Since its inception, SINTX Technologies has been focused on medical-grade silicon nitride. SINTX’s MC2™ silicon nitride is biocompatible, bioactive, antipathogenic (in its AP2 powder state), and has shown superb bone affinity3.
It can be polished to a smooth and wear-resistant surface for articulating applications, such as bearings for hip and knee replacements4,5,6.Because of its inherent resistance to bacterial adhesion, silicon nitride is also suitable as a dental implant material.
Bacterial infection of any biomaterial implants is always a concern. Silicon nitride is inherently resistant to bacterial colonization and biofilm formation, making it antibacterial.