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Etteplan to design and develop a breakthrough biopsy device for NeoDynamics

Media release.
Published: 19-Jun-2012 02:00 pm
Publisher: Etteplan Oyj

-  The innovative sampling technique of the new biopsy device will improve the process of breast cancer tissue sampling, while yielding more accurate results and improving patient comfort.

Etteplan, specialists in industrial equipment engineering, technical product information solutions and medical technology, has received a significant order from NeoDynamics to develop a breakthrough biopsy device for breast cancer diagnostics. NeoDynamics is a Swedish medical technology company developing equipment for a safe diagnosis and minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer.

The biopsy device will utilize NeