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Mendaera Announces Expansion into Production Facility

San Mateo, CA – August 17, 2023 – Mendaera, an innovator in healthcare robotics, today announced its expansion into a production facility to support future growth and operations. The company has completed research and design of its collaborative robotic system, and is now focused on completing development and obtaining FDA clearance. The new Silicon Valley facility will enable rapid growth of the organization, as well as volume manufacturing for product launch.

Mendaera is developing technology that will allow all healthcare providers to do more for their patients. The company’s platform combines real-time imaging, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) to enable precise and consistent intervention. In addition, Mendaera is building an ecosystem of industry-leading imaging and instrumentation partners to expedite its mission to democratize minimally invasive care.

“Despite the impact that robotics has already made in healthcare, our team has worked diligently to develop a new category of robotic technology that will streamline patient care,” said Josh DeFonzo, Co-Founder and CEO of Mendaera, Inc. “We believe there is an opportunity to push the category further and dramatically improve access to intervention.”

The company has raised $24 million in Series A funding led by Lux Capital, with participation from Founders Fund, Operator Partners, and Allen & Company, LLC. Other investors include Intuitive Surgical and Auris Health founder Dr. Fred Moll and former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for robotics in healthcare,” said Dr. Fred Moll. “Among the innovators in the field, Mendaera’s efforts to make robotics commonplace earlier in the healthcare continuum are unique and can potentially change the future of care delivery.”

“The most talented entrepreneurs – armed with truly unique technology – can create magical products,” said Peter Hebert, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lux Capital. “Fred and I had the distinct pleasure of working closely with Josh DeFonzo at Auris Health, and strongly believe that he will again build a generational healthcare company to transform provider workflows and patients’ lives.”


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