PICC Tip Placement Systems Market

Market Study on PICC Tip Placement Systems: Tip Location Devices Account for Over Four-fifths Market Share

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market Segmented By Tip Location Systems, Accessories Product ECG Tip Confirmation, ECG with Magnetic Tracking, ECG and Intravascular Dopplers Technology

Report ID: PMRREP33123

Number of Pages: 352

Format: PPT*, PDF, EXCEL

Industry: Healthcare

Published Date: June-2022

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PICC Tip Placement Systems Market Outlook (2022-2032)

According to detailed industry analysis by Persistence Market Research, the global PICC tip placement systems market is estimated at US$ 120.6 Mn in 2022 and is expected to climb to a valuation of US$ 210.5 Mn by 2032, expanding at a CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period (2022-2032).

According to a study published in NCBI, the total incidence of radiographic malpositioning of catheters is around 3%. To solve this issue, PICC tip placement systems are widely used and they also come with the additional advantage of cost-effectiveness.

At present, PICC tip placement system sales account for nearly 2.2% of the global vascular access devices market.

Attribute Key Insights

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market Size (2021)

US$ 114.9 Mn

Estimated Market Value (2022)

US$ 120.6 Mn

Predicted Market Value (2032)

US$ 210.5 Mn

Global Market Growth Rate (2022-2032)

5.7% CAGR

Market Share of Top 5 Countries


PICC tip placement systems are usually comprised of tip location systems and accessories associated with these devices, such as integrated catheters, ECG cables, ECG clip cables, and ECG lead sets. In the peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) and central venous catheters technique, the most common issue is the malpositioning of catheters, and to overcome this issue, tip location devices are widely adopted.

PICC tip placement systems are more precise in comparison to traditional methods such as chest X-rays, as this procedure requires more time due to the repetition of the process to locate the exact position of the catheter.

Growing demand for PICC tip placement systems is expected to drive the adoption rate of this technology and will gain the attention of manufacturers of vascular access devices, which will directly augment market growth.

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Sales Analysis of PICC Tip Placement Systems (2015-2021) Compared to Market Forecasts (2022-2032)

Sales of PICC tip placement systems increased at a CAGR of 8.7% between 2015 and 2021.

Rising pervasiveness of chronic disorders has led to increased volumes of surgeries, thereby increasing the demand for different kinds of catheters. As such, the development of new and innovative central vascular access techniques and devices is encouraged for the multitude of indications and also to understand cardiac physiology.

The tip locator is a result of technological advancements that use electrocardiograms, along with magnetic tracking and intravascular dopplers to guide the positioning of catheters in superior vena cava and at a cavoatrial junction. Increasing innovation in imaging catheter technology is likely to contribute to the demand growth of PICC tip placement systems.

Besides, focusing on research and development activities coupled with new product offerings will drive market growth over the coming years.

  • As per the National Institute for Health Care and Excellence, PICC tip confirmation through PICC tip placement systems is economical as compared to fluoroscopy and blind PICC insertion. For instance, cost savings associated with Sherlock 3CG TCS without X-ray as compared to blind bedside PICC insertion was estimated to be around US$ 40.6 per patient.
  • According to the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, a study conducted in an academic institution concluded that a guided PICC placement system with ECG was cost-effective and efficient in outpatients as compared to chest X-rays and fluoroscopy-based techniques.

Growing clinician and physician confidence in such technologies, as well as increased patient knowledge, is expected to propel PICC tip placement device demand forward. The overall growth of the market is likely to be fueled by rising awareness of cost-effective and more precise devices, such as ECG tip confirmation systems and low-cost treatment choices in developing nations.

Considering this, Persistence Market Research expects the global PICC tip placement systems market to expand at a healthy CAGR of 5.7% through 2032.


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Which Key Opportunities Await PICC Tip Placement System Manufacturers?

“Advancements in Imaging Technologies Aiding Market Progression”

For the precise placement of catheters, improving the reliability of parameters through technological advancements in sensors is expected to provide unique opportunities. To increase the reproducibility and reliability of results to track a PICC tip location, innovation while developing imaging software is necessary to influence physicians regarding the adoption of PICC tip placement systems over other procedures.

  • For instance, the algorithm used in the Arrow VPS G4 tip location device identifies the baseline for each patient, based on blood flow physiology and intravascular ECG readings, to provide accurate results to physicians.

Manufacturers are focusing on innovation by integrating technologies to come up with advanced systems to deliver quality guidance to physicians and PICC nurses while PICC insertion.

  • For instance, the Arrow® VPS Rhythm® device incorporates technological features with optional TipTracker™ Technology that provides real-time visual navigation, tracing the catheter pathway on a color screen for the proper navigation of catheter tips and the precise placement of PICC tips.
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Which Factors are Restraining Demand Growth of PICC Tip Placement Systems?

“Dearth of Skilled Professionals for the Job”

For PICC tip placement systems, it is necessary to have trained and expert professionals who can perform the procedure to obtain precise results with minimum manual error. Lack of trained staff and other challenges are expected to hamper the adoption of PICC tip placement systems, which in turn is expected to restrain market growth.

Low availability of trained professionals to perform these protocols will hamper the demand growth of PICC tip placement systems, globally, especially in developing countries.

“Device Usage Limited to Certain Types of Patients”

PICC tip placement system usage is limited to certain patients, as many patients suffer from severe tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker-driven rhythm, which further restrains the accuracy of tip confirmation through PICC tip placement systems, as these conditions cause alteration in the P-wave generated by the heart.

In such conditions, the use of chest X-rays or fluoroscopy is preferred for the confirmation of a PICC tip location.

