Bone glues are adhesives derived from animal sources such as bone and skins. Bone glues are safe and eco-friendly collagen. Bone glues are obtained from the bovine bone and dried swim bladder of fish. The common procedure for the production of bone glues comprises of the procurement of animal bones and further treatment for extraction of collagen. Collagens are obtained through washing, boiling under pressure and de-mineralization of animal bones. Bone glues are biodegradable and also an alternative for conventional adhesives. There is no need to remove them once they are healed. Bone glues are used in orthopaedic surgery especially for the fixation of fractures. Gelatin, a form of animal glues is used for making capsules and for vitamin embedding. People suffering from arthritis use gelatine capsules as supplement. Gelatin also supports the growth of skin, hail and nail. It is also used for anti aging treatments. Some of the side effects of gelatine supplements are stomach problem, burping and bloating. Soft and hard gelatin capsules are two important types of gelatin capsules which are used in pharmaceuticals. Bone glues and gelatin are also used in food and beverages, photography, breweries industry and book publishing.
Europe followed by North America are dominating the global market for bone glues due to increased use of gelatine and bone glues in pharmaceuticals products and rising incidence of osteoarthritis in these region. Asia is expected to show high growth rate in the next five years in global bone glues market due to rising aging population. Some of the key driving forces for the growth of bone glue market in emerging countries such as China Brazil and India are increasing prevalence of bone and joint related diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
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