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Amedica® Receives Patent for Hip Implant Using Monoblock Ceramic Technology
Date:6/2/2010

surfaces do not produce the wear debris that is linked to osteolysis-related re-operations.  Additionally, the Bioactive implants feature a hydrophilic surface and a conductive cancellous structure to enhance bone in-growth and attachment.

"The monoblock ceramic technology covered by this patent and other issued and pending patents represents a major advance in orthopaedic implants and other applications," said Shappley.  "With this bearing technology, we expect to bring significant benefit to both patients and surgeons alike.

"Receiving this patent further secures our future competitive position in the reconstructive implant segments, one of the largest segments of the orthopaedics market," Shappley added.

About Amedica:

Amedica Corporation is ISO 13485 certified, and its products are FDA cleared and CE approved.  Amedica Corporation is an emerging orthopaedic implant company focused on using its silicon nitride ceramic technologies to develop and commercialize a broad range of innovative, unique spine and total joint implants for the growing orthopaedic device market.  It has brought to market various spinal implant products, while products under development include reconstructive hip and knee implants that represent a new standard of care in total joint implants based on superior performance, safety and efficacy.  For more information, visit www.amedicacorp.com.


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