Summary of our market study

In France, the medical equipment market was worth around €30.1 billion. We estimate the medical equipment rental market at between €3 and €3.5 billion in 2023.

In 2020, the global medical device market continued to grow. It is valued at $446.9 billion. The market was expected to expand at an average annual rate of 5.4%, reaching $612.7 billion by 2025.

This growth is fueled by an aging population, the rise of chronic diseases and increased demand for medical procedures and surgeries.

The medical equipment rental market represents a significant part of the sector, with estimates placing it at around $50 to $64 billion in 2025, and growing at a rate of around 4.4% to 5% per year.

The medical device sector is facing regulatory changes in the European Union, with the implementation of new regulations scheduled to overhaul certification and control processes in 2022 for medical devices, and in 2024 for in vitro diagnostic medical devices.

Medical device market trends and dynamics in France

The French medical devices market is enjoying substantial growth. Some 1,300 companies operate in the sector, the vast majority of them specialized SMEs. The French market has reached sales of between €25 and €30 billion. It is the world's fourth-largest medical device market, and Europe's second-largest.

Demand for equipment ranges from mobility aids to sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic machines.

The aging of the population and longer life expectancy are the main drivers of demand. With around 25-28% of the French population aged over 60, healthcare spending is set to rise considerably.

Hospitals are particularly interested in rental models, and the market is made up of around 1,400 public establishments, 700 private not-for-profit institutions, and over 1,000 private for-profit entities.

Home healthcare services, with sales of around 3 to 4 billion euros, as well as the tens of thousands of practices of nurses, physiotherapists, general practitioners and specialists, are potential customers for equipment rental.

The increase in the number of group practices, with around 60% of private GPs preferring the rental model.

Medical equipment distributors are often also rental companies

  • La Vitrine Médicale
  • and Distri Club Médical
  • Parapharm
  • Harmonie Medical Service
  • Medimad
  • Grenke
  • Corhofi
  • Air Liquide Santé
  • Bastide
  • Vitalea Medical and

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1 Market overview

1.1 Overview and definition

A medical device ("MD", also known as medical equipment) is defined as "an instrument, apparatus, equipment or software intended by its manufacturer for use in the diagnosis, prevention, control or treatment of disease or injury, or for other purposes". [ANSM]

MDs are very diverse, which means that a wide range of products are included within the scope of this product category. In France, there are between 800,000 and 2,000,000 product references, according to HAS Health. Generally speaking, medical devices can be segmented in the following way, according to their use [Financière d'Uzès ]:

- Medical devices for individual use (hospital equipment, anesthesia or respiratory equipment);
- Equipment (non-active implants, dental equipment);
- In vitro diagnostics (pregnancy tests, glucometers);
- E-Health (real-time monitoring of physiological parameters at home).

Medical equipment rental is offered to healthcare professionals:hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, independent practices, social action centers, etc.The main types of equipment rented to healthcare facilities are "durable" equipment (hospital beds, patient elevators, wheelchairs, respiratory assistance equipment, etc.), electronic diagnostic equipment, equipment for home consultations, and surgical equipment.

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  • World market for medical equipment
  • Trends in the medical device manufacturing market
  • Consumption of medical goods and care
  • Percentage of French people aged 60 and over
  • Breakdown of healthcare expenditure in 2021
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Latest news

Back home with the help of Altivie - 31/01/2023
  • Medical beds and home care for people losing their independence.
  • Rental of medical beds, organization of home care after hospitalization and support for people recovering from illness.
  • Target clientele: Convalescing patients, the elderly and the disabled.
  • Professionals involved: Nurses' aides, home care nurses and other healthcare professionals.
  • Professional tasks: Long-, medium- and short-term assistance, and management of daily tasks (housework, ironing, shopping, meal preparation, garden maintenance, help with hygiene, changing, eating and dressing).
Eurodep adopts Reflex WMS - 18/11/2021
  • Eurodep is a pharmaceutical depository for 170 pharmaceutical companies
  • The company has installed Reflex WMS in its two warehouses near Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport
  • The total surface area of the warehouses is 55,000 m².

Companies quoted in this study

This study contains a complete overview of the companies in the market, with the latest figures and news for each company. :

La vitrine médicale
Distri club Medical
Europe Medical Service
Harmonie medical service
BVS Medical
GO 2 Santé
Vitaléa Médical
AAC Medical
Factum Group

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