Natural Biocompatible Polymers: United States

This report forecasts US natural biocompatible polymers demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of cellulose polymers, starch compounds, collagen, hyaluronic acid, alginates, carrageenan, and other materials. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: drug delivery products, surgical appliances and supplies, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided at five-year intervals for 2003, 2008, and 2013; the various segments are reported for 2008 and 2013. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, and regulatory factors. A Demand Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute materials when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading companies competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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