Wound care is a constantly changing market. The trend toward cost-effective skin ulcer treatment remains embedded in management programs that emphasize prevention and early intervention. New wound care products and devices are entering the market with lightening speed, all striving for the best clinical outcomes. Kalorama’s Wound Care Markets, 4th Edition, Vol. I: Skin Ulcers. represents the fourth time that Kalorama has rexamined this aspect of the wound care market, and the study analyzes the market using the following product segments and subsegments:
- Skin Ulcer Management
- Compression Dressings and Bandages
- Wound Cleaners
- Moist Dressings
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Biological Dressings
- Artificial Skin
- Growth Factors
- Pressure Relief
- Miscellaneous Treatments
For each segment and subsegment, the report gives current market size and forecasted revenues years 2009 through 2013. Competitive market share information is provided by leading manufacturer for each major segment in the year 2006.
Historical data are provided for each of the years 2003 through 2008. The study also details research developments, industry trends, and relevant epidemiologic and demographic data.
Since the last edition of Kalorama Information’s Wound Care Markets Series, there have been shifts in the market for treatment of skin ulcers. Up-to-date information was obtained from coverage of the world-renown Symposium on Advanced Wound Care and the Wound Healing Society convention. Background information was obtained from a comprehensive search of published literature and reports obtained from various government, business, medical trade, and international journals and company reports and releases. Key information from published literature was used to conduct interviews with over 62 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.
All market data pertain to the market at the manufacturers’ level. Data are expressed in current U.S. dollars.
Marketing directors, product managers, business development executives in the wound care industry, investment specialists considering investments in this area and consultants and advertising agencies who service wound care clients are among those who will find this study a useful resource.
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