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The Supply and Manufacture of Medical and Surgical Equipment Industry in South Africa 2023

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Report Coverage

This report on the manufacture and supply of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances in South Africa includes information on the state of the sector, the main devices used and imported, utilisation of healthcare services using medical technology, licences, notable players and technology and innovation. There are profiles of 65 companies including international companies present in South Africa such as Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Medical, Siemens, notable pharmaceutical wholesalers and retailers, and other notable players such Southern Medical, CapeRay and Ascendis.

Introduction

• South Africa’s medical devices industry consists of mostly small to medium enterprises and larger multinational companies with local subsidiaries or partners. \r\n
• It is dominated by multinationals as imports make up 90% of the market. \r\n
• Disposable devices account for the largest share followed by diagnostic imaging. \r\n
• The public sector accounts for less than half of healthcare expenditure but serves a large part of the population, and the private sector is better resourced with medical devices. \r\n
• The need for medical devices is underpinned by the prevalence of communicable and non-communicable diseases, trauma, and an ageing population. \r\n
• These factors have not necessarily led to higher demand due to low economic growth, a real decline in health budgets and no growth in medical scheme membership.\r\n
• Of the public funding available, considerable amounts have been lost through corruption. \r\n
• The planned National Health Insurance (NHI) is expected to increase public sector health expenditure, but lack of funding means this may be delayed.

Strengths

• A well-established science and technology institutional infrastructure.
• International accreditation achieved by some local companies.
• The strength of the regulatory environment positioning South Africa well especially on the African continent.
• Track record of local companies able to produce technologically innovative medical devices.

Weaknesses

• Costly and slow regulatory compliance processes.
• Fragmentation of industry that hinders benefits of collaboration.
• Large dependency on imported products.
• Private and public health corruption depriving sector of needed funds.
• Real decline in healthcare budget allocation.
• Threats
• Uncertainty around the implementation of National Health Insurance and role of private and public sector stakeholders.

Opportunities

• Decline in the attractiveness of the local market for international companies if high levels of corruption are not addressed.
• Deteriorating exchange rate against currencies in which imports are denominated.
• Loss of skills to international markets.
• Opportunities
• Vulnerability to global supply chain disruptions such as the export restrictions that occurred during the pandemic.

Threats

• A more conducive support environment enabling local companies to gain greater market share versus multinationals.
• Digitalisation of healthcare information to improve healthcare analytics and improved patient outcomes.
• Finalisation and implementation of the Medical Devices Master Plan.
• Leveraging the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to position South Africa as the medtech hub of sub-Saharan Africa.
• Strong relationships with international NGOs.
• Successful implementation of the proposed National Health Insurance.

