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Q419/FY19 Market Recap: Innovation Amid Weakness in SCS

4/23/20 9:30 AM

Q419 SCS HeaderAlthough the Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Market was down YoY in Q419 and FY19, new data and devices are on deck for 2020

What a difference a few years can make. In FY19, US and WW spinal cord stimulation (SCS) revenues (including DRG) were down -3.8% and -3.1%, respectively, YoY, a dramatic downturn for a highly underpenetrated market that saw low-20s and high-teens growth in 2017 and 2018. There’s been much speculation regarding why the market was down in 2019. SmartTRAK believes the etiology was likely multifactorial, caused by increased payer scrutiny, gaps in product introductions, ongoing commercial execution issues and competition from more upstream minimally invasive spine procedures that delayed some patients who would otherwise be indicated for SCS.

Among the many topics including news, financial data, charts and company revenues, covered in the comprehensive Q419/FY19 Spinal Cord Stimulation Market Recap*, are:

  • Complete Market Overview
  • Abbott on the Upswing
  • Boston Advancing Research and Innovation
  • Medtronic Intellis DTM To Drive Growth
  • Nevro: The Turnaround Continues
  • Other Revenues Down on Nuvectra Exit

In FY19, companies continued to invest in mechanism of action (MOA) research to improve patient outcomes and develop novel and combined stimulation patterns to improve efficacy, address habituation, improve salvage rates and minimize explants. Although new data and devices are on deck to fuel growth in the SCS market in 2020, Company comments in Q419 regarding the outlook for 2020 were made prior to mid-March and the US market disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information regarding how COVID-19 is impacting the SCS market, see SmartTRAK’s recent interview with Krishnam Chakravarthy, MD, PhD,  A Critical Crossroads for COVID-19. See also NANS 2020: Research and Innnovation in Spinal Cord Stimulation*.

Read the complete, comprehensive Q419/FY19 Spinal Cord Stimulation Market Recap including news, financial data, charts, company revenues and shares, plus insightful analysis from our team of experts*...

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Topics: Neuro Therapies

Anne Staylor
Written by Anne Staylor

Former Senior Editor, Medtech Insight. +25 years in various leadership roles in business intelligence, marketing, communications, product management, and consulting for medical device industry, hospitals, physician groups, insurers. Registered nurse and former Director of Marketing for a national ambulatory surgery company.

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