US Market Report for Skin Repair 2017 – MedCore
Soft tissue repair devices used for skin repair are unique in the sense that they are laid directly over the skin. This separates skin repair devices from soft tissue repair devices used for other indications that require complex surgical implantation. This report will focus on a specific class of skin repair wound dressings called interactive wound dressings. Interactive dressings are designed to work synergistically with the bodys healing process, similarly to other soft tissue repair devices. Interactive dressings become involved with the bodys physiology and mimic substances in the bodys wound healing pathways that are lacking in situations with chronic wounds or in burn patients. The interactive dressings market includes skin substitutes and collagen dressings.
- Year: 2017
- Scope: 2013-2023
- Region: United States
- Published Date: 7/1/2017
- Pages: 528
- Type: MedCore
General Report Contents– Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends– Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment– Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment– Section on recent mergers & acquisitionsThis market includes biomaterials (collagen and combinations based on the collagen as a carrier except silver) and skin substitutes. It is hindered by substitute products in the moist dressing and antimicrobial dressing segments. Negative pressure wound therapy also aids with wound closure and competes directly with sales of interactive dressings. Revived interest in combination collagen dressings is expected to drive the collagen dressing segment. In addition, skin substitutes are now indicated for chronic wounds as well as for burns, dramatically growing the types and number of end-users that could benefit from these devices. Collagen dressings include devices that are usually composed of both synthetic components and bioengineered materials. Biologically derived substances such as collagen can be used as a dressing to cover a chronic, open wound. In humans, collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the body and has the capacity to naturally aggregate and form structural molecules. Collagen dressings are impermeable to bacteria, thus creating a physiological barrier between the wound and the environment. These dressings facilitate the wound healing process by guiding and attracting fibroblasts and then aiding in the formation of fibrillar structures. The foreign collagen also encourages natural collagen deposition and aids in capillary growth. Finally, blood platelets can interact with the collagen to form a hemostatic barrier. Adding collagen to a chronic wound helps the body enter the proliferation phase of wound healing. Collagen dressings are popular because they are less expensive, easy to apply and are hypo-allergenic.
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