SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Feb 15, 2017) - Amedica Corporation (NASDAQ: AMDA), an innovative biomaterial company which develops and manufactures silicon nitride as a platform for biomedical applications, announced today that on February 14, 2017, it received notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that the Company will have an additional 180-day grace period, until August 14, 2017, to regain compliance with NASDAQ's $1.00 minimum bid requirement. The notification indicated that the Company did not regain compliance during the initial 180-day grace period provided under the rule. In accordance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5810(c)(3)(A), the Company is eligible for the additional grace period because it meets the initial listing requirements for the NASDAQ Capital Market except for the bid price and provided written notice of its intention to cure the deficiency during the second compliance period by effecting a reverse stock split, if necessary.
The NASDAQ letter does not impact Amedica's listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market at this time and Amedica's common stock will continue to trade under its current symbol "AMDA" during the additional 180-day compliance period.
The Company can regain compliance by maintaining a minimum closing bid price of $1.00 per share for 10 consecutive business days. If Amedica does not meet the minimum bid requirement during the 180-day grace period, NASDAQ will provide written notification to the Company that its common stock will be subject to delisting. At that time, the Company can ask NASDAQ for a hearing to present a plan to regain compliance.
About Amedica Corporation
Amedica is focused on the development and application of medical-grade silicon nitride ceramics. Amedica markets spinal fusion products and is developing a new generation of wear- and corrosion-resistant implant components for hip and knee arthroplasty. The Company manufactures its products in its ISO 13485 certified manufacturing facility and, through its partnership with Kyocera, the world's largest ceramic manufacturer. Amedica's spine products are FDA-cleared, CE-marked, and are currently marketed in the U.S. and select markets in Europe and South America through its distributor network and its OEM partnerships.
For more information on Amedica or its silicon nitride material platform, please visit www.amedica.com.
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