Ultrasound Contrast Agents Market: Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2018-2026


Ultrasound contrast agents are used to perform or conduct contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) procedures. Microbubble contrast agents are small spherical bubbles including three phases such as innermost gas phase, shell material enclosing the gas phase, and outermost gas or liquid phase. These microbubbles have unique ability to respond to ultrasound, hence used for ultrasound imaging and research. These bubbles improve the visualization of blood flow pertaining to the surrounding tissue. Microbubbles are micron-sized (smaller than one millimeter in diameter) particles consisting of a gas core surrounded by a lipid shell. On the other side, perfluorocarbons (PFCs) are fluorinated compounds used as contrast agents for ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The contrast agents containing liquid perfluorocarbons are used in contrast-enhanced ultrasound procedures.

Technological advances in ultrasound technologies and advantages of ultrasound over alternative technologies are majorly driving the demand for ultrasound contrast agents over the forecast period. Furthermore, growing geriatric population coupled with rising prevalence of chronic diseases, and rising demand for diagnostics & image-guided procedures are expected to support the market growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the presence of favorable government initiatives, promising reimbursement policies for contrast-enhanced procedures and rising research activities related enhancing imaging and diagnosis outcomes are likely to assist in the market growth.

Based on the therapeutic area, the cardiovascular diseases segment is expected to dominate the market from 2018 to 2026 owing to the extensive use of ultrasound contrast agents in echocardiography procedures, increasing burden of stroke and heart attack. The presence of major market participants, suppliers & distributors, sophisticated healthcare system, and comparatively higher adoption of advanced technologies are expected to put North America at the dominant position over the forecast period. Asia Pacific is anticipated to register comparatively higher CAGR during the forecast period owing to growing aging population base along with rising prevalence of chronic diseases and increasing healthcare spending.

The global ultrasound contrast agents market is segmented on the following bases:

  • Global Ultrasound Contrast Agents Market, by Product, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
    • Microbubbles Contrast Agents
    • Liquid Perfluorocarbon Nanoemulsion Contrast Agents
  • Global Ultrasound Contrast Agents Market, by Therapeutic Area, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Kidney Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Others
  • Global Ultrasound Contrast Agents Market, by Application, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
    • Hospitals
    • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
    • Academic & Research Centers
    • Others
  • Global Ultrasound Contrast Agents Market, by Geography, 2016-2026 (US$ Mn)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Europe
      • U.K.
      • Germany
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
      • Japan
      • China
      • Rest of APAC
    • Latin America (LATAM)
      • Brazil
      • Mexico
      • Rest of LATAM
    • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
      • GCC
      • Rest of MEA

Key players identified in the global ultrasound contrast agents market include:

  • GE Healthcare
  • Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
  • Bracco Imaging S.p.A.
  • nanoPET Pharma GmbH
  • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation

This report offers:

  • Comprehensive overview of the global ultrasound contrast agents market including the current & future market dynamics
  • Elucidation of each market segment based on recent product approvals, launch, and current and anticipated market dynamics
  • Company profiles and competitive landscape of the leaders operating in the ultrasound contrast agents market based on key products, operating business areas, financial analysis, and recent strategic developments
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Published Date:  Jun 2018
Category:  Pharmaceuticals
Report ID:   59195
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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