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NuVasive employee Chris Wing, left, and Jenna Colburn demonstrate technology that trains surgeons in lateral spine surgery at NuVasive’s headquarters. The elimination of a 2.3% excise tax on medical devices benefits companies like NuVasive. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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