Reportlinker Adds Global Medical Laser Systems Industry

Oct 18, 2010, 13:54 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Medical Laser Systems Industry

http://www.reportlinker.com/p092559/Global-Medical-Laser-Systems-Industry.html

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Laser Systems in US$ Million by the following product segments: Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for each region for the period 2007 through 2015. A seven-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 140 companies including many key and niche players such as Alcon, Inc, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Biolase Technology, Inc., Biolitec AG, Cardiogenesis Corporation, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, Coherent, Inc., Cutera, Inc, Diomed, Inc., Dornier Medtech GmbH, EL.EN. S.p.A., Cynosure, Inc, Ellex Medical Lasers Limited, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., IRIDEX Corporation, Laserscope, LaserSight Technologies, Inc., Lumenis Ltd, Lynton Lasers Ltd, Nidek Co Ltd , Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., PhotoMedex, Inc., PLC Medical Systems, Inc., Radiancy Inc., Corporation, Syneron Medical Ltd, Candela Corporation, Trimedyne, Inc., VISX, Inc., and WaveLight AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

MEDICAL LASER SYSTEMS MCP-3339

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Working of a Laser System 3

Surgical Lasers 4

Aesthetic Lasers 4

Ophthalmic Lasers 4

Diagnostic Lasers 5

Therapeutic Lasers 5

Accessories and Services 5

2. MARKET DYNAMICS 6

Laser Industry - A General Backdrop 6

Global Medical Lasers Market Poised for Healthy Recovery 6

Impact of Recession on Medical Laser Segments 6

Slowdown Halts Growth of Medical Lasers 6

Decrease in Demand for Ophthalmic Lasers 7

Aesthetic Laser Segment Experiences Declining Demand 7

Biomedical Diode and Non-Diode Lasers Market Witness

Shrinking Sales 7

Surgical Laser Segment Remains Stable During Recession 7

Demand for Lasers in Cosmetic Surgery Industry to Rise 8

Cost Barriers Restricting the Growth of Medical Lasers 8

Laser Technology Advancements Create New Avenues for

Application in Medical Sector 8

Table 1: Global Laser Market (2009): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales by Application Areas - Communications & optical

storage, Materials Processing, Medical Therapy, Military &

basic research, Instrumentation & sensors, Image recording,

Entertainment & display, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 9

Table 2: Global Laser Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown of

Value Sales for Lasers by Technology - Diode, CO2,

Laser-Pumped Solid-State Lasers (LPSSL), Excimer,

Diode-Pumped Solid-State Lasers (DPSSL), Fiber and others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 10

Novel Laser Treatments Offer Improved Functionalities 10

Medical Tunable Lasers to Grow Significantly 10

Fiber-Laser Technology Offers Promising Applications in

Medical Sector 11

Lasers: Revolutionizing Aesthetic Medicine 11

Table 3: Leading Players in the Global Aesthetic Lasers

Market (2008): Percentage Breakdown of Sales for Cynosure

Inc., Syneron Medical Ltd., Candela Corporation, Cutera Inc.,

Palomar Medical Technologies and Thermage Inc. (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 11

Fraxel Lasers - A Novel Technology for Skin Resurfacing 12

Laser Skin Tightening - A Potential Non-surgical Substitute to

Face-lifting 12

Global Cosmetic Lasers Market Offers Immense Potential 12

Lasers Dominate the Hair Removal Market 13

Laser Vision - Strong Consumer Market Appeal 13

Multi-Use Single Laser Systems - New Concept 13

Selective Laser Treatment: An Emerging Trend 13

Global Commercial Medical Laser Systems Market 13

Table 4: World Commercial Laser Market (2005-2011): Breakdown

of Annual Sales (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 14

Table 5: Global Commercial Laser Market (2005-2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Diode and Non-diode

Lasers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 14

A Historic Perspective 15

Table 6: Global Commercial Diode Laser Market (2004 & 2005):

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sale in Medical Application

by Laser Type -750-980 nm - 100 mW-10W, 750-980 nm - >10W,

Stacks,

Graph/Chart) 15

Table 7: Global Commercial Diode Laser Market (2004 & 2005):

Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales in Medical Application

by Laser Type -750-980 nm - >10W, Stacks, 750-980 nm - 100

mW-10W,

Graph/Chart) 15

Table 8: Global Commercial Nondiode Laser Market (2005 &

2006): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales in Medical

Application by Laser Type - Solid-state Lamp-pumped, CO2

Sealed, Solid-state Diode-pumped, Excimer, Fiber, and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

