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• Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Amedica Corporation has been granted a U.S. patent for its ceramic-on-ceramic bearings for articulating joints used for total joint replacement and spinal disc applications.

The company uses a proprietary silicon nitride ceramic technology to develop and commercialize implants for the orthopedic market. It has brought to market various spinal implant products, while products under development include reconstructive hip and knee implants

The company says its new advance bearing surfaces covered under this and other pending patents will be used as ultra-low-wear bearing components for motion preserving implants.

The patent holder, Ashok Khandar, Ph.D., Vice Chairman and Chief Science and Technology Officer of the company said, “The combination of high strength and toughness of our silicon nitride ceramics provides us with a unique and versatile surface-bearing technology, which offers surgeons wider design choices and better anatomic fit and function compared to currently available alternate bearing options.”

This patent news comes on the heels of the company’s February announcement of a joint venture agreement with Orthopaedic Synergy, Inc., a holding company for OMNIlife Science and Enztec, global designers, manufacturers and distributors of reconstructive surgery and implants and instruments.

http://ryortho.com/companyNews.php?news=473_Amedica-Announces-Patent-and-JV

Category: Orthopaedics
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