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Amedica® Receives Patents for Innovative Motion-Preserving Total Disc Implant Featuring Silicon Nitride
Date:9/15/2010

its remarkable strength and wear characteristics, surgeons are able to avoid the problems and degenerative conditions associated with implant devices using older technologies. This allows surgeons to achieve more successful outcomes in restoring patient function and provides patients with lifetime relief that returns them to an active lifestyle."

Amedica, a full-line manufacturer and supplier of silicon nitride technologies that are used in orthopaedic applications, has developed unique SiN materials having disruptive characteristics for spinal, hip and knee implant devices. The material is remarkably fracture resistant, and its articulating surfaces do not produce the wear debris that is linked to osteolysis-related re-operations. Additionally, the Bioactive implants provide a hydrophilic surface and a conductive cancellous structure that enhances bone ingrowth and attachment.

The company recently entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with Orthopaedic Synergies Inc., an established global reconstructive hip and knee concern known for its innovative and new implant technologies, expanding its reach into a more widespread orthopaedic marketplace.

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.


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