Press Release

Amedica Corporation Selects EtQ Quality Management Software

FARMINGDALE, NY (01-03-08): EtQ has announced the implementation of EtQ Quality Management System at Amedica Corporation; an emerging orthopedic implant company focused on using its silicon nitride ceramic technologies to develop and commercialize a broad range of innovative, high-performance spine and joint implants for the growing orthopedic device market.

Using EtQ's robust set of integrated modules such as Calibration & Maintenance, Document Control and Training, Amedica will be able to automate their quality process, integrate quality to their operation and collaborate across the enterprise; while providing a level of flexibility to configure the software to meet their specific business needs.

EtQ has been able to provide a solution that is flexible enough to grow with Amedica as they expand their operations, and grow their business. "For Amedica, EtQ is flexible enough to adapt and scale to their growing business, while maintaining the high level of compliance needed to meet the demand of the FDA," states Glen McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ.

EtQ is able to provide a solution that is flexible enough to match business processes exactly, while maintaining compliance to FDA requirements; with enhanced security features, electronic signatures, audit trail tracking and being able to maintaining compliance to FDA initiatives.

About Amedica Corporation

Amedica Corporation develops, manufactures, and hopes to one day commercialize joint and spine implants made of silicon nitride ceramic, a material thought to be more durable, resistant, and patient-compatible than that of traditional implants. Amedica's lead product candidates are spinal implants branded as Valeo and intended to restore and maintain vertebrae alignment in the neck and lower back. The company expects to launch these products by mid-2008, pending US Food and Drug Administration approval. It also plans to launch a clinical trial of its Infinia family of ceramic hip and knee implants.

Amedica will use IPO proceeds to finance the development and commercialization of these lead products. It also wants to build its sales, marketing, and distribution capabilities; establish commercial manufacturing facilities; and fund research for future products.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit or

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