updated 5/17/2011 11:47:36 AM ET 2011-05-17T15:47:36

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Orthovita, Inc. ("Orthovita" or the "Company") for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Stryker Corporation. Under the terms of the transaction, Orthovita shareholders will receive $3.85 for each outstanding Orthovita share they own. The transaction has a total value of approximately $316 million.

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The investigation concerns whether the Orthovita Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Orthovita stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Stryker Corporation is underpaying for Orthovita shares, thus unlawfully harming Orthovita stockholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a price target for Orthovita stock at $4.00 per share.

If you own common stock in Orthovita and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit http://zlk.9nl.com/orthovita .

Levi & Korsinsky has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation and extensive experience in actions involving financial fraud and represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities and shareholder litigation. The attorneys at Levi & Korsinsky have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel on behalf of shareholders in major litigations involving mergers and acquisitions. For more information, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT:  Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
          Joseph Levi, Esq.
          Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
          30 Broad Street - 15th Floor 
          New York, NY 10004	
          (212) 363-7500
          (877) 363-5972
          Fax: (212) 363-7171
          www.zlk.com

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