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This fundraising will finance the clinical trials and certification of this innovative surgical robot.

Montpellier, France, February 18, 2021 – AcuSurgical, a startup developing a robotic assistant for vitreoretinal surgery, announced today the completion of a €5.75 million Series A round. The round was led by institutional investors, Merieux Partners and Supernova Invest, with the participation of IRDI-Soridec and Sofimac Innovation. The aim is to finance the clinical stages, but also the CE marking process.

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Acusurgical was created in 2020 by Christoph SPUHLER, PhD, robotics professors Philippe POIGNET and Yassine HADDAB, and two ophthalmic vitreoretinal surgeons, professors Philippe GAIN and Gilles THURET. The team is composed of experts who all have significant experience in surgical robotics, but also in medical devices for ophthalmology. The company was born from a collaboration between its founders and the LIRMM robotics laboratory, and has benefited from support and start-up funding from AxlR SATT Occitanie Méditerranée.

The company has been incubated at BIC since 2018, and has received i-site MUSE support.