Silicon nitride (Si3N4) was first prepared in 1857, and remained little more than a chemical curiosity for nearly a century. But things changed in the late 1940s, when the compound started being used across multiple industries, ultimately providing a key component in electronics, turbo machinery, bearings and even orbital satellites.
Today, silicon nitride is leading a revolution in interbody fusion. Amedica is the only company with the ability to manufacture interbody fusion devices of medical-grade silicon nitride.
- Are significantly stronger and more durable than PEEK
- May yield faster fusion, by way of its unique hydrophilic nanotextured surface
- Are free of MRI and CT imaging artifacts - a major advantage for intraoperative implant placement and postoperative fusion assessment