Medical Ceramics Market, by Material (Bio-inert (Aluminum Oxide, Zirconia, Carbon), Bio-active (Hydroxyapatite (HAP), Glass and Bioglass, Zirconia Alumina Composite), Bio-resorbable, and Piezo Ceramics), by Application (Surgical Implants, Dental Implants, Orthopedic Implants, and Others), Medical Tools and Devices, and Prosthetics), and by Region - Global Trends, and Forecast till 2025

Medical Ceramics Market - Insights

Medical ceramics are products that aid in repairing or replace musculoskeletal hard connective tissues. These are primarily used in dental and orthopedic applications, mainly as implants or replacements. For load-bearing hip prostheses, the ceramic used is of high-purity, high-density, and fine-grained polycrystalline alumina. Other bioceramic implants can also serve as porous media to support the ingrowth of new bone tissue such as materials that bioreact with bone, or as scaffolds that are completely resorbed after establishing a template for tissue growth. Rising cases of joint related diseases and dental problems have led to the introduction of new technologies and methods by medical device manufacturers and other intermediaries. In 2016, Glidewell Laboratories launched a new line of dental bone grafting products under the brand name Newport Biologics. This is expected to fuel adoption of medical ceramics over the forecast period.

The global medical ceramics market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3,835.7 million in 2017 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period (2017–2025).

Figure 1. Global Medical Ceramics Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2017

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Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2018)

Rise in surgical procedures related to orthopedic and dental implants is expected to augment the market growth

Rising number of medical procedures involving dental implants, orthopedic implants, and others is one of the major factors driving growth of this market. According to the European Commission, 2015, around 800,000 hip procedures were carried out every year in Europe, costing around US$ 1.5 billion. The market growth is also driven by development of novel product varieties with higher mechanical strengths and flexibility. Due to their excellent frictional properties, technical ceramics are gaining popularity in endo-prosthetics. Increasing trauma cases due to falls and road accidents, requires medical intervention (orthopedics), thus, augmenting the need for medical ceramics products. In 2012, according to the National Institute of Health, knee is the most commonly injured joint by adolescent athletes with an estimated 2.5 million sports-related injuries presenting to emergency departments, annually in the U.S. This number is expected to increase significantly over the forecast period.

Manufacturers are focusing on developing new ceramics to be used in various medical applications. For instance, in March 2017, CeramTec launched its newly developed dental ceramic, Zirconium Oxide Bright, at International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. The material combines high translucency and high strength and is suitable for all dental prostheses treatments.

North America market accounted for the largest market share, followed by Europe in 2016. This is owing to high usage of implantable medical devices, furthermore, rise in number of osteoporotic fractures in the U.S. and presence of relatively large number of medical device manufacturers in this region is expected to be a factor for growth of the medical ceramics market in this region. For instance, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), over 1.3 million osteoporotic fractures occur each year in the U.S. The market in Asia Pacific and Latin America is also expected to witness substantial growth. This is owing to rise in medical tourism for dental and orthopedic procedures. According to the study by Far International, 2016, the knee replacement surgery costs around US$ 40,000, whereas the costs in Colombia is only US$ 15,000.

Some of the key players in medical ceramics market are CoorsTek Medical, H.C. Starck GmbH, Tosoh Corporation, Noritake Co., Ltd., 3M ESPE, Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Ceramtec, Pl Ceramic GmbH, Lithoz, and Kyocera Corporation.

Ceramic Materials are the combination of thermal and physical qualities which are used for various medical applications for the repair and reconstruction of human body parts. This employed majorly in dental and orthopedic applications, mainly as implants or replacements. The inherent brittleness of traditional ceramics has limited their ability to compete with ductile metals and polymers for technical applications. However, over the last 100 years innovative techniques in the fabrication of ceramics have led to their use as high-tech materials. Inert bioceramic, such as ZrO2 and Al2O3, have inherently low levels of reactivity compared with other materials such as polymers and metals as well as surface reactive or resorbable ceramics and they are expected to be non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-carcinogenic for a life-time in a human bod. This led to the early adoption of the most recent generation of instruments using an established technology in the hospitals.

