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Contrast Agents Market By Product Type (Iodinated, Barium-based, Gadolinium-based, Microbubble-based, and Others), By Modality Type (X-Ray/Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World) – Global Forecast up to 2025

  • August, 2019
  • Domain: Healthcare - Medical Devices
Pages: 98
Tables: 40
Charts: 19
Regions/Countries: 4 / 0
Companies: 13
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This market research report includes a detailed segmentation of the global contrast agents market by product type (Iodinated, Barium-based, Gadolinium-based, Microbubble-based, and Others), by modality type (X-Ray/Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Ultrasound),  by region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World).

Overview of the Global Contrast Agents Market

Infoholic’s market research report predicts that the “Global Contrast Agents Market” will grow at a CAGR of ~4.0% during the forecast period 2019–2025. The market has witnessed steady growth in the past few years and is sustaining due to rising demand for diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures and increase in incidence and prevalence of disease conditions are drivers of the market.

Contrast Agents

Expansion in indications of contrast media market and the growth of medical imaging technologies in emerging markets are providing opportunities for the growth of the contrast agents market. However, side effects associated with contrast agents and stringent regulations for contrast agents are factors hampering the market growth.

The majority of the revenue is generated from the leading players in the market with dominating sales from Taejoon Pharm Co., Ltd., GE Healthcare, Bayer, Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Bracco Group, and Beijing Beilu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

According to the analysis, North America accounted for the largest share of the global contrast agents market in 2018. The Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth rate due to large patient pool and rising healthcare expenditure.

By Product Type:

  • Iodine-based
  • Barium-based
  • Gadolinium-based
  • Microbubble-based
  • Others

Iodinated contrast agent is the major shareholder in the contrast agents market in 2018.

By Modality:

  • X-ray/CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound

X-ray holds major share in the contrast agents market in 2018. Due to the growing investment and developments in the ultrasound contrast agent industry, the demand for ultrasound contrast agents is expected to grow at a rapid rate during the forecast period.

By Regions:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • APAC
  • RoW

North America was dominant in the global contrast agents market in 2018. The significant share of the North American region comes from the US, owing to the accessibility to good quality healthcare and good reimbursement facilities.

Contrast Agents Market Research Competitive Analysis – GE, Guerbet, and Bayer have been the major players in the market due to their top selling products and has secured major share in the market. Bayer has Gadavist/Gadovist, the major MRI contrast agent, a macrocyclic gadolinium agent to its benefit. Guerbet claims to own second position in the MRI contrast agents market, fourth position in  CT & Cath lab imaging contrast media and third position in the contrast media injection medical devices and services globally. A portion of its range of offers, GE competes with Omnipaque and Visipaque. The three players own nearly half of the market share.

Key Vendors

  • Taejoon Pharm Co., Ltd      
  • GE Healthcare           
  • Bayer  AG
  • Fujifilm Holdings Corporation       
  • Bracco Group           
  • Beijing Beilu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

Key Competitive Facts

  • Strict government regulations and high cost of products hinders the entry of new players and many players have commandable share in the market.
  • Adverse reimbursement scenario and high cost of imaging modalities in emerging countries may hamper the market growth.

Benefits The report provides complete details about the sub-segments of the contrast agents market. Through this report, the key stakeholders can know about the major trends, drivers, investments, vertical player’s initiatives, and government initiatives toward the disease management in the upcoming years along with details of the existing pure-play companies and new players entering the market. Moreover, the report provides details about the major challenges that are going to impact the market growth. Additionally, the report gives complete details about the key business opportunities to key stakeholders in order to expand their business and capture the revenue in specific verticals and to analyze before investing or expanding the business in this market.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the potential market opportunity with precise market size and forecast data.
  • A detailed market analysis focusing on the growth of the contrast agents industry.
  • Factors influencing the growth of the contrast agents market.
  • In-depth competitive analysis of dominant and pure-play vendors.
  • Prediction analysis of the contrast agents market in both developed and developing regions.
  • Key insights related to major segments of the contrast agents market.
  • Latest market trend analysis impacting the buying behavior of the consumers.

Key Stakeholders

Contrast Agents Stakeholders

1          Industry Outlook    

1.1     Industry Overview   

1.2     Total Addressable Market   

2          Report Outline        

2.1     Report Scope

2.2     Report Summary     

2.3     Research Methodology        

2.4     Report Assumptions 

3          Market Snapshot    

3.1     Market Definition – Infoholic Research     

3.2     Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)     

3.3     Industry Trends       

3.4     Related Markets      

3.4.1   Medical Imaging      

4          Market Outlook       

4.1     Market Segmentation         

4.2     Porter 5 (Five) Forces        

5          Market Characteristics     

5.1     Market Dynamics     

5.1.1   Drivers           Rising demand for diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures          Increase in incidence and prevalence of disease conditions       

5.1.2   Restraints          Side effect associated with contrast agents          Stringent regulations for contrast agents  

5.1.3   Opportunities          Expansion in indications of contrast media market          The growth of medical imaging technologies in emerging markets       

5.1.4   DRO – Impact Analysis       

5.2     Key Stakeholders     

6          Products: Market Size and Analysis      

6.1     Iodine Based Contrast Agent         

6.2     Barium Based Contrast Agent        

6.3     Gadolinium Based Contrast Agent  

6.4     Microbubble Based Contrast Agent 

6.5     Other Contrast Agent

7          Modality: Market Size and Analysis      

7.1     Overview      

7.2     X-Ray and Computerized Tomography (CT)        

7.3     Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

7.4     Ultrasound    

8          Regions: Market Size and Analysis       

8.1     Overview      

8.2     North America         

8.2.1   Overview      

8.3     Europe

8.3.1   Overview      

8.4     Asia Pacific   

8.4.1   Overview      

8.5     Rest of the World     

8.5.1   Overview      

9          Competitive Landscape    

10        Vendors Profile      

10.1    Taejoon Pharm Co., Ltd      

10.2    GE Healthcare

10.3    Bayer AG      

10.4    Fujifilm Holdings Corporation        

10.5    Bracco Group

10.6    Guerbet        

11        Companies to Watch for  

11.1    Dongkook Life Science       

11.2    Beijing Beilu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd       

11.3    Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.      

11.4    Sanochemia Pharmaceutical AG     

11.5    JB Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd     

11.6    IMAX Diagnostic Imaging Limited   



Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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