Market Trends of Spain Neonatal and Prenatal Devices Industry
This section covers the major market trends shaping the Spain Neonatal & Prenatal Devices Market according to our research experts:
The Ultrasound and Ultrasonography Devices Segment is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share in the Spain Neonatal and Prenatal Devices Market.
The increasing demand for ultrasound devices during pregnancy check-ups in the country is a major factor driving the market's expansion. According to the Vital Statistics (Births, Deaths, and Marriages), Basic Demographic Indicators report by the Statistical Organization in Spain published in June 2022, around 336,811 births were recorded in Spain in the year 2021. Although the numbers reported showed a decline of 1.3% compared to the previous year, the large volume of people in the nation requiring ultrasound and ultrasonography devices for their regular health check-ups is expected to add to the growth of the studied market over the forecast period.
An article published by a group of Spanish researchers in Scientific Reports in April 2021 indicated that ultrasound measurement of cervical length is the most commonly used predictor of risks in pregnancy. The use of ultrasound devices for detecting preterm births in the nation is expected to propel the growth of the ultrasound and ultrasonography devices segment in the neonatal and prenatal devices market over the forecast period.
Recent product launches by key market players in the country are also helping to drive the growth of the studied market. For instance, in March 2021, GE Healthcare launched its new, hand-held ultrasound device, the Vscan Air, for sale in Spain.
The Infant Warmers and Incubators Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Share Over The Forecast Period
An infant warmer is a vital piece of equipment in neonatal intensive care units, designed to provide the newborn with a pleasant thermal environment that keeps its body temperature between 36 and 37 degrees. A neonatal incubator is a device consisting of a hard, box-like enclosure that holds an infant in a controlled environment for medical care. It is used in combination with other equipment and procedures to ensure that babies needing extra support have the best possible environment and continuous monitoring.
The research and development and technological advancements in the product are expected to boost segment growth over the forecast period. For instance, in July 2022, ten incubators built by students and teachers from Salesian Vocational Training Centers in Spain were sent to the Navarre-based "Cluster SOS Ukraine" platform to be donated to Ukrainian hospitals. Currently, four of these customized cribs have been deployed in hospitals in Kyiv and Mykolaiv. Ukrainian doctors are already using these devices, and they particularly value the ability to use phototherapy.