Global Bioactive Glass Market: Opportunity, Trends, & Forecast 2015-2019
About Bioactive Glass
Bioactive materials are part of the biomaterial family and are becoming popular due to their ability to react with body fluids and tissues without having a negative impact on a living organism. They are extensively used as tissue replacement and tissue repair materials in surgical procedures. Bioactive materials are manufactured from materials such as ceramics, glass, glass-ceramics, and composites.Bioactive glasses are an important category of bioactive materials that promote self-healing through interacting with body fluids and tissues without affecting the health and tissues of living organisms. Composed of silicon, calcium, sodium, and phosphorus, bioactive glasses are widely used for orthopedics applications, followed by dentistry and cosmetic applications. Bioactive glasses are commercially available in various forms such as powders and nano-powders, and granules.
Technavio's analysts forecast the global bioactive glass market to grow at a CAGR of 14.35% over the period 2014-2019.
Covered in this Report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global bioactive glass market for the period 2015-2019. The report presents data on the following segments of the market:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Bioactive Glass Market 2015-2019
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global Bioactive Glass Market: Biomet, DePuy, Medtronics, Stryker and Zimmer
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Aap Implante, Arthrex, Biomatlante, Curasan, Dentsply, Integra, Novabona, Wright and SCHOTT
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Bioactive glass has traditionally been used in the manufacture of grafts and implants of bones and tissues. However, this material is increasingly being evaluated for the manufacture of non-biological applications such as the manufacture of medical devices and instruments. Bio-glasses are being evaluated for endoscopic instruments that come in contact with sensitive body organs and tissues. Bioactive glass powders are also used as coatings for various other ceramic and polymer substrates, wherein they are used to prevent ionic accumulation or corrosion of the surface.”
According to the report, the growing aging population worldwide has increased the number of trauma, spinal, orthobiological, and tissue replacement surgeries. This is expected to boost the demand for bioactive materials during the forecast period. Also, growing enhancements in bone tissue engineering are increasing the consumption of bioactive glass materials. The structure made up of bioactive glasses helps in building a temporary structure for cells and regenerating their tissue.
Further, the report states that the high cost of technology associated with the manufacture of bioactive glass is a major challenge.
Biomet, DePuy, Medtronics, Stryker, and Zimmer, Aap Implante, Arthrex, Biomatlante, Curasan, Dentsply, Integra, Novabona, Wright, SCHOTT