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Company Overview of Amedica Corporation

Company Overview

Amedica Corporation, a commercial-stage biomaterial company, develops, manufactures, and sells a range of medical devices based on its silicon nitride ceramic technology platform in the United States, Europe, and South America. The company offers Valeo silicon nitride spinal fusion devices for use in the cervical and thoracolumbar areas of the spine; and a line of non-silicon nitride spinal surgery products for the treatment of deformity and degenerative spinal procedures. It also develops femoral heads for use in total hip replacements; and femoral condyle components for use in total knee replacements. The company markets and sells its products to surgeons and hospitals directly, as well as...

1885 West 2100 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84119

United States

Founded in 1996

56 Employees

Phone:

801-839-3500

Key Executives for Amedica Corporation

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Principal Financial Officer
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $409.6K
Chief Technology Officer
Age: 64
Total Annual Compensation: $257.4K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Amedica Corporation Key Developments

Amedica Corporation Announces Successful Completion of First Taurus(TM) Pedicle Screw System Surgery

Amedica Corporation announced successful completion of the first surgery using the Taurus™ Pedicle Screw System. The Taurus™ Pedicle Screw System is Amedica's latest fixation product line that received FDA clearance in November 2016. The Taurus Pedicle Screw System is intended to immobilize and stabilize the spinal segments to supplement fusion of the lumbar and/or sacral spine. Taurus™ is a modular degenerative system, connecting strength with intra-operative flexibility. The Taurus™ modular screw can be attached in-situ facilitating screw-to-screw distraction, improving disc space visualization. The dual-lead screw design maintains a rapid insertion speed, while improving screw pullout strength. Additionally, the tension head-body holds its position at any angle, and the patented helical flange technology eliminates head splay and cross-threading.

Amedica Corporation Announces Positive Scientific Data and Re-Files FDA Submission

Amedica Corporation announced encouraging results from a recent study showing rapid bone growth into porous silicon nitride. Explants of the company's porous silicon nitride from a large-animal model demonstrated bone healing into the material just four weeks after implantation. Amedica has re-filed an application with the FDA, with a modified CsC-based cervical implant that is comparable to Amedica's own commercially-available Valeo C cervical implants.

Amedica Corporation Appoints Dana Lyons as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Amedica Corporation announced the appointment of Dana Lyons as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Lyons will lead the effort to increase the adoption of silicon nitride implants in the spinal fusion market and deliver revenue growth. He brings over 27 years of sales and sales management experience in the medical device industry. Mr. Lyons joins Amedica after holding multiple sales management and sales leadership positions with Stryker Orthopaedics, Zimmer Spine, and Zimmer Biomet Spine. During his tenure as Sales Vice President with Zimmer Spine and in conjunction with the Zimmer Spine executive leadership team, Zimmer Spine delivered 5 consecutive quarters of growth during 2014-2015. After the Zimmer and Biomet merger in June of 2015, Mr. Lyons successfully integrated the sales organizations of both Zimmer Spine and Biomet Spine in the Central Region of the United States.

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