CMR Surgical and Kebomed partner to bring Versius to Denmark, Norway, and Finland

~   The partnership aims to make surgical robotics more widely accessible across the Nordics, so more patients can benefit from minimally invasive surgery

CMR Surgical (CMR) – the global surgical robotics business – and Kebomed – one of Europe’s leading distributors of specialist medical devices – have today announced an agreement to bring the next-generation Surgical Robotic System, Versius, to Denmark, Norway, and Finland.

CMR’s system, Versius, is a small and modular surgical robot performing complex surgical cases. With its small footprint and lightweight design, Versius can be easily moved between departments so hospitals can maximise its utilisation, which can be critical for many centres adopting new technologies.

Henrik Schjødt, CEO and Head of the Board Kebomed Nordics, comments: “The Nordic countries are global leaders in the responsible introduction of healthcare technology, with a high bar for quality and cost-effectiveness. We are proud to partner with CMR to add Versius to our extensive portfolio and believe the introduction of Versius will offer all surgeons and hospitals the opportunity to transform how surgery is performed.”

Surgical robots have become well-established for their use in prostate cancer surgery; however, they are now increasingly being adopted for a broader range of surgical specialties including benign and complex gynaecology, colorectal and general surgery. Through using Versius as part of a multi-specialty robotics programme and converting more cases to minimal access procedures, hospitals have been found to save up to 450 bed days annually.[i]

Susanne Lehnberg Commercial Manager, for CMR Surgical, adds: “This is an exciting step for CMR as we continue to make robotic assisted surgery more widely accessible to patients around the world. We look forward to partnering with hospitals, surgeons and surgical teams across Denmark, Norway, and Finland to bring our highly versatile and digital solution to the operating room.”

This announcement follows the recent news that the first Versius system has been installed in Sweden, at NU-hospital group, a part of Västra Götalandregionen, in a first for the Nordic region. There are now over 160 Versius installations globally, with over 20,000 cases performed.


The Versius Surgical Robotic System

Versius resets expectations of robotic surgery. Versius fits into virtually any operating room set-up and integrates seamlessly into existing workflows, increasing the likelihood of robotic minimal access surgery (MAS). The small, portable and modular design of Versius allows the surgeon to only use the number of arms needed for a given procedure.

Biomimicking the human arm, Versius gives surgeons the choice of optimised port placement alongside the dexterity and accuracy of small fully-wristed instruments. With 3D HD vision, easy-to adopt instrument control and a choice of ergonomic working positions, the open surgeon console has the potential to reduce stress and fatigue and allows for clear communication with the surgical team. By thinking laparoscopically and operating robotically with Versius, patients, surgeons and healthcare professionals can all benefit from the value that robotic MAS brings.

But it’s more than just a robot. Versius captures meaningful data with its wider digital ecosystem to support a surgeon’s continuous learning. Through the Versius Connect app, Versius Trainer and CMR clinical registry, Versius unleashes a wealth of insights to ultimately improve surgical care.

About CMR Surgical Limited

CMR Surgical (CMR) is a global medical devices company dedicated to transforming surgery with Versius, a next-generation surgical robot.

Headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom, CMR is committed to working with surgeons, surgical teams and hospital partners, to provide an optimal tool to make robotic minimal access surgery universally accessible and affordable. With Versius, we are on a mission to redefine the surgical robotics market with practical, innovative technology and data that can improve surgical care.

Founded in 2014, CMR Surgical is a private limited company backed by an international shareholder base.


[i] Milton Keynes University Hospital: Versius® Robotic Assisted Surgery Case Study February 2022

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