Medical Device Coatings and Materials
The regulated biomedical technologies and medical devices market drives the need for safe and high performance, specialty polymers and materials, including multi-functional ingredients.
Adhesives, coatings, textiles & biotextiles, films, foams, membranes, plastics & polymers, silicones, cellulosics, metals, plastic additives, adhesives & sealants, antimicrobials, natural ingredients
Regulatory Classification (in terms of risk from lowest to highest) Examples:
Medical instruments, crutches, wheel chairs, surgical beds, bandaging
Dental filler, diagnostic ultrasonic devices, hearing aids, contact lenses, tooth crowns, muscle and nerve stimulators
Anaesthetic devices, respiratory devices, X-ray, blood bags, defibrillators, dialysis devices & tubing, condoms, moist wound dressings, dental implants.
Heart catheter, endoprosthesis, coronary stents, ortho implants, absorbable surgical sutures, breast implants, heart valves
(1) In-Vitro Diagnostic Substances (2) Electro-medical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus (3) Irradiation Apparatus (4) Surgical and Medical Instrument (5) Surgical Appliances and Supplies (6) Dental Equipment and Supplies (7) Ophthalmic Goods
Transformational Shifts Shaping Future of the Medical Device Industry
Suppliers of specialty materials for medical technologies and devices need to be cognizant of the medical device industry and market trends. Frost & Sullivan research provides insights not only from supply-side (or top-down) approach, but also from the demand-side (or bottom-up) methodology
Suppliers are increasingly becoming forward and backward integrated in order to compete in this complex value chain. In-depth phone discussions with leading resin suppliers, value-adding manufacturers and resellers, and medical device manufacturers, and other key value chain entities form the basis of Frost & Sullivan research. These often include multiple discussions within suppliers and value chain entities to ensure an “organizational interview”.
DSM, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Evonik, Innovene, LyondellBassel, Sabic, Solvay, Dow Chemical, Kraton, BASF, PolyOne
Polymers and Other Material Suppliers
Compounders & Blenders
Device Adhesives Manufacturers
Parts and Components
Molders, Extruders & Component Manufacturers
Medical Devices & Products
Medical & Dental Adhesive Manufacturers
Medical Device OEM’s
Medical Device Cos.
NuCryst, Boston Scientific, Abbott, C.R. Bard, Lombard Medical, Smith Nephew
Device Adhesives Manufacturers: Henkel Corp. (Loctite), Dymax, Ellsworth, 3M Medical Tapes and Adhesives, Master Bond Inc., Adhesive Systems, Inc.
Distributors of Medical Devices
Coatings Manufacturers: Acrymed, Inc., Cupron, Inc., Ecology Coatings, Surmodics, Inc., Sono-Tek, Micell Tech. Accord BioPolymers, DSM, Biocoat, Agion, Akcoatings, AST Products