In 1995, Mammotome was introduced as the first vacuum-assisted biopsy system. Two years later, the Mammotome Biopsy System was acquired by Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. EES continued to develop the Mammotome Biopsy System, creating additional image-guided products and developing the Mammotome brand into the worldwide market leader.
In July 2010, Devicor Medical Products, Inc. acquired the Breast Care Business from Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Devicor focuses exclusively on medical technologies that improve patient experiences and outcomes. Over the next several years, Devicor Medical launched two new innovative vacuum-assisted breast biopsy systems and acquired several other products to create a robust breast care product portfolio.