Amedica used its FDA-approved Silicon Nitride material to develop a spine implant designed to provide increased longevity, better osteointegration and reduced infection rates over traditional metal-on-plastic or metal-on-metal designs, according to the release.
The company currently focuses on spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturing. Executives are looking to expand its Silicon Nitride offerings beyond spinal fusion to hip and knee replacements, dental implants and suture anchors, according to the news release.
More Articles on Devices:
SpineGuard Receives Russian Approval for PediGuard Spine Device
Premia Spine Develops Spine Implant Alternative to Fusion
Ascendx Spine Recognized by Southeast Medical Device Association
Amedica Artificial Disc Implant Granted Patent FeaturedWritten by Heather Linder | Thursday, 28 February 2013 18:11
Salt Lake City-based Amedica received a patent for its artificial disc implant that uses its proprietary Silicon Nitride ceramic material.
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2014. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies here.
New from Becker's Orthopedic & Spine Review