Burn wounds are extremely painful, frequently highly traumatic and can lead to permanent scarring, disfigurement or even death. The management of these wounds is based on the injured area, and severity of burns and by the depth includes minor, partial and full-thickness injuries. Burn care market has witnessed various technological advancements and emerged as a standard solution to treat all degrees of burns. Conventional measures of burn care management are being rapidly replaced with advanced products due to the effectiveness of the latter for managing burn injuries, which enables faster healing. The treatment in burn injuries includes intervention therapies and use of products such as traditional and advanced care dressings. The rising number of burn injury cases rising the demand of burn care products globally. In addition to this, the unhealed burns do not only diminish quality of life but also increases the risk of infections and complications. Therefore, burn care is an important part of healing process. Moreover some serious burns may require immediate medical care to prevent further complications and death of patient.
Rising fire incidences are increasing the demand for treatment of burn injuries which in turn increasing the usage of burn care products especially in the low and middle income countries. For instance, in January 2017 , according to the World Health Organization (WHO) data published on African Journal of Emergency Medicines, stated that burn cases accounted around 18 million disability cases and more than 2,50,000 deaths each year of which more than 90% deaths registered from low-and middle-income countries. In addition to this, U.S. fire department responded to around 1.3 million fire incidences in 2016, of which 3,280 civilian deaths and 15,700 civilian injuries reported by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Burn Care Market Taxonomy:
On the basis of depth of burn, burn care market segmented into:
- Minor-thickness burn
- Partial-thickness burn
- Full- thickness burn
On the basis of product type, burn care market segmented into:
- Traditional burn care products
- Advanced dressing
- Hydrogel dressing
- Alginate dressing
- Foam dressing
- Hydrocolloid dressings
- Collagen dressings
- Other dressings
- Other burn care products
On the basis of end user, burn care market segmented into:
- Home care settings
- Other end users
Introduction of new burn care products will favor the growth of burn care market
New product launches expected to drive the market of burn care products during the forecast period. For instance, in September 2016, ConvaTec, Inc. launched Foam Lite ConvaTec dressing after receiving the CE mark approval for management of low to non-exuding wounds such as skin tears, skin abrasions and partial thickness burns in France, Germany, the U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
For instance, in July 2016, a combined team of researchers from the Boston University and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical center developed new type of hydrogel bandage for the burn patients. This new hydrogel bandage allow the easy removal at the time of dressing change, by applying an aqueous solution of cysteine methyl ester. The hydrogel bandage seals the burn wounds to prevent entry of bacteria and proven to be easily removable. Moreover the advancement in the burn care products helps to fuel the demand of burn care market.
Some of the key players in the burn care market include DeRoyal Industries, Inc., Smith & Nephew plc, Devon Medical Products, Inc., PAUL HARTMANN AG, ACell, Inc., ConvaTec Inc., Coloplast A/S, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Medela AG, Acelity L.P. Inc., Derma Sciences Inc. and Medtronic plc.
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