Country-wise Insights

What Makes the U.S. the Largest Market for PICC Tip Placement Systems?

“Fast-Track Regulatory Approvals in the U.S.”

The U.S. is the largest and most profitable PICC tip placement systems market, holding a market share of around 92.5% in 2021 in North America. The U.S. market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period.

In terms of revenue contribution, the U.S. PICC tip placement systems market share is anticipated to remain dominant during the forecast period due to streamlined approval procedures by the U.S. FDA, allowing faster product uptake, primarily in PICC placements.

Will Germany Be a Lucrative Market for PICC Tip Placement System Suppliers?

“High Demand for Intravenous Drug Delivery in the Country”

Germany dominated the European market for PICC tip placement systems and accounted for 21.7% market share in 2021, mainly due to the increased incidence of chronic diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and renal failure in the country. These indications are fueling the need for intravenous drug delivery systems across the country.

Moreover, partially government-funded healthcare systems in the country are leading to companies winning government contracts for the supply of PICC tip placement systems to public hospitals.

How is China Emerging as a Prominent Market for PICC Tip Placement Systems?

“High Device Adoption Rates Being Witnessed in China”

China is forecasted to be the most attractive market in the East Asia PICC tip placement systems market, accounting for the largest market share of 41.2%, due to device utilization rates being high for patients aged over 50 years and among female patients across this country.

In terms of revenue contribution, China’s PICC tip placement systems market share is anticipated to remain steady during the forecast period, with the market expected to increase at a CAGR of 7% through 2032.

Category-wise Insights

Why are Tip Location Product Widely Used across Regions?

“Error Mitigation for Advanced Patient Outcomes”

Tip location systems accounted for the highest share of 81.4% in 2021 and their demand increased at a CAGR of 6.2%.

Tip location systems deal with detecting the location of catheter insertion to avoid complications and reduce the error rate, and are preferred over conventional methods such as X-rays. This factor is positively influencing the adoption rate of these devices and driving market growth.

Why Does ECG Tip Confirmation Technology Account for Highest Market Share?

“Greater Efficacy for Localization On-site”

ECG tip confirmation systems eliminate the need for X-ray confirmation to check the final location of inserted peripheral central catheters and reduce the cost of treatment with less radiation exposure.

These devices also provide a high precision rate, which leads this segment to have accounted for the largest market share of 70.4% in 2021.

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on PICC Tip Placement Systems Market

The COVID-19 pandemic compelled the healthcare system to strengthen existing medical processes and avoid exposing patients to the risk of contamination by health workers. The venous access device is one such example. The use of a few smart strategies, such as choosing long dwelling catheters (midline catheters) over short venous cannulas, using PICCs for COVID-19 patients in intensive care units, and using wireless probes for easy-to-carry and clean ultrasound-guided venipuncture.

To avoid X-rays, alternate methods for tip localization such as intracavitary electrocardiography or trans-thoracic echocardiography, are critical. Barrier precautions are recommended by worldwide guidelines for maintaining patient care.

As such, COVID-19 somewhat positively impacted demand for PICC tip placement systems, as well as aided the overall medical devices market.

Competitive Landscape

PICC tip placement system manufacturers are constantly improving their forward integration capabilities in the value chain to establish and enhance their distributor networks. A key strategy adopted by manufacturers is the acquisition of other companies to expand their business scope.

For instance:

  • In June 2021, Alteco Medica signed a distribution agreement with B.Braun for exclusive rights to market Alteco Medica products in Spain.
  • In December 2019, Vygon Group announced the acquisition of Pilot, an Italian firm that specializes in ECG guidance devices, and acquired Pilot™ TLS products to widen its business.

PICC Tip Placement Systems Industry Report Scope

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Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • The Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Nordic Countries
  • Russia
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • South Africa
  • Northern Africa
  • GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Product
  • Technology
  • End User
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • AngioDynamics
  • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
  • Vygon (UK) Ltd.

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  • Market Forecast
  • Competition Intelligence
  • DROT Analysis
  • Market Dynamics and Challenges
  • Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Segments Covered in PICC Tip Placement Systems Industry Research

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market by Product:

  • Tip Location Systems
  • Accessories
    • Integrated Catheters
    • ECG Cables
    • ECG Clip Cables
    • ECG Lead Sets

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market by Technology:

  • ECG Tip Confirmation
  • ECG with Magnetic Tracking
  • ECG and Intravascular Dopplers

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market by End User:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Catheterization labs

PICC Tip Placement Systems Market by Region:

  • North America PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • Latin America PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • Europe PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • South Asia PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • East Asia PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • Oceania PICC Tip Placement Systems Market
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA) PICC Tip Placement Systems Market

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Companies Covered in This Report

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Telefelex Incorporated
  • AngioDynamics, Inc
  • Vygon U.K. Ltd.
  • B.Braun Melsungen AG

Frequently Asked Questions

The global PICC tip placement systems market was valued at US$ 114.9 Mn in 2021.

The PICC tip placement systems market is expected to reach US$ 210.5 Mn by 2032, with sales revenue expected to increase at 5.7%.

North America accounted for 43.9% of the global PICC tip placement systems market in 2021.  

Innovation in software development for better assistance, easy use of PICC tip placement systems, reducing turnaround time to initiate infusion therapy, and integration of technologies are key market trends.

The Japan market PICC tip placement systems market is expected to exhibit healthy growth at 6.8% CAGR.

The U.S., Germany, U.K., France, and Italy account for the highest PICC tip placement system consumption.

Teleflex Incorporated, AngioDynamics, Vygon (U.K) Ltd., B. Braun Melsungen AG, and Becton Dickinson and Company are key exporters of the PICC tip placement systems.

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