About Medical Membranes
Medical membranes are majorly used for separation of the feed stream. The feed stream is passed through the membrane, which allows selective constituents to pass through, depending on its pore size, whereas others are stopped back on the surface of the membrane. The elements that pass through are known as permeate and the ones that are retained back are known as concentrate. Different types of membranes are used in the medical industry depending on the size of their pores.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global medical membranes market to grow at a CAGR of 9.61% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global medical membranes market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top five vendors operating in the market.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Medical Membranes Market 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global medical membranes market: GEA, GE Healthcare, EMD Millipore, Koch Membrane Systems, and Sartorius.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Applied Membrane Tech, Culligan International, Graver Technologies, Pall, TAMI Industries, and Veolia Water Technologies.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Ongoing research in microfiltration techniques will be a key trend for market growth. Manufacturers are spending more on R&D for microfiltration processes to improve their products and retain existing customers because of intense competition from other vendors. They are also dropping costs by applying microfiltration membranes in the filtration processes, and are helping address concerns regarding the use of membranes in public water treatment and wastewater discharge.”
According to the report, one of the key drivers for market growth will be the unique advantages of membrane technology. Membrane technology in the medical industry presents some unique advantages, which help improve the quality of pharmaceutical products and maintain operational efficiency. Membrane technologies are becoming extremely significant as parts of components in the pharmaceutical production processes. Membrane separation technologies like ultrafiltration, reverse osmosis, and microfiltration were used to distillate and clean both small and large molecules.
Further, the report states that emerging alternative technologies will be a major challenge against the market growth. A number of media filters and separation and purification technologies like centrifugation, adsorption, distillation, evaporation, and ion exchange are viable alternatives to the membrane technology in the pharmaceutical industry. A number of parameters are considered when choosing the appropriate technology to be applied in the medical industry, like operational efficiency, cost, environmental impact, health and safety of the labor force, maintenance, and disposal issues. Adoption of all these alternative technologies might act as a hindrance to the global medical membranes market.
GEA, GE Healthcare, EMD Millipore, Koch Membrane Systems, Sartorius, Applied Membrane Tech, Culligan International, Graver Technologies, Pall, TAMI Industries, Veolia Water Technologies.