NuVasive to open innovation centre in San Diego, USA

NuVasive headquarter expansion plans innovation center
Nuvasive’s headquarter expansion plans

NuVasive has announced the expansion of its San Diego global headquarters, including the creation of an innovation centre of excellence. Surgeons from around the world will be educated and trained on the company’s latest spine technology and procedures.

NuVasive was founded in 1997 as a small medical technology start-up. Today, the company ranks third in the global spine market and, according to a press release, anticipates surpassing the US$1 billion revenue mark at the end of this year.

As the company continues to grow, it plans to renovate and expand its world headquarters from January 2018.

NuVasive’s San Diego campus will increase by more than 9,250m2, bringing the total space to approximately 23,225m2. Expansion plans include renovating the current two buildings and adding a third.

Newly renovated campus

The newly renovated campus will include an innovation centre of excellence, showcasing the company’s technological offerings and its surgeon education. Additional features of the campus include:

  • an expanded surgeon education lab for onsite surgeon training and education;
  • a prototype design facility with 3D printing capabilities;
  • state-of-the art biomedical testing centre; and
  • a new amenities building which will include an onsite café, fitness centre and meeting space to accommodate up to 750 attendees.

“Our headquarters expansion reflects our commitment to the San Diego region where medical technology companies and the life sciences industry have significantly contributed to the growth for decades,” says Gregory T Lucier, NuVasive’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Our new facility will offer NuVasive the unique opportunity to have our design facility, lab space and product development in one location where visiting surgeons and our product development teams can collaborate closely on our newest technologies.”

NuVasive worked closely with city and state officials to re-invest in the area. It is commited to bringing surgeons from around the world to train at the onsite cadaver lab.

“A proud moment for San Diego”

“It’s an exciting day for NuVasive and a proud moment for San Diego,” says mayor Kevin Faulconer. “NuVasive is a home-grown company that is supporting our innovation economy, creating jobs for ‘San Diegans’ and leading the world in transformative spinal surgeries. We will continue to create an environment in San Diego where companies like NuVasive can grow and thrive.”

Mayor Faulconer and other state and local officials visited the San Diego campus earlier this year.

“San Diego’s business community applauds the expansion of the NuVasive campus,” says Jerry Sanders, San Diego regional Chamber of Commerce’s president and chief executive officer. “NuVasive is a major contributor to San Diego’s vital medical technology industry. [It] has demonstrated an admirable commitment not only to supporting our region but to… spine surgery across the world. It is a major point of pride for San Diego to be home to such leading innovators.”

The Company recently opened its new international headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. NuVasive’s footprint also includes a new 16,700m2 manufacturing centre in West Carrollton, USA, and a 9,250m2 facility in Memphis, USA. The Memphis centre serves as the company’s central distribution hub.


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