Press Release 27 Mar 2017

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Waterford, Friday, September 19th 2014 – The official ribbon cutting at medical device company NuVasive Ireland’s new offices took place today in Waterford City.

Earlier this year the company announced that it was setting up in Waterford with the creation of up to 30 highly skilled roles over the next two to three years in the areas of customer service, supply chain, accounting and IT. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was performed at the company’s offices at Wallace House, Maritana Gate in Waterford city by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Alex Lukianov and Minister of State Paudie Coffey TD.

Speaking at the opening, the company’s Chairman and CEO Alex Lukianov, who travelled from the US with other senior company officials said  “It’s great to be here for the opening of our new offices. We are thrilled to be located in Waterford.  It gives us access to the strong local talent to support our international operations. The support we’ve had in Ireland has been fantastic and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone including those present here today.  We are excited to grow our presence in the area and to improve our international business.”

Minister of State Paudie Coffey TD said “I am delighted to officially open NuVasive’s new offices in Waterford City.  This is a sign of confidence in the talents, skills and expertise that the people of Waterford have to offer.  I want to thank the Chairman and CEO of NuVasive for deciding on Waterford as a location and also commend the work of the IDA in assisting with today’s announcement.  Today is another sign that the local and regional economy in the South East is in recovery mode. It also shows that the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs is working with over 90% of all of its targets met on time.”

IDA CEO Martin Shanahan said “Nuvasive’s decision to locate a new operations centre in Waterford represents a very positive result for the city and area and I welcome it and wish them every success as they cut the ribbon on their new offices today. Unique product development by NuVasive has revolutionised spine surgery and recovery timelines. 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 third 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.
To learn more, visit www.nuvasive.com.
 

Media Contact information –
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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