The global medical device coating market reached about $6.1 billion in 2013. This market is expected to grow to $6.3 billion in 2014 and $9 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3% from 2014 to 2019.
This study looks at medical device coatings and surface treatments from the perspective of both the supply and demand side of the equation that is from coating manufacturers that supply the materials, the medical device companies that use it and the members of the healthcare community who influence purchases.
Consistent with the scope of the study, the format of this report is arranged to present its five-year forecasts as a series of tables. Each of those tables presents U.S. current dollar demand values for coatings and surface processes for 2012 and 2013, and the five-year period from 2014 through 2019.
Separate sets of forecasts are presented for the:
In addition to forecast tables, the report includes informational tables. These summarize FDA Freedom of Information act data about generic types of devices, their use within each healthcare area, and the regulatory pathway and burdens imposed upon them. Supplier detail includes the global distribution of production facilities, location and coating-related proprietary names. An appendix contains the abstract of major coating-related patents, including their initial assignees.
Technology analyst James Wilson prepared the original BCC Research study, HLC049A Medical Device Coating, and its revisions. He is the author of more than 300 articles and several books dealing with science, medicine, technology and business. Formerly the editor of the Princeton Business Journal and a senior science and technology editor for Hearst Magazines, he is a past member of the National Association of Science Writers and American Medical Writers Association. He has served on the adjunct faculty of Temple University and on the staffs of Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences.