Nanofibers for Biomedical and Healthcare applications: A Techno-commercial Report
A comprehensive techno-commercial report overviewing the potential of nanofibers in biomedical and healthcare applications with a focus on materials, fabrication techniques, latest technological developments/trends, applications and products, as well as a detailed global market scenario. The global nanofiber-enabled biomedical market was valued at US$ 24 million in 2012 and is further expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 36.8% during 2013-2018 to reach US$ 155.2 million by 2018. North America tops the list with a share of 50% in global nanofiber-enabled biomedical markets, followed by Europe (37%), Asia-Pacific (12%) and RoW (1%).
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nanofibers for Biomedical and
A Techno-Commercial Report
Centre for Knowledge Management of Nanoscience & Technology
(A Project of ARCI, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India)
12-5-32/8, Vijayapuri Colony, Tarnaka, Secunderabad-500 017, A.P India
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A comprehensive techno-commercial report overviewing the potential of nanofibers in biomedical
and healthcare applications with a focus on materials, fabrication techniques, latest technological
developments/trends, applications and products, as well as a detailed global market scenario.
•• A comprehensive review of technical aspects related to types of materials, fabrication
techniques and available commercial technologies for the fabrication of nanofibers
•• Overview of potential biomedical applications of nanofibers and various nanofiber-based
commercial products in the biomedical and healthcare sector
•• A detailed market overview by material type, biomedical applications and geographical
•• An in-depth literature and patent analyses to assess the worldwide scientific and technological
advances made in the application areas of nanofibers for biomedical and healthcare sector
•• Profiles of leading global players involved in the development and commercialization of
nanofibers as well as nanofiber-based application developers in biomedical and healthcare
Who should buy this Report
•• Nanofiber manufacturers and suppliers
•• Nanofiber-based biomedical application developers and product manufacturers
•• Nanofiber process equipment manufacturers and suppliers
•• Corporate strategists, policy advisors and government agencies
•• R&D organizations and universities working in the area of nanofibers
•• Consultants and analysts
•• Investors and funding agencies
80 Companies Profiled Including
•• 3-D Matrix Medical Technology
•• Boston Scientific Corporation
•• Clearbridge Nanomedics Pte Ltd.
•• Covidian plc
•• Donaldson Company, Inc.
•• DuPont de Nemours and Company
•• Early Warning Inc.
•• Elmarco s.r.o.
•• FibeRio Technology Corporation
•• Finetex EnE, Inc
•• Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA
•• Hollingsworth & Vose Company
•• Irema-Filter Gmbh
•• Japan Vilene Company, Ltd.
•• Johns Manville Corporation
•• Marine Polymer Technologies, Inc.
•• Metpro Technologies LLC
•• Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
•• Nano Technics Co. Ltd.
•• Nanofiber Solutions
•• Nanosys Inc.
•• NANOVAL GmbH & Co. KG
•• Neotherix Ltd.
•• Nicast Ltd.
•• NOLabs AB
•• Organogenesis Inc.
•• PARDAM s.r.o
•• Polyremedy, Inc.
