Skin replacement products and markets

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The skin replacement marketplace is becoming an increasingly complex environment as both the number of problems and number of solutions are growing. The future needs for skin replacement, specifically, and wound care, generally, are likely to be significantly greater than they are today owing to demographic and epidemiological trends. The development of technologically advanced skin substitutes and wound management systems has been driven, in large part, by industry. The commercial success of various products has been modest compared to the market size. Future research and development may be impeded by the length of the FDA-approval process which increases the cost of the various products and limits investor enthusiasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomaterials for Treating Skin Loss
Subtitle of host publicationA volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781845693633
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Cultured epidermal autograph
  • Dermal matrix
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Fibroblasts
  • Keratinocytes
  • Skin replacements
  • Wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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    Garfein, E. (2009). Skin replacement products and markets. In Biomaterials for Treating Skin Loss: A volume in Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials (pp. 9-17). Elsevier Ltd..