The global burn care market size was estimated at USD 1.66 billion in 2016. Increasing incidence of burn-related injuries is the major factor driving the market growth over the forecast period. Rising demand for minimally invasive and procedures to improve cosmetic appeal for patients suffering from burns is a key contributing factor for the market growth.
Rising concern regarding aesthetic appearance amongst patients is the major factor attributing toward the demand for products. Moreover, associated advantages with the use of biologics to treat wound, such as accelerated wound healing, cost efficiency, and shorter length of hospital stay are expected to drive growth.
U.S. burn care market revenue by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD million)
Moreover, transition of preference toward skin grafts due to associated benefits is yet another major factor boosting the growth. The recent trend of burn care and treatment has shifted to a more comprehensive approach, which not only focuses on recovery from injury but also on improvement in long-term function and form of the healed injury & quality of life. Owing to this trend, the demand for skin grafts and other skin substitutes for the treatment & management of acute injuries is expected to show upward shift during the forecast period.
Increasing awareness level amongst people regarding various treatment options related to burn cure management is anticipated to boost market growth. The rising disposable income and willingness to opt for new advanced wound care products, especially in case of patients affected with burns are contributing toward the increasing demand.
The different treatment options include advanced dressings, traditional products, biologics, and other pressure therapies. Advanced dressings include alginate dressings, hydrogel dressings, foam dressings, hydrocolloid dressings, collagen dressings, and others. Biologics segment includes skin grafts, whereas traditional products include tapes & dressings that are commonly used.
Advance dressing products held a dominant share as of 2016, owing to the higher penetration rates in developed countries. The associated benefits with the use of these products such as ease of use, lesser recovery time and cost efficiency are contributing toward the growing adoption in near future. Thus, advanced dressings dominate the overall product segment during the study period.
Collagen dressings held the dominant share in advanced dressing segment as of 2016 due to its ability to lower the risk of infection in the wound. It helps in minimizing irritation, keeps the wound moist & soft and are available in variety of shapes & sizes. It may avoid the need for skin grafting and offers comfort to the patient. Thus, the above-mentioned benefits with its usage are expected to fuel the market growth in near future. The other available options in advance dressing such as alginate, foam, and film dressing are anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to rising awareness level amongst patients and healthcare professionals.
Biologics products such as skin grafts & substitutes, bio-membrane, and growth factors such as interleukin-8 and fibroblast are expected to display lucrative growth in the coming years. Skin grafts allow excellent reepithelization due to the presence of basement membrane and display increased control over scaffold composition. It offers more benefits than other dressing materials such as higher absorbency and lesser frequency of dressing change as compared to others. Thus, these products are anticipated to gain popularity in the near future.
Depth of Wound Insights
The incidence of minor burn injuries is more as compared to partial and full-thickness injuries. In terms of revenue, the full thickness injuries held the dominant share of overall market as the treatment requires long-term observation care.
Minor wound segment is expected to showcase fastest growth over the next few years as these wounds have a potential to develop into acute & chronic wounds. To treat this condition, the clinician requires thorough understanding for performing outside interventions for proper healing of wounds. This increases the number of visits of a patient to the clinician’s office.
Minor burns can be treated with advanced or traditional dressing products and can recover in less time. Collagen sheets are more useful in treating minor wounds. These sheets are non-inflammatory and facilitates fibroblast migration, which helps in wound healing. Some of the commonly known collagen sheets are Xenostat manufactured by Helix Pharma, Kollagen-M, and NeuSkin by Eucare Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Chronic wounds include partial thickness and full thickness burns. These conditions take longer time for healing and cover more than 15% of the body. These wounds can be caused by various external factors such as electricity, radiation, friction, chemicals, respiratory, and thermal objects. Skin grafts are used to treat partial and full-thickness injuries. Skin grafts offer more intact extracellular matrix, which aids in faster healing of wounds.
Hospitals held the largest market share in 2016 due to increasing incidence of partial and full-thickness injuries. The most commonly used products for the treatment are of MNC brands like Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, and 3M.
The majority of the burn injuries are of partial or full thickness type, which require hospital administration at an earlier stage. This is contributing toward the growth of this segment. Hospitals are further classified into inpatient and outpatient care facilities. Outpatient care units held the dominant share as of 2016 as majority of cases are of partial injuries.
Global burn care market revenue by end-use, 2016 (%)
The clinic's segment is expected to witness considerable growth in the future owing to the growing penetration of standalone clinics in metro cities. The clinics offer traditional and advanced wound care products on a large scale. The higher penetration rates are expected to be responsible for the rising revenue share of this segment during the forecast period.
The home care and long-term care centers are included in another end-use segment. This segment is anticipated to exhibit lucrative growth in the coming years. Increased awareness about the available treatment options and concern for personalized treatment are contributing toward the growing penetration of burn cure at home care settings.
North America dominated the market in 2016. This dominance can be attributed toward the shifting of preference from traditional treatment products to the advanced wound dressing products. This is due to the rising concern toward aesthetic appearance and demand for minimally invasive cosmetic surgeries in this region.
For instance, according to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2016, around 17.1 million cosmetic procedures, which are minimally invasive were performed in the U.S. alone and the number is expected to increase over the forecast period. This increased number of cosmetic procedures is one of the key contributing factors for the rising demand of biologics to treat wounds in this region.
In addition, adoption of technologically advanced surgeries such as reconstructive burn surgery is also contributing towards the market growth. The presence of well-established healthcare facilities, favorable reimbursement policies, and availability of advanced therapies are some of the key contributing factors for the industry growth.
Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness lucrative CAGR in the coming years. Emerging economies included in this region such as China, Japan, and India have been experiencing strong economic growth. Increasing living standards have spurred the demand in the region. Rising disposable income is expected to trigger the demand for cosmetic procedures in the near future.
The global burn care market is anticipated to witness intense competition over the forecast period. The industry is consolidated in nature and dominated by few players such as Smith & Nephew, Johnson & Johnson, ConvaTec Inc., Mölnlycke Health Care AB, and Acelity L.P. Inc.
The market participants are adopting strategies to capture more market share such as new product development, geographical expansion for enhancing the distribution network, and merger & acquisitions. For instance, in January 2017, Derma Sciences, Inc. purchased MEDIHONEY brand from Comvita Limited, a company based in New Zealand, in a probe to increase its advanced wound care product portfolio.
In February 2016, Acelity L.P. Inc. entered into a partnership agreement with Mediq for the enhancement of its distribution network for advanced wound care products in Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Sweden. Thus, similar strategic initiatives are expected to fuel competition over the forecast period.
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2017 - 2025
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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America & MEA
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global burn care market on the basis of product, depth of wound, end-use, and region:
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Wound contact layers
Traditional burn care products
Depth of Wound Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Partial thickness burns
Full thickness burns
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)
The Middle East and Africa
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