Snapshot

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The medical devices industry in India consists of large multinationals, with extensive service networks, as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The current market size of the medical devices industry in India is estimated to be $ 5.2 bn. As per the Department of Pharmaceuticals, the estimated retail market for medical devices is between $ 9.3 bn – $ 10.8 bn.

The export of medical devices has grown from $ 0.78 bn in FY 2012-13 to $ 0.68 bn in FY 2016-17. Diagnostic imaging, consumables, and other medical devices form 86% of total export trade for Indian medical devices industry in FY 2016-17.

The U.S. is the largest exporter, accounting for 15% of the export trade. Singapore, Germany, and China are the other leading exporters, accounting for 7%, 6.7%, and 6.4% respectively. The European Union constitutes 27.1% of the total export trade.

Furthermore, the U.S., Germany, China, Japan, and Singapore constitute the five largest exporters of high technology medical equipment to India.

India’s medical devices industry is poised for significant growth in the next five years:

  • The market size is expected to reach $ 50 bn by 2025 
  • Orthopaedic prosthetics and patient aids segments to be the two fastest-growing verticals by 2020 and are projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% and 8.8%, respectively
  • Diagnostic imaging, dental products, and consumables are expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.1%, 7.4% & 7.1%, respectively during 2015-20

100% FDI is allowed under automatic route.

For further details, please refer FDI Policy

  • 74%

    Pvt. sector's share in hospitals

  • 15.8%

    Growth rate (2009-2016)

  • 800

    Number of pvt. players in India

  • 250+

    Number of health-tech startups in India

A

India among the top-20 markets for medical devices in the world

B

Market size expected to reach $ 50 bn by 2025

C

Indian medical devices industry is growing at a CAGR of 15.8%, vis-à-vis a CAGR of 4.1% for the Global medical devices industry

Industry Scenario

Medical devices industry in India has the potential to grow at 28% p.a. to reach $ 50 bn by 2025

Medical devices are segregated into six major segments, of which equipment and instruments (surgical and non-surgical) form the largest portion (53%) of the pie in India. 

There are 750–800 domestic medical devices manufacturers in India, with an average investment of $ 2.3–2.7 mn and an average turnover of $ 6.2–6.9 mn. Around 65% of the manufacturers are mostly domestic players operating in the consumables segment and catering to local consumption with limited exports.
 

Key market shares out of the total medical devices industry (2016)

  • Diagnostic imaging - 36% 
  • Consumables – 19%
  • Patient aids - 9%
  • Orthopaedic prosthetics - 8%
  • Dental products – 4%

Growth Drivers

  • Nascent industry

    Importing more than 90% of sophisticated devices, the domestic industry has a huge scope for R&D capacity

  • Demographics

    Ageing population, life expectancy to cross 70 years by 2022, thereby requiring home-based healthcare devices

  • Increasing disposable income

    8% Indians will earn more than $ 12,000 p.a. by 2026

  • Industrial Parks

    4 medical devices parks in India are under-development

  • Government commitment 

    New rules and regulatory processes for the medical devices sector, 100% FDI allowed, measures to correct unfavourable duty structure undertaken

  • Open

    Classification of medical devices

    Classification of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic me…

  • Open

    Medical Device Rules 2017

    Rules laid down to distinguish medical devices from pharmace…

Investible Projects

Investment Opportunities in Medical Devices

  • Projects

    2

  • Opportunity

    $4.5 mn

  • Promoters

    2

  • District

    2

  • Private Projects

    1

  • Govt. Projects

    1

open

$3.7 mn

Medical Devices Project [Kolar]

State (s) Karnataka
open

$0.8 mn

Smart Health

State (s) Madhya Pradesh

Major Investors

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FAQ

Frequently
Asked Questions

  • How much FDI is permitted under medical devices sector?

    100% FDI is permitted under medical devices sector through automatic route.

  • How are IVDs classified in India under Medical Device Rules, 2017? Who will have the responsibility of doing Classification of IVD as per Class A/B/C/D?

    IVDs are classified under Chapter II, Rule 4, Sub-rule (2) of Medical Device Rules, 2017 on the basis of parameters specified in Part II of the First Schedule, in the following
    classes, namely:
    i) Low risk - Class A,
    ii) Low moderate risk- Class B.
    iii) Moderate high risk- Class C.
    iv) High risk- Class D.                                                                       
    Reference Rule 4 (3): This rule specifies that Central Licensing Authority shall classify the Medical Devices.

  • What are the changes that require an applicant to make afresh Registration?

    The following changes require a fresh registration:
    1) Any change with respect to manufacturer (legal/actual) like change in constitution,change in name, change in address, etc.
    2) Any change with respect to importer/Indian Agent like change in constitution, change in name, etc.

  • What is the process for classification verification with CDSCO or notified body prior to submission?

    The Central Licensing Authority shall, classify medical devices referred to in Rule 2, based on their intended use and other parameters specified in the First Schedule.
    Based on the classification referred to in sub-rule (3), class wise list of medical devices shall be published on the website of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO): Provided that the Central Licensing Authority may, from time to time, make additions or deletions in such list of medical devices or modify the class of any medical device. CDSCO has already displayed the list of medical devices with classification, which is dynamic in nature.

  • What are the requirements to be a registered Notified body?

    The requirements are laid down in Part I of Third Schedule of Medical Devices Rules, 2017.

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