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Amedica Breaks Into the Dental Market With Recent Joint Development Agreement

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedica Corporation (AMDA), a company that develops and commercializes silicon nitride ceramics as a biomaterial platform, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a joint development agreement with Worthington dental technology to provide access to the Company’s silicon nitride technology platform to develop, prototype and manufacture the patented Worthington dental implant system.

Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Amedica will assist Worthington in the development and commercialization of the Worthington dental implant system and devices. Additionally, Amedica has engaged Worthington as a dental expert to support Amedica in its efforts to expand the use of silicon nitride to additional original equipment manufacturer dental partners.

“The agreement underscores Amedica’s continued focus to provide superior and innovative solutions to the market," said Dr. Sonny Bal, chairman and CEO of Amedica Corporation. "This newest alliance validates the advantages of our proprietary silicon nitride material across a variety of biomedical applications. We look forward to leveraging Worthington’s unique intellectual property to develop and commercialize dental devices that may incorporate the benefits of silicon nitride. We remain committed to offering our customers a biomaterial platform that contains distinct anti-infective and...