The total European orthobiologics market is growing at a rate of 1.6%, which will take the 2018 market value of €521.2 million up to €582.3 million by 2025. Constraints on reimbursements will continue to limit the European orthobiologics market. Presently, only a few premium products under the umbrella of pharmaceuticals are reimbursed by the government
The total US orthobiologics market is growing at a rate of 4.9%, which will take the 2018 market value of $3.6 billion up to $5 billion by 2025. A particular trend in the U.S. orthobiologics market is competitors that are seeking to penetrate high growth segments outside their traditional space by distributing existing products manufactured
Industry Trends A particular trend in the U.S. orthobiologics market is competitors that are seeking to penetrate high growth segments outside their traditional space by distributing existing products manufactured by other companies, rather than creating their own. This often involves partnering with a company by taking on the costs associated with regulation and market approval,
Articular cartilage is a connective tissue that lines the ends of bones in joints. It provides shock absorption within the joint and prevents abrasion from occurring to the articular surfaces of bone. Cartilage, in its various forms, is found in intervertebral discs, as the articular lining for joint surfaces and in the meniscal pads of the knees. All types of this tissue are poorly vascularized and, as proper healing requires adequate blood flow, cartilage is one of the slowest healing tissues of the body. Osteoarthritis is cumulative trauma that eventually wears away at cartilaginous surfaces, exposing the underlying bone to additional wear. There are few alternatives to osteobiologic cartilage repair. Damage to cartilage is difficult to treat because the tissue lacks blood supply and has limited capacity for self repair.