Wound Care: Advanced Dressings and Closure Products
Over the past 25 years, there has been an explosion of knowledge regarding the basic science of wound healing and a trend toward more evidence-based medicine. In 2021, global sales of advanced wound care products totaled nearly $7.8bn, with advanced wound closure products accounting for more than half of sales and advanced dressings accounting for the remainder.
Market drivers include the increasing elderly population and its associated increase in the prevalence of chronic wounds and surgical procedures, rebounding surgical procedure volumes as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic ease, favorable reimbursement, the continuing adoption of moist wound healing principles by clinicians, expanded applications such as following aesthetic procedures, increasing use in home healthcare environments. Limiters to this market include pricing pressures from the growing number of competitors and increasing competition from other technologies such as tissue engineering. This analysis includes a discussion of products, current/forecast markets, competitors, and opportunities in the global markets for advanced wound dressings and closure products; these include alginate, film, foam, hydrocolloid, hydrogel, wound contact layer, and antimicrobial dressings, as well as surgical sealants/glues, energy-based wound closure products, and negative pressure wound therapy products.
Countries covered by this report include the US, five major European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK), Japan, and the Rest of World. The forecast range for this report is 2021–26.
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