Amedica Corporation (AC), a spinal and orthopaedic implant and instrument company focused on unique silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, announced today an agreement with Orthopaedic Synergy, Inc. (OSI), a holding company for OMNIlife Science™ and Enztec, both global designers, manufacturers and distributors of leading edge reconstructive surgery implants and instrumentation.
Amedica is a full-line spinal implant company that owns and markets silicon nitride ceramic technologies that are now being utilized in spinal implant applications; however, the unique SiN materials have disruptive characteristics for hip and knee implant applications, as well. The material is fracture resistant; its bearing/articulating surfaces do not produce wear debris that is linked to osteolysis-related, re-operations. Additionally, the implants are BioActive™ with a hydrophilic surface and a conductive cancellous structure to enhance bone in-growth and attachment.
The Joint Venture Development Agreement will allow the development, regulatory approval and distribution of SiN articulating hip and knee implants in the U.S. and abroad. This agreement further secures both companies' competitive positions in the largest segment of orthopaedic care.
Orthopaedic Synergy is a global reconstructive hip and knee implant and instrument concern that designs, manufactures and distributes its products. Its corporate headquarters is located in East Taunton, Mass., and its design, development and manufacturing center is based in Christchurch, New Zealand. OSI is known for leading-edge innovation, cost-effective, outcome-focused implant systems and deep orthopaedic executive management experience.