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Dallas, TX, United States, 2012/06/01 - ReportsnReports announces a new report on health care "Medical Device Coatings" is added to its vast collection of research store - ReportsnReports.com.
This study examines the medical device coating and surface modification treatment industry, a global enterprise that BCC Research anticipates will reach nearly $8 billion by 2017. It describes the eight coating and surface treatment technologies that add value to more than 1,000 types of medical devices used in 19 healthcare areas. Forecasts for each healthcare area project demand from 2012 through 2017. In addition to global summaries, separate forecasts are provided for the United States, the European Union, other developed nations and the rest of the world.
Scope and Format
This study looks at medical device coatings and surface treatments from the perspective of both the supply and demand side of the equation, that is from coating manufacturers who supply the materials, the medical device companies which use it and the members of the healthcare that influence purchases.
Consistent with the scope of the study, the format of this report is arranged to present its five-year forecasts as a series of tables. Each of those tables presents U.S. current dollar demand values for coatings and surface processes for 2010 and 2011 and a five-year period from 2012 through 2017. Separate sets of forecasts are presented for the:
• Eight types of coatings and surface treatment technologies.
• 19 healthcare areas that correspond to FDA medical device review panels.
• United States, European Union, other developed nations and the rest of the world.
The contribution of medical devices and device coatings and surface treatment is well established in the professional literature. The types of materials and processes used to manufacture medical devices are likewise known from public record filings by those seeking governmental approval to market those devices. In addition, national governments maintain records describing the prevalence of diseases and injuries rates by age group, and healthcare system delivery characteristics, including physician density, hospitalization rates and healthcare costs. Examining data from those and other public sources using data-mining techniques has enabled BCC Research to constructed dollar values demand forecasts for 2012 through 2017 for medical device coatings and surface treatments based upon consensus estimates of changes in country populations and their respective economic growth factors. That country data is aggregated into four regions based upon the existence of trade pacts and per capita gross national incomes.
This study will be of interest to stakeholders in the medical device industry; the coatings and surface treatments industries; suppliers of alloys, ceramics, polymers, and other materials used in the manufacture of coatings; manufacturers of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and energy sources that can be incorporated into coatings; coating and medical device importers; medical device contract manufacturers; and the regulatory community and healthcare policy analysts. It will also provide useful insights for those exploring investments opportunities in what despite regulatory and economic uncertainty remains a vibrant and growing segment of the medical device industry.
In addition to the public records identified in the previous section, BCC Research has studied the capabilities and patent filings of the companies and organizations mention in this study. BCC Research also reviewed reports and studies prepared by the chemical industry and organizations representing physicians, surgeons, hospital administrators, and trade and professional associations; foreign government trade associations; insurers and non-governmental organizations.