Adhesion Barriers Market By Type (Synthetic Barriers, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyethylene Glycol (PEG), Regenerated Cellulose, Others, Natural Barriers, Fibrin, Collagen & Protein), By Formulation (Gels, Liquid, Film, Gynecology, Abdominal General Surgery, Cardiovascular, Neurology, Orthopedic, Urology, Others) - Growth, Future Prospects, Competitive Analysis, 2018 - 2026

Adhesion barriers are used for reducing internal scarring and separating the internal organs and tissues, therefore avoiding organ adhesion. These products are predominantly employed in abdominal, orthopedic, reconstructive, urological, and gynecological surgeries. Of the various formulations available, adhesion barriers based on the film are the most widely used. As the global rate of surgical procedures is consistently increasing, the demand for and uptake of adhesion barriers are also expected to rise correspondingly. Adhesion barriers are viewed as an effective tool to reduce the post-surgical complications arising from the adhesion of tissues or organs, therefore reducing the risk of follow-up procedures and the overall procedural cost. Growing product visibility and competitive prices of adhesion barriers are also expected to assist the market's growth during the forecast period.

Apart from the increasing number of abdominal and cardiovascular interventions taking place worldwide, the growing incidence of cancers demanding surgical intervention is also driving the demand for adhesion barriers. Growing awareness of the benefits of adhesion barriers in lowering treatment costs will be a primary driver in developing countries. Further expansion in application areas of these products and product universality across several anatomies will serve as significant growth opportunities during and beyond the forecast period.

Market Synopsis

Synthetic Adhesion Barriers to Enjoy the Dominant Market Position

At present, over half of the market for adhesion barriers is occupied by synthetic barrier products. A greater presence in the market is a key attribute of the dominance of this segment. Additionally, the cost-effectiveness of synthetic adhesion barriers is better than that of natural product variants. This segment is further categorized as hyaluronic acid, polyethylene glycol (PEG), regenerated cellulose, and other synthetic products. Among these, the demand for PEG-based adhesion barriers is anticipated to be the fastest during the forecast period. Its better biocompatibility and absorption capabilities support the high demand.

Based on formulation types, the global market for adhesion barriers is segmented into gels, liquids, and films. Films occupy a significant share of the global market. Higher adoption of film and mesh in postoperative procedures, particularly in gynecology and abdominal surgeries, is attributed to the prominent position of the film's segment. Gel formulations will progress at a faster rate during the forecast period. These formulations are sterile, highly viscous, and transparent, making them better barriers to prevent adhesions. Liquid barriers are made of glucose polymers and are used to prevent tissue adhesion during and after surgery. Adept and Bio-Gide Perio are the most commonly used liquid barriers.

Gynecological Procedures to Spearhead the Global Market

On the basis of applications, the global adhesion barriers market is segmented into gynecology, general abdominal surgery, cardiovascular, neurology, orthopedics, urology, and others. Among these, gynecological surgery applications have the largest revenue share in the global market. The increasing volume of C-section surgeries, hysterectomies and the increasing prevalence of uterine cancers drive the dominance of this segment. In laparoscopic gynecological surgeries, the adoption of film and gel-based adhesion barriers is the highest.

Asia Pacific is estimated to be the fastest-progressing regional market.

Large procedural rates of surgical interventions, swift approval of novel products, and favorable reimbursements are the major factors that have made North America the largest regional market for adhesion barriers. North America accounts for approximately 34% of the global market share and is followed by Europe. The dominance of several major market players also supports the dominant position of North America and Europe. Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing regional market for adhesion barriers. A major factor supporting the rapid growth of the Asia-Pacific market is growing awareness about the benefits associated with adhesion barriers in general surgeries in terms of reducing the rate of follow-up surgeries for eradicating adhesion complications. The growing number of surgeries in the region as a result of the rapidly growing pool of chronic diseases and geriatric population, as well as flourishing medical tourism, are some of the other major factors driving the growth of the Asia-Pacific market.

Periods of History and Forecast

This research report presents the analysis of each considered segment for the period from 2016 to 2026, using 2017 as the base year for estimations. Compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) for each segment are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The adhesion barriers market report provides a quantitative assessment of the industry in terms of current and forecasted market size while also presenting the market dynamics. This market is segmented based on device type, formulation, surgical application, and geography.

Along with the market size and forecast, this report also includes a qualitative analysis of each of the considered segments in terms of the prevailing trends and future outlook for such segments. This report also includes an exclusive section analyzing market dynamics such as challenges, restraints, and opportunities. In the same section of the study, the market competition landscape and appealing investment propositions are also presented. Moreover, this report also includes a brief profile of the major market players, namely Johnson & Johnson, Anika Therapeutics, C. R. Bard, Inc., FzioMed, Baxter International, Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, W. L. Gore & Associates, MAST Biosurgery, Inc., Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Becton Dickinson and Company, and Atrium Medical Corporation. This profiling is made based on parameters such as company overview, product portfolio, financial information, and key developments.

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What are the most lucrative opportunities for growth in the global market for adhesion barriers?
  • Which type of barrier formulation is in the highest demand globally?
  • Which surgical application is anticipated to witness the fastest market growth during the forecast period?
  • Will the demand for natural barriers surpass the incumbent position of the synthetic barriers segment?
  • Who are the major players in the global market for adhesion barriers?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by such players to retain their market position?

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Adhesion Barriers is expected to reach XX Bn in 2026.

The Adhesion Barriers market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at XX%.

The report is forecasted from 2018-2026.

The base year of this report is 2017.

Johnson & Johnson,Anika Therapeutics,C. R. Bard, Inc.,FzioMed,Baxter International are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Jan 2019
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   59522
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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