Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) was first prepared in 1857, and was little more than a chemical curiosity for nearly a century. But things changed in the late 1940s, when the compound began to be 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 from medical-grade Silicon Nitride.
- Are significantly stronger and more durable than PEEK
- May yield faster fusion: by way of a hydrophilic, microtextured surface
- Are anti-infective: unique material inhibits bacterial biofilm formation and bacteria colonization
- Are free of MRI or CT imaging artifacts: a major advantage for intraoperative implant placement and postoperative fusion assessment