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Advanced Wound Care Markets Worldwide (Skin Ulcer, Burns, Surgical/Trauma)


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The wound care market requires constant innovation and scientific research is ongoing to find ways of improving healing outcomes in all types of wounds.The wound care industry is an incredibly diverse and highly competitive arena that is ever-changing. Kalorama Information feels that the market will continue to expand over the long term due to an aging population, longer life expectancies, and an increasing number of sicker patients across all care settings.

This Kalorama Information report, World Wound Care Markets, is the latest edition of Kalorama's comprehensive look at markets for wound care products in skin ulcer, burn, and surgical/trauma applications. Included in this report:
  • World Wound Care Current Market Size and Forecast
  • Regional Breakout of World Wound Care Market  (Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Canada, China, India, Brazil, Japan, United States, Rest of World)
  • Competitor Market Share
  • Revenues by Application (Skin Ulcers, Burns, Surgical/Trauma)
  • Wound Closure Market Revenue Percentage by Segment (Collagen Sealants, Staples, Adhesives, Sutures)
  • Wound Management Revenue Percentage by Product Segment (Debridement, Gauze, Tapes, Bandages, Wound Cleansers, Anti-Infectives)
  • Moist Dressings Revenue Percentage by Product Segment (Foams, Alginates, Film, Hyrdrogel, Hydrocolloid) 
  • Biological Dressings Revenue Percentage by Product Segment (Collagen, Artificial Skin, Growth Factors)
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) Market Estimates
  • Pressure Relief Products Market Estimate
  • Issues and Trends in the Industry
  • Description of Products
  • Profiles of Competitors

 In the short term, there will be more ebb and flow in the industry due to changes in reimbursement, contract bidding Patients have more complex coexisting illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure, obesity, pulmonary and vascular diseases, immobility issues and chronic wounds. These factors are all influenced by future demographic trends, economic uncertainty, the impact of health care reform, increasing numbers of uninsured patients, reimbursement pressures from third party payers, continuing shortage of nurses and physicians and increasing technology and supply costs.

The following companies are profiled in the report:
  • Advanced BioHealing
  • Baxter BioScience
  • Coloplast A/S
  • Covidien, Ltd.
  • Derma Sciences
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc
  • Healthpoint Biotherapeutics
  • Hill-Rom Company, Inc.
  • Hollister Wound Care LLC
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Lohmann and Rauscher GmbH
  • Kensey Nash Corporation
  • Kinetic Concepts, Inc.
  • Medline Industries
  • MoInlycke HealthCare
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Smith & Nephew, plc
  • Systagenix Wound Management

 The aging of the population and continued advances in biotechnology drive the wound care industry. As a result of the growing population of the elderly, healthcare systems are challenged to treat rising incidences of complex diseases and conditions. Patients are being moved through the hospital faster putting more pressure on caregivers across all care settings and increasing the need for more sophisticated means to care for these patients. The following are the industry developments covered in this report:

  • World Demographics
  • Scars
  • Honey Treatment
  • Healthcare System and Reimbursement by Country
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Mesenchymal Stem Cell Use in Wound Care
  • Telemedicine and Wound Care
  • Vitamin D
  • APPs for Wound Care
  • Obesity and Wound Healing
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Non-Payment Events
  • Evidence-Based Wound Care
  • Silver Toxicity
  • Home Care
  • Wound Care Products in Development
  • Wound Care Clinics

The worldwide wound care market is based on total manufacturers’ revenues. The information and analysis presented in this report are based on extensive surveys of senior management in the wound care market. Background information was obtained from a comprehensive search of published literature and reports obtained from various government, business, medical trade, and international journals. Key information from published literature was used to conduct over 40 interviews with industry executives and product managers to validate and obtain expert opinion on current and future trends in the wound care industry. Interviews were also used to confirm and/or adjust market size and market share estimates, as well as in formulating market projections.


