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The Supply and Manufacture of Medical and Surgical Equipment and Orthopaedic Appliances
BY LOUISE MITCHELL
South Africa
24 May 2017
R 6 960.00 (ZAR)  
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The Supply and Manufacture of Medical and Surgical Equipment and Orthopaedic Appliances


Estimates for the value of the South African medical device market range from R11bn in 2013 to between R13.2bn and R21.7bn in 2015, and shrinking to around R12bn in 2017 as a result of the weak Rand. The industry is extremely sensitive to currency volatility since almost 95% of devices are imported. In this diverse sector there are more than 600 suppliers, many of whom are small businesses that are distributors and agents for large multinational subsidiaries.


Opportunities and Challenges


Demand for medical devices is growing, driven by increased health problems like obesity, and changing demographics such as the increasing age of the world’s population. However, the local manufacturing industry faces many problems. Companies have to compete against imported products offered at lower prices because of the economies of scale enjoyed by large multinational manufacturers and the fact that import tariffs are only levied on a few medical devices. Cheaper products, often of a lower quality, are also imported from China and because of the lack of regulation many of these products are of questionable quality. Meanwhile local manufacturers have to comply with the stringent, expensive international certification requirements for medical devices if they want to export their products.


Report Coverage


The report on the Supply and Manufacture of Medical and Surgical Equipment and Orthopaedic Appliances describes current conditions, improvements to the weak regulatory environment and factors that influence the success of the sector. The report profiles 53 companies, including multinationals Johnson and Johnson Medical (Pty) Ltd, Medtronic (Africa) (Pty) Ltd and Siemens (Pty) Ltd. Also profiled are South African manufacturers such as Wondermed (Pty) Ltd and Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd, which designed and manufactured the Lodox Xmplar-dr, a scanner that takes high-speed, full-body x-ray images and was featured in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 3
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 3
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 12
4.1. Local 12
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 15
4.1.2. Regulations 16
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 19
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 23
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 25
5.1. Economic Environment 25
5.2. Government Initiatives 25
5.3. National Health Insurance 26
5.4. Government Procurement 27
5.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 27
5.6. Labour 30
5.7. Environmental Concerns 32
6. COMPETITION 33
6.1. Barriers to Entry 34
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 35
8. OUTLOOK 36
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 36
10. REFERENCES 37
10.1. Publications 37
10.2. Websites 38
APPENDIX 1 39
Import Codes for Medical Devices 39
COMPANY PROFILES 40
ALLYUNG CC 40
B BRAUN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 42
BARFORD JONES ORTHOMED (PTY) LTD 45
BRITTAN HEALTHCARE GROUP (PTY) LTD 47
BSN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 49
CAPERAY MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 51
CAPRICORN BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 53
CERDAK (PTY) LTD 54
CHAMPION HEALTH CARE (PTY) LTD 56
DRAGER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 57
ELECTRO SPYRES MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 59
ELITE SURGICAL SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 61
ENGINEERING QUALITY ORTHOPAEDIC SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 63
FRESENIUS KABI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 65
GABLER MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 69
INFANTRUST PARENTING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 71
LODOX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 73
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 75
MINOAN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 77
MOULDPROD EXHIBITIONS LTD 79
OTICON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 81
PHILIPS SOUTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL (PTY) LTD 83
PRESTA (PTY) LTD 85
RESPITEK (PTY) LTD 87
ROCHE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 89
SAFMED (PTY) LTD 92
SINAPI BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 94
SOUTHERN IMPLANTS (PTY) LTD 96
SOUTHERN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 98
SSEM MTHEMBU MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 100
TI-TAMED (PTY) LTD 103
VOICEAMP (PTY) LTD 105
WONDERMED (PTY) LTD 107