Market Dynamics

The global incidence of osteoarthritis is expected to escalate which in turn increasing demand for medical ceramics implants as Osteoporosis is characterized by low bone mineral density (BMD) and deterioration of bone tissues, leading to increased risk of developing traumatic bone fractures. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2013, around 28.2% of the global population above 60 years of age, suffered from osteoarthritis with an estimated 80% recorded with mobility handicaps. Moreover, Growth in applications of medical ceramics for inartificial total hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist bone plates, screws, wires intramedullary nails, spinal fusion alveolar bone replacements, mandibular reconstruction and tooth replacement implants has opened new growth avenues for medical ceramics market. However, although medical ceramics are known to be nontoxic, there are cases where very small traces of radioelements are found even in the ceramics that are fully refined and can have devastating effects on organs and tissues, this could hamper the growth of the market during the forecast future.

Market Taxonomy

This report segments the global medical ceramics market on the basis of material and application. On the basis of material, the market is classified into bio-inert, bio-active, bio-resorbable and piezo ceramics. Bio-inert segment is further sub-divided into Aluminum Oxide, Zirconia, Carbon and bio-active sub-divided into Hydroxyapatite (HAP), Glass and Bioglass, zirconia alumina composite. Applications of medical ceramics include surgical implants, medical tools and devices and prosthetics. Surgical implants further sub-divided into dental implants, orthopedic implants and other implants.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of medical ceramics and provides market size (US$ Million) and Cumulative Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2017 – 2025), considering 2016 as the base year.
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launch or approval, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global medical ceramics market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include CoorsTek Medical, H.C. Starck GmbH, Tosoh Corporation, Noritake Co., Ltd., 3M ESPE, Morgan Advanced Materials plc, Ceramtec, Pl Ceramic GmbH, Lithoz, Kyocera Corporation.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global medical ceramics market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, researchers, medical ceramics manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts.
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the medical ceramics market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Material:
    • Bio-inert
      • Aluminum Oxide
      • Zirconia
      • Carbon
    • Bio-active
      • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
      • Glass and Bioglass
      • zirconia alumina composite
    • Bio-resorbable
    • Piezo Ceramics
  • Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Application:
    • Surgical Implants
      • Dental Implants
      • Orthopedic Implants
    • Medical Tools and Devices
    • Prosthetics
  • Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • France
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • North Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
      • By Material:
        • Bio-inert
          • Aluminum Oxide
          • Zirconia
          • Carbon
        • Bio-active
          • hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Glass and Bioglass
          • zirconia alumina composite
        • Bio-resorbable
        • Piezo Ceramics
      • By Application:
        • Surgical Implants
          • Dental Implants
          • Orthopedic Implants
          • Other Implants
        • Medical Tools and Devices
        • Prosthetics
  • Company Profiles
    • 3M ESPE
      • Company Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Strategies
      • Recent Developments
      • Future Plans
    • CoorsTek Medical
    • H.C. Starck GmbH 
    • Tosoh Corporation
    • NORITAKE CO.,LIMITED
    • Morgan Advanced Materials plc
    • Ceramtec
    • Pl Ceramic GmbH
    • Lithoz
    • Kyocera Corporation

“*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Overview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Material
      • Market Snippet, By Application
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
        • Supply Side Drivers
        • Demand Side Drivers
        • Economic Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Technological Advancements
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Industry Trends
    • PEST Analysis
    • PORTER’S Five Forces
  4. Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Material, 2017 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Bio-inert
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Aluminum Oxide
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Zirconia
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Carbon
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Bio-active
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Hydroxyapatite (HAP)
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Glass and Bioglass
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Zirconia Alumina Composite
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Bio-resorbable
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Piezo Ceramics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  5. Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2016 - 2025
      • Segment Trends
    • Surgical Implants
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Dental Implants
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Orthopedic Implants
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Other Implants
          • Introduction
          • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
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    • Medical Devices
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Prosthetics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 - 2025, (US$ Million)
  6. Global Medical Ceramics Market, By Region, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2017 and 2025 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, By Region, 2016 - 2025
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • U.K.
        • Germany
        • Italy
        • France
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • China
        • Japan
        • India
        • ASEAN
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • Northern Africa
        • Central Africa
        • South Africa
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Application, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2015 - 2025, (US$ Million)
        • GCC Countries
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
  7. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • 3M ESPE
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • CoorsTek Medical
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      •  H.C. Starck GmbH 
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Tosoh Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • NORITAKE CO.,LIMITED
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Morgan Advanced Materials plc
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Ceramtec
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Pl Ceramic GmbH
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Lithoz
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
      • Kyocera Corpration
        • Company Overview
        • Technology Portfolio
        • Financial Performance
        • Recent Developments/Updates
        • Future Plans
  8. Section
    • Analyst Views
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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