CMR Surgical is a private company developing the next-generation universal robotic system for minimal access, or “keyhole” surgery.
The company's vision is to make minimal access surgery universally accessible and affordable by significantly expanding the range of procedures that can be performed robotically. Global annual revenues for robot-assisted minimal access surgery are presently approximately $4 billion and are anticipated to reach $20 billion by 2025.
Minimal access surgery delivers acknowledged clinical benefits which include less trauma, reduced scarring, faster recovery times and lower costs for healthcare providers. However, minimal access surgery is not available to everyone because the techniques are hard to master, the training time long and the procedure physically demanding to perform. Robot-assisted surgery can offer all the benefits of manual minimal access surgery while crucially making life easier for the surgeon at an affordable cost.
To bring the benefits of robotic assisted minimal access surgery to a wider group of patients CMR Surgical is developing a next-generation robotic system that aims to make the benefits of minimal access surgery universally accessible and affordable. Specifically, its innovative Versius surgical robotic system is:
- Versatile - operating across all four surgical quadrant
- Ergonomic - reducing the physical and mental demand on surgeons through the ergonomic design of the surgeon console, fully wristed 5mm instruments and 3D HD vision system
- Portable - Its compact form factor – a fraction of anything available to date – allows Versius to be deployed across multiple busy operating theatres.
- Affordable - Designed to be used by a range of surgical specialties, the versatility of Versius robotic system opens the door to high utilisation. This allows healthcare providers to offer the benefits of robotic procedures in a cost-effective way
- Quick to set up - Versius uses sophisticated collaborative robotics to make the process of moving, setting up and draping the robot arms around the patient as straightforward and rapid as possible.
CIC point of contact: Robert Tansley