An established, yet continually emerging wound care market

See the 2012 report, “Wound Management, Worldwide Market and Forecast to 2020:  Established and Emerging Products, Technologies and Markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Rest of World”, described at link.


One of the most well established medical technology markets, for a relatively mundane clinical demand — the care of wounds — also mirrors the diversity of technology development across the full range of medical science. In a market still focused “simply” on the closure and healing of wounds, where tapes, conventional dressings, and sutures persist, albeit in declining shares, technologies from advanced dressings, biological glues/sealants, mechanical systems (hyperbaric, negative pressure, etc.) and others are steadily improving on the rate of wound healing, the effectiveness of wound healing and other aspects of what amounts to a significant source of costs in healthcare. While sufficient demand will always persist for wound care technologies based solely on the existing incidence of disease and trauma, the future of wound care is being driven even higher by demographics and the continued pressure to rein in the high costs of chronic wounds.

MedMarket Diligence is soon releasing its 2009 report, “Worldwide Wound Management, 2008-2017:  Established and Emerging Products, Technologies and Markets in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Rest of World.”  See link.

This report details the complete range of products and technologies used in wound management and wound care, from dressings, bandages, hydrogels, tissue engineered products, physical treatments and others. The report details current clinical and technology developments in this huge worldwide market with high growth sectors, with data on products in development and on the market; market size and forecast; competitor market shares; competitor profiles; and market opportunity.  This report details the current and projected market for wound management products, including dressings, closure devices, debridement, pharmacological products, tissue engineered products and others. Particular emphasis is placed on advanced and leading edge developments (i.e., those approaching wound management from novel perspective) such as growth factors, stem cells, gene therapy and other approaches, while baseline data (current and forecast market size and current competitor market shares) is provided for established segments — multiple dressings types (film, foam, alginate, antibacterial, non-adherent), hydrogels, hydrocolloids, pharmaceuticals, and physical treatments.

The report details the clinical and technology developments underlying the huge and evolving worldwide wound care market, with data on products in development and on the market; market size and forecast; competitor market shares; competitor profiles; and market opportunity.  Separate size, growth and competitor data are presented for the U.S., leading western European countries, Japan and the Rest of World category.  The report profiles leading and emerging companies, with profiles providing detailed profile information on major competitors, brief profiles of companies with less sizeable current or potential positions in the market, and additional profiles of companies with novel or advanced wound care research activities in the market. The report establishes the current worldwide market size for major ttechnology segments as a baseline for and projecting growth in the market over a ten-year forecast and assesses and projects the composition of the market as technologies gain or lose relative market performance over this period.

The report description and table of contents is available at link.

3 thoughts on “An established, yet continually emerging wound care market

  1. pdriscoll

    At the time of that post (August 2009), the report had not been completed. The total market in 2008 was $5.2 billion, growing at 12.6% per year. See http://mediligence.com/blog/2010/02/01/wound-ca… for the relative country and product segment amounts. For more detail, it's in the full report http://www.mediligence.com/rpt/rpt-s247.htm

  2. P. Driscoll Post author

    This report has been updated by the 2012 report #S249, “Wound Management, Worldwide Market and Forecast to 2020: Established and Emerging Products, Technologies and Markets in the Americas, Europe, Asia/Pacific and Rest of World.” That report is described at http://www.mediligence.com/rpt/rpt-s249.htm.

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