Outlook

• The South medical device sector is likely to continue to be dominated by imports. \r\n
• Challenges include regulatory compliance, accessibility to developed markets, alignment between stakeholders and economic conditions.\r\n
• Growth could be driven by finalisation of the Medical Device Master Plan, the successful rollout of universal healthcare, the ageing population and the rise in non-communicable diseases that require the use of devices for appropriate management. \r\n
• Medical devices will continue to be a critical enabler for targeted therapy such as for cancer.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
2.3. Size of the Industry 8
3. LOCAL 14
3.1. State of the Industry 14
3.2. Key Trends 18
3.3. Key Issues 19
3.4. Notable Players 19
3.5. Trade 23
3.6. Corporate Actions 29
3.7. Regulations 29
3.8. Enterprise Development and Social Development 31
4. AFRICA 32
5. INTERNATIONAL 33
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 35
6.1. Unforeseen Events 35
6.2. Economic Environment 36
6.3. Labour 36
6.4. Environmental Issues 37
6.5. Technology, R&D, Innovation 38
6.6. Government Support 39
6.7. Input Costs 40
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 43
7.1. Competition 43
7.2. Ownership Structure of the Industry 43
7.3. Barriers to Entry 44
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 45
9. OUTLOOK 46
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 46
11. REFERENCES 47
11.1. Publications 47
11.2. Websites 49
APPENDICES 50
Appendix 1 - Summary of Notable Players 50
COMPANY PROFILES 57
A P S Terapie Suid-Afrika CC 57
Acino Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd 58
Ascendis Health Ltd 60
B Braun Medical (Pty) Ltd 66
Baxter Healthcare South Africa (Pty) Ltd 69
Becton Dickinson (Pty) Ltd 71
Brittan Healthcare (Pty) Ltd 73
BSN Medical (Pty) Ltd 75
CapeRay Medical (Pty) Ltd 77
Capricorn Biomedical (Pty) Ltd 79
CE Mobility Wheelchairs (Pty) Ltd 81
Cerdak (Pty) Ltd 83
Champion Health Care (Pty) Ltd 85
Consulens Medical Healthcare Solutions (Pty) Ltd 87
Demant South Africa (Pty) Ltd 89
Dis-Chem Pharmacies Ltd 91
Drager South Africa (Pty) Ltd 96
Electro Spyres Medical (Pty) Ltd 98
Elite Surgical Supplies (Pty) Ltd 100
Evergreen Latex CC 102
Fluoro Vizion (Pty) Ltd 104
Fortis X (Pty) Ltd 106
Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing SA (Pty) Ltd 107
Fresenius Kabi South Africa (Pty) Ltd 109
Fresenius Medical Care South Africa (Pty) Ltd 112
G and S Medical Supplies CC 114
Gabler Medical (Pty) Ltd 116
GE Healthcare (Pty) Ltd 118
Grobir Medical Suppliers (Pty) Ltd 120
Hutz Hospi Tec (Pty) Ltd 122
IDT Diagnostics CC 124
iMvula Healthcare Logistics (Pty) Ltd 126
Johnson and Johnson Medical (Pty) Ltd 128
Lodox Systems (Pty) Ltd 130
M and L Medical Suppliers CC 132
Medi-Safe Surgicals (Pty) Ltd 133
Medical Diagnostech (Pty) Ltd 135
Medical Innovations (Pty) Ltd 137
Medinox (Pty) Ltd 139
Medtronic (Africa) (Pty) Ltd 141
Megrotex (Pty) Ltd 143
Minoan Medical (Pty) Ltd 145
MouldProd Exhibitions Ltd 147
Multisurge (Pty) Ltd 149
New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd 151
Ntshatsheli Trading (Pty) Ltd 155
Orthopaedic Suppliers CC 156
Philips South Africa Commercial (Pty) Ltd 158
Radical Mobility (Pty) Ltd 160
Roche Diabetes Care South Africa (Pty) Ltd 161
Roche Products (Pty) Ltd 163
S A Biomedical (Pty) Ltd 166
SafMed (Pty) Ltd 168
Shonaquip (Pty) Ltd 170
Siemens (Pty) Ltd 172
Sinapi Biomedical (Pty) Ltd 176
Southern Implants (Pty) Ltd 178
Southern Medical (Pty) Ltd 180
SSEM Mthembu Medical (Pty) Ltd 182
Stryker South Africa (Pty) Ltd 184
Teleflex Medical (Pty) Ltd 186
Ti-TaMED (Pty) Ltd 188
Vertice Healthcare (Pty) Ltd 190
VoiceAmp (Pty) Ltd 192
Welch Allyn South Africa (Pty) Ltd 194

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the supply and manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances, collectively referred to as medical devices. It includes comprehensive information on the state and size of the sector, the effect of coronavirus, statistics on usage of medical technology, the device market by category, trade and many more. There are profiles of 66 companies including APS Therapy, which imports micro-current pain therapy devices, CE Mobility, which provides locally-manufactured electric wheel chairs and Megrotex, which provides locally-manufactured bandages and dressings.