Table 9: Global Commercial Nondiode Laser Market (2005 &

2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales in Medical

Application by Laser Type - Solid-state Lamp-pumped,

Excimer, CO2 Sealed, Solid-state Diode-pumped, Fiber, and

Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 16

3. MEDICAL LASER SYSTEMS: PRODUCT OVERVIEW 17

Working of a Laser System 17

Primary Components of a Laser Device 17

Laser Medium 17

Excitation Mechanism 17

Feeding Mechanism 18

Cooling System 18

Microprocessor 18

Effect of Laser Light on Body Tissues 18

Segmentation of Medical Laser Systems Based on End-Use 18

Surgical Lasers 18

Aesthetic Lasers 19

Dermatological Lasers 19

Lasers for Wrinkle Removal 19

Currently Available Wrinkle Treatments 19

Skin Resurfacing 20

Evolution 20

Comparison of CO2 Lasers and Er:YAG Lasers for Skin

Resurfacing 21

Complications Associated with Laser Skin Resurfacing 21

Hair Removal 21

Dental Lasers 22

Growth in Dental Lasers 22

Innovative Use of Lasers to Disinfect Dental Bacteria 22

Ophthalmic Lasers 22

Overview 22

Photocoagulating Ophthalmic Lasers 23

Photodisruptive Ophthalmic Lasers 23

Photoablative Ophthalmic Lasers 23

Advantages of Ophthalmic Laser Treatment 23

Diagnostic Lasers 23

Therapeutic Lasers 24

Laser Classification According to Power Rating 24

Accessories and Services 25

Types of Medical Lasers Based on Material/Source of Emission 25

Neodymium - Glass Lasers 25

Metal Vapor Lasers 25

Dye Lasers 25

Diode Lasers 26

Overview 26

Applications of Diode Lasers 26

Diode Lasers Make You Look Young 26

Semiconductor Lasers Supplant Gas Lasers in Surgical Operations 26

Gas Lasers and Photocoagulation Systems Lose Markets to

Semiconductor Diode Lasers 26

Excimer Lasers 26

Key Applications 27

Coronary Atherectomy 27

Peripheral Vascular Disease 27

Removal of Cardiac Leads 27

Acute Myocardial Infarction and Saphenous Vein Grafts 28

Removal of Artery Blockages 28

Vision Correction 28

Excimer Laser-Assisted Non-occlusive Anastomosis (ELANA)

