Surgical sutures are medical devices that are utilized during the surgical procedures for closing a wound with stitches. Many researchers and market players have developed innovative type of sutures which include absorbable and non-absorbable suture. Sutures are used for stitching the incisions during the surgical procedures or the cuts and wounds occurred during the accidents or injuries. The absorbable sutures are used as they get dissolved in the body with tissue enzymes easily. The advancements in the field of surgical sutures have resulted in increased developments of surgical sutures.
The government support for the healthcare industry is driving the growth of the surgical sutures market. The increase in the support for the healthcare facilities and the infrastructure for the healthcare service centers by the government are improving and up grading the advancement for the instruments, equipment and other products. For instance, European Association of the Surgical Suture Industry (EASSI) serves as platform for sharing the information and setting specific rules & regulations, standards and initiatives for healthcare sectors. The EASSI dedicates to fulfill some of the objectives which include representation of member's interest in national and international standardization projects, to formulate the common classes with respect to matters of EASSI and to initiate harmony for regulations and standards.
The market for surgical sutures is well established in European market due to rise in the demand for surgical sutures in the region. The market is anticipated to increase during the forecast years owing to factors such as increase in the number of surgical procedures in the region. In the European market United Kingdom holds the largest market for the surgical sutures owing to the factors such as rise in the number of surgeries for the cardiovascular diseases. In addition, British Heart Foundation (BHF) piloted innovative health programs for improvising services for people living with CVD or at risk of CVD.
Key industry players operating in the field of Surgical Suture across the globe include, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Medtronic, Ethicon USA,Smith & Nephew, Atramat, Demetech, Sutures India, Péters Surgical, Teleflex Medical OEM, Serag-Wiessner GmbH.