CMR Surgical will build a new global manufacturing facility for
CMR Surgical to build a new global manufacturing facility to meet Versius demand
- UK-based facility to become hub for global exports as company accelerates business expansion
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom – 11 October 2021, 07:00 (GMT). CMR Surgical (CMR) – a global surgical robotics company – today announced plans to open a new large-scale manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire, UK. Site will enable larger scale manufacturing processes to meet growing global demand for Versius® Surgical robotic system, now established as a valuable surgical tool in a number of hospitals in Europe, India, Australia and the Middle East.
Following the recent completion of the largest private MedTech funding round ever in the world, CMR remains focused on the ongoing commercial scale-up of Versius and strengthening its manufacturing capacity will help support this. At the same time, CMR is committed to investing in future technological developments of Versius and its digital ecosystem that will benefit surgeons and improve surgical care globally.
The new facility will cover 7,044.8 m². (75,832 square feet) and will house up to 200 employees initially qualified in production, quality, manufacturing engineering, procurement, operations and logistics. The site will be located in Ely, close to the company’s head office in Cambridge.
By Vegard Nerseth, Managing Director of CMR Surgical, said: “We continue to see strong demand for Versius in markets around the world and our commitment to build a new manufacturing facility reflects this while underscoring the breadth of our ambition to transform surgery. The Cambridgeshire workforce will be crucial in helping us deliver systems to benefit patients all over the world and we see this as an important development in our business growth strategy. ”
Barrington D’Arcy, Director of Operations at CMR Surgical, noted: “Establishing a world-class manufacturing facility to meet global demand was a logical step for CMR. Closely connecting our skilled workforce of manufacturing, R&D, sourcing and other important functions means we can bring together the best talent to deliver high-end commercial production for Versius. “
CMR has over 700 employees working in R&D, clinical, manufacturing, supply chain, commerce and services.
This UK investment strengthens CMR’s role in shaping innovation through surgical robotics to improve surgical care.
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Notes to editors:
The Versius® Surgical robotic system
Versius® resets expectations for robotic surgery. Versius fits into virtually any operating room setup and seamlessly integrates into existing workflows, increasing the likelihood of robotic minimal access (MAS) surgery. Versius’ portable and modular design allows the surgeon to use only the number of arms needed for a given procedure.
Mimicking the human arm, Versius offers surgeons the choice of optimized port placement as well as the dexterity and precision of small, all-wrist instruments. With 3D HD vision, easy-to-adopt instrument control, and a choice of ergonomic working positions, the open surgeon’s console has the potential to reduce stress and fatigue and enables clear communication with the surgical team. By laparoscopically thinking and operating robotically with Versius, patients, surgeons and healthcare professionals can all benefit from the value robotic ADS brings.
But it’s more than just a robot. Versius captures meaningful data with its larger digital ecosystem to support a surgeon’s lifelong learning. Through the Versius Connect app, Versius Trainer and the CMR Clinical Registry, Versius unlocks a wealth of information to improve surgical care.
About CMR Surgical Limited
CMR Surgical (CMR) is a global medical device company dedicated to transforming surgery with Versius®, a new generation surgical robot.
Based in Cambridge, UK, CMR is committed to working with surgeons, surgical teams and hospital partners, to provide an optimal tool for making minimum access robotic surgery universally accessible and affordable. With Versius, we are on a mission to redefine the surgical robotics market with practical and innovative technology and data that can improve surgical care.
Founded in 2014, CMR Surgical is a limited liability company backed by international shareholders.