Surgical Sealants have been around for a few decades now, yet the promise that they would ultimately replace conventional surgical wound closure techniques has never quite been fulfilled. The problem, if indeed there is one, is that while surgical sealants have their place, it’s generally not as a form of primary closure, despite what the makers and analysts might say. Couple that with the advent of more minimally invasive interventions and it could be argued that the available potential market is shrinking rather than growing. What’s happened therefore, has been that all the available offerings have found themselves in niches, some of the newer ones being targeted, for example, at reducing post-surgical adhesions by virtue of being used between at risk tissue layers. It would appear that aside from very specific indications, many sealants are more “adjuncts” to traditional tissue closure than they are wound closure devices, working well to prevent leakage from vulnerable tissues.
Nonetheless it’s interesting to see a new report popping up from esteemed market intelligentsters, Research and Markets.
Find here details of how to order a new report entitled “World Surgical Sealants and Adhesives Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014 – 2022”
Alternatively, if you don’t have hours to wade through such a report (nor a few thousand currency units), we thought this infographic from UK sealant film company Tissuemed Ltd., provided a nice ready-reckoner for the time-poor with an interest in the subject.