Amedica Corporation Announces Unexpected Passing of Former Chairman of the Board Max E. Link, Ph.D.

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedica Corporation (Nasdaq:AMDA), a biomaterial company focused on silicon nitride ceramics as a material platform to develop, manufacture and commercialize novel medical devices, today announced that Max E. Link, Ph.D., its former Chairman of the Board of Directors, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 74.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, colleague and trusted advisor Dr. Max Link," said Dr. Sonny Bal, Chairman and CEO of Amedica Corporation. "We extend our condolences and heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends during this difficult time. We're grateful for the important contributions Max made to our Company and Board for more than a decade. His dedication and passion will be greatly missed by all at Amedica."

Dr. Link served as the Company's Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 2003 until his retirement in August 2014. During his distinguished career, Dr. Link played a pivotal role as Director and Chairman in several distinguished companies in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical fields.

About Amedica Corporation

Amedica is a company focused on the development and application of medical-grade silicon nitride ceramics. Amedica markets spinal fusion products and is developing a new generation of orthopaedic bearings for hip and knee arthroplasty. Amedica operates an ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility and its spine products are FDA cleared, CE marked, and currently marketed in the U.S. and select markets in Europe and South America.

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