Wound care has come into its own in the last five years and is now recognized as a specialty. The field has become so diverse and dynamic that studying “the wound care market” as a whole is no longer instructive. As technologies begin to be commercialized and products hit the market, segmentation by application is the key to understanding market potential.
This Kalorama specialty report will focus on the products that are currently on the market for wound care for burns. The objective of the report is to present the current state of wound care management and products for burns, and forecast future revenues and growth rates through 2007 with a base year of 2002 for that indication.
Key market drivers are the level of competition within the market and technological innovations coming to the market. Future competitiveness of companies will depend largely on their ability to develop and market products with a higher therapeutic ratio. The role of specialty burn centers is also discussed, and an appendix list more than 125 such centers in the United States.
This is the second volume of a series that looks at specific wound areas within the wound care treatment market. The previous volume examined, the wound care markets aimed at Skin Ulcers (Volume I), and a subsequent volume will examine Surgical and Trauma Wounds (Volume III).