Although market growth in some Eastern European countries that have recently joined the EU is more rapid than in the west, the major European markets in terms of size are still Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. The market for advanced wound closure and securement products is relatively mature in Europe and the scope for vigorous growth is correspondingly lower than in the United States.
With a population of 82 million, Germany is the leading European medical market and the wound closure and securement segment represents almost 6% of the global market, with advanced products in widespread use. One of the main companies in the field, B. Braun, is headquartered here, as is Meyer-Haake (makers of Epiglu); CSL Behring (formerly Aventis-Behring) also has a strong presence. American companies such as Ethicon and Covidien are also well represented.
Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; from "Worldwide Surgical Sealants, Glues and Wound Closure, 2009-2013", Report #S175.