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 News Release - April 14, 2011

Integra LifeSciences Announces Instrument Repair Partnership With InstruMedics

PLAINSBORO, N.J., April 14, 2011 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp (Nasdaq:IART ) today announced a partnership with InstruMedics LLC., a national provider of service and repair for surgical instruments and equipment. The relationship will allow Integra's Surgical Instrument sales force to provide a comprehensive solution for managing the service and repair needs of surgical instruments, rigid endoscopes, flexible endoscopes, and powered surgical equipment.

"Our customers depend on us for their broad surgical instrument needs, and we are pleased to provide them with an equally comprehensive service model," said Dan Reuvers, President, Integra Surgical. "With InstruMedics' accommodating business model, our customers can receive services ranging from basic transactional, to van-based service, to an installed lab right inside our customers' facilities. We're convinced that we can help our customers limit uncertainty by ensuring that the surgical instruments they depend on are available, functioning in peak performance, when and where they need them."

Service and maintenance of surgical instruments and associated equipment is an important element in supporting a surgical environment. InstruMedics has an experienced management team, including members who have over 30 years of instrument repair experience. They support van-based repairs and InSite(TM) hospital-based repair labs, as well as a mail-in model that repairs items in their Ann Arbor, Michigan facility.

Integra is a leading provider of surgical instruments used in general surgery, neurosurgery, cardiac surgery and most other surgical modalities, as well as surgical retractor systems and illumination products. Integra's brands include recognized names like Luxtec(R), Jarit(R), Miltex(R), Ruggles(TM), and Omni-Tract(R).

About Integra LifeSciences

Integra LifeSciences, a world leader in medical devices, is dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons, so they can concentrate on providing the best patient care. Integra offers innovative solutions in orthopedics, neurosurgery, spine, reconstructive and general surgery. For more information, please visit

About InstruMedics LLC.

InstruMedics LLC. is a national provider of quality instrument repair services. Service locations include their national repair lab, van-based repairs and InSite(TM) hospital-based repair labs. The company's technicians complete a certification program, ensuring that all instruments are repaired in a consistent manner. Please visit

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning the products and services provided by Integra. Such forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. Among other things, the willingness of surgical professionals to use Integra products may affect the prospects for their use in surgical procedures. In addition, the economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors, identified under the heading "Risk Factors" included in Item IA of Integra's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could affect actual results.

InSite is a trademark of InstruMedics LLC.

Source: Integra LifeSciences

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