June 14, 2022 – Proximie, a provider of a platform that allows clinicians to virtually ‘scrub in’ to any operating room from anywhere in the world and remotely interact using augmented reality (AR), has announced that it has successfully raised USD $80 million in a Series C funding round. The company’s platform helps to extend the capabilities of top surgeons to areas without access to top surgical care and helps them to deliver lifesaving care during a time of healthcare disruption.
The funding round was led by Advent Life Sciences, with participation from new investors Emerson Collective, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, British Patient Capital, Mubadala Investment Company, and the Minderoo Foundation. Existing investors F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads, Questa Capital, Global Ventures, and Maverick Ventures also participated in the round.
According to the company, the proceeds will be used to accelerate development of key products and services, build out Proximie’s marketplace ecosystem and scale its Operating System of the OR – a centralized platform delivering connected surgical care.
Hospitals and surgical centers who leverage Proximie’s technology will have access to preoperative data that can help inform patient care, real time collaborative tools to record, train, and deliver care, and postoperative content management tools to capture and distribute content between colleagues. Proximie stated that its technology will allow health systems to establish an intelligent, digital layer to the OR, enabling them to save time, money, and more lives.
Proximie has been used for cases in surgical specialities at over 500 hospitals worldwide, according to the company. Hospitals have applied Proximie’s technology to drive efficiencies in the surgical backlog following COVID-19, increase the speed of training surgeons while maintaining costs, and build hub and spoke models that concentrate surgical care and expertise in central locations to reduce the time and costs associated with travel.
Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, said: “Our vision is to democratize surgery through better data by connecting every OR and Cath Lab in the world. We began this journey enabling surgeons to virtually join any OR. Now, we’re using this capability to digitize the operating room, bringing patients the collective expertise of the best surgeons in the world – where data collected and shared on Proximie can help them receive life-saving care, no matter where they live.”
John Cassidy, Investment Director at SoftBank Investment Advisers said: “The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the adoption of virtual clinical care globally. Proximie’s technology platform combines AI, machine learning, and augmented reality to facilitate live sharing of the operating room, creating a connected surgical care ecosystem to better support patients and hospitals. We are pleased to partner with Dr. Nadine Hachach-Haram and the Proximie team to support their mission of saving lives by sharing the world’s best clinical practices.”
Today’s announcement brings Proximie’s total fundraised amount to USD $130 million. The investment follows a year in which Proximie has supported over 13,000 surgeries, and expanded its global footprint to 100 countries.
For more information on Proximie and its virtual clinical care platform, please visit the company’s website.
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