Amedica Corporation (Nasdaq:AMDA), a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, is pleased to announce the release of its Scorpion™ articulating inserter to accompany the Valeo II™ TL interbody fusion device system. The Scorpion inserter will be commercially available mid-November 2015, and will aide in minimally-invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgeries.
“The TLIF approach can be particularly complex, requiring superior surgeon expertise and precision," said Dr. Sonny Bal, chairman and CEO of Amedica Corporation. "This articulating inserter, used with our Valeo II TL and Valeo II TL Round systems, offers greater control and placement accuracy for our silicon nitride interbody fusion device while performing this minimally-invasive technique. The release of Scorpion demonstrates our determination to enhance patient care through our proprietary material and innovative surgical solutions."
The Valeo II TL and Valeo II TL Round are made of micro composite silicon nitride biomaterial, which offers a favorable environment for bone growth and osteointegration, when compared to competitive PEEK and titanium offerings. Valeo II silicon nitride interbody fusion devices are also semi-radiolucent with clearly visible boundaries in x-rays and produce no artifacts under MRI or CT scans. The combination of these properties is found only in Amedica's silicon nitride biomaterial technology.
The Valeo II TL is indicated for intervertebral body fusion of the spine in skeletally mature patients and is designed for use with autograft to facilitate fusion. Additional information about Amedica's complete line of products can be found at www.amedica.com.
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 private label and OEM partnerships.