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Salt Lake City — Amedica Corporation, a biomaterials company, has formed a collaboration with Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation, a ceramics producer, to manufacture medical devices from Amedica's Silicon Nitride biomaterial at Kyocera's Vancouver, Wash. facility. This collaboration includes the manufacture of Amedica's FDA approved silicon nitride spinal interbody devices.
As a biomaterial, silicon nitride has been shown to help promote bone growth and has anti-infective properties. Devices made from silicon nitride are semi-radiolucent with clearly visible boundaries enabling an exact view of intraoperative placement and postoperative fusion assessment via common imaging modalities. Amedica believes that these are essential characteristics that surgeons seek when choosing the ideal spinal interbody implant for their patients. Amedica has sold more than 14,000 of these devices worldwide.
“There is an unmet need for advanced biomaterials in Orthopedics and Spine,” said Eric Olson, president and CEO of Amedica Corporation.