Global Particle Therapy Market; By Therapy Type (Heavy Ion, Proton Therapy, and others), By Products& Services (Cyclotron, Synchrotron, Synchrocyclotron), By System (Single-room, Multi-room, and others), By Cancer Type (Lungs, Prostate, Breast, and others), By Application (Treatment, Research, and others),By Region (North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East & Africa, and Latin America)Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027
- Published Date: July 2021
- Report ID: BWC2107
- Available Format: PDF
- Page: 200
Report OverviewThe global particle therapy market is expected to grow due to the growing number of cancer patients benefiting from therapy treatments. Additionally, the growing field of particle therapy has created ample opportunities for the market.
global particle therapy market
Source: BlueWeave Consulting
Particle Therapy Market Overview
Particle therapy is a type of radiation treatment that uses electrons and heavier carbon ions for radiotherapy. It is used to deliver precise and accurate radiation doses to the tumor site while protecting the surrounding tissues. Since particle therapy is used to treat cancer, it has grown rapidly in response to the prevalence of cancer cases. According to the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group, about 57 proton accelerators used for cancer treatment are operating globally, including facilities for scientific research. The modernization of healthcare machinery and technological advancements have further enhanced market opportunities. Although particle therapy has expanded in several regions across the globe, the challenges associated with establishing huge infrastructure have slowed down the market growth.
Particle Therapy Market Trends
Demand for Modern Therapy for Cancer Treatment Driving Market Growth
The growing prevalence of cancer cases calls for more innovative and efficient cancer treatments worldwide. Particle therapy has shown promising results in treating prostate, lung, head, neck, and pediatric cancers locally. Its efficiency and effectiveness have been driven the growth of the global particle therapy market. Around the world, 442.4 new cases of cancer are diagnosed for every 100,000 men and women. Particle therapy, with its limited side effects, has garnered the attention of the radiation oncology community and is, therefore, widely being adopted for the treatment of cancer patients. Since it can be used to treat several types of tumors, including lungs, prostate, breast, head, neck, it has become the most popular option for cancer patients.
New Developments in Particle Therapy Increasing its Popularity
With ever-evolving radiation technology, many advancements have been made in particle therapy. This has prompted more healthcare physicians across the globe to adopt particle therapy. Additionally, its non-invasive nature and painless treatment mechanismare propelling the demand for particle therapy in the oncology sector. The market for particle therapy is also growing because it is increasingly used in clinical trials and cancer research studies. For instance, as an extension of Siemens Healthineers' global clinical partnerships, Siemens Healthineers is working with clinical partners in Europe and the US on translational research to improve planning, delivery, and management of particle therapy through technology innovation.
Particle Therapy Markets Slowing due to High Costs
The average annual cost of cyclotron used in particle therapy is about USD 584,500. The high cost of products offered by the particle therapy market makes it unaffordable to many end-users, thereby reducing consumer adoption. The cost of building infrastructure, operating, and maintaining particle therapy is also high. Moreover, it also requires a bunch of trained medical staff to operate. All these expenses make particle therapy a pricey market, which limits its expansion. Additionally, many countries still have no proper reimbursement policies and insurance coverage systems. Therefore, a large number of consumers decide to opt-out of particle therapy, even if their cancer cases are severe.
Impact of Covid-19
The coronavirus outbreak has significantly impacted the particle therapy market across the globe. Many regulatory bodies like CDC, WHO, TGA, and MHRA have reported that cancer patients have a greater risk of contracting coronavirus. As many cancer treatment procedures have been canceled or postponed during the pandemic period, the demand for particle therapy witnessed a sharp decline. Because of the lack of resources in hospitals and their involvement primarily with COVID-19 cases, many non-invasive, invasive, and surgical procedures related to other diseases, including cancer, have been restricted or postponed. This disruption in cancer treatment has affected the growth of the market globally. Moreover, the Particle Therapy Co-operative Group released guidelines during the pandemic to limit and avoid COVID-19 transmissions during particle therapy.