Technique for Treating Stroke 28

Holmium Lasers 29

Composition and Properties 29

Effect of Ho:YAG Lasers on Tissues 30

Energy Efficiency of Ho:YAG Lasers 30

Combination of Ho:YAG and Nd:YAG Lasers 31

Holmium Laser in Stone Fragmentation in Ureter 31

Argon Lasers 31

Drawbacks of Argon, Krypton and Dye Lasers 31

Carbon Dioxide Lasers 32

CO2 Surgical Lasers - Most Widely Used Medical Lasers 32

Types of Surgical CO2 Lasers 32

Principle of Operation 32

Modes of Operation 33

Continuous Wave (CW) Mode 33

Pulsating Mode 33

CO2 Laser Delivery System 33

OmniGuide's BeamPath CO2 Laser Beam Delivery System 33

Lasers for Laser-assisted Uvulopalato-plasty (LAUP) 33

Low-Power CO2 Lasers 34

Medical Lasers and their Wavelengths 34

Problems Associated with Use of Lasers 34

Laser Safety 35

Distribution/Logistics 35

End Outlets 35

Laser Centers 35

Aesthetic Laser Centers 35

Other End Outlets 35

4. APPLICATIONS OF LASERS IN OTHER FIELDS OF MEDICINE 36

Minimally Invasive Surgery 36

Ophthalmology 36

Ophthalmologists Use SLO in Assessing Retinal Circulation 36

Role of Lasers in Peripheral Iridectomy 36

Holmium Lasers in Thermal Keratoplasty 36

Refractive Surgery 37

Disadvantages of Radial Keratotomy 37

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) 37

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy 37

Situ Keratomileusis 37

Otolaryngology 38

Dermatology 38

Laser Surgery for Skin Lesion Removal 38

Orthopedics 38

Leg Vein Treatment 38

Angioplasty 38

Excimer Laser Angioplasty 39

Gynecology 39

Role of CO2 Lasers in Gynecology 39

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 39

Gastroenterology 40

Laser Lithotripsy 40

Lasers in Renal Stone Removal 40

Laser Lithotripsy Replaces ESWL in Removing Large Stones 40

Laser Lithotripsy - An Advanced Technology 40

Careful Handling for Perfect Results 41

Lasers with Beam Splitters Avoid Tissue Damages 41

Urology 41

Cardiology 42

Transmyocardial Revascularisation (TMR) 42

Spectranetics' CVX-300® Excimer Laser System for

Cardiovascular Applications 43

Neurosurgery 43

Laser Marking Systems 44

Some Important Lasers and their Areas of Applications 44

Factors Affecting Purchase of a Laser System 45

5. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS/ BREAKTHROUGHS OVER THE YEARS 46

Laser-Based Breath Analysis Machine from Ekips Technologies 46

Laser Based-Hologram Does Away with Tissue Biopsies in Tumor

Diagnosis 46

KTP YAG Lasers Offer Promising Solutions to Treat

Erythematotelangiectactic Rosacea 46

6. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT 48

Research on Application of Lasers in Treatment of Certain

Stroke Patients 48

MR-guided Laser Procedure Proves Effective for Liver Tumor

Treatment 48

Multiwave Locked System Laser Therapy to Treat Muscular Injuries 48

US Scientists Develop Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for

Early Detection of Cancer 49

Laser or Radiofrequency Heat for Treatment of Varicose Veins 49

German and Malaysian Scientists Develop Novel Medical Diode

Laser System 49

US Investor Develops Novel Instrument for Ophthalmic Surgery 49

Scientists Develop Novel Laser Based Therapy for Cancer 50

Photoselective Vaporization Offers Improved Treatment for

Obstructive BPH 50

GreenLight PV® Laser System Offers Promising Treatment for

Kidney Tumors 50

CO2 TMR Laser with Stem Cells Therapy Offers Immense Potential

in Cardiac Patients 51

7. REGULATORY APPROVALS 52

Palomar Medical Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for Home Lasers 52

