Antimicrobial coated film
is ideal overlay material that can be used to destroy the growth of microorganisms. Antimicrobial coating is a direct response to the growing emphasis on hygiene, and bacteria prevention. Most infections associated with medical device implantation are caused by bacteria. Bacterial infections pose serious problems, increasing human suffering and cost burden of healthcare globally. Medical devices for use externally or internally with humans or animals can serve to introduce bacterial, viral, fungal or other undesirable infections. In the case of catheters, frequent replacement can cause excessive discomfort used for care patients, from surgical gloves, and from other medical apparatus. To prevent this, medical devices can be treated with antimicrobial agents.
Antimicrobial coatings are biocompatible, non-toxic, and bio stable for a wide range of medical devices. The demand for these antimicrobials has increased significantly, increasing risk of hospital- associated infections (HAI’s). The factors that effecting the growth of the market are increase in awareness about hospital acquired infections, favorable research and funding environment, increasing research and development activities for antimicrobial coated cardiovascular devices, high growth in geriatric population.
Antimicrobial Coatings are segmented into metallic coatings & non-metallic coatings. Metallic coatings are further segmented into Silver coatings, copper coatings and other metallic coatings. Non-metallic coatings are categorized into polymeric coatings and organic coatings and other non-metallic coatings. Antimicrobial coatings offer different properties as per the coatings manufacturing and their application requirements in the end products. These antimicrobial coating are effective against infection-resistant compositions.
The global market for Antimicrobial coating for medical devices
is estimated to be $XX billion in 2015. The global market for antimicrobial coating for medical devices market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of XX% and is forecast to reach $XX billion by 2021. Silver coatings segment is expected to have the largest share of the global metallic antimicrobial coatings for medical devices market in 2015. Whereas, the polymeric coatings segment is expected to have the largest share of the global non-metallic antimicrobial medical devices coatings market in 2015. North America and Asia alone are estimated to occupy a share of more than XX% during 2015.
North America is the leading market for global antimicrobial coatings for medical devices with United States leading the charge. North America region is forecast to have highest growth in the next few years due to growing adoption of antimicrobials in medical applications. North America antimicrobial value market accounts to XX% of the global market for antimicrobial coatings and is the fastest growing market followed by Europe.