CMR Surgical has announced plans to open a new large-scale manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire, enabling the surgical robot developer to upscale the manufacturing processes and meet demand for its Versius system.
Following the recent completion of the largest med-tech private financing round, CMR said it remains focused on the ongoing commercial scale up of Versius and the building of its manufacturing capability will help to support this.
CMR added it is committed to investing in future technology developments for Versius and its digital ecosystem which are designed to benefit surgeons and improve surgical care globally.
The new facility will span 7,044.8 sq. m. (75,832 sq. ft.) floor space and will house up to 200 employees initially from production, quality, manufacturing engineering, supply, operations, and logistics. The site will be located in Ely, close to the company’s headquarters in Cambridge.
Per Vegard Nerseth, chief executive officer of CMR Surgical, said: “We continue to see strong demand for Versius in markets around the world and our commitment to building a new manufacturing facility reflects this whilst highlighting the scale of our ambition to transform surgery. The workforce in Cambridgeshire will be crucial in helping us deliver systems to benefit patients in all corners of the world and we see this as an important development in our company growth strategy.”
CMR has more than 700 employees working in R&D, clinical, manufacturing, supply chain, commercial, and service. The company hopes this investment in the UK will strengthens CMR’s role in shaping innovation through surgical robotics to improve surgical care.
Barrington D’Arcy, chief operations officer of CMR Surgical, added: “Establishing a world-class manufacturing facility to meet worldwide demand was a logical step forward for CMR. Connecting in proximity our skilled workforce from manufacturing, R&D, supply and other important functions means that we can bring together the strongest talent to deliver the commercial production upscale for Versius.”