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NuVasive Announces Acquisition of Cervical Total Disc Replacement Device
Date:4/22/2009

$100 million annually within three years of U.S. commercialization.

The initial payment for purchase of Cervitech will be approximately $47 million, with an additional contingent payment of $33 million upon FDA approval of the device. At NuVasive's discretion, all payments may be made in up to 50 percent NuVasive stock. The transaction will be dilutive in 2009, but the Company expects to absorb any dilutive effects in its operations as indicated by the increased guidance detailed in today's first quarter 2009 earnings release.

About NuVasive

NuVasive is a medical device company focused on the design, development, and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. The Company's product portfolio is focused primarily on the $4.6 billion U.S. spine implant market. Additionally, the Company has expanded into the $1.5 billion global biologics market, the $1.5 billion international market, and is developing products for the emerging motion preservation market.

NuVasive's principal product offering is based on its Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS(R) platform. The MAS platform combines four categories of products that collectively minimize soft tissue disruption during spine surgery with maximum visualization and safe, easy reproducibility for the surgeon: NeuroVision(R), a proprietary software-driven nerve avoidance system; MaXcess(R), a unique split-blade retractor system; a wide variety of specialized implants; and several biologic fusion enhancers. MAS significantly reduces surgery time and returns patients to activities of daily living much faster than conventional approaches. Having redefined spine surgery with the MAS platform's lateral approach, known as eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, or XLIF(R), NuVasive has built an entire spine franchise. With nearly 50 products today spanning lumbar, thoracic and cervical applications, the Company will continue to exp
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