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Demand for Surgical and Medical Device Sealants and Adhesives Rising Rapidly

Posted By ASC, Friday, November 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Advances in adhesive and sealant technology for medical applications are leading to a sharp increase in demand. New methods that make use of advanced sealants and adhesives are rapidly replacing traditional sutures, wires and staples as a less painful and safer option.

 

Although there are synthetic and semi-synthetic medical adhesives and sealants, biological or natural sealants and adhesives enjoy the largest market share. Fibrin-based products dominate, butgelatin and collagen based sealants and adhesives are rapidly gaining ground.

 

These sealants and adhesives are most widely used in neurological surgery, but are also used in a range of other surgical processes including cardiovascular surgery, urological surgery and ophthalmic surgery. North America is currently the primary market for surgical adhesives and sealants, but demand in the Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing.

 

A large number of companies are active within this market including Johnson & Johnson, Baxter International Inc.Medtronic PLC,Cohera Medical Inc.Sanofi Group, B. Braun Melsungen AGC.R. Bard Inc.Vivostat A/S., Ocular Therapeutix Inc., and Cryolife Inc.


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