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NuVasive enters agreement to acquire SafePassage

December 13, 2017

NuVasive Inc. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SafePassage.

According to a company press release, the addition of SafePassage strengthens NuVasive’s intraoperative neuromonitoring business line and solidifies the leadership position of NuVasive Clinical Services as the largest provider of outsourced intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring services. The release noted that NuVasive Clinical Services is expected to support more than 100,000 intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring cases annually in the United States following acquisition of SafePassage. The acquisition also helps further accelerate the services business growth, according to the release, as well as enables deeper reach in key strategic markets while adding significant new coverage.

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