Press Release 27 Mar 2017

Waterford, Monday, 30th June 2014 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced that NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company, has established an International Operations Centre in Waterford, with the creation of up to 30 highly skilled roles over the next two to three years. NuVasive has begun hiring supply chain, customer service, accounting, and IT positions. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Based in San Diego, California, NuVasive is an innovative medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine. The spine market is the largest segment within the global orthopaedic market, with the European market expected to achieve significant growth on the account of an aging population, a growing number of younger patients, changing lifestyles and product innovations.
The introduction of novel NuVasive technologies, such as the Maximum Access Surgery (MAS®) surgical platform and the XLIF® procedure, a minimally disruptive procedure that allows spine surgeons to have direct access to the intervertebral disc space from the side of the patient’s body, as opposed to the front or back as in traditional spine procedures, have provided surgeons with alternatives that have altered the spine market globally. The establishment of an operations centre in Ireland will strengthen the company’s ability to bring these game-changing products, procedures and services to the global marketplace.

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD said,  "A key part of our plan for jobs in the South East is a directive to the enterprise agencies to put a new focus on the region. In the time since then we have seen jobs growth of more than 14,000 in the area, and significant announcements by companies supported by my Department, although the region continues to face challenges. Today's announcement that NuVasive, an innovative US medical devices company, is establishing a new facility in Waterford and creating 30 jobs is a further boost for the region. I wish the company every success with their new operation and look forward to further announcements like this for the South East in the coming months".
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NuVasive Alex Lukianov said, “We are thrilled to be located in Waterford with access to the strong local talent to support our international operations. The support from everyone in Ireland has been fantastic and we are excited to grow our presence in the area and improve our international business.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said, “Unique product development by NuVasive has revolutionised spine surgery and recovery timelines. Their decision to locate a new operations centre in Waterford represents a very positive result for the community. Ireland boasts the leading cluster of MedTech industries, with nine of the top 10 global MedTech companies based in Ireland. The Southeast region is developing its position as a key location for the life science sector.’’

About NuVasive

NuVasive is an innovative global medical device company that is changing spine surgery with minimally disruptive surgical products and procedurally integrated solutions for the spine. The Company is the 4th largest player in the $8.7 billion global spine market.
NuVasive offers a comprehensive spine portfolio of more than 90 unique products developed to improve spine surgery and patient outcomes. The Company’s principal procedural solution is its Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS®, platform for lateral spine fusion. MAS provides safe, reproducible, and clinically proven outcomes, and is a highly differentiated solution with fully integrated neuromonitoring, customizable exposure, and a broad offering of application-specific implants and fixation devices designed to address a variety of pathologies.
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NuVasive Ireland: Michael Dendinger, Director, NuVasive Ireland. Phone: 051-309719
NuVasive Headquarters: Margie Elsesser Corporate Communications, 1-858-437-1125
IDA Ireland: Ellen Lynch, Regional Press, Communications & PR Executive, Ph: 087 4112084

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