Amedica Submits 510(k) Application to FDA for Composite Spinal Interbody Spacers with Porous Silicon Nitride Center

Amedica Corporation (Nasdaq:AMDA), a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, announced today that it has filed a submission for 510(k) clearance of the Valeo C Interbody with CsC Osteo-Conductive Scaffolding (“Valeo CCsC”) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) relating to its composite silicon nitride spinal interbody devices.

“Following the impressive cervical fusion outcomes from our CASCADE clinical trial, I am proud to announce that a 510(k) application for our Valeo CCsC silicon nitride devices has been submitted to the FDA, and has passed their administrative review,” said Dr. Sonny Bal, chairman and CEO of Amedica Corporation. “The product is already cleared for sale in Europe. With the FDA application, we now seek to achieve clearance in the U.S. for our novel, porous synthetic interbody device that has shown fusion rates equivalent to a patient’s own bone. The timer has now started with the FDA and we look forward to having the 510(k) reviewed and cleared. We continue to keep our potential and existing customers in close contact and maintain preparedness to begin domestic shipments as soon as clearance is received.”

Pursuant to Section 510(k), the FDA has 90 days in which to clear the Class II medical device for commercial distribution or to seek additional information. The FDA previously confirmed that it would review the product as a medical device. Following notification of FDA clearance, the Company would immediately have the right to commence manufacturing, marketing and sales of the product in the United States and its possessions subject to FDA jurisdiction.

About Amedica Corporation
Amedica is focused on the development and application of medical-grade silicon nitride ceramics. Amedica markets spinal fusion products and is developing a new generation of wear- and corrosion-resistant implant components for hip and knee arthroplasty. The Company manufactures its products in its ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility and, through its partnership with Kyocera, the world's largest ceramic manufacturer. Amedica's spine products are FDA-cleared, CE-marked, and are currently marketed in the U.S. and select markets in Europe and South America through its distributor network and its growing OEM partnerships.

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