Global market shares of sealants, glues and related wound closure products

The market for sutures and staples, mechanical closure devices, medical tape, hemostats, fibrin and other sealants, high-strength medical adhesives and post-surgical adhesion prevention is highly fragmented. There are literally hundreds of companies with products that fall into these categories. Barriers to entry are low for some segments, such as medical tape, sutures and staples, and high for others, such as fibrin and other sealants and post-surgical adhesion prevention. In addition, many companies purchase from the original equipment manufacturers (OEM), and rebrand the products to sell under their own name. This makes it difficult to pin down the market leaders. Nonetheless, there is little doubt that the overall market leader for these products is Johnson & Johnson, which markets devices in six of the seven product categories. Following JNJ is Covidien, then B. Braun/Aesculap.


Note: ‘Others’ includes CryoLife, Chemence Medical, Equimedical BV, 3M, Genzyme Biosurgery, AdMedSol, Pfizer and many others. (Also note that Report #S190 provides shares by revenue and percentage for each manufacturer for sutures/staples, mechanical closure, tapes, fibrin and other sealants, high-strength medical adhesives, and post-surgical adhesion prevention.)

Source: MedMarket Diligence, LLC; Report #S190, “Worldwide Surgical Sealants, Glues, Wound Closure and Anti-Adhesion Markets, 2010-2017.”

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