a surgical operating room
- Regional anesthesia – Epidural and Spinal anesthesia for obstetrics and for surgery of the lower abdomen, hips, the legs, or the pelvis
- Plexus blocks – Peripheral nerve stimulation
- Chronic Pain management and Palliative care
Major anesthesiology device subcategories used in India include:
- Diagnostic devices such as algesimeters, gas analyzers, plethysmographs, rhino-anemometers, spirometers and esophageal stethoscopes
- Monitoring devices such as flowmeters, lung water monitors, cutaneous monitors for oxygen and carbon dioxide, pneumotachometers and electrical peripheral nerve stimulators
- Therapeutic devices such as nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal airways, gas-scavenging apparatus and artificial nose (heat and moisture condenser)
- Consumables such as anesthesia breathing bags, breathing circuits, spinal needles, face masks, oxygen delivery adapters and masks, non-rebreathing circuits and carbon
- Spinal needles, epidurals and plexus blocks
- Integrated continuous flow anesthetic machines, nitrous oxide systems and epidural infusion pumps
The global market for Anesthesia Devices is estimated at $8.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to grow to about $11.8 billion by 2020. India has almost 25,000 anesthesiologists and most medical colleges offer specialized courses in the discipline.
Global companies active in the anesthesiology device market in India include B. Braun, GE Healthcare, and Portex. Also of note is Wisconsin based Criticare Systems, Inc. which is part of Bangalore, India headquartered Opto Circuits Ltd.