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 News Release - October 14, 2008

Scient'x Announces Relocation and Expansion Plans

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 14 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Scient'x, a privately held company dedicated to the development, manufacture and commercialization of spinal implants and instrument systems, announces changes and additions to its US and International facilities.

Scient'x is relocating its US Headquarters to West Chester, Pennsylvania from Maitland, Florida effective the end of October, 2008. The new, larger facility will house both the commercial and operational components of the US business. It will also have a dedicated laboratory and training facility capable of hosting surgeon and sales training, as well as supporting product development and testing.

"I am very excited about expansion of the US Operation," commented Michael D. Huggins, President and CEO. "Not only does it help us to better support our customers, it also provides us the opportunity to expand capacity and allows us to educate and train surgeons and sales professionals on both our technology and surgical solutions. This continues the Scient'x tradition of innovation, research and education that we have established worldwide."

Scient'x is also adding a new educational facility in Beaurains, just north of Paris. This facility provides the ability to train up to fifty people at a time. It is anticipated to open before the end of the year. Stephane Corp, Senior Vice President, remarked, "Scient'x is proud of our rich history founded in education. This new facility will allow us to provide state of the art education to both surgeons and our sales team. This is a vital addition to our wide network of Surgeon Reference Centers and global training courses."

Based in Paris, France, Scient'x, S.A. is the largest private spinal implant company outside the United States. The Company is founded on science-based innovation, outcome-oriented research, and a strong commitment to education worldwide. The Company designs, develops and distributes an extensive line of spinal surgical systems in over fifty countries around the world. Since 1988, Scient'x has been a pioneer in all aspects of spinal instrumentation including the motion preservation segment of the spine market. The Company was the first to introduce PEEK implants to spinal surgery as well as posterior dynamic stabilization technology. For more information about the company, please visit .

Source: Scient'x

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