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Amherst, NH, United States, 2011/02/07 - Greystone research associates analyzes coating platforms, therapeutic targets and market drivers.
Advances in coating technology have given rise to a new generation of coating formulations that can reliably deliver therapeutic substances from the surface of an implanted medical device. In currently approved products, these devices provide a primary function, with the drug contributing therapeutic benefit that improves patient outcomes.
Currently more than two dozen companies are pursuing specialty coatings capable of delivering APIs. These participants are exploring a number of new and innovative approaches that include novel substrate geometries designed for the dual purpose of device integrity and drug delivery. Development efforts include new classes of drugs and novel coating application technologies and strategies.
We expect this trend to continue as competitors attempt to broaden their portfolio of technology offerings to accommodate the application needs of highly specific and evolving therapeutic protocols. In this environment, strategic relationships between and among drug, device and coating companies will continue to be an essential element of success.
These findings are contained in a new report, Drug Coatings and Coated Device Drug Delivery: Evolving Technology, Emerging Opportunities, written by Greystone Research Associates. The report is designed to provide readers with a detailed understanding of enabling technologies, candidate devices, market participants and commercial prospects.
Greystone Research Associates (greystoneassociates.org
) is a medical technology consulting firm focused on the areas of medical market strategy, product commercialization, venture development, and market research. We assist medical and healthcare market participants in achieving their business objectives through the creation of detailed development strategies, product commercialization programs, and comprehensive market and technology research and analysis. Our market research publications are designed, researched and written to provide timely and insightful information and data on focused market segments, with the aim of providing market participants with the essential knowledge to refine and execute their marketing plans and financial targets.