Candela Secures Marketing Approval for Alex TriVantage® Laser 52

Iridex's Laser Systems Get FDA Approval 52

Lutronic Receives FDA Approval for CO2 Laser System 53

Lutronic's Q-Switched Nd:Yag Laser Gets FDA Clearance 53

Alma Lasers Obtains FDA Clearance for Harmony (XL) Multi-

application System 53

Cutera's New Laser, Pearl Receives FDA Clearance 54

Candela's Serenity™ Device gets FDA Clearance 54

Canada's Regulatory Authority Approves Cynosure's Smartlipo™

Workstation 54

Ellex Receives US FDA Approval for 30XL Laser Slit Lamp 55

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS 56

BIOLASE Technology Introduces iLase™ Diode Laser 56

Coherent Launches CUBE 640-100 Laser Module 56

Coherent Launches Sapphire™ 568Laser 56

Lumenis Introduces AcuPulse Fractional CO2 Laser System 57

Iridex Launches IQ 532 Dual-Port Ophthalmic Green Laser 57

Lutronic Introduces MOSAIC CO2 Fractional CO2 Laser System 57

Coherent Launches DIAMOND™ E-1000 CO2 laser 57

Lutronic Launches AccuSculpt™ Body Sculpting Laser System 58

BIOLASE Technology Introduces Diolase 10 Diode Laser for Pain

Management 58

Iridex Unveils IQ 577 Laser Systems 59

Sciton Rolls Out JOULE Aesthetic Laser Platform 59

Cobolt Introduces 515 nm Laser for Confocal Microscopy 59

Cobolt Launches Diode-pumped Zouk Laser 60

Asia's First Femtosecond Laser System Installed 60

Laser Prism, a Breakthrough in Laser Technology 60

Syneron™ to Unveil the Matrix RF™ and A Laser Assisted Lipolysis 60

Palomar to Launch Aspire™ & Stylus™ 61

Coherent Unveils Two New OPSL Lasers 61

HOYA ConBio™ Launches VersaWave® Specialty Dental Laser 61

Lutronic Launches MOSAIC eCO2 62

JDSU Launches New UV Filter 62

Sciton Launches ProLipo PLUS™ Laser System 62

Dornier MedTech Launches Novel high-Powered Medilas D UroBeam

Laser 63

Sciton Unveils the First Tunable Resurfacing Laser 63

Reliant Technologies Unveils Fraxel Re:fine™ Laser System 63

JDSU Unveils the Next Generation Diode Lasers 64

Cutera Unveils the All New: YSGG Laser Technology 64

Cynosure Unveils New 1320nm Wavelength for Affirm™ Workstation 64

Spectranetics Lasers Now in Neurovascular Surgery 64

Dornier Unveils the New Medilas D Flexipulse Laser 65

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 66

Syneron Medical Completes Acquisition and Merger Deal with

Candela 66

Halma Acquires SphereOptics 66

IPG Photonics Takes Over Photonic Innovations Inc 66

Abbott Takes Over Advanced Medical Optics 67

Eclipse's Newly Formed Unit Eclipse Global Acquires Enlyten

Medical 67

Emergent Group Acquires New York Cryosurgery Equipment LLC 67

Thorlabs Inc. Takes Over Covega Corp. 68

Bookham and Avanex Corporation to Merge 68

ALLTEC Acquires FOBA 68

Volcano Acquires Axsun Technologies 68

Coherent Takes Over Two Product Lines of StockerYale 69

Syneron and American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians Enter into

Partnership 69

BioChemics Expands Scope of Research Collaboration with Cynosure 69

Imaging Diagnostic Systems Appoints Socrate Medical SRL as

Distributor 70

Newport Enters into Asset Exchange Deal with Oclaro 70

BioTech Medics Establishes Fifth BioTech L3aser Center for

Pain Management 70

Syneron™ Medical Takes Over Inlight 71

AngioDynamics Acquires Diomed 71

Lockheed Martin Acquires Aculight 71

Trumpf Group Acquires SPI Lasers 71

Singapore National Eye Center Acquires VisuMax Laser 72

GSI Group to Take Over Excel Technology 72

Gemfire Corp. Merges with Covega Corp. 72

Zygo Coporation Merges with ESI 72

Institute for Aesthetic Medicine Takes Over Medical Laser

Dynamics 73

Madison Street Co Merges with Spivak 73

PRI Acquires PhotoMedex's Surgical Service Division 73

Bausch & Lomb and 20/10 Perfect Vision Establish JV 73

Palomar Announces Agreement With P&G 74

Palomar Medical Enters into Distribution Agreement with Astron

Clinica 74

Fotona Enters into Partnership with Lares Research 74

Aesthetic Lasers Enters into Strategic Partnership with Fotona 75

QPC Laser Bags New Orders Worth $1.3 Million 75

American Laser Centers Opens New Clinic in Arvada 75

Integrated Laser Therapies Ventures into Medical Laser Market 75

Zecotek's New Surgical Laser in Clinical Trials 76

Warburg Pincus Acquires Bausch & Lomb 76

BioTech Medics Acquires Medical Laser Therapeutics 76

Advanced Medical Optics Acquires IntraLase 76

Alcon to Acquire WaveLight 76

P.A.L.M Microlaser Merges with Carl Zeiss 77

Candela Acquires Inolase 77

Iridex Acquires Laserscope's Laser Aesthetic Business 77

Zecotek Acquires Assets of Inversion and Tekhnoscan 77

Medical Quant is Now Multi Radiance Medical 77

Cynosure Awards Distribution Rights of Smartlipo™ to Eclipse

Medical 78

Biolitec Bags $9.5 million Order for Supply of Urology Lasers 78

WaveLight to Divest Aesthetic Laser Business 78

Ellex Now in China 78

10. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS 79

Alcon, Inc. (US) 79

Bausch & Lomb Incorporated (US) 79

BIOLASE Technology Inc (US) 80

Biolitec AG (Germany) 80

Cardiogenesis Corporation (US) 80

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (Germany) 81

Coherent Inc (US) 81

Cutera, Inc. (US) 81

Diomed, Inc. (US) 82

Dornier Medtech GmbH (Germany) 83

EL.EN. S.p.A. (Italy) 83

Cynosure, Inc. (US) 83

Ellex Medical Lasers Limited (Australia) 84

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. (US) 84

IRIDEX Corporation (US) 84

Laserscope (US) 85

LaserSight Technologies, Inc. (US) 85

Lumenis Ltd (Israel) 85

Lynton Lasers Ltd (UK) 86

Nidek Co Ltd (Japan) 87

Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (US) 87

PhotoMedex, Inc. (US) 87

PLC Medical Systems Inc. (US) 88

Radiancy Inc (US) 88

Spectranetics Corporation (US) 88

Syneron Medical Ltd (Israel) 89

Candela Corporation (US) 89

Trimedyne, Inc. (US) 90

VISX, Inc. (US) 90

WaveLight AG (Germany) 91

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 92

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Geographic Region/Country - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 92

