The company, which seeks to bring robotics and virtual reality to minimally invasive surgery, said in a news release that the new headquarters will expand its core business functions and house approximately 250 employees.
With what the company describes as a “rapidly growing team,” Vicarious leased a 42,000 square-foot facility at 78 Fourth Avenue in Waltham. The facility will house a full-scale operating room for robotics testing, along with research and development capabilities and company operations.
Vicarious Surgical said it is also expanding its manufacturing capabilities with the development of a comprehensive manufacturing facility, including a clean room, within the new headquarters.
In April, the surgical robotics company announced that it would go public through a $1.1 billion merger with D8 Holdings, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The SPAC deal came nearly a year and a half after the FDA granted breakthrough device designation for Vicarious’ robot, which includes features such as arms that replicate human motion. The system boasts 9 degrees of freedom per arm with 360-degree visualization, all through a 1.5 cm incision.
“Our new headquarters in Waltham speaks to the promising future we have envisioned for Vicarious Surgical and will enable us to scale for rapid growth,” Vicarious Surgical co-founder & CEO Adam Sachs said in the release. “Continuing to locate our corporate headquarters within Massachusetts allows us to recruit high caliber talent and collaborate with the best minds in robotics and healthcare. We look forward to adding hundreds of new jobs in Massachusetts and supporting the region as a hotbed for medical device innovation.”