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Innovations in Wound Care Devices and Dressings

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Innovations in Wound Care Devices and Dressings


Wound care is diverse and complex; the broad range of sizes, shapes, stages, and types of wounds has created the need for a wide variety of products. The advent of growth factors, semi-synthetic human skin, and negative-pressure wound therapy has stimulated growth over the last decade. The key unmet need in wound care is adequate management of chronic wounds.

Features and benefits

* Identify and understand new developments and innovations in the medical device segment of the wound healing industry.* Understand key challenges and opportunities in this segment, including the threat from biologics and pharmaceutically active wound care.* Identify new market entrants and understand the opportunities they may present and potential impact they may have.* Understand the limitations of the pipeline wound care innovations and identify continuing unmet needs in the wound care sector.* Gain insight into the most likely future directions of wound care technologies.


Key unmet needs in the wound healing medical device segment are the need for more compelling clinical evidence, an ability to compete with dressings on cost, and improved patient convenience. The use of electrical stimulation for wound care has been taken up slowly, but a range of new portable devices are driving innovation in this area.Oxygen therapy has traditionally involved the use of hyperbaric oxygen chambers or cumbersome devices. A range of new compact devices is driving innovation in this market. Another area of development is within the diagnostic market, where there are several pre-market employing different modes of action to deliver point-of-care wound diagnostics.Significant areas of development in the advanced wound dressing segment are within the areas of antimicrobials (silver, iodine, and honey) hydrocolloids and hydrogels. The medical device and advanced wound dressing market will be increasingly affected by biologics and crossover products are expected to appear as these segments of the market merge.

Your key questions answered

* What are the key innovations making an impact on the state of the art in wound care devices and dressings?* Who are the key players developing these innovations?* What are the implications of the new technologies for the wound care market, and how will the future landscape change as a result?* What is the clinical evidence that has been gathered in support of efficacy, and what remains to be proven for a compelling case to be established?* What threat is posed by recent developments in biologics and pharmacetutically active wound care?

Executive Summary

Overview of wound healing and technological applicationsAdvances in medical devices for wound healingAdvances in dressings for wound healingThe threat of biologics and pharmaceutically active wound careProfiles of emerging market entrantsInsights into the future of wound careAbout the authorDisclaimerOverview of wound healing and technological applicationsSummary


Phases of wound healingHemostasis – immediateInflammatory – day one to four post-injuryProliferative – day four to 42 post-injuryRemodeling – six weeks to one yearTypes of woundSeverity and morphologyEtiologyTechnology synopsisA brief history of wound care technologyWound care in 2011Areas of innovationUnmet needs and areas for future developmentChallenges for the development of new wound care technologiesAdvances in medical devices for wound healingSummary


Overview of technologies and trendsUnmet needs for medical devicesDebridement innovationUltrasound debridementActiva Healthcare – DebrisoftElectrical stimulation innovationEvidenceInnovative new productsExtracorporeal shock wave therapy innovationEvidenceInnovative new productsNegative-pressure wound therapy innovationEvidenceInnovations in NPWTOxygen therapy innovationEvidence for HBOTEvidence for TOTInnovative new productsUltrasound innovationEvidenceInnovative new productsOther developmentsSystagenix – WoundchekMedermica – wound infection diagnosticStamford University – wound monitor for sensing local tissue propertiesEmunamedica – Emuna1000Advances in dressings for wound healingSummary


Overview of technology and trendsUnmet needs for wound care dressingsAntimicrobial dressings innovationSilver dressingsIodine dressingsHoney dressingsHydrocolloid dressings innovationEvidenceFirst Water – Pro-ionic Hydrocolloid DressingsHydrogel dressingsEvidenceFuture innovations in hydrogel dressingsBioCure – GelSprayAGT Sciences – Sheet Hydrogel DressingOther developments in dressingsMonash University and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization – Smart BandageThe threat of biologics and phamaceutically active wound careSummary


Overview of market and trendsCollagen dressingsSkin substitutesGrowth factorsPharmaceutically active dressingsCurrent impact of market segmentWhere will biologics be in 2016?The impact of biologics and pharmaceutically active products on the medical device sectorProfiles of emerging market entrantsSummary


Med-e-CellCompany profileTechnologySWOT analysisEmunamedicaCompany profileTechnologySWOT analysisAGT SciencesCompany profileTechnologySWOT analysisFirst WaterCompany profileTechnologySWOT analysisInsights into the future of wound careSummary


Drivers and resistors in the wound care medical device technology marketStrategic evaluation of emerging innovationsDebridementElectrical stimulationExtracorporeal shock wave therapyNegative pressure wound therapyOxygen therapyUltrasound TherapyOther developmentsAntimicrobial dressingsHydrocolloid dressingsHydrogel dressingsStrategic evaluation of the marketAppendixScopeMethodologyPrimary researchSecondary researchGlossary/AbbreviationsBibliography/References

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