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Hydrogels - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics

  • ID: 4805517
  • Report
  • April 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 588 pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
The global market for Hydrogel is projected to reach US$15.3 billion by 2025, driven by their growing use in wound care products and drug delivery systems (DDS). Defined as a three-dimensional (3D) hydrophilic polymer capable of holding large amounts of water, hydrogel is valuable in biological applications as they resemble natural tissue and their high water content. Strong R&D interest is already underway for hydrogel biomaterials. New developments in hydrogel design and hydrogel synthesis are resulting in the development of hydrogels with mechanical properties. Superporous comb-type grafted hydrogels with fast response times; hybrid graft copolymers based self-assembling hydrogels; protein based hydrogels' and hybrid hydrogels are the emerging new future of smart hydrogel based biomaterials. Stimuli-sensitive hydrogels, especially polypeptide based responsive hydrogels hold promising potential. Protein hydrogel are more biocompatible than synthetic hydrogel as they do not require the use of oxic chemical crosslinkers. This represents a key growth opportunity in the market given that traditional hydrogels have been largely limited by their poor mechanical properties and slow response times to stimuli. Temperature-sensitive hydrogels especially will find attractive opportunities in biomedicine.

Wound dressings currently remain a popular application area with hydrogel being effective for treating dry necrotic wounds and rapid healing of burn wounds. Hydrogel enables painless debridement of infected tissue and provides a moist wound environment for faster healing. Chitosan-based hydrogels, in this regard, are growing in popularity for their biocompatible, antimicrobial, and hemostatic effects. Acellular Hydrogel is especially valuable in accelerated healing of third-degree burn wounds and is a welcome substitute for complicated and infection prone skin grafts. Encouraging progress is being made in the use of hydrogels for targeted & controlled drug delivery. Hydrogels can prolong drug release kinetics. Their porosity and aqueous features make them perfect biocompatible drug delivery vehicles. Chitosan-based hydrogels can be loaded with active drug compounds like growth factors or stem cells that are important in providing scaffold for cell growth. The growing focus on controlled and targeted drug delivery systems in the field of cardiology, oncology, immunology, and pain management bodes well for future growth in the market. Some of the physical properties of hydrogel that can be manipulated and tuned to suit drug delivery needs include porosity, swelling and elasticity in response to stimuli such as temperature, solvent quality, pH, electric field; resistance to dissolution; free diffusion of solute molecules in water; among others. These properties help in controlled drug release and protect from drug degradation, thereby making them highly effective vehicles for drug delivery systems. Some of the types of hydrogels development for drug delivery include DNA-hydrogels; supramolecular hydrogels; bio-inspired hydrogels; and multi-functional and stimuli-responsive hydrogels. New emerging uses in contact lenses and tissue engineering will also benefit growth in the market in the coming years. The United States and Europe represent large markets worldwide with a combined share of 52.4% of the market. China ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 7.3% over the analysis period supported by the government's focus on revolutionizing biomedical engineering in the country. The country today ranks as the top country for biomedical research encouraged by a permissive regulatory climate.

Select Competitors (Total 59 Featured):
  • 3M Company
  • Alliqua BioMedical, Inc.
  • Ashland, Inc.
  • B. Braun Melsungen AG
  • BSN Medical GmbH
  • Cardinal Health, Inc.
  • Coloplast A/S
  • ConvaTec, Inc.
  • Cosmo Bio Co., Ltd.
  • Derma Sciences, Inc.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Gentell Corporation
  • Hollister, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Medtronic PLC
  • Molnlycke Health Care
  • Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
  • MPM Medical LLC
  • Ocular Therapeutix, Inc.
  • Paul Hartmann AG
  • Procyon Corporation
  • Royal DSM NV
  • Smith & Nephew PLC
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  • Influencer Market Insights
  • Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession
  • Expanding Applications and Product Innovations Spur Growth in the Global Hydrogel Market
  • Emerging Economies to Post Strong Growth
  • Industry Witnesses Rise in Demand for Synthetic Hydrogels
  • Synthetic Hydrogels by Polymer Type: A Snapshot
  • 3M Company (USA)
  • ACELITY L.P, Inc. (USA)
  • Ashland, Inc. (USA)
  • Braun Melsungen AG (Germany)
  • Cardinal Health, Inc. (USA)
  • Coloplast A/S (Denmark)
  • ConvaTec, Inc. (USA)
  • Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (USA)
  • Evonik Industries AG (Germany)
  • Gentell, Inc. (USA)
  • Hollister, Inc. (USA)
  • Mölnlycke Health Care AB (Sweden)
  • Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. (USA)
  • Sekisui Plastics Co. Ltd. (Japan)
  • Smith & Nephew, Plc (UK)
  • Innovations Expand Addressable Market for Hydrogels
  • Rise in Incidence of Chronic Diseases and High Treatment Costs Drive Demand for Hydrogel Dressings for Wound Healing
  • Exhibit 1: Global Prevalence of Wounds
  • Global Wound Care Market: Percentage Breakdown of Spending by Wound Type
  • Personal Care Product: An Evolving Niche Market
  • Exhibit 2: Global Skin Care Market Size in US$ Billion for the Years 2019, 2021, 2023 and 2025
  • Consumer Adoption of Hydrogel Contact Lenses Augurs Well for Market Growth
  • Global Contact Lens Fits by Category (In %): 2019
  • Hydrogels Evolve as Emerging Alternative for Food Packaging
  • Agriculture Sector Depicts Strong Growth Potential
  • Global Water Utilization: Percentage Share Breakdown for Agricultural Practices, Industrial Processes, and Domestic Usage
  • Rising Concerns over Polluting Water Resources: An Opportunity for Hydrogels Market
  • Exhibit 3: Need for Wastewater Treatment Presents Opportunity for Hydrogels: Percentage of Wastewater Treated in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa
  • Growing Emphasis on Sustainability and Positive Impact on Hydrogels
  • Growth in Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels
  • Hydrogels for Cartilage Regeneration
  • Growing Need for Targeted Controlled Drug Delivery (TCDD) Drives Importance of Hydrogels
  • Hydrogel Nanoparticles: The New Hydrogels for Drug Delivery
  • Evaporative Cooling Hydrogel Packaging: Increasing Storage Stability of Pharmaceuticals
  • Growing Focus on Baby Hygiene Products Spells Steady Growth Opportunities for Hydrogels
  • Exhibit 4: Annual Usage of Baby Disposable Diapers Per Infant by Region (Age upto 2.5 years)
  • Global New Births (in Millions) per Annum by Geographic Region
  • World Fertility Rate in % by Region (2013 & 2050F)
  • Increased Demand for Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Exhibit 5: Global Female Population by Geographic Region: Percentage Breakdown by Region for 2018
  • Exhibit 6: Number of Menstruating Women Worldwide by Country: 15-49 Years Female Population (in Millions) for 2013 & 2025P
  • Aging Population and the Associated Complications Drive the Demand for Hydrogel
  • Exhibit 7: Global Population Statistics for the 65+ Age Group in Million by Geographic Region for the Years 2019, 2025, 2035 and 2050
  • Rise in Demand for Novel Hydrogel Dressings for Wound Healing Propels Innovations
  • Hydrogel
  • Types of Hydrogel
  • Natural Hydrogels
  • Select Natural Hydrogels: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Synthetic Hydrogels
  • Select Synthetic Hydrogels: Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Hybrid Hydrogels

  • Total Companies Profiled: 59
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