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As the pioneers in vacuum-assisted breast biopsy, Mammotome is proud to celebrate 25 years of innovation.

25 Years of Breast Care Innovation

1995

It all began with the Mammotome Breast Biopsy System. This technology transformed breast cancer intervention from open surgical biopsy to minimally invasive procedures. Originally known as Biopsys, this system provided an accurate diagnosis, while greatly improving the overall patient experience.

1995
1997

Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, acquired Biopsys. EES continued product development on the Mammotome biopsy system, expanding the Mammotome brand into the worldwide market leader.

1997
1999

Mammotome HH breast biopsy system for ultrasound guided procedures was introduced to the market, a true milestone in the diagnosis of breast lesions.

1999
2001

Mammotome ST launched, providing an enhanced biopsy system specifically designed for stereotactic procedures.  Mammotome also introduced the MicroMARK II breast biopsy tissue marker.

2001
2004

The Mammotome Breast Biopsy System expanded to include Mammotome EX for ultrasound-guided biopsy procedures. Mammotome also introduced the MammoMARK line of breast biopsy markers, designed to enhance performance accuracy in biopsy site marking.

2004
2006

The Mammotome Breast Biopsy System expanded to include Mammotome MR for magnetic resonance imaging-guided procedures.

2006
2010

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. acquired Mammotome’s breast care business from Ethicon-Endo Surgery.

2010
2011

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. acquired the Neoprobe GDS portfolio of products from Neoprobe Corporation, creating a newly combined breast biopsy and breast surgery portfolio.

2011
2012

Mammotome elite launched, the world’s leading single-insertion, tetherless vacuum-assisted breast biopsy device.  MammoSTAR was also added to the Mammotome marker portfolio, providing a new all-natural marking alternative.

2012
2013

Mammotome unveiled the Mammotome revolve Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy System for stereotactic procedures, truly redefining biopsy procedural efficiency without compromising tissue quality.

2013
2014

Mammotome unveiled big developments in its product portfolio. First the launch of the Mammotome revolve Vacuum-Assisted Breast Biopsy System for ultrasound procedures. Two exciting acquisitions including the HydroMARK breast biopsy marker portfolio and the MammoTest stereotactic biopsy table. Finally, a distribution agreement was signed for the Faxitron CoreVision in-room specimen radiograph system.

2014
2014

Devicor Medical Products, Inc. was acquired by Leica Biosystems, bringing Mammotome under the Danaher Corporation umbrella.

2014
2017

Mammotome began distributing the Sentimag magnetic platform, including the Magseed marker providing wire-free lesion localization.  To further expand Mammotome’s extensive biopsy marker portfolio, the company began distributing the all-natural, non-metal BiomarC breast biopsy markers.

2017
2018

Mammotome enters into a distribution agreement with Kub Technologies, Inc. to distribute their line of specimen radiography systems, replacing the Faxitron CoreVision with the Mammotome Confirm. The Sentimag platform expands to include Magtrace, providing radiation-free Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy.

2018
2019

Mammotome unveils a new brand identity with an updated look and feel. Mammotome also began distribution of the TruCore II automatic core biopsy instrument.

2019
2020
Mammotome celebrates 25 years of innovation in breast cancer diagnostics. To date, more than 10 million women worldwide have had a procedure using a minimally invasive Mammotome breast biopsy system1.

1. Based on internal sales data

2020

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