updated 11/18/2010 4:15:22 AM ET 2010-11-18T09:15:22

PLAINSBORO, N.J., Nov. 17, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:IART) announced today that it was honored for the second year in a row as one of New Jersey's Fifty Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ, one of New Jersey's leading statewide business newspapers. NJBIZ revealed the list of the top fifty New Jersey businesses that have made significant contributions to the growth, strength and success of New Jersey during its award ceremony held at The Palace in Somerset Park on Monday, November 15, 2010. Integra was ranked #24 on this year's list.  Integra had earlier been named to Forbes 2010 List of America's 100 Best Small Companies.

"We are very honored by this independent recognition of Integra's business growth and success," said Stuart Essig, Integra's CEO. "Since our founding in 1989, we have grown from a company with one product to a company with thousands of medical devices and instruments, and over 3,000 employees worldwide. This is a true testament to the dedication and talents of our employees and the vision of our management team."

The NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program celebrates New Jersey's most dynamic companies who progressively contribute to the success of the state's economic growth and stability. To qualify, companies had to meet selection criteria that included a revenue size of at least $500,000 within the past three out of four years and revenue growth over a four year period, dating from fiscal year 2006 to 2009.

Presenting sponsor, Rothstein Kass, calculated the nominations and then ranked the companies according to revenue growth over the four-year period. Both dollar and percentage increases were taken into consideration.

In addition to the awards ceremony on November 15, 2010, the Top Fifty Fastest Growing Companies are profiled in a special supplement to the November 22, 2010 issue of NJBIZ. The complete list of honorees is published in ranked order, along with information on each company's financial growth.

The New Jersey's Finest Fifty Fastest Growing Companies event is a program of NJBIZ and is presented by Rothstein Kass and sponsored by Extensis, Lowenstein Sandler PC, PNC Bank and UnitedHealthcare.

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 www.integralife.com

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from predicted or expected results. 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, 2009 and information contained in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could affect actual results.

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