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Executive Summary

Nuvasive Inc. is developing a platform for minimally invasive spine surgery that combines stereotactic guidance with a neural monitoring system. With neural monitoring, surgeons can access the spine laterally, as opposed to from the back, which entails cutting through bone and splitting muscles. In this way, Nuvasive is advancing medical practice beyond merely replacing the open surgical view with endoscopic access, but otherwise leaving the fusion procedure unchanged.

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