Biocompatible Materials: United States

This report forecasts US biocompatible materials demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of synthetic polymers, natural polymers, ceramics, and metals. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: surgical and medical instruments, surgical appliances and supplies, dental products and materials, drug delivery products, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals 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 products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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