Introduction

This report focuses on the supply and manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances, collectively referred to as medical devices. \r\n\r\nThe sector has over 500 suppliers, many of which are small businesses that are distributors and agents for large multinational subsidiaries. The industry is fragmented with commodities ranging from nuclear cameras and catheters to latex gloves. It is estimated that the value of the South African market was US$1.32bn (about R22.01bn) in revenue in 2019. Before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic the market was forecast to grow to US$1.47bn in 2020. Local production is estimated to have grown by 3.5% to US$119.1m, from 2018 to 2019. Prior to the onset of the pandemic, local production was expected to grow by 10.9% to US$132.1m in 2020. \r\n\r\nThe coronavirus pandemic and subsequent declaration of a state of emergency in March 2020 has created opportunities and challenges for the sector. While it has led to the collapse of elective medical procedures, which has caused sales to dive, it has also created opportunities for companies making ventilators and testing kits.

Strengths

• A weakening rand could be a positive driver for the local development and manufacture of medical devices.
• Licensing requirements will increase compliance for manufacturers as well as product safety.
• Steady demand for medical devices, even during an economic downturn.

Weaknesses

• Medical aid schemes approve payment for the use of medical devices, putting a burden on manufacturers to prove the cost-effectiveness of the use of the device.
• Registration of locally-developed products in overseas markets is expensive and adds to costs.
• The medical device research industry is underfunded, limiting the amount of research, innovation and manufacture of medical devices in South Africa.
• The small size of the domestic market and the fact that only about 10% of the devices used are manufactured locally.

Opportunities

• A large poor and under-served population that has difficulty accessing specialists, presents opportunities for innovation.
• South Africa’s aging population is expected to drive the demand for devices that treat chronic ailments.
• The use of wearable tech and other digital solutions presents an opportunity for local innovators.

Threats

• Increasing number of imports, as well as cheap imports of inferior quality.
• Increasingly burdensome regulatory landscape is increasing costs of local players.
• Inefficient public procurement and payment systems place small companies under pressure.
• The coronavirus pandemic has led to delays in elective surgeries and created other challenges for sector players.
• The cost of certification is a burden and is a requirement for local manufacturing and exporting.
• The medical devices market is extremely vulnerable to exchange rate volatility as most devices are imported.

Outlook

The coronavirus pandemic and declaration of a state of emergency has created both opportunities and challenges for the sector. While it has led to the collapse of elective medical procedures which has caused sales to dive, it has also created opportunities for companies making ventilators and testing kits. The country’s aging population will likely drive demand for medical devices in year ahead. Industry participants however are concerned about the low level of local production of medical devices. They also remain sceptical about National Health Insurance which is expected to be phased in from 2025.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 5
2.2. Geographic Position 6
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 10
4.1. Local 10
4.1.1. Trade 16
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 18
4.1.3. Regulations 18
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 21
4.2. Continental 23
4.3. International 24
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 26
5.1. Economic Environment 26
5.2. Government Initiatives 27
5.3. Intellectual Property 28
5.4. Western Cape Medical Devices Sector 29
5.5. Quality Standards 30
5.6. National Health Insurance (NHI) 30
5.7. Information Technology (IT), Research and Development and Innovation 31
5.8. Labour 34
5.9. Environmental Concerns 36
6. COMPETITION 37
6.1. Barriers to Entry 38
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 39
8. OUTLOOK 40
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 40
10. REFERENCES 41
10.1. Publications 41
10.2. Websites 42
APPENDIX 1 44
Summary of Notable Players 44
COMPANY PROFILES 51
A P S TERAPIE SUID-AFRIKA CC 51
ACINO HEALTHCARE GROUP (PTY) LTD 52
ALLYUNG (PTY) LTD 55
ASCENDIS HEALTH LTD 57
B BRAUN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 63
BAXTER HEALTHCARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 66
BECTON DICKINSON (PTY) LTD 68
BRITTAN HEALTHCARE (PTY) LTD 70
BSN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 72
CAPERAY MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 74
CAPRICORN BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 76
CE MOBILITY WHEELCHAIRS (PTY) LTD 78
CERDAK (PTY) LTD 80
CHAMPION HEALTH CARE (PTY) LTD 82
CONSULENS MEDICAL HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 84
DEMANT SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 86
DIS-CHEM PHARMACIES LTD 88
DRAGER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 98
ELECTRO SPYRES MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 100
ELITE SURGICAL SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 102
EVERGREEN LATEX CC 104
FLUORO VIZION (PTY) LTD 106
FORTIS X (PTY) LTD 108
FRESENIUS KABI MANUFACTURING SA (PTY) LTD 109
FRESENIUS KABI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 111
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 114
G AND S MEDICAL SUPPLIES CC 116
GABLER MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 118
GE HEALTHCARE (PTY) LTD 120
GROBIR MEDICAL SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 122
HUTZ HOSPI TEC (PTY) LTD 124
IDT DIAGNOSTICS CC 126
IMVULA HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 128
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 130
LODOX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 132
M AND L MEDICAL SUPPLIERS CC 134
MEDI-SAFE SURGICALS (PTY) LTD 135
MEDICAL DIAGNOSTECH (PTY) LTD 137
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 139
MEDINOX (PTY) LTD 141
MEDTRONIC (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 143
MEGROTEX (PTY) LTD 145
MINOAN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 146
MOULDPROD EXHIBITIONS LTD 148
MULTISURGE (PTY) LTD 150
NEW CLICKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 152
NTSHATSHELI TRADING (PTY) LTD 155
ORTHOPAEDIC SUPPLIERS CC 157
PHILIPS SOUTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL (PTY) LTD 159
RADICAL MOBILITY (PTY) LTD 161
RESPITEK (PTY) LTD 162
ROCHE DIABETES CARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 164
ROCHE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 165
S A BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 168
SAFMED (PTY) LTD 170
SHONAQUIP (PTY) LTD 172
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 173
SINAPI BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 177
SOUTHERN IMPLANTS (PTY) LTD 179
SOUTHERN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 181
SSEM MTHEMBU MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 183
STRYKER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 185
TELEFLEX MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 187
TI-TAMED (PTY) LTD 189
VOICEAMP (PTY) LTD 191
WELCH ALLYN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 193

