September 24, 2020

Medical Adhesives in High Demand due to Rising Volume of Surgeries

Owing to sedentary lifestyle, the prevalence of chronic diseases has been rising at a rapid pace. While some of these diseases can be managed by using medication, in serious cases the patient may need to undergo surgery. This is leading to the increasing volume of surgeries all across the globe. Ascribed to this, the demand for disposable medical products has been also been growing. A number of medical products are utilized during a surgical procedure, and healthcare settings have now started emphasizing on disposable products for ensuring the safety of patients.

One of the major products that are utilized during a surgical procedure are medical adhesives. These products are biocompatible, resistant to sterilization, solvent free, and provide thermal stability. Being an integral part of the healthcare delivery, medical adhesives are utilized extensively in all medical settings. They provide securement for both noncritical and critical products and devices, allow noninvasive monitoring, and facilitate skin healing and protection. These factors are leading to the growth of the global medical adhesives market.

The medical adhesives market is predicted to reach a value of $16,367.2 million in 2019, from $8,714.9 in 2019, exhibiting a 2.3% CAGR during the forecast period (2020–2030). When resin is taken into consideration, the market is categorized into natural, epoxy, rubber, acrylic, polyurethane, silicone, and cyanoacrylate, among which, the natural category held the major share of the market in 2019. These products are widely used in all surgical procedures for binding and sealing tissues and achieving hemostasis.

The medical adhesives market was dominated by North America during the historical period (2014–2019), according to a report by P&S Intelligence. The demand for these products in the region is growing due to the high purchasing power of people and opportunity for advancements in the healthcare industry. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to progress at the fastest pace during the forecast period, owing to high population base and rising healthcare expenditure in the region.
In conclusion, the demand for medical adhesives is growing due to the rising volume of surgeries and increasing adoption of bio-adhesives.