An implantable port is a thin, soft, silicone tube with a small reservoir attached to it. It is generally put under the skin of chest or sometimes in arm. One end of the tube goes into a large vein just above a person’s heart and the other end connects to the port. Implantable ports are also known as subcutaneous ports or chest ports and portacaths.
Implantable ports are used for chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and infusion of antibiotics and other drugs. Ports can also be used for blood tests. These are quite useful to infuse medicine directly into a vein over a long period of time. Ports offer several advantages such as these can stay in place for months or even years, used for certain drugs that cannot be given through standard IV, and lower risk of infection over time than devices such as IV that stick out through the skin.
Rise in prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, increase in product demand due to low infection rate, and new product innovation are the key factors driving the Implantable Ports Market. According to the Cancer Treatment & Survivorship, the population of cancer survivors is expected to increase to 20.3 million by 2026. An implantable venous access port has been advised as a feasible catheter for long-term use of chemotherapy and fluid administration in cancer patients. Other factors such as technological advancement and favorable reimbursement scenario also propel the implantable ports market. However, negative effect of implantable ports such as blood clots and blocked lines, and availability of alternative products are the key factors restraining the global implantable ports market.
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The global implantable ports market can be segmented based on product type, application, end-user, and region. In terms of product type, the market can be classified into single lumen implantable ports and dual lumen implantable ports. Based on application, the global implantable ports market can be categorized into chemotherapy, blood transfusion, antibiotics, and intravenous infusion of blood products. In terms of end-user, the market can be divided into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and others.