SINTX’s FleX-SN MC2 is the only dense silicon nitride material with a history of experimental and clinical data (over 130 peer-reviewed publications) to support its use inside the body. It is also the only silicon nitride material used in FDA-cleared medical implants.
Beneficial Properties of Silicon Nitride (FleX-SN MC2):
With over 40,000 human spine implantations over the past 10 years and a very low percentage of reported adverse events, FleX-SN MC2 has an excellent safety record8. It is biocompatible, bioactive, and has shown bacterial resistance and superb bone affinity4.
As a dental implant material, FleX-SN MC2 has been thoroughly tested to ISO 10993-01 standards and been shown to be highly biocompatible5,13,14. Silicon nitride is metal free, like all ceramics, and free of corrosion, galvanism, and electronic disturbances.
When compared to other biomaterials, FleX-SN MC2 has been shown to remove oxygen from the tribo-layer22,23,24,25, potentially avoiding long-term degradation of polyethylene in hip and knee replacements and extending the life of these synthetic joints.