AMEDICA is the only company with the scientific know-how to produce medical grade Silicon Nitride - a patented platform technology for spinal and arthroplasty applications. Silicon Nitride offers doctors and patients an alternative to PEEK and titanium that is osteopromotive, anti-infective and may result in faster fusion. AMEDICA is the only company in the world that has FDA clearance to manufacture and distribute Silicon Nitride implants.Silicon Nitride ceramic delivers implants with excellent mechanical properties, superior biocompatibility, potentially greater clinical efficacy, and compatibility with all imaging modalities; and promises implants with higher wear resistance and long term durability.In February 2006, AMEDICA received FDA 510(k) clearance for the first load-bearing ceramic spinal device, and in 2007, for our Valeo Interbody Fusion Devices, Cervical Plating System and Pedicle Screw System. In our product development pipeline, we can point to a ceramic cervical disc, and hip and knee implants that make full use of Silicon Nitride technology's inherent material properties.Dramatically inhibiting the progression of debilitating diseases specific to spine and orthopedic medicine requires a company to create innovative approaches and to rethink what's possible. AMEDICA is that company.