The Global Mobile Stroke Unit market consists of specially equipped ambulances that aid in the timely diagnosis and treatment of stroke. These units are outfitted with diagnostic equipment such as CT scanners and laboratory testing facilities to analyze blood samples and determine the cause of stroke at the patient’s location. This helps in administering thrombolysis treatment within the golden hour after onset of symptoms, improving clinical outcomes.
The early administration of clot-busting drugs has been shown to minimize disability from stroke. The Global Mobile Stroke Unit Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 9.54 BN in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.7% over the forecast period 2024 to 2030.
Key players operating in the Global Mobile Stroke Unit market are Demers Ambulances, Tri-Star Industries Limited , Cardinal Health, Cleveland Clinic, NeuroLogica Corp, MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme, EXCELLANCE, INC., and Falck A/S. The increasing prevalence of stroke and lack of proper stroke care infrastructure in many countries are fueling the demand for mobile stroke units. According to statistics, over 17 million people suffer a stroke annually worldwide resulting in 5.5 million deaths. Mobile stroke units help bridge this access gap and are gaining popularity globally. Several health organizations are partnering with manufacturers to expand the outreach of these services. For instance, Falck A/S, a leading provider of mobile healthcare in Europe, has mobile stroke units deployed across 12 European countries.
Market key trends
One of the major trends in the Global Mobile Stroke Unit Market is remote treatment capabilities. Mobile stroke units are being integrated with telemedicine solutions to enable remote supervision of treatments by neurologists. This allows the involvement of specialists for complicated cases beyond the capacity of the on-board crew. Manufacturers are focusing on developing 5G and AI-enabled mobile stroke units for real-time data transmission and diagnostic assistance. Such technological advancements could facilitate extending the reach of timely stroke care to rural and remote locations.
Threat of new entrants: Low barrier to entry due to low investment requirement leads to high threat.
Bargaining power of buyers: Buyers have high bargaining power due to availability of substitute products.
Bargaining power of suppliers: Suppliers have moderate bargaining power due to availability of alternative suppliers.
Threat of new substitutes: Threat of substitutes is high due to availability of low-cost options like basic ambulance services.
Competitive rivalry: Intense competition exists among existing competitors to gain higher market share.
North America currently holds the largest share of the global mobile stroke unit market due to presence of major market players and increasing incidence of strokes. Central and Eastern Europe are also key regions concentrated in terms of value for mobile stroke unit market owing to rising geriatric population suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
Asia Pacific is poised to experience the fastest growth over the forecast period supported by growing healthcare infrastructure, rising disposable incomes, and increasing incidences of cerebrovascular disorders in nations such as China and India.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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