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Global Antimicrobial Wound Dressings Market Outlook 2021-2026: Telemedicine Changing Wound Care Dynamics During COVID-19

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DUBLIN, Feb. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Antimicrobial Wound Dressings Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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The global antimicrobial wound dressing market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6% during the period 2021-2026.

The global antimicrobial wound dressings market is witnessing an introduction of several advanced dressing materials. Chitosan is one of the natural polymers that hold promise for advanced antimicrobial agents. This polymer is a biodegradable and non-toxic material, which promotes rapid healing.

Similarly, to combat bacterial infections, vendors have developed the cellulose membrane equipped with antimicrobial peptides. This skin-friendly membrane made of the plant-based material kills the bacteria effectively and achieve an antibacterial effect. Hence, the introduction of innovative and advanced dressing materials is likely to have an impact on the market as they have proven healing capacities.

Global Antimicrobial Wound Dressings Market Segmentation

The global antimicrobial wound dressings market research report includes a detailed segmentation by product, wound type, end-user, geography. Considered an ideal solution to maintain an optimal balance between moisture and bacterial growth, the demand for foam-based dressings is growing worldwide.

These dressings are compliant with the existing wound care protocols as they are effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, along with fungi and yeast infections. With the rise in management of post-surgical incisions, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers, diabetic ulcers, donor sites, abrasions, lacerations, dermatologic disorders, foam-based dressings are highly popular, thereby influencing market prospects.

The rise in surgical site infections (SSI) is a key factor for the growth of acute wounds. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in healthcare systems across the world and has adversely affected the global market. To reduce the risk of infections among patients and healthcare providers and conserve critical resources such as personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and intensive care beds enacted a temporary ban on elective surgeries for a short period, which limits the usage of advanced wound care products. Moreover, the number of surgical procedures is increasing in the geriatric population as the elderly are prone to acute and chronic diseases, which need the usage of antimicrobial dressing materials worldwide.

A high percentage of chronic wound patients are turning to hospitals for treatment as they are equipped with the latest machines and technology for diagnosing, treating, and healing wound conditions. All high-risk diabetic foot cases requiring intensive care services and major amputations take place in hospitals. Hence, the increase in diabetic foot cases is likely to augur well for the market.

With the outbreak of COVID-19, patients opting for hospitals for wound management has decreased, which has reduced the demand for antimicrobial dressings temporarily. In 2020, specialty wound management clinics accounted for a share of over 26%. Non-healing wounds require specialized care due to underlying, complex conditions, which prevent abrasions from healing. The outbreak of the pandemic has brought specialty wound care clinics to prominence as most hospitals prioritize the treatment of COVID-19 patients.


The US is a major revenue contributor to the global antimicrobial wound dressings market share. The usage of advanced wound care healing products in the country is higher than other countries across the world. The application of antimicrobial wound dressing materials is high as patients suffering from chronic and acute wounds are growing. For instance, in the United States, over 6.5 million patients are affected by chronic wounds, costing more than $50 billion annually.

Chronic wounds represent a large and growing threat to public health in the US. Around 3% of the population over 65 years of age have open wounds. In 2020, the US government estimated that the elderly population is over 55 million, suggesting that chronic wounds will continue to be a persistent challenge. The APAC region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. It is poised for significant growth on account of the growing geriatric population, the increase in accident and burn cases, and the high prevalence of diabetes.

3M, Smith+Nephew, Molnlycke Health Care, ConvaTec, Coloplast, and 3M are key players operating in the market.


  • What is the market size and growth rate of the market?

  • What are the key factors driving the antimicrobial wound dressings market growth?

  • Which is the largest revenue-generating region in the market?

  • Who are the key manufacturers in the antimicrobial wound dressings market space?

  • What are the market restraints challenging the growth of the market?

  • What are the latest technological innovations in antimicrobial wound dressing?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of The Study
4.3.1 Market Segmentation by Geography

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.2 Antimicrobial Wound Dressings: Market Snapshot

8 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.1 Introduction of Advanced Antimicrobial Dressing Materials
8.2 Increased Role of Wound Care Management Companies In Hospitals
8.3 Telemedicine Changing Wound Care Dynamics During COVID-19

9 Market Growth Enablers
9.1 Increased Prevalence of Acute & Chronic Injuries & Wound Infections
9.2 Technological Advances & Product Launches
9.3 High Demand for Foam-Based Antimicrobial Wound Dressings

10 Market Restraints
10.1 Increased Availability of Substitutes for Antimicrobial Dressing
10.2 Lack of Clear Classification And Stewardship Of Antimicrobial Dressing
10.3 Increasing Price Pressure and Demand For Value-Based Products
10.4 Negative Impact Of COVID-19 On Wound Care Market

11 Market Landscape
11.1 Market Overview
11.1.1 Product
11.1.2 Wound Type
11.1.3 End-User
11.1.4 Geography
11.2 Market Size & Forecast
11.3 Five Forces Analysis

12 Product
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.3 Hydrogel Dressing
12.4 Foam Dressing
12.5 Alginate Dressing
12.6 Collagen Dressing

13 Wound Type
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.3 Acute Wounds
13.4 Chronic Wounds

14 End-Users
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Hospitals
14.4 Specialty Wound Management Clinics
14.5 Long-Term Care Facilities
14.6 Home Healthcare Settings
14.7 Other End-Users

15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview

Competitive Landscape

Prominent Vendors

  • 3M

  • Coloplast

  • Smith+Nephew

  • Molnlycke Health Care

  • ConvaTec

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Argentum Medical

  • Aspen Surgical

  • Axio Biosolutions

  • B.Braun Melsungen

  • BD

  • BSN Medical

  • Covalon Technologies

  • Cardinal Health

  • CellEra

  • Dermarite

  • DeRoyal Industries

  • Eloquest

  • Ferris Mfg

  • GEMCO Medical

  • Paul Hartmann

  • Hollister

  • Integra Lifesciences

  • Lohmann & Rauscher (L&R)

  • Milliken

  • Medline

  • Organogenesis

  • Pharmaplast

  • Safe n' Simple

  • South West Technologies


  • Tricol


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