NuVasive buys UK maker of cervical replacement device

By Liz White, ERJ staff

San Diego, California-US medical device maker NuVasive Inc. has bought the technology and assets of Pearsalls Ltd, a privately owned UK firm which makes a replacement device for spinal surgery called Neodisc.

Based on a silicone rubber core-in an ‘embroidered’ jacket with flanges for fixing in place-the Neodisc offers NuVasive the potential to be the first in the US market with a nucleus-like device designed to preserve motion in the cervical region of the spine.

The device fills the gap between…

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