Biologics: The Growth Engine in Advanced Wound Care
With estimated revenues in excess of $5 billion per year worldwide, the advanced wound care market has garnered the attention of both major companies and investors for its tremendous potential. Growth in this market is being driven by the development of new bioactive products that can successfully heal chronic wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers, which are among the most challenging and costly to treat.
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The advanced wound care market is attracting an increasing number of competitors and investors seeking a stake in this high-need, high-growth space. But although the number of innovative wound care products is on the rise, this is also a highly diverse market, with some striking differences among various regions of the world in terms of product adoption and standard wound care practices.
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This month we cover MxBiodevices LLC, which has completed two clinical trials of its injectable wound repair scaffold that is injected just under the wound surface to provide a healing structure; and Histogenics Corp., which is in a Phase III clinical trial in articular cartilage repair.