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CMR Surgical to build new large-scale manufacturing facility
Global surgical robotics maker CMR Surgical has announced plans to open a new large-scale manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire. The site will enable upscaled manufacturing processes to meet the increasing global demand for its Versius surgical robotic system – a valuable surgical tool used in a number of hospitals across Europe, India, Australia and the Middle East.
The new 75,832 sq. ft. facility will house up to 200 skilled 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.
This announcement follows the recent completion of the largest-ever MedTech private financing round worldwide, with the boost in manufacturing capability helping to support CMR’s ongoing commercial scale-up of Versius.
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.”
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.”
CMR has more than 700 employees working in R&D, clinical, manufacturing, supply chain, commercial, and service. This investment in the UK strengthens CMR’s role in shaping innovation through surgical robotics to improve surgical care.