Jay M. Moyes, who is a prestigious board member for Osiris Therapeutics, was elected to the Amedica Corporation board of directors on November 5, 2012. He also sits on the board for these compamies; Biocardia Inc., Integrated Diagnostics Inc., and Puma Biotechnology Inc.
"Amedica is an innovative spine and orthopaedic implant and device manufacturing and distribution company that provides advanced surgical applications including silicon nitride ceramic technologies. The company's platform technologies represent a new standard for implants and biologics based on superior performance, safety and efficacy. Amedica is a privately held, private equity backed company founded in 1996 by internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons and ceramicists. The company is ISO 13485 certified, its spine products are FDA cleared, CE marked, and sold in ten countries. Amedica Corporation is based in Salt Lake City, UT." [Quote taken from The Healthcare Sales and Marketing Network website.]
When Dr. Mills said that they were talking to a couple of companies about coloborations, Amedica would have to be at the top of the list for the Osiris' Ovation product. Packaging Ovation with Spine devices sounds like a great strategy for both companies.