By: 24 January 2015
A spinal marriage made in biomaterial heaven

Leading parties in artificial spinal fusion devices join forces

A leading developer of innovative forms of silicon nitride ceramics, Amedica Corporation, has entered into a multi-year private labelling agreement with Spinal Kinetics Inc., one of the leading innovators of artificial spinal disc technology.

Amedica will now provide Spinal Kinetics with sterile packed silicon nitride spinal interbody fusion devices for sale in worldwide markets.

The silicon nitride biomaterial used to make Amedica’s devices is unmatched in terms of strength, durability and reliability. Its surface texture and hydrophilic nature attract both osteoblasts and physiologic proteins to ensure reliable osteointegration, while its surface biochemistry inhibits bacterial biofilm adhesion.

“We are very excited to add Amedica’s silicon nitride spinal fusion technology to our product portfolio,” said Spinal Kinetics’ CEO Tom Afzal. “This agreement is a critical additional step in broadening the range of uniquely innovative technologies we bring to the spine surgery community.”

Source: Orthopedics This Week