CMR Surgical joins forces with Ledidi to strengthen data-driven clinical practice

~  The collaboration between CMR Surgical and Ledidi will promote the importance of data-driven clinical practice for the improvement of care quality and patient outcomes.

CMR Surgical (CMR or ‘the Company’) – the global surgical robotics business – has today announced it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Ledidi, a Norwegian software company, to develop a state-of-the-art platform to host CMR’s clinical registry, further strengthening CMR’s focus on data-driven clinical practice.

The collaboration will further promote the value of clinical registries in the adoption of robotic surgery across a versatile range of specialties, as well as emphasising the importance of data-driven clinical practice for the improvement of care quality and patient outcomes. The registry data is also an invaluable source for preclinical and clinical research and will foster clinical and scientific collaboration between hospitals using the Versius surgical robot. Today, the CMR clinical registry already has over 8,000 surgical cases captured from across gynaecology, colorectal, thoracic, general surgery and urology, providing a wealth of surgical insights.

As part of this new collaboration, CMR will be using the Ledidi platform to continue to provide hospitals across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America using Versius, access to the registry. The platform facilitates seamless data capture and analysis, through a simplified process, and is designed for multi-centre collaborations that will further increase the value of the high-quality clinical data entered into the registry. CMR and Ledidi will also collaborate to strengthen both preclinical and clinical research as the use of the Versius Surgical System is expanded into a wider range of surgical procedures across multiple surgical disciplines.

Dr Mark Slack, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder of CMR Surgical commented: “CMR launched one of the world’s first clinical registries, as we know that clinical data can provide crucial insights into the safety, effectiveness and quality of robotic surgery. Through our new collaboration with Ledidi, we are further reinforcing our emphasis on clinical registry data. Such data sets are essential for advancing preclinical and clinical research and ultimately improving surgery for the benefit of patients. With Ledidi’s unique collaborative and analytical capabilities, we are able to deliver real-time insights that will benefit Versius surgeons. The registry platform will also increase collaboration between hospitals using Versius and across surgical specialties.”

Dr Einar Martin Aandahl, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Ledidi said: “We are very excited to partner with CMR Surgical. Data-driven clinical practice is fundamental to deliver high-quality medical care, and with CMR’s goal of delivering minimal access surgery to everyone who needs it, clinical data is of utmost importance. We are also very excited about our ambitions to further strengthen medical research, and we hope to be able to foster thriving collaborations among the hospitals that offer their patients the benefits of Versius. Our vision at Ledidi – to improve health and wellbeing for all – is echoed in this partnership.”



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 private limited company backed by an international shareholder base.

About Ledidi

Founded in 2016, Ledidi enables health data collaboration through the Ledidi Core platform. The Ledidi Core platform integrates data capture, analytics and collaboration in one seamless platform within a secure cloud-based environment. The vision of Ledidi is a world where the health and life science community collaborates on a global scale.

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CMR David Rosen Gynaecology Sydney Australia
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