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NuVasive is a world leader in minimally invasive, procedurally-integrated spine solutions. From complex spinal deformity to degenerative spinal conditions, NuVasive is transforming spine surgery with innovative technologies designed to deliver reproducible and clinically proven surgical outcomes.

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NuVasive to Present at Banc of America Securities Healthcare Conference 2005

SAN DIEGO, May 11, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- NuVasive, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVA), a medical device company focused on developing products for minimally disruptive surgical treatments for the spine, announced today that it is scheduled to present at the Banc of America Securities Healthcare Conference 2005 at The Four Seasons hotel in Las Vegas, NV on Tuesday, May 17. Alexis V. Lukianov, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin C. O'Boyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NuVasive, are scheduled to present on the Company's business at 12:00 pm PST.

About NuVasive

We are a medical device company focused on the design, development and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. Our product portfolio is focused on applications in the over $2 billion U.S. spine fusion market. Our current principal product offering includes a minimally disruptive surgical platform that we call Maximum Access Surgery, or MAS(TM), as well as classic fusion implants.

The MAS platform offers advantages for both patients and surgeons such as reduced surgery and hospitalization time and faster recovery. MAS combines three categories of our current product offerings-NeuroVision(R), a proprietary software-driven nerve avoidance system, MaXcess(R), a unique split-blade design retraction system and specialized implants, like SpheRx(TM) and CoRoent(TM)-that collectively minimize soft tissue disruption during spine surgery while allowing maximum visualization and surgical reproducibility. Our classic fusion portfolio is comprised predominantly of proprietary saline packaged bone allografts and metal mesh cages. NuVasive also has a robust R&D pipeline emphasizing both MAS and motion preservation products such as Total Disc Replacement (TDR).

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which, if they do not materialize or prove correct, could cause NuVasive's results to differ materially from historical results or those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause actual growth and results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the rapidly changing and competitive nature of the medical device industry, NuVasive's ability to convince surgeons to use its products, the ability of patients to obtain third-party reimbursement for surgical procedures employing NuVasive's products, risks related to government regulation of medical devices, risks related to NuVasive's ability to effectively manage the growth of its business, risks related to ownership and enforcement of intellectual property rights, NuVasive's ability to successfully develop new products, and other risks and uncertainties more fully described in NuVasive's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and NuVasive's Prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424 under the Securities Act of 1933. NuVasive's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission are available at http://www.sec.gov. NuVasive assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which it was made.

Contact:                              Investors:
     Kevin C. O'Boyle                      Stephanie Carrington/Nick Laudico
     EVP & Chief Financial Officer         The Ruth Group
     NuVasive, Inc.                        646-536-7017/7030
     858-909-1800                          scarrington@theruthgroup.com
     investorrelations@nuvasive.com        nlaudico@theruthgroup.com

SOURCE NuVasive, Inc.

Kevin C. O'Boyle,
EVP & Chief Financial Officer of NuVasive, Inc.,
1-858-909-1800, investorrelations@nuvasive.com;
or
Investors:
Stephanie Carrington

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