NuVasive, Inc. will expand its San Diego, CA global headquarters, including the creation of an innovation center of excellence where surgeons from around the world will be educated and trained on the latest NuVasive spine technology and procedures designed to drive clinical predictability and improve patients’ lives. Founded in 1997, the medical device company is focused on transforming spine surgery with minimally disruptive, procedurally-integrated solutions.
With construction starting in January 2018, NuVasive’s San Diego campus will increase by more than 100,000 square feet, bringing the world headquarters’ total space to approximately 250,000 square feet. Expansion plans include renovating the current two buildings on campus and adding a third building. The newly renovated campus will include an innovation center of excellence, showcasing the company’s state-of-the-art product and procedural offerings and highlighting its world renowned 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 center; and
- A new amenities building which will include an onsite café, fitness center 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,” said 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. With the support of Mayor Faulconer and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are eager to continue our investment into the San Diego area with a facility that attracts, retains and grows the high-performing employee talent we have here at NuVasive.”
NuVasive worked closely with city and state officials to re-invest in the area and continue the commitment of bringing surgeons from around the world to train at the onsite cadaver lab.
“It’s an exciting day for NuVasive and a proud moment for San Diego,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “NuVasive is a homegrown company that’s 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,” said 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 and has demonstrated an admirable commitment not only to supporting our region but to totally revolutionizing spine surgery across the world. It’s a major point of pride for San Diego to be home to such leading innovators who are growing, thriving, and hiring here.”
NuVasive is also expanding its global footprint. The company recently opened its new international headquarters in Amsterdam, and finished a new 180,000-square-foot manufacturing center in West Carrollton, OH. NuVasive’s footprint also includes a 100,000-square-foot facility in Memphis, TN, which serves as its central distribution hub.
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