DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7wgw49/key_material) has announced the addition of the "Key Material Technologies for Next Generation Implants" report to their offering.
With the rise of lifestyle diseases and aging population, there has been an increasing occurrence of lifestyle diseases. Also, increasing awareness of health related issues and improved access to healthcare, the medical devices industry is in an expanding curve. The medical implants market is driven by an increase in health needs of ageing population, sedentary lifestyle, improving trauma care, and advancement in medical technologies.
According to a WHO (World Health Organization) statistics, there are more than 1000 million people in the world above the age of 50, out of which 700 million are from developing countries. This can increase the demand for orthopedic, cardiovascular, ophthalmic and orthodontic implants. However, high cost of treatment and proportional increase in failure of implants and increasing rejection rates are major challenges faced by the industry. This scenario signifies the importance of materials that are used for manufacturing the implants.
Despite the implant market being considered as stable, increasing patient needs, end-user demands and stringent regulatory approvals are pushing for continuous research and development of materials for better biocompatibility and enhanced healing and clinical outcomes.
Implant materials innovations is more prominent in the North American region. Diverse developments will also be seen in Europe after North America. The Asia Pacific countries may not see much significant growth in terms of technology development as US or European countries; but developments in Japan and China will contribute significantly to the rise of the technology. Nevertheless, in the future, there is huge market potential for these technologies developed in North America and Europe in the APAC region.
Stakeholder initiatives, especially collaborations will take a major step in the advancement of material technologies. Across globe, technology advancements from research institutes, academia and medical device manufacturers help in increasing the adoption of innovative materials.
Advances in engineering of the material, chemistry, composition, and micro structure are expected to maintain the demand for ceramics and bioceramics in implants with superior wear characteristics and long-term utility of implants.
Acceptance and use of bioresorbable materials for implants will increase as further research and clinical studies establish their safety, efficacy, and proper usage. Bioresorbable technology is expected to be game changer for implants that require high load bearing properties. Bioresorbable polymers are also being looked into as carriers for osteoconductive compounds.
Key Topics Covered:
1. Executive Summary
2. Technology Overview
3. Impact Analysis and Assessment
4. Emerging Opportunities
5. Future Prospects
6. Key Patents
7. Key Contacts
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