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 News Release - April 6, 2006

Alphatec Spine Announces the Appointment of Trent J. Northcutt to Vice President of Sales

CARLSBAD, Calif., April 6 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Alphatec Spine, Inc., ("Alphatec") today announced that it has appointed Trent J. Northcutt as Vice President of Sales. The appointment demonstrates Alphatec's core belief that strong surgeon relationships are an essential part of its corporate strategy.

Ronald G. Hiscock, Alphatec President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Trent Northcutt brings to Alphatec not only a proven track record of sales leadership, but many professional working relationships with leading spine surgeons throughout the U.S."

Mr. Northcutt was hired in 2004 as Director of Business Development for Alphatec Manufacturing and was quickly promoted to Director of National Sales. In 2005, he became the Regional Sales Vice President for the West where he drove annual sales in his region to $20 million.

Mr. Northcutt has over 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. Prior to joining Alphatec, he was Vice President and Co-Founder of Spine and Sports Medicine, Inc. Mr. Northcutt has also managed a division of Team Surgical, Inc.

About Alphatec Spine, Inc.

We are a medical device company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spine disorders. Our principal product offering is primarily focused on the U.S. spine fusion market. We also participate in the Japanese spine fusion and orthopedic trauma markets through our subsidiary, Alphatec Pacific. We offer a broad range of products to our customer base, which primarily consists of spine surgeons. Our product offering includes a variety of spinal implant products and systems comprised of components such as spine screws, spinal spacers, and plates and offers multiple solutions to address patients' needs. We believe that our products and systems provide a comprehensive solution for the safe and reproducible surgical treatment of spine disorders. All of the products that we currently market and sell have been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Alphatec is located in Carlsbad, CA.

CONTACT: Vicky Romanoski, Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer of Alphatec Spine, Inc. (760) 431-9286;

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