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Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities. Its Well Intervention segment includes the Company's vessels and equipment used to perform well intervention services primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea regions. Its Robotics segment includes remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), trenchers and ROVDrills designed to complement offshore construction and well intervention services, and operates chartered ROV support vessels. Its Production Facilities segment includes the Helix Producer I (the HP I), a floating production vessel, the Helix Fast Response System (the HFRS), and its ownership interest in Independence Hub, LLC (Independence Hub).

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Electrophysiology Devices And Equipment Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact and Recovery

8:19 pm ET September 24, 2020 (Globe Newswire) Print

Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report "Electrophysiology Devices And Equipment Global Market Report 2020-30: Covid 19 Impact and Recovery" - https://www.reportlinker.com/p05967808/?utm_source=GNW

7 billion in 2019 to $3.2 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -12.1%. The decline is mainly because of the lockdown measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The decrease in the demand for cardiovascular devices due to decreased number of cardiac surgeries for reasons such as re-scheduling of surgeries, cancellations and no-show by patients, coupled with the restrictions by government and health authorities to shutdown factories manufacturing these devices to contain the spread of virus and keep the staff safe, contribute to this decline. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2021 and reach $5.7 billion in 2023.

The electrophysiology devices and equipment market consists of sales of electrophysiology devices and equipment and related services. Electrophysiology devices and equipment are used in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders through electrical activity. The market is segmented by product type into electrophysiology ablation catheters, electrophysiology diagnostic catheters and electrophysiology lab systems.

In July 2018, Boston Scientific acquired the rest of 65% stake in Cryterion Medical Inc. for $202 million in cash. The acquisition has made Boston Scientific, the first company to have both cryothermal and radiofrequency (RF) single-shot ablation therapies in its portfolio. The acquisition is expected to improve the revenue of Boston Scientific in near the future with new expanded product portfolios. Cryterion Medical Inc. focuses on single-shot cryoablation platform for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or AF disease. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in California, USA.

Lack of uniformity in the regulations governing the electrophysiology devices and equipment industry sometimes restrict the companies in the market from expanding globally, thereby hampering the market's growth. The impact of individual country regulatory requirements can have huge implications to the availability of new electrophysiology devices and equipment. According to regulations in few geographies, the manufacturers are required to conduct clinical trials (premarket and/or post-market) be either in whole or in part within a country. However, in markets such as Brazil, Japan, India, and China where local regulations are still in nascent stage, the cost to run the trials incur to the manufacturers. Example, trials for devices like cardiac rhythm management (CRM) in multiple countries has less merit, and does not reflect the true test results as it becomes difficult for the manufacturers to provide sufficient devices to run tests.

In order to increase the profit margins and sales, the companies operating in the Electrophysiology (EP) devices and equipment industry are coming up with new technologies aimed towards improving EP mapping and localization technology. EP mapping is a procedure used to diagnose the origins of the abnormal heart rythms. This procedure uses an electrically sensitive catheter. With improved mapping technologies it becomes easy to detect and locate the abnormalities in heart. For example, St. Jude Medical in 2016, developed EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system using NavX mechanism that enables the construction of 3D models of a heart chamber, simplifying the mapping capabilities of the equipment. This enhancement of the EP diagnostic catheters with mapping capabilities is expected to increase the profits for EP diagnostic catheters segment as a whole during the forecast period.

Increase in prevalence rate of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) forms one of the major driver for the industries operating in electrophysiology devices and equipment market. CVD cases remains the leading cause of death across globe, which increases the demand for a quick and effective treatment of the disease, thus increasing the demand for electrophysiology devices. According to the data released by American Heart Association (AHA) in 2019, at least 48% of all the adults in the USA have some form of cardiovascular disease. CVD prevalence excluding high blood pressure among adults in the USA is 9% (24.3 million in 2016). Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2017, 2.7 to 6.1 million people in the USA were suffering from atrial fibrillation, which is the most common type of heart arrhythmia.

The Reuse of single use device (SUD) is permitted by The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) may impact the electrophysiology devices and equipment market growth as few of the products within the market may be reused. The MHRA allows the reuse of electrophysiology catheters, however, the device should be adherent to the medical devices directive and should have a CE mark. The reuse or reprocessing of electrophysiology catheters by electrophysiology (EP) laboratories in the US helps in reducing the costs of these devices and lessen the environmental burden of the discarded bio-waste materials. As there is no clear regulation on reuse in the developing nations such as Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central America, and South America, the electrophysiology devices and equipment market may face few challenges.

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