Table 11: World Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser Systems

by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Surgical Lasers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 14: World Historic Review for Surgical Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 96

Table 15: World 11-Year Perspective for Surgical Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Aesthetic Lasers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

Table 17: World Historic Review for Aesthetic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Table 18: World 11-Year Perspective for Aesthetic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 100

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Ophthalmic Lasers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

Table 20: World Historic Review for Ophthalmic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 102

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Ophthalmic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Diagnostic Lasers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 104

Table 23: World Historic Review for Diagnostic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

Table 24: World 11-Year Perspective for Diagnostic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Therapeutic Lasers by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada,

Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America

and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 107

Table 26: World Historic Review for Therapeutic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of

World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures

in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

Table 27: World 11-Year Perspective for Therapeutic Lasers by

Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Accessories & Services for Medical Laser Systems by Geographic

Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 110

Table 29: World Historic Review for Accessories & Services for

Medical Laser Systems by Geographic Region/Country - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin

America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

Table 30: World 11-Year Perspective for Accessories & Services

for Medical Laser Systems by Geographic Region/Country -

Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

12. THE UNITED STATES 113

A. Market Analysis 113

Current and Future Analysis 113

US Healthcare Industry: A Brief Account 113

Table 31: Installed Base of Ophthalmic Lasers in the United

States (2005-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 113

Table 32: Installed Base of LASIK Devices in the United

States (2005-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Table 33: Unit Shipments of LASIK Devices in the United

States (2005-2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

Type of Non-surgical Procedures with Duration, Number of

Treatments Required, and Outcome 114

Trends & Issues 115

The US Market to Sustain Lead in Global Medical Aesthetic

Devices Market 115

Lasik Surgery Market in the US Remains Flat During Slowdown 115

Laser Vision Correction - A Highly Untapped Market 115

Rapid Transition Towards Non-invasive Treatment Procedures 115

Use of Lasers for Hair Removal Expanding Significantly 116

Laser Usage Increasing in Dentistry 116

Decline in Laser System Costs Increase Affordability and Usage 116

Laser Systems for Cardiac Ablation 116

Laser Usage Growing in Treatment of BPH 117

Cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedures 117

Regulations 117

Revision of US Medical Laser Safety Standards 117

Competitive Scenario 117

Table 34: Cardiology Lasers Market (2007-2009): Percentage

Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Category - Cardiogenesis,

Spectranetics, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 118

Table 35: Commercial Laser Market in the US (2007):

Breakdown of Annual Sales by Leading Excimer Laser Players-

Cymer, Gigaphoton, Lambda-Physik and TuiLaser (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 118

Medical Lasers Market -A Historic Perspective 119

Table 36: Leading Players in the US Medical Lasers Market

(2005 & 2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Lumenis, VISX/Advanced Medical Optics, Laserscope, Candela,

Bausch & Lomb, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 119

Table 37: Leading Players in the US Aesthetic Lasers Market

(2002-2005E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Lumenis, Candela, Palomar, Photomedex, and Others (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 38: Leading Players in the US Urology Lasers Market

(2003-2005E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Dornier MedTech, Lumenis, Laserscope,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 120

Table 39: Leading Players in the US Ophthalmic Lasers

Market (2002-2005E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales

for VISX/Advanced Medical Optics, Alcon, Nidek, Bausch &

Lomb, Iridex, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 120

Table 40: Leading Players in the US Excimer Lasers Market

(2003-2006): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for

Advanced Medical Optics/VISX, Bausch & Lomb, Alcon, Nidek,

and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

Laser and Light Therapy in Skin Surgery - Facts and Figures 121

Table 41: Number of Annual Procedures for Skin Surgery in

the US: 2006-2008(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 122

Ophthalmic Lasers Market 122

LASIK Procedures 122

LASIK Surgery and Visual Improvement 122

LASIK Surgery Snapshots in the Recent Past 122

Table 42: Number of Excimer Laser Procedures in United

States (2003-2006) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Table 43: LASIK Procedures in the US (2000-2005) (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 123

Complications Associated with LASIK 123

Intralase System from Intralase 124

Aesthetic Lasers- A Focus on Key Historic Statistics in Non

-surgical Procedures 124

Table 44: US Aesthetic Lasers Market (2002-2004): Number of

Non-surgical Procedures Performed for Laser Hair Removal,

Laser Skin Resurfacing, and Laser Treatment of Leg Veins

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 45: US Aesthetic Lasers Market (2004): Number of

