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2011-06-07 08:37:00

SALT LAKE CITY, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica/US Spine, a spinal and reconstructive implant and instrument manufacturer focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, recently submitted a design dossier to the British Standards Institution (BSI), requesting permission to distribute its innovative total hip ceramic femoral head technology in Europe. The dossier review process is anticipated to take approximately two months. Upon approval, Amedica will market its...

2011-02-17 09:29:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica/US Spine, a spine and reconstructive implant and instrument manufacturer focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) technologies, implanted its first silicon nitride total hip implant this week in the international marketplace. A patient at the George Provincial Hospital in Western Cape South Africa received the implant that uses an Infinia silicon nitride ceramic femoral head as part of the total implant. In 2010 Amedica/US Spine...

2010-10-05 09:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthopedics This Week, a leading industry publication, has honored Amedica®/US Spine® with two Crystal Awards for Best New Technology for Spine Care in 2010. Amedica/US Spine, a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument manufacturer focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, received recognition in the Best New Technology in Biomaterials category for its Valeo® AL Lumbar...

2010-09-21 06:30:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation (AC), a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument company focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, announced today that it has acquired US Spine, a privately held, well-known medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of advanced spinal implant systems. Development efforts at Boca Raton-based US Spine have produced several unique technologies that are in the market,...

2010-09-15 09:59:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument company focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, announced today that it has been granted two United States patents for its total disc replacement (TDR) technology that features the use of silicon nitride in the construction of the complete implant. U.S. Patent No. 7,758,646 B2 and U.S. Patent No. 7,771,481 B2 cover the disc's design and the use of the silicon...

2010-08-31 09:46:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument company focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, announced today that it has been granted United States Patent No. 7,776,085 B2, covering an improved knee implant prosthesis that features a monoblock ceramic tibial component for articulation with natural or prosthetic (resurfaced) femoral surfaces. This is an important addition to Amedica's substantial and...

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2010-08-02 07:44:10

NIST researchers grow nanowires made of semiconductors"”gallium nitride alloys"”by depositing atoms layer-by-layer on a silicon crystal under high vacuum. NIST has the unusual capability to produce these nanowires without using metal catalysts, thereby enhancing luminescence and reducing defects. NIST nanowires also have excellent mechanical quality factors. The latest experiments, described in Advanced Functional Materials,* maintained the purity and defect-free crystal structure...


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