Global Organ Transplantation Market Set to Top 115,000 Procedures by 2012, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Worldwide, number of organ transplantation procedures comprising heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, and lung is portended to cross 115,000 by the year 2012. The market is driven by increasing size of graying population and escalating incidence of organ failure cases due to fatal diseases.

Organ and Tissue Transplantation: A Global Strategic Business Report

The global organ and tissue transplantation market stands to gain from the increasing living donor organs and surging transplant procedure success rate. Further, growing number of awareness programs aimed at eliminating misconceptions and fear of organ donations, and attitudinal change of organ donation as a social responsibility, especially after-life organ donation is significantly driving the growth in organ donations.

Europe represents the largest organ transplantation market in the world, with an estimated 27.9 thousand organ transplant procedures in 2007, as stated by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. However, Asia is expected to spearhead the transplant procedure volumes, advancing at a compounded annual rate of 6.8% over the analysis period. Kidneys represent the largest and the most sought segment in the human organ transplants market. Number of kidney transplants, is expected to reach 78.8 thousand transplants by the year 2012. In Latin America, number of liver transplants is projected to reach 1,290 by 2010. The US tissue transplantation market comprising cornea, heart valves and skin grafts is primed to clock US$5.25 billion by 2012. Skin Grafts represent the largest segment in tissue transplantation market in terms of number of transplant procedures.

Although donations of cadaveric organs have decreased, of late, living donor organs have been witnessing dramatic increase. Especially, organs such as kidneys and liver are increasingly being donated by living donors. Moreover, living donations to the stranger category has been rising considerably compared to living donations for family members. Increasing awareness among people towards organ donations has been playing a major role in increasing organ donations from living persons.

Scarcity of donor organs is the major issue daunting the organ transplantation market. Donor organs are available to about one-third of patients on waiting lists. While, majority of the patients on the waiting list die without the receipt of a donor organ. Apart from shortage of organs, other major barrier for transplantation includes organ rejection. The primary factor affecting organ rejection is the patient's vigorous immune system that treats the implanted donor organ as a harmful foreign body and fights off the organ. In addition, finding an appropriate donor, preventing infections, and preventing graft vasculopathy or blood vessels blockage in transplanted organ represent the other issues for organ transplantation.

The report titled "Organ and Tissue Transplantation: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of incisive insights on the industry structure, market drivers, issues, competition, product trends, and demographic trends. Regulatory environment, including the legal framework, regulations and legislation for transplantation are also elaborately discussed in the report. The study also analyzes market data and analytics in number of transplant procedures for regions such as United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Rest of World. Analytics for the period 2003 through 2012 are provided in terms of product segments including heart, kidney, liver, pancreas, and lung.

Major players in the artificial organs market include Abiomed, Advanced Tissue Sciences, Arbios Systems, Fresenius Medical Care, Gambro, Genzyme Corporation, Medtronic, MicroMed Cardiovascular, Organogenesis, Forticell Bioscience, SynCardia Systems, Terumo Corporation, Thoratec Corporation, Ventracor Limited and WorldHeart Corporation.

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