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2012-10-23 07:30:36

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMEDICA Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive medical device manufacturer, is pleased to announce that Alpesh Patel, M.D., Associate Professor in the Division of Spine Surgery at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will present a poster at the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting that illustrates the significant advantages of Silicon Nitride (Si(3)N(4)) for use in interbody fusion devices compared to (PEEK)...

2012-10-09 03:21:12

NEWPORT, United Kingdom, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICON Europa -- SPTS Technologies, a supplier of advanced wafer processing solutions for the global semiconductor industry and related markets, today announced that it has signed a JDP Program with ASSID from Fraunhofer-IZM to research sub-175 degrees C dielectric films in through silicon vias (TSV) for 3D-IC packaging. The program will use 300mm APM plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) modules installed on a Versalis(®)...

2012-09-13 02:28:16

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant manufacturer, announced today the expansion of biomaterial claims for its FDA 510(k)-cleared Valeo® Interbody Fusion Devices. The expansion of these claims focus on the innate properties of the Company's proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si(3)N(4)) biomaterial, which has been proven to provide superior osteointegration and anti-infective capabilities when compared to products...

2012-09-13 02:25:49

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant manufacturer, announced today the publication of two peer-reviewed studies conducted at Brown University that demonstrate the superior osteointegration and bacterial-resistant properties of its proprietary Silicon Nitride (Si(3)N(4)) biomaterial when compared to poly-ether-ether-ketone (PEEK) or titanium (Ti). In related news, the company also announced the expansion of biomaterial property...

Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement Of Picoscale Forces
2012-06-28 12:02:30

Gold is not necessarily precious–at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes. JILA researchers found that removing an AFM probe's gold coating–until now considered helpful–greatly improved force measurements performed in a liquid, the medium favored for biophysical studies such as stretching DNA or unfolding proteins. As described in Nano Letters,* stripping the gold from the diving-board-shaped probe, or cantilever, with a brief chemical bath...

2012-05-31 02:25:59

SALT LAKE CITY, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation announced today the appointment of Bryan J. McEntire to Chief Technology Officer, in charge of directing the company's technology strategies as it expands the use of the company's proprietary medical grade silicon nitride for spine, total joint, dental devices and potentially anti-infective coating applications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120208/LA50092LOGO) Mr. McEntire, who was previously Vice President of...

2012-05-03 10:20:59

In the news release, CoorsTek Acquires ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG Technical Ceramics, issued 01-May-2012 by CoorsTek over PR Newswire, the Source should read "CoorsTek" rather than "CoorsTek Armor Solutions" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: CoorsTek Acquires ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG Technical Ceramics Purchase to broaden EU presence and ceramic manufacturing capabilities including aluminum nitride components, brazing & metallizing, and...

2012-05-01 14:21:52

GOLDEN, Colo., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CoorsTek, the world's largest technical ceramics manufacturer, today officially announced the purchase of ANCeram GmbH & Co. KG of Bindlach, Germany. Known primarily for its extended range of specialty aluminum nitrides, ANCeram manufactures ceramic substrates, insulators, and structural components for the aerospace, laser, railway, marine, and automotive industries. Established in 1988, the early focus for ANCeram centered on creating a...

2012-02-16 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant manufacturer focused on its medical grade silicon nitride ceramic material, today announced the completion of its $30 million Senior Secured Subordinated Convertible Notes financing. This financing, which began in 2011, has now been fully funded with the receipt of the final $5,000,000 investment. The proceeds from this financing will be used for further development and distribution of...

2012-02-14 07:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and reconstructive implant and instrument manufacturer focused on unique silicon nitride (Si3N4) ceramic technologies, announced today the launch of an extension of its Valeo product line. The Valeo VBR will utilize the unique material characteristics of silicon nitride, which may increase fusion potential in corpectomy procedures. Along with the existing Valeo line, these new geometries will allow for a...