NuVasive Inc. has announced the expansion of its 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.

NuVasive, founded in 1997 as a local San Diego medical technology startup, pioneered minimally invasive, lateral spine surgery and earned its reputation as one of the most innovative spine companies in the industry. Today, the Company ranks third in the global spine market and anticipates surpassing the $1 billion revenue mark at the end of this year.

As the company continues to grow at an accelerated rate, it plans to renovate and further build out its world headquarters starting in January 2018. The company’s growth is reflected in several areas, including training more than 500 surgeons annually on its products and procedures at its San Diego campus, a commitment to increasing its R&D spend as a percent of revenue from 5 to 7 percent over the next several years, and creating jobs, locally and globally.

NuVasive’s San Diego campus, located at 7475 Lusk Boulevard in Sorrento Valley, will increase by more than 100,000 square feet, bringing the 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

While San Diego serves as the Company’s global headquarters, NuVasive remains committed to 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, Ohio. NuVasive’s footprint also includes a 100,000 square foot facility in Memphis, Tennessee, which serves at the Company’s central distribution hub.