Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA), a technology company that manufactures and commercializes silicon nitride ceramic for biomedical applications, this morning announced that it has reduced its workforce by approximately 38% to lower its operating expenses. Amedica said it expects the reduction to save roughly $2 million on an annualized basis. Severance-related costs of approximately $465,000 will be recorded in Q4 2016. “We acknowledge the hard work of those affected by this decision, towards bringing silicon nitride technology to patient care,” Dr. Sonny Bal, chairman and CEO of Amedica, stated in the news release. “Consistent with our previously-announced commitments, this prudent course, albeit based on a difficult decision, will conserve cash and further our business objectives.”
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About Amedica Corporation
Amedica is focused on the development and application of interbody implants manufactured with medical-grade silicon nitride ceramic. Amedica markets spinal fusion products and is developing a new generation of wear- and corrosion-resistant implant components for hip and knee arthroplasty as well as dental applications. The Company’s products are manufactured in its ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility and through its partnership with Kyocera, one of the world’s largest ceramic manufacturers. Amedica’s FDA-cleared and CE-marked spine products are currently marketed in the U.S. and select markets in Europe and South America through its distributor network and its growing OEM and private label partnerships.
For more information on Amedica or its silicon nitride material platform, please visit www.amedica.com.
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