This report provides detailed analysis of worldwide markets for Surgical Knives, Scalpels from 2011-2016, and provides extensive market forecasts (2016-2021) by region/country and subsectors. It covers the key technological and market trends in the Surgical Knives, Scalpels market and further lays out an analysis of the factors influencing the supply/demand for Surgical Knives, Scalpels, and the opportunities/challenges faced by industry participants. It also acts as an essential tool to companies active across the value chain and to the new entrants by enabling them to capitalize the opportunities and develop business strategies.
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Surgical knives, scalpels are small and extremely sharp bladed instrument used for surgery. Scalpels may be single-use disposable or re-usable. Re-usable scalpels can have permanently attached blades that can be sharpened or, more commonly, removable single-use blades. Disposable scalpels usually have a plastic handle with an extensible blade (like a utility knife) and are used once, then the entire instrument discarded. Scalpel blades are usually individually packed in sterile pouches but are also offered non-sterile. Double-edged scalpels are referred to as “lancets”.
Scalpel blades are usually made of hardened and tempered steel, stainless steel, or high carbon steel; in addition, titanium, ceramic, diamond and even obsidian knives are not uncommon. For example, when performing surgery under MRI guidance, steel blades are unusable (the blades would be drawn to the magnets, or may cause image artifacts). Historically, the preferred material for surgical scalpels was silver, on account of its antimicrobial properties (although the mechanics were not understood at the time). Scalpel blades are also offered by select manufacturers with a zirconium nitride-coated edge to improve sharpness and edge retention. Others manufacture blades that are polymer coated to enhance lubricity during a cut. Alternatives to scalpels in surgical applications include electrocautery and lasers.
GCC’s report, Global Surgical Knives, Scalpels Market Forecast and Analysis 2016-2021, has been prepared based on the synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of information about the global Surgical Knives, Scalpels market collected from specialized sources. The report covers key technological developments in the recent times and profiles leading players in the market and analyzes their key strategies. The competitive landscape section of the report provides a clear insight into the market share analysis of key industry players. The major players in the global Surgical Knives, Scalpels market areSwann-Morton (UK), Hu-Friedy Mfg (USA), Alcon (USA), Becton Dickinson (USA), Diamatrix (USA), Summit Medical (USA), Surgical Specialties (USA), Medicon eG (Germany), Aspen Medical (UK), Kai Industries (Japan), Mani (Japan), Feather (Japan), Ailee (Korea), Shanghai Surgical (China), Shinva (China), SteriLance Medical (China), Shanghai Lianhui (China).
The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Rest of World. In this sector, global competitive landscape and supply/demand pattern of Surgical Knives, Scalpels industry has been provided.