Amedica Appoints Distinguished Surgical Device And Biomaterials Executive Jeff White To Board Of Directors Company's newest board member provides extensive business development expertise

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amedica Corporation, a biomaterials company, today announced the appointment of Jeff White to its Board of Directors.

With more than 35 years of experience, Mr. White has been instrumental in the development and growth of various companies in the surgical device and biomaterial industry. Jeff is currently principal at Medtech Advisory Group LLC, a firm that advises early and mid-stage medical technology firms. Prior to founding Medtech, Mr. White served as Global Director of Business Development for Synthes, a multi-billion dollar global orthopedic firm acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2012.  Previously, Mr. White co-founded two medical device companies including Applied Spine Technologies, Inc. where he led efforts to develop innovative spinal devices for patients suffering from spinal injuries or degeneration.  He has also held various positions with US Surgical Corporation and Richard Allan Medical Industries, Inc.

"We are fortunate to welcome Jeff as the newest addition to our board of directors," said Eric Olson, president and Chief Executive Officer of Amedica Corporation. "His extensive background and experience in bringing novel technology solutions to market will help Amedica position ourselves for success as we look to enter new markets with our Silicon Nitride technology platform." 

Mr. White is a member of AOSpine and the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS).

About Amedica Corporation
Amedica is a commercial biomaterial company focused on using its Silicon Nitride technology platform to develop, manufacture and sell a broad range of medical devices.  Amedica markets spinal fusion products and is developing product candidates for use in total hip and knee joint replacements.  Amedica is a privately owned company founded in 1996. The company operates an ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility, and, its spine products are FDA cleared, CE marked, and are currently marketed in the US and select markets in Europe and South America. Amedica is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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SOURCE Amedica Corporation




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