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SINTX Provides Updates on Patent Filing

SINTX Technologies announced the provisional filing of a new patent, titled “Methods of Surface Functionalization of Zirconia-Toughened Alumina (ZTA) with Silicon Nitride.”

This technology allows for the surface transformation of ZTA, a material used in hip replacements worldwide.

Dr. Sonny Bal, Chairman of SINTX Technologies, said, "By 3D laser-patterning silicon nitride into microscopic surface wells on ZTA, we combined the best properties of two different ceramics into one composite structure. A parallel project is targeting similar surface treatment of orthopaedic titanium alloy as well, in order to add the osteointegrative and antibacterial properties of silicon nitride to that widely-used material." 

Source: SINTX Technologies