•• Pyrograf Products, Inc
•• Smith & Nephew plc
Table of Contents*
4.2. Global Overview of Patents
4.2.1. Year Wise Trend Analysis of
1.1. Key Takeaways
1.2. Study Goals and Objectives
1.3. Research Methodology
1.4. Introduction to Nanofibers
1.4.1. Theoretical Background and
1.4.2. Key Features
4.2.2. Geographic and Priority Country
4.2.3. Top Assignees and Research
4.2.4. Technology Focus
4.2.5. Corporate Patents Landscape
4.2.6. Key Patents
1.4.4. Industry and Market Overview
2. Scientific and Technological Aspects
5. Market Overview
5.1. Global Nanofibers Market for Biomedical
2.1. Materials Used for Nanofiber Fabrication
5.1.1. Demand and Supply
2.2. Techniques for Nanofiber Fabrication
5.1.2. Market by Materials Type
2.3. Processing of Nanofibers
2.4. Properties and Characterization of
2.5. Technological Issues and Critical
3. Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
3.1. Tissue Engineering
3.2. Wound Dressing /Healing
3.3. Drug Delivery Systems
3.5. Medical Devices/Implants
3.6. Medical Filtration Media
3.7. Cosmetics/ Personal Care
3.8. Nanofiber-based Commercial Products
4. Literature and Patent Analysis
4.1. Global Overview of Literature
4.1.1. Year Wise Publication Trends
4.1.2. Geographic Distribution
4.1.3. Publication Trend by Institutes &
4.1.4. Contribution of Funding Agencies
5.2. Global Market by Biomedical
5.3. Global Nanofiber-enabled Biomedical
Market: Trends & Forecasts
5.3.1. Trends and Forecast
5.3.2. Trends and Forecast by
5.4. Market Metrics
5.4.1. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.4.2. Key drivers
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1. New Product Developments
6.3. Mergers and Acquisitions
7. Technologies Available for Licensing
8. Safety, Health and Environmental
10. Company Profiles
4.1.5. The Top 10 Highly Cited Research
4.1.6. Technical Analysis
*A sample of table of contents is given here
Nanofibers Markets for Biomedical
Applications (in US$ million)
Nanofibers are an important and versatile class of
Five year Forecast
Five year Trend
one-dimensional nanomaterials that has attracted
increasing attention in the recent years. Nanofibers
especially made of biocompatible or biodegradable
materials show great potential in biomedical and
healthcare sector due to their unique combination of
properties and intrinsic functionalities. High surface
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area and porosity associated with nanofibers that
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enhance adhesion of cells as well as various proteins
and drug molecules are the key attributes, which
Five-year trends (2007-12) and forecasts (2013-18) of
make them superior to their micro and macro
nanofiber-enabled biomedical markets
counterparts composed of same materials.
This techno-commercial report discusses various applications of nanofibers in biomedical and healthcare
sector and provide them as advanced and potential solutions to the current challenges facing in this
rapidly expanding field. Industrial developments in manufacturing technology by employing various
proprietary processes based on electrospinning, solution & melt spinning and melt-blowing methods
have provided the much-needed momentum for realizing the commercial potential of nanofibers. Major
class of nanofibers used in various biomedical and healthcare applications are prepared from various
natural and synthetic polymers as well as from their composites with inorganic materials. Ceramic/
inorganic nanofibers and carbon nanofibers are also increasingly being used. Important biomedical
applications of nanofibers include filtration, medical textiles, wound healing, tissue engineering &
regeneration, biosensors and drug delivery.
This report analyses the nanofiber-enabled global biomedical market size in terms of material types,
biomedical applications and geographical regions. The report also discusses the key drivers, challenges
and opportunities for nanofibers in biomedical industry. Nanofiber industry is a global enterprise serving
niche market applications. The global demand of nanofibers in biomedical industry reached 30 metric
tons per annum in 2012. The global nanofiber-enabled biomedical market was valued at US$ 24 million
in 2012 and is further expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 36.8% during
2013-2018 to reach US$ 155.2 million by 2018. North America tops the list with a share of 50% in global
nanofiber-enabled biomedical markets, followed by Europe (37%), Asia-Pacific (12%) and RoW (1%).
Polymer nanofibers constitute the largest share of total nanofibers market in terms of materials. The
largest market share of nanofibers for biomedical applications is accounted for by filtration followed by
medical textiles, wound healing, tissue engineering etc. In the next five years, the consumption is
expected to post a considerable growth due to their unique combination of desirable properties, high
compatibility with nonwovens and ready availability of biodegradable nanofibers over the conventional
fibers. The US is the world leader in research and development in this area followed by Asian countries
like China and South Korea.
Global nanofiber industry landscape is dotted with numerous start-up companies as well as large
corporations. Most of the nanofiber manufacturers are large corporations and some of them have captive
uses for their production. Majority of the application developers are however small start-up companies,
which either are spin-offs from universities or armed with technologies licensed from universities. This
market is still in very nascent stage and therefore ample opportunities exist for the entry of new players
across the globe.
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