Surgical robotic developer leads device makers in top healthcare VC deals

CMR Surgical’s Versius system console [Photo courtesy CMR Surgical]

Surgical robotics developer CMR Surgical was the lone medical device maker in the 10 largest healthcare venture capital deals of 2021 in the U.S. and Europe.

That’s according to a ranking provided to Medical Design & Outsourcing by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which recently published its annual VC analysis drawing on its own proprietary information and data from Pitchbook.

Cambridge, U.K.–based CMR Surgical raised $600 million in a Series D financing round announced in June. CMR’s Versius surgical robotic system is available in Europe, Australia, India and the Middle East, but has not been approved by the FDA.

CMR Surgical today announced its expansion into Poland as a hub for Central and Eastern Europe, and last week said its robotic system has been used in thoracic surgery, specifically oesophagomyotomies, lobectomies a…

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Boston Children’s Hospital, ElevateBio enter 5-year cell, gene therapy collaboration

Boston Children’s Hospital announced today that it partnered with ElevateBio for a five-year cell and gene therapy advancement program.

The collaborative agreement will seek to advance cell and gene therapy programs originating out of Boston Children’s Hospital with an introduction to Boston Children’s translational research capabilities.

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