Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring mineral form of calcium apatite, with the chemical formula Ca5(PO4)3OH. It is the major inorganic component of bone and teeth. Hydroxyapatite has largely been used in orthopedic and dental applications in medical devices and implants. It serves as an excellent biomaterial for repair and reconstruction of bones and teeth due to its comparable chemical structure to the mineral component of human bones and teeth. Hydroxyapatite coatings are applied to metallic implants to enhance bioactivity and induce faster osseointegration. Hydroxyapatite granules, pastes and putties are used in bone void fillers, alveolar ridge augmentation, sinus lifts and periodontal applications.
The global hydroxyapatite market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2396.9 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.52% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The global hydroxyapatite market is driven by growing demand from dental applications. According to the National Health Service, globally nearly 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases such as tooth loss and periodontal disease in 90 countries. Demand for dental implants, bone void fillers and reconstructive pastes containing hydroxyapatite as a biocompatible raw material is growing significantly. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 3 million dental implants are placed annually in the United States alone. Growing geriatric population, increasing incidence of dental diseases, growing preference for cosmetic dentistry and technological advancements are some factors expected to support demand for hydroxyapatite in dental treatments over the forecast period.
The growing demand for dental applications referred to in the heading is one of the major drivers of the global hydroxyapatite market. Hydroxyapatite mimics the mineral content of natural bones and teeth, making it suitable for applications involving bone and teeth regeneration or reconstruction. Its ability to induce faster osseointegration of dental implants has augmented its use in various dental procedures involving implant placement, alveolar ridge augmentation and periodontal therapy.
Another major driver for the hydroxyapatite market is increasing incidence of orthopedic diseases and injuries globally. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, worldwide one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 years will experience osteoporotic fractures due to brittle and fragile bones in their lifetime.
The hydroxyapatite market is segmented into micronized and nano-sized hydroxyapatite. Among these, the micronized hydroxyapatite segment accounts for the major share of the global market owing to its wide applications in bone grafting and orthopedic applications. Micronized hydroxyapatite has particle sizes ranging from 50 nm to 5 μm and is widely utilized for bone void filling, periodontal defects, alveolar ridge augmentation, and sinus lifts procedures.
Political: Governments across various countries are supporting research and development activities in the healthcare industry which is positively impacting the growth of the hydroxyapatite market. Favorable regulations regarding bone grafting procedures are also propelling market growth.
Economic: Rising healthcare expenditure and increasing disposable incomes are driving demand for advanced bone grafting procedures that utilize hydroxyapatite which is fueling market revenue. Growing elderly population also present a massive economic opportunity.
Social: Rising incidence of orthopedic diseases and injuries due to changing lifestyle is increasing demand for bone graft substitutes. Growing awareness about the benefits of hydroxyapatite in orthopedic reconstruction surgery is further supporting the market.
Technological: Advancements in nanotechnology have led to the development of nano-sized hydroxyapatite with improved characteristics. 3D printing technology is also enabling production of customized hydroxyapatite scaffolds with precise shapes and structures for bone regeneration.
The Global Hydroxyapatite Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period driven by the increasing incidents of orthopedic diseases and rising number of bone grafting procedures worldwide. The global hydroxyapatite market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2396.9 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.52% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
From a regional perspective, North America is expected to continue dominating the global hydroxyapatite market supported by the presence of major players in countries like the U.S. along with promising research activities in the healthcare domain. Moreover, growing healthcare expenditure and rising geriatric population in the region is further driving market revenues.
Key players operating in the hydroxyapatite market are Aetna, AmeriHealth, Lynn Community Health Center, CHAS Health, Cigna, Siemens Healthcare GmbH, NextGen Healthcare, Athena Healthcare, NextStep Solutions, and Genpact Limited. These key players are focusing on new product launches, acquisitions, and strategic collaborations with biotechnology companies and research institutes to strengthen their market position.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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