Non-surgical Procedures Performed by Gender Type (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 46: US Aesthetic Lasers Market (2004): Number of

Non-surgical Procedures Performed by Age Group (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Select Players 126

B. Market Analytics 127

Table 47: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers,

Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers,

Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 127

Table 48: US Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems by

Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

Table 49: US 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 129

13. CANADA 130

A. Market Analysis 130

Current and Future Analysis 130

B. Market Analytics 130

Table 50: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers,

Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Laser,

Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 130

Table 51: Canadian Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 131

Table 52: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

14. JAPAN 133

A. Market Analysis 133

Current and Future Analysis 133

B. Market Analytics 133

Table 53: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers,

Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers,

Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 133

Table 54: Japanese Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

Table 55: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

15. EUROPE 136

A. Market Analysis 136

Current and Future Analysis 136

Technological Developments in the European Medical Laser Market 136

Rapid Manufacturing Technology 136

Virus Detecting Lasers 136

Near-IR Laser Diodes for Blood Analysis and Laser Therapy 136

B. Market Analytics 137

Table 56: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Medical Laser Systems by Geographic Region/Country -

France, Germany, Italy, UK, & Rest of Europe Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 137

Table 57: European Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK,

& Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2006

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

Table 58: European 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown

of Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, & Rest of

Europe Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 59: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers,

Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers,

Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$

Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 140

Table 60: European Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

Table 61: European 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 142

15a. FRANCE 143

A. Market Analysis 143

Current and Future Analysis 143

Healthcare System 143

Quantel Medical - A Key Player 143

B. Market Analytics 144

Table 62: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Segment -Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic

Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic

Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 63: French Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 64: French 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 146

15b. GERMANY 147

A. Market Analysis 147

Current and Future Analysis 147

Key Players 147

B. Market Analytics 147

Table 65: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Segment -Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic

Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic

Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding graph/chart) 147

Table 66: German Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding graph/chart) 148

Table 67: German 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding graph/chart) 149

15c. ITALY 150

A. Market Analysis 150

Current and Future Analysis 150

B. Market Analytics 150

Table 68: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Segment -Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic

Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic

Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 69: Italian Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 151

Table 70: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

15d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 153

A. Market Analysis 153

Current and Future Analysis 153

Trends in Laser Refractive Surgery Over the Years 153

Table 71: UK Laser Refractive Surgery Market (2005-2009):

Number of Laser Eye Surgery Clinics (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 153

Table 72: UK Laser Refractive Surgery Market (2008):

Percentage of Laser Eye Clinics by Treatment Offered -

Lasik, Lasek, Phakic IOLs, Clear Lens Extraction, EpiLasik,

Photorefractive Keratectomy, and thers (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

Table 73: UK Laser Refractive Surgery Market (2002-2006):

Average Treatment Cost Per Eye for Lasik and Lasek

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 154

B. Market Analytics 155

Table 74: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Medical Laser Systems by Segment -Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic

Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic

Lasers, and Accessories & Services Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years

2007 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

Table 75: UK Historic Review for Medical Laser Systems by

Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 76: UK 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser Systems

by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers,

Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories &

Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

15e. REST OF EUROPE 158

A. Market Analysis 158

Current and Future Analysis 158

Review of Select Healthcare Markets 158

Spain 158

Switzerland 158

Table 77: Primary Causes for Deaths in Switzerland (In %)

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

B. Market Analytics 159

Table 78: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical

Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic

Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 159

Table 79: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers,

Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers,

and Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

Table 80: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for Medical

Laser Systems by Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

Sales for Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic

Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and

Accessories & Services Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 161

16. ASIA-PACIFIC 162

A. Market Analysis 162

Current and Future Analysis 162

Review of Select Markets 162

Australia 162

China 162

India 162

Korea 162

Cosmetic Laser Equipment Market - A Review 162

A Historical Perspective 163

Key Growth Drivers 163

Competition 163

High-End Cosmetic Lasers Dictate Demand 164

Distribution 164

Regulatory Framework 164

B. Market Analytics 165

Table 81: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Medical Laser Systems by Segment - Surgical

Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers, Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic

Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers, and Accessories & Services

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

US$ Million for Years 2007 through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 165

Table 82: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Medical Laser

Systems by Segment - Surgical Lasers, Aesthetic Lasers,

Ophthalmic Lasers, Diagnostic Lasers, Therapeutic Lasers,

and Accessories & Services Markets Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000

through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 166

Table 83: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Medical Laser

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