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the supply and manufacture of medical devices which include medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances. There are comprehensive profiles of 60 companies. These include local manufacturers such as Hutz, which makes bedhead service systems, theatre control panels and medical and surgical lighting, CapeRay, which makes advanced breast imaging technology, and Lodox, which makes x-ray machines that are used internationally. The report includes information on the state of the industry and the factors that influence it, numerous government initiatives to increase investment in the industry as well as research and development, and the resulting new devices and trends.

Introduction

This report focuses on the supply and manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances, collectively referred to as medical devices. In this diverse sector there are more than 600 suppliers, many of which are small businesses that are distributors and agents for large multinational subsidiaries. The industry is fragmented with commodities ranging from nuclear cameras and catheters to latex gloves. It is estimated that the value of the South African market was US$1.56bn (approximately R20.9bn) in 2018 and it is expected to grow by 7.7% to US$1.68bn in 2019. Local manufacture grew by 9.1% to US$211m from 2017 to 2018, to account for about 13.5% of the total value. Local manufacture is expected to grow by 8% to US$227.8m in 2019. Industry players estimate that fewer than 5% of local industry players manufacture devices. The industry is extremely sensitive to currency volatility since more than 76% of devices are imported. The Medicines and Related Substances Amendment Act 14 of 2015 is regarded as a positive development in the regulation of medical devices in South Africa.

Strengths

• A weakening rand could be a positive driver for the local development and manufacture of medical devices.
• Funding is available from the DTI to support local exporters.
• Increased government spending on equipment as part of the introduction of National Health Insurance.
• Licensing requirements will increase compliance for manufacturers as well as product safety.
• Manufacturers in the Western Cape have strong support from local government which promotes innovation and exports.
• Manufacturers of medical devices are eligible for funding from the Industrial Development Corporation.
• Recent private equity investment in the sector.
• Steady demand for medical devices, even during an economic downturn.

Weaknesses

• Medical aid schemes approve payment for the use of medical devices, putting a burden on manufacturers to prove the cost-effectiveness of the use of the device.
• Registration of locally developed products in overseas markets is expensive and adds to costs.
• The medical device research industry is underfunded, limiting the amount of research, innovation and manufacture of medical devices in South Africa.
• The small size of the domestic market and the fact that only approximately 5% of the devices used are manufactured locally.

Opportunities

• Alternative clinical therapies are presenting untapped sources of innovation.
• Low socio-economic environments, where under-served populations have difficulties accessing specialists, present opportunities for innovation.
• The aesthetic medical device market is expected to grow.

Threats

• Increasing number of imports, as well as cheap imports of inferior quality.
• Increasingly burdensome regulatory landscape is increasing costs of local players.
• Inefficient public procurement and payment systems place smaller companies under pressure.
• The cost of certification is a burden and is a requirement for local manufacturing and exporting.
• The medical devices market is extremely vulnerable to exchange rate volatility as most devices are imported.

Outlook

Industry participants expect local demand to be boosted by increased health problems and growth in African markets. Regulations that require role players to be licenced are expected to promote fair competition and contribute towards ensuring safe, high quality products for consumers. Commentators pointed out that lengthy registration processes under regulations could adversely affect the saleability of medical devices with short life cycles. Among disruptive forces that are expected to shape the future global medical device industry are heightened regulatory scrutiny, new healthcare delivery models and a shift in buying power from doctors to end-users as a result of evidence-based healthcare.

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Table of Contents

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PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 5
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
4.1. Local 9
4.1.1. Trade 10
4.1.2. Corporate Actions 11
4.1.3. Regulations 12
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 15
4.2. Continental 17
4.3. International 18
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 20
5.1. Economic Environment 20
5.2. Government Initiatives 21
5.3. Intellectual Property 22
5.4. Western Cape Medical Devices Sector 23
5.5. Quality Standards 24
5.6. National Health Insurance (NHI) 25
5.7. Information Technology (IT), Research and Development and Innovation 25
5.8. Labour 27
5.9. Environmental Concerns 30
6. COMPETITION 31
6.1. Barriers to Entry 31
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 32
8. OUTLOOK 33
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 33
10. REFERENCES 34
10.1. Publications 34
10.2. Websites 35
APPENDIX 1 36
Summary of Notable Players 36
COMPANY PROFILES 43
ACINO HEALTHCARE GROUP (PTY) LTD 43
ALLYUNG CC 46
ASCENDIS HEALTH LTD 48
B BRAUN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 55
BAXTER HEALTHCARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 58
BECTON DICKINSON (PTY) LTD 60
BRITTAN HEALTHCARE (PTY) LTD 62
BSN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 63
CAPERAY MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 65
CAPRICORN BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 67
CERDAK (PTY) LTD 68
CHAMPION HEALTH CARE (PTY) LTD 70
CONSULENS MEDICAL HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 72
DIS-CHEM PHARMACIES LTD 74
DRAGER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 83
ELECTRO SPYRES MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 85
ELITE SURGICAL SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 87
EVERGREEN LATEX CC 89
FLUORO VIZION (PTY) LTD 91
FORTIS X (PTY) LTD 93
FRESENIUS KABI MANUFACTURING SA (PTY) LTD 94
FRESENIUS KABI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 96
FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 99
G AND S MEDICAL SUPPLIES CC 101
GABLER MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 103
GE HEALTHCARE (PTY) LTD 105
GROBIR MEDICAL SUPPLIERS (PTY) LTD 107
HUTZ HOSPI TEC (PTY) LTD 109
IDT DIAGNOSTICS CC 111
IMVULA HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 113
INFANTRUST PARENTING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 116
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 118
LODOX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 120
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 122
MEDINOX (PTY) LTD 124
MEDTRONIC (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 125
MINOAN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 127
MOULDPROD EXHIBITIONS LTD 129
MULTISURGE (PTY) LTD 131
NEW CLICKS SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 132
ORTHOPAEDIC SUPPLIERS CC 135
OTICON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 137
PHILIPS SOUTH AFRICA COMMERCIAL (PTY) LTD 139
RESPITEK (PTY) LTD 141
ROCHE DIABETES CARE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 143
ROCHE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 144
S A BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 147
SAFMED (PTY) LTD 149
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 151
SINAPI BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 155
SOUTHERN IMPLANTS (PTY) LTD 157
SOUTHERN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 159
SPECMED MEDICAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 161
SSEM MTHEMBU MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 163
STRYKER SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 165
TELEFLEX MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 167
TI-TAMED (PTY) LTD 169
VOICEAMP (PTY) LTD 171
WELCH ALLYN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 173
WONDERMED (PTY) LTD 175

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.

Introduction

This report focuses on the supply and manufacture of medical and surgical equipment and orthopaedic appliances, collectively referred to as medical devices. 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. The industry is fragmented with commodities ranging from nuclear cameras and catheters to latex gloves. Estimates for the value of the South African 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. Improvements to the weak regulatory environment were seen with the introduction of new regulations for medical devices under the Medicines and Related Substances Act 1965 (Act No 101 of 1965) in 2016.

Strengths

• Steady demand for medical devices, even during an economic downturn.
• The new MCC licensing requirements will increase compliance for manufacturers as well as product safety.

Weaknesses

• Medical aid schemes approve payment for the use of medical devices, putting a burden on manufacturers to prove the cost-effectiveness of the use of the device.
• Medical device research industry is underfunded, limiting the amount of research, innovation and manufacture of medical devices in South Africa.
• Registration in overseas markets is expensive and adds to costs.
• Regulatory overburden on small businesses puts constraints on entrepreneurial ventures.
• The small size of the domestic market and the fact that only approximately 5% of the devices used are manufactured locally.
• Weak regulatory framework for medical devices resulting in the import of poor quality medical devices and long registration periods for some medical device classes.

Opportunities

• A weakening Rand could be a positive driver for the local development and manufacture of medical devices.
• Funding is available from the Dti to support local exporters.
• Increased government spending on equipment as part of the introduction of the NHI revitalisation programme.
• Low-resource environments, where under-served populations have difficulties in accessing specialists, present opportunities for innovation.
• Manufacturers of medical devices are eligible for funding from the IDC.
• New growth areas offering alternative clinical therapies are presenting untapped sources of innovation.
• The aesthetic medical device market is expected to grow.

Threats

• Increasing number of imports, as well as cheap imports of inferior quality.
• Increasingly burdensome regulatory landscape is putting constraints on product designs and innovation.
• Inefficient public procurement and payment systems place smaller companies under pressure.
• The cost of certification is a burden and is a requirement for local manufacturing and exporting.
• The medical devices market is extremely vulnerable to exchange rate volatility, especially since most devices are imported.

Outlook

Industry participants expect local demand to be boosted by increased government spending on equipment as part of the introduction of the NHI revitalisation programme. The resultant specialised services that will be provided to the broader population are consistent with the National Development Plan and the UN Millennium Development Goals. Challenging economic conditions that include the downgrading of South Africa’s credit rating to junk status, however, may constrain growth. Among disruptive forces that are expected to shape the future global medical device industry are heightened regulatory scrutiny, new healthcare delivery models and a shift in buying power from doctors as a result of evidence-based care.

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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

Introduction

This report focuses on the South African medical device supply and manufacturing industry, which generates estimated annual revenue of between R10bn and R11bn. Up to 95% of locally consumed products are imported into South Africa, mainly by large multinational companies. Locally produced products are either niche products or are exported because local manufacturers cannot match the low cost of imported products. A weak regulatory framework means that cheaper imported products are often of low quality, an area of concern to the local industry.

Strengths

• Steady demand for medical devices, even during an\neconomic downturn.

Weaknesses

• Medical device research industry is underfunded, limiting the amount of research, innovation and manufacture of medical devices in South Africa.
• The small size of the domestic market and the fact that only approximately 5% of the devices used are manufactured locally.
• Weak regulatory framework for medical devices resulting in the import of poor quality medical devices and long registration periods for some medical device classes.

Opportunities

• A weakening Rand could be a positive driver for the local\ndevelopment and manufacture of medical devices.
• E-health. The development of medical device applications\nfor use on an iPad, iPhone or handheld device, present\nopportunities for the medical fraternity and patients.
• Improved healthcare services in the rest of Africa will mean\nnew markets for South Africa-based multinationals, local\nmanufacturers and importers.
• New product lines driven by market demand and the\nintroduction of innovative technology.

Threats

• Increasing number of imports, as well as increasing number of cheap imports of inferior quality.
• Inefficient public procurement and payment systems place smaller companies under pressure and reduce business confidence in local suppliers and distributors.
• The increasing drive to bring down healthcare costs could mean difficulties ensuring new technologically advanced devices are reimbursed by medical insurers and medical\naids.
• The introduction of the National Health Insurance (NHI) is positive but concerns exist over the current model and whether the scheme will be managed correctly.

Outlook

According to SAMED, the medical device manufacturing industry is set to grow at a steady rate, although not at the rate experienced five years ago, mainly because of the slow recovery of the European economy and the fluctuating Rand. Western Cape Minister of Economic Development, Alan Winde, believes the South African medical device industry will be worth an estimated R16bn by 2016. Tanya Vogt, SAMED Executive Officer, emphasised that the industry is “in a positive period” as “we are starting to see more South Africa-based multinational and distributors looking to enter other markets in the rest of Africa.” Growth in the local industry is expected to be driven by government support of technological innovation and the introduction of the NHI.

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Table of Contents

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1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Supply Chain 1
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 1
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 4
4.1. Local 4
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 5
4.1.2. Regulations 5
4.1.3. Black Economic Empowerment 7
4.2. Regional 7
4.3. International 8
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 8
5.1. Regulatory Environment 8
5.2. Government Procurement 9
5.3. Reimbursement Practices of Medical Aid Schemes 9
5.4. National Health Insurance 10
5.5. Economic Environment 10
5.6. Innovation 10
5.7. Labour Resources 10
6. COMPETITION 11
6.1. Barriers to Entry 11
6.2. Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 12
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 12
8. OUTLOOK 13
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 13
10. REFERENCES 13
10.1. Publications 13
10.2. Websites 14
ORGANOGRAM 15
COMPANY PROFILES 18
AKACIA HEALTH CARE (PTY) LTD 18
ALLYUNG CC 20
B BRAUN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 21
BECTON DICKINSON (PTY) LTD 23
BRITTAN HEALTHCARE GROUP (PTY) LTD 27
BSN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 28
CALASKA TRADING 132 (PTY) LTD 29
CAPRICORN BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 30
CERDAK (PTY) LTD 31
CHAMPION HEALTH CARE (PTY) LTD 32
CONSULENS MEDICAL HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 33
COVIDIEN (PTY) LTD 34
DRÄGER MEDICAL SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 35
ELECTRO SPYRES MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 37
ELITE SURGICAL SUPPLIES (PTY) LTD 38
ENGINEERING QUALITY ORTHOPAEDIC SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 40
FIBRETEK DEVELOPMENTS (PTY) LTD 41
FRESENIUS KABI SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 42
GABLER MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 44
ICT DIAGNOSTICS CC 45
INFANTRUST PARENTING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 47
JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 48
LITHA HEALTHCARE GROUP LTD 50
LODOX SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 52
MEDICAL DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 53
MEDICAL INNOVATIONS (PTY) LTD 54
MEDTRONIC (AFRICA) (PTY) LTD 55
MOULDPROD EXHIBITIONS LTD 56
OMNIMED (PTY) LTD 57
OTICON SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 59
PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD 60
RESPITEK (PTY) LTD 62
ROCHE PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD 63
SAFMED (PTY) LTD 65
SIEMENS (PTY) LTD 67
SINAPI BIOMEDICAL (PTY) LTD 69
SOUTHERN IMPLANTS (PTY) LTD 70
SOUTHERN MEDICAL (PTY) LTD 71
SPECMED MEDICAL SERVICES (PTY) LTD 72
TI-TAMED (PTY) LTD 73
VISION BIOTECH (PTY) LTD 74
VOICEAMP (PTY) LTD 76
WELCH ALLYN SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 77
WONDERMED (PTY) LTD 79