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • SIZE AND GROWTH OF THE MARKET
      • Table Total Worldwide Wound Care Market Revenues 2009-2016
    • TRENDS AFFECTING THE MARKET
    • COMPETITIVE OUTLOOK
  • Introduction and Overview
    • FUNCTIONS OF SKIN
    • NORMAL INTEGUMENT
      • Epidermis
      • Dermis
      • Subcutaneous Tissue
    • EFFECTS OF AGING ON THE INTEGUMENTARY SYSTEM
    • TYPES OF WOUND HEALING
    • WOUND HEALING PROCESS
    • DELAYS OF WOUND HEALING
    • COMPLICATIONS OF WOUND HEALING
      • Hypertrophic Scars and Keloid Formation
      • Contracture
      • Dehiscence
      • Excess Granulation Tissue
      • Adhesions
  • Main Types of Wounds
    • SKIN ULCERS
      • Pressure or Decubitus Ulcers
        • Table Common Sites for Pressure Ulcer Development
      • Diabetic Ulcers or Neuropathic Ulcers
      • Arterial Ulcers
      • Venous Ulcers
    • BURNS
      • Thermal Injury
      • Chemical Injury
      • Electrical Injury
      • Depth Classification
    • SURGICAL WOUNDS
    • TRAUMA WOUNDS
  • Products
    • ANTI-INFECTIVES
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Topical Brand Name Anti-Infectives Currently Available (Product, Active Ingredient, Manufacturer)
    • COMPRESSION AND COMPOSITE DRESSINGS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Compression and Composite Dressings and Bandages Currently on the Market
    • SUTURES
      • Absorbable
        • Table Selected Absorbable Sutures by Manufacturers and Products
      • Synthetic Absorbable Polymers
      • Nonabsorbable
        • Table Selected Nonabsorbable Sutures by Manufacturers and Products
      • Surgical Silk
      • Surgical Cotton
      • Linen
      • Surgical Stainless Steel
      • Synthetic Nonabsorbable Polymers
    • STAPLERS AND STAPLES
      • Table Selected Staplers and Staples Manufacturers and Products Manufacturer Product
    • TISSUEADHESIVES, SEALANTS AND GLUES
      • Fibrin-based
      • Collagen-based
      • Vascular Closing Devices
      • Polymeric Sealants
      • Synthetic Adhesives/Glues
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Tissue Adhesives, Sealants, and Glues Manufacturers and Products
    • TAPES
      • Table Selected Adhesive Strips and Tapes Currently on the Market
    • DRY DRESSINGS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Dry Dressing (Woven and Nonwoven) Currently on the Market
    • CLEANSING
      • Table Toxicity Index for Selected Wound Cleansers
      • Table Selected Cleansing Agents Currently on the Market
      • Debridement
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Debridement Agents
    • ALGINATES
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Alginate Products Currently on the Market
    • HYDROCOLLOIDS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Hydrocolloid Products Currently on the Market
    • HYDROGELS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Hydrogel Products Currently on the Market
    • FILMS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Films and Composites Currently on the Market
    • FOAM DRESSINGS
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Foam Manufacturers and Products
    • ARTIFICIAL SKIN
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Artificial Skin Products Currently on the Market
    • COLLAGEN
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Collagen Products Currently on the Market
    • GROWTH FACTORS
    • NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Products Currently on the Market
    • PRESSURE RELIEF
      • Industry Innovations
        • Table Selected Pressure Relief Equipment Currently Available
    • MISCELLANEOUS
      • Electrical Stimulation
      • Ultraviolet
      • Oxygen and Hyperbaric Oxygen
      • Whirlpool Therapy
      • Electromagnetic Therapy Device
      • Ultrasound
      • Low Intensity Laser Therapy
      • Other Therapies
        • Table Selected Miscellaneous Wound Treatment Manufacturers and Products
  • Total Market Size, Forecast and Competitive Analysis
    • Table Total Worldwide Wound Care Market Revenues 2009-2016
    • TOTAL MARKET BY SEGMENT
      • Market by Type
        • Table Worldwide Wound Care Revenues by Segment (Surgical and Trauma, Skin Ulcers, Burns) 2011 ($millions)
      • Market by Region
        • Table Total Worldwide Wound Care Market by Region and Country Breakdown 2011
    • COMPETITIVE MARKET SUMMARY
      • Table Revenues and Share of Total Worldwide Wound Care Market by Leading Supplier 2011
      • Table Market Segment Summary Revenues by Application (Wound Closure,Wound Management, Moist Dressings, Biologic Dressings, Pressure Relief NPWT, Misc) $ millions 2009-2016
  • Industry Developments
    • World Demographics
      • Table World Population by Selected Geographical Region, 2010 - 2050
      • Table Estimated Mid-year World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2011
      • Table Global Prevalence of Wounds by Type
    • SCARS
    • HONEY TREATMENT
    • HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND REIMBURSEMENT BY COUNTRY
      • United States
      • Reimbursement Developments
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • Spain
      • Italy
      • France
      • Japan
      • Emerging Markets
    • ELECTRONIC MEDICAL RECORDS
    • MESENCHYMAL STEM CELL USE IN WOUND CARE
      • Table Clinical Trials Using MSC
    • TELEMEDICINE AND WOUND CARE
    • VITAMIN D
    • APPS FOR WOUND CARE
    • OBESITY AND WOUND HEALING
    • REGULATORY ISSUES
    • NON-PAYMENT EVENTS
    • EVIDENCE-BASEDWOUND CARE
    • SILVER TOXICITY
    • HOME CARE
    • WOUND CARE TECHNOLOGIES
      • Approved Products
      • Products in Development
    • WOUND CARE CLINICS
  • Conclusions
  • Company Profiles
    • OVERVIEW
    • ADVANCED BIOHEALING
    • BAXTER BIOSCIENCE
    • COLOPLAST A/S
    • COVIDIEN, LTD.
    • DERMA SCIENCES
    • GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC
    • HEALTHPOINT BIOTHERAPEUTICS
    • HILL-ROM COMPANY, INC.
    • HOLLISTER WOUND CARE LLC
    • JOHNSON &JOHNSON
    • LOHMANN AND RAUSCHER GMBH
    • KENSEY NASH CORPORATION
    • KINETIC CONCEPTS, INC.
    • MEDLINE INDUSTRIES
    • MOINLYCKE HEALTHCARE
    • PFIZER, INC.
    • SMITH&NEPHEW, PLC
    • SYSTAGENIX WOUND MANAGEMENT
  • Company Directory

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