Medical Fiber Optics Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Scope, Regional Insights and Forecast 2020 - 2027

Published Date : Jul 2020 | No. of Pages : 200 Pages | Category :

The global medical fiber optics market size was valued at USD 838.8 million in 2019 and is expected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2020 to 2027.

An increase in the number of endoscopic procedures for early detection of cancer and other chronic diseases, rising adoption of technologically advanced products, and growing awareness about minimally invasive surgeries are the key factors boosting the market. Also, the growing use of lasers in dentistry and cosmetology and ongoing research on biomedical sensors are the other factors driving the market.

On the other hand, the rising market competition among the key players is further fueling the market. For instance, in September 2019, Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation acquired Rebound Therapeutics Corporation, a privately held medical device company and manufacturer of AURORA Surgiscope System. Then, in January 2020, Radiall America Inc.- a U.S.-based manufacturer of electronic components- acquired Timbercon, Inc.-an Oregon-based company-that manufactures medical fiber optics.

Moreover, the market at present is facing moderately low threat from its external substitutes as currently, no direct alternative is available in the market. This is further anticipated to drive the market. However, there is a moderate threat of internal substitutes in the market. The growing preference for plastic and polymers based optical over glass fibers due to their cost-effectiveness is obstructing the market for traditional glass-based medical optical fibers.

However, the high cost of medical fiber optics is anticipated to obstruct market growth from 2020 to 2027. Fiber optical cables have a higher demand in the market as compared to other cables. However, manufacturers are still creating medical fiber optics components, such as lasers, amplifiers, attenuators, connectors, filters, and switches manually. The components also require many labor-intensive customizations and adjustments throughout the assembly process. This further adds to the overall cost of manufacturing and makes them expensive.

Moreover, their low adoption in developing and under-developed countries is further a major challenge for the market. These countries invest less in training surgeons for using endoscopes and lasers, owing to which adoption of these products is limited in these countries. This is currently inhibiting market growth. Furthermore, due to the limitation of investment and capital in these countries, players are reluctant to purchase technology licenses or intellectual property. This prevents them from using more efficient processes developed for manufacturing medical fiber optics.

Fiber Type Insights

The multimode optical fiber segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 62.2% in 2019. This is attributable to the high adoption of multimode fibers as compared to single-mode fibers. Multimode fibers are more economical and easier to manufacture, further boosting its market growth. Furthermore, their usage in surgical lightning and other illumination solutions is increasing. This is further anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period.

On the other hand, single mode optical fibers are anticipated to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period. On-going research and funding on biomedical optical sensors, increasing usage in wearables and telemedicine, and the introduction of technologically advanced medical devices based on fiber optics are the key factors anticipated to drive the medical fiber optics market from 2020 to 2026.

Application Insights

By application, illumination accounts to be the largest segment with a share of 31.1% in 2019. The rise in the number of endoscopic surgeries where optic fiber bundles are used as a source of light is expected to boost the demand for medical fiber optics. Furthermore, a growing preference for fiber optics-based surgical lights in operation theaters is another key factor driving the market.

On the other hand, biomedical sensing application is anticipated to witness the fastest growth from 2020 to 2027. Growing usage of physical optic sensors in pulse oximeters and blood flowmeters for measuring the various body parameters and the ongoing research on temperature sensing wearables is further anticipated to drive the market. For instance, researchers at China’s Tsinghua University are currently researching on biocompatible temperature sensors for the development of real-time wearables.

Regional Insights

In 2019, North America accounted for the highest revenue share of 29.4% and is anticipated to witness a significant growth rate. High adoption of technologically advanced products such as endoscopes and lasers for performing minimally invasive surgeries, favorable reimbursement policies, and the presence of well-developed healthcare infrastructure are the key factors driving the market. Moreover, high cancer incidence and the need for advanced biomedical instruments for better patient diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment are further anticipated to drive the market.


  • Integra Lifesciences Corporation

  • Fiberoptics Technology Incorporated (FTI)

  • AFL

  • Molex

  • Coherent, Inc.

  • Timbercon, Inc.

  • Gulf Fiberoptics

  • Leoni

  • Newport Corporation

  • Schott


  • Fiber Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Single Mode Optical Fiber

    • Multimode Optical Fiber

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Endoscopic Imaging

    • Laser Signal Delivery

    • Biomedical Sensing

    • Illumination

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • South Korea

      • Singapore

      • Australia

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

The Medical Fiber Optics market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Medical Fiber Optics market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Medical Fiber Optics market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Medical Fiber Optics market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Medical Fiber Optics market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Medical Fiber Optics capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Medical Fiber Optics by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Medical Fiber Optics market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Medical Fiber Optics market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Medical Fiber Optics market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Medical Fiber Optics industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Medical Fiber Optics market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Medical Fiber Optics market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Medical Fiber Optics market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Medical Fiber Optics market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Medical Fiber Optics. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Medical Fiber Optics. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Medical Fiber Optics are as follows:

  • History Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2019
  • Estimated Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

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- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players

Research Methodology:

In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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