Every patient is unique – one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to prosthetics. For orthopedic technicians, cost and time pressures make it difficult to deal with the specific needs of each patient, who tend to receive less than perfectly fitting off-the-shelf orthotic or prosthetic products.
This is where Mecuris, a Munich-based medtech startup, is stepping up, by providing orthopedic technicians with an easy-to-use online platform for customisable and 3D-printed orthotics and prosthetics – which the startup is able to deliver within days.
The startup has just raised a Series A financing round of €3.6 million from existing seed investors Bayern Kapital and High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF), as well as new investors Vesalius Biocapital and Mulcan International Investments.
Mecuris’ aim is to co-create orthoses and prostheses with orthopedic technicians that are tailored to patients. These products can be further styled individually (color, texture, ornaments, logos, etc.) to enrich the wearers’ life as an expression of their personality.
The startup will use the proceeds of the financing round to further penetrate the European market and increase sales. Mercuris will also continue to develop digital solutions to complement its portfolio, and close gaps in the market that other players haven’t yet addressed.