The infusion systems market in Japan from 2016 to 2020 is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of more than 7 percent, according to a new report from Technavio.
The report, titled Infusion Systems Market in Japan 2016-2020, categorizes the infusions systems market in Japan into four major product groups: general purpose or volumetric pumps, syringe drivers, patient-controlled analgesia pumps, and ambulatory pumps.
General purpose or volumetric pumps employ a linear peristaltic pumping mechanism to deliver fluids into veins under pressure. They are designed for specific uses and are incorporated with an occlusion pressure detection system. These systems accurately administer fluids, drugs, and blood products up to 1,000 ml from a bottle or bag at a flow rate of 0.1-1,000 ml/hour.
Syringe drivers use electronically controlled electric motor to slowly push the plunger or piston to infuse the contents at a predetermined rate into the vein. The motor controls flow rate, pressure, and distance (volume infused). “These systems are preferred for lower flow rate and low-volume infusions. The volume delivered can go up to 100 ml of fluid at flow rates of 0.1-100 ml/hour,” said Barath Palada, a lead analyst at Technavio for general medical devices research.
Patient-controlled analgesia pumps allow individuals to control their own drug delivery. They are self-medicating infusion systems incorporated with a control, which on being pressed, releases a preset bolus of analgesic drug. These systems have a timer and the bolus is periodically delivered as per the requirement. The size of the bolus and time for lockout is pre-programmed by the clinician. These systems can administer various volumes of drugs and fluids with consistency.
Ambulatory pumps are small and lightweight and are incorporated with battery powered mechanisms. They offer patients the freedom to be ambulatory during therapy. These systems are used in outpatient settings, particularly for individuals who require repetitive injections. “These systems have to be monitored as they can cause complications due to exposure to mechanical strain, knocks, external fluids, and electromagnetic interference during their ambulatory phase,” Barath said.