Markets for Advanced Wound Care Technologies
The total market for advanced wound care reached at $3.4 billion in 2010. It is expected to reach at $3.6 billion in 2011; it will further grow to $4.6 billion by 2016 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9%.
SCOPE OF REPORT
This document is designed to be a helpful business tool that will provide a thorough evaluation of the advanced wound care market. The scope of this study is U.S. based and identifies markets in five general segments:
- Biological dressings
- Surgical sealants
- Synthetic dressings
- Anti–adhesion products and other related wound healing products
- Wound healing devices
Each market segment provides detailed information based on product categories, product use, forecasts and competitive analyses.
Advanced wound care deals with those products that involve new techniques and therapies, are of benefit in healing wounds and result in overall lower costs for care. They incorporate biotechnological advancements and improved methods for dealing with wounds. Products in this study are considered to be at the forefront of wound care technology.
Traditional wound care products, those that have previously been used in the marketplace, are not addressed in this analysis. Industry experts classify “advanced wound care products” as those that include biological dressings, surgical sealants, synthetic dressings, anti–adhesion products and other related wound–healing products.
Tracy Cotthoff is an experienced wound care nurse in a high–volume burn center in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Cotthoff has been in the medical field for over 17 years. This experience has given her a vast knowledge of medical practices and advances in the industry and new technologies. Her experience in the medical field includes EMT training and nursing, including critical care nursing, which has allowed for her substantial insight into the workings of the healthcare industry.
Melissa Elder is an experienced healthcare market analyst specializing in prescription and over–the–counter pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and emerging healthcare technologies. Ms. Elder has nearly 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in market research for the past 14 years. This experience has given her a strong understanding of pharmaceutical market analysis. Her work in the medical community, including emergency room medical training and healthcare information system coordination, has enhanced her ability to provide insight into many healthcare markets.