Bioactive Materials: Technologies and Global Markets
The global market for bioactive materials reached $792.3 million in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $890.4 million in 2013 and $1.7 billion in 2018 with a five year compound annual growth (CAGR) of 13.8%.
- Descriptions of various types of bioactive materials (i.e., glasses, glass-ceramics, ceramics, and composites), including biological materials such as proteins and enzymes; their fabrication methods (including variants and upgrades); and identification of current and potential applications for each type
- Analyses of the industry on a worldwide basis from the standpoint of both manufacturing and consumption, with data for 2011 and 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2018
- Examinations of commercial and public research activities in major regions of the world
- Comprehensive profiles of the top companies in the industry
- An in-depth patent analysis.
This report provides an updated review of bioactive materials and their production processes and identifies current and emerging applications for this technology.
BCC Research delineates the current market status for bioactive materials, defines trends and presents growth forecasts for the next five years. Market analysis is based on the following segments: material type, product shape, application and region. In addition, technological issues, including key events and the latest process developments, are also discussed.
More specifically, BCC’s market analysis is divided into five sections.
In the first section, an introduction to the topic and a historical review of bioactive materials are provided, including an outline of recent events. In this section, current and emerging applications for bioactive materials are also identified and described.
The second section provides a technological review of the various types of bioactive materials and their fabrication methods, with a focus on materials of recent development and innovative production processes. The most important technological developments since 2010 are described, including examples of significant patents recently issued and patent applications recently filed. This section concludes by highlighting the most active research organizations operating in this field.
The third section presents a global market analysis of bioactive materials. Global revenues (sales data in millions of dollars) are presented for each segment (material type, product shape, application and region) with actual data for the years 2011 and 2012 and estimated revenues for 2013. The analysis of current revenues for bioactive materials is followed by a detailed presentation of market growth trends, based on industry growth, technological trends and regional trends. The third section concludes by providing projected revenues for bioactive materials within each segment, together with forecast compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) for 2013 through 2018.
In the fourth section of the study, which covers the global industry structure, the report offers a list of the leading manufacturers of bioactive materials, together with a description of their products. The analysis includes a description of the geographical distribution of these suppliers and an evaluation of other key industry players. Detailed company profiles of the top players are also provided.
The fifth and final section includes an extensive U.S. patent analysis, with a summary of patents related to bioactive materials and their fabrication methods and applications. The patents examined in this study were issued from 2011 through 2013. Patent analysis is performed by region, country, assignee, patent category, application and material type.
Margareth Gagliardi, Chief Research Analyst in Advanced Materials for BCC Research, has more than 30 years of experience in the field of advanced materials, specializing in ceramic formulations, materials processing, and new product development. After receiving her degrees in Chemical and Ceramic Engineering, she worked in both manufacturing and R&D holding senior management positions within U.S. and European firms producing electronic, mechanical, chemical, and structural components.
She is currently focusing on market intelligence and advanced technologies analysis for organizations and research institutions that operate within a range of high-tech industries.
The worldwide global market for bioactive materials increased from $377.7 million in 2004 to $431.4 million in 2005 with sales reaching an estimated $473.9 million by the end of 2006. Sales of glasses, glass-ceramics, and ceramics represent the largest share of this market. At an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 17.2%, this market will cross $1.0 billion by 2011.
Glass and glass ceramics had the highest market share throughout the forecast period, worth more than 58% in 2004 and 2005. By 2006 the sector almost reached 60% of the total market. At an AAGR of 16.5% it will grow to $600 million by 2011.
Composites held the highest growth rate through the forecast period with an AAGR of 18.7% reaching $423.3 million by 2011.