Amedica Corporation, an orthopaedic implant medical device company focused on silicon nitride (SiN) ceramic technologies, has acquired Boca Raton-based US Spine, a privately held medical device company developing and commercialising advanced spinal implant systems.

The US Spine acquisition positions Amedica as a well balanced company in the spinal device market, completing its full-line of spinal implants and instruments and expanding its spinal device offerings to cover all spinal surgery indications.

The indications include several minimally invasive techniques, Peek and silicon nitride interbody spacers, biologics and deformity correction procedures.

Amedica chief executive officer, president and director Ben Shappley said that the acquisition will clearly enable Amedica to establish itself as a complete and full-line spinal implant concern with technologies including, and further integrating, the very unique silicon nitride advantage.

“As a result of this transaction, Amedica has doubled its distribution network and sales and marketing management and enhanced its international presence,” Shappley said.