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CMR Surgical Raises $240M for Versius Surgical Robot

September 18, 2019


Cambridge, U.K.-based CMR Surgical raised a $240 million Series C round for its Versius surgical robot. CMR Surgical said it will use the funding to launch the Versius surgical robot “imminently” in Europe and Asia, with “further international expansion expected thereafter.”

The Series C round included existing backers LGT Lightstone, Escala Capital Investments, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Watrium, and Zhejiang Silk Road Fund. The round also included new US investors. CMR Surgical raised a $100 million Series B round in June 2018 and a $20 million Series A in July 2016.


Formerly known as Cambridge Medical Robotics, CMR Surgical has successfully completed 30 first-in-human surgical procedures as of May 2019. Trials that took place in India featured patients with gynecological and gastrointestinal disorders, including hysterectomy and gall bladder procedures.

The Versius surgical robot provides surgeons with multiple robotic arms to carry out a variety of minimally invasive procedures. CMR Surgical said the portability and versatility of the Versius surgical robot, which features three individually cart-mounted robotic arms, is an advantage.

“This is a really exciting time for CMR, having already completed a series of surgical procedures using Versius in a clinical trial, and we are on the verge of the commercial launch of the Versius system,” said Martin Frost, CEO, CMR Surgical. “We are strongly positioned to transform the global market of minimal access surgery, making it more accessible and affordable.”

CMR Surgical said worldwide revenues from robotic surgical devices is about $4 billion a year and growing by 20 percent a year. Revenues anticipated to reach $20 billion by 2025. Intuitive Surgical is the leader in the space as its da Vinci system has been installed in almost 5,000 hospitals worldwide. Medtronic is also gearing up for a surgical robots announcement next week as it’s been working on an answer to Intuitive’s da Vinci.

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Written by: Steve Crowe

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