Surgical sealants, glues, wound closure and anti-adhesion report published

Products for closing and sealing traumatic and surgical wounds, inducing hemostasis, and preventing post-surgical adhesions represent a rapidly growing market with growth in clinical applications, companies and market introductions.

MedMarket Diligence has published its 2009 report on "Worldwide Surgical Sealants, Glues, Wound Closure and Anti-Adhesion Markets, 2009-2013."  The report is described here.

The market for surgical closure and securement has entered a phase in which major driving forces are the introduction of new procedures and techniques by the surgical profession, the development by the medical device industry of new wound closure devices and biomaterials, and the growing willingness of surgical specialists to use these devices in appropriate circumstances. There is now a continuum between simple closure using sutures and the use of specially designed devices and delivery systems with new bioresorbable securement materials either as supplements to conventional closure methodology or as stand-alone replacements.

The market potential for products in the surgical securement field is driven by a combination of new technologies coming to market and expanding caseload for which these technologies are applicable. The potential for these products continues to grow as surgical practices improve and the benefits of new products address the requirement for fast and effective closure.

We forecast that approximately 70 million procedures around the world might benefit from products in this category in the future, and due to demographic trends and evolving surgical capabilities, this number is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 3%–5%.

In the coming decade, we will see strong penetration of new therapies into new procedure areas and some new introductory techniques for treatment of orthopedic, cardiovascular and neurological procedures.

The MedMarket Diligence report #S175, "Worldwide Surgical Sealants, Glues, Wound Closure and Anti-Adhesion Markets, 2009-2013," is a market and technology assessment and forecast of products in wound closure. The report details the current and emerging products, technologies and markets involved in wound closure and sealing using sutures and staples, tapes, hemostats, fibrin and sealant products, medical adhesives and products to prevent post-surgical adhesions. The report provides a worldwide current and annual forecast to 2013 of the markets for these technologies, with particular emphasis on the market impact of new technologies through the coming decade.  The report provides specific forecasts and shares of the worldwide market by segment for the U.S., Europe (United Kingdom, German, France, Italy, BeNeLux), Latin America, Japan and Rest of World.

The report provides background data on the surgical, disease and traumatic wound patient populations targeted by current technologies and those under development, and the current clinical practices in the management of these patients, including the dynamics among the various clinical specialties or subspecialties vying for patient population and facilitating or limiting the growth of technologies.

The report establishes the current worldwide market size for major technology segments as a baseline for and projecting growth in the market over a ten-year forecast. The report also assesses and projects the composition of the market as technologies gain or lose relative market performance over this period.

For more details on this report, including description, table of contents, list of exhibits and ordering information, see http://www.mediligence.com/rpt/rpt-s175.htm or contact patrick at mediligence dot com.

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P. Driscoll

Patrick Driscoll founded MedMarket Diligence and has become a leading source of analysis and insight in medical technology markets. He previously co-founded Medtech Insight and was a principal at Medical Data International. He has 25 years of experience assessing current and potential markets for medical technologies.

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