Particle Therapy Market- By Therapy Type
Based on types, the particle therapy market is segmented into heavy ion therapy, proton therapy, and others. With the largest share in 2020, the proton therapy segment enjoys the strongest global presence. This segment offers better facilities like a high degree of precision, shorter treatment time, andminimum sideeffects as compared to conventional X-ray therapy. These advantages are driving the growth of this segment. The lifespan of proton therapy is 30 years or more as compared to photon therapy, which is 10 years. This benefit, combined with a growing number of proton therapy centers worldwide, has supported the expansion of proton therapy in the particle therapy market. In Chennai (India), the Proton Treatment Centre at Apollo Hospitals is the first proton cancer center in South East Asia to identify priority areas for R&D.
Particle Therapy Market- By Products & Services
Based on product & services, the particle therapy market has been segmented into cyclotron, synchrotron, and synchrocyclotron. The synchrotrons segment had the highest market share in 2020. This segment has grown due to its application in an increasing number of research facilities. Both protons and heavy ions like carbo and hydrogen can be accelerated using synchrotrons. The segment is witnessing high expansion due to significant investments in the development of synchrotrons. One example is Danfysik's partnership with Siemens' Particle Therapy in which Danfysik will deliver to Siemens turn-key accelerators based on synchrotron technology.
Particle Therapy Market- Regional Insights
The particle therapy market is categorized into North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. Among these regions, North America leads the market with the highest shares in 2020. A major driving force in this segment is the rapidadoption of modernized technology in healthcare machinery and increased investments in research and development. With the largest market for radiotherapy in the world, the U.S. also has the top spot on the particle therapy market. The National Association for Proton Therapy reports that there are 25 proton therapy centers in the United States and 11 are under construction. These are a few factors that arepropelling the increasing adoption of particle therapy in cancer treatment and research studies across North America.
The Asia-Pacific is anticipated to contribute the highest share to the particle therapy market during the forecast period. China, Japan, and India are the highest revenue-generating countries for this market due to their improving healthcare infrastructure and favorable government initiatives. Additionally, cancer cases are on the rise in this region, which increases the demand for particle therapy. It is predicted that by 2050, the Asia- Pacific region will have 7.8 million new cancer cases and 5.7 million deaths. The demand for advanced therapy for cancer treatment has opened many opportunities for the particle therapy market to expand in this region.
Source: BlueWeave Consulting
The particle therapy market is highly competitive and fragmented and is composed of many large, small, and medium players. The key players dominating the global particle therapy market are Varian Medical Systems Inc., Hitachi Ltd., IBA Worldwide, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd., Advanced Oncotherapy plc., Mevion Medical Systems Inc., Provision Healthcare LLC, Optivus Proto Therapy Inc., ProTom International Inc., Danfysik A/S, Ion Beam Applications SA, Brainlab, Elekta AB, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., PTW- Freiburg GmbH, Panacea Biotec, Shinva Medical Instrument Co Ltd., Strategic Alliance Holdings Global LLC, andother prominent players.Hitachi, Varian Medical Systems, and Iron Beam Application control about 40% of the particle therapy market.The players compete with each other by launching innovative products and investing in research & development.
- In March 2021, Iron Beam Application, a renowned provider of proton therapy solutions announced installing a robust pipeline in both U.S. and Asia- Pacific regions with the installation of one Proteus One system commencing its first quarter.
- In May 2020, Hitachi announced its first advanced proton therapy system installation in Europe at Clinica Universidad, Spain.
Historical data – 2017-2020
Base Year – 2020
Forecast – 2021 – 2027
Revenue in USD Million
The U.S., Canada, Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Australia, UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia.
By Therapy Type, By Products & Services, By System, By Cancer Type, By Application, and By Region
Key players in the market include are Varian Medical Systems Inc., Hitachi Ltd., IBA Worldwide, Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd., Advanced Oncotherapy plc. , Mevion Medical Systems Inc., Provision Healthcare LLC, Optivus Proto Therapy Inc., ProTom International Inc., Danfysik A/S, Ion Beam Applications SA, Brainlab, Elekta AB, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Koninklijke Philips N.V., PTW- Freiburg GmbH, Panacea Biotec, Shinva Medical Instrument Co Ltd., Strategic Alliance Holdings Global LLC, andother prominent players.
By Therapy Type
- Proton Therapy
- Heavy Ion Therapy
By Product & Service
- Multi-room Systems
- Single-room Systems
By Cancer Type
- Lungs Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Other Cancers
- Treatment Applications
- Research Applications
- North America
- The Asia-Pacific
- Latin America
- The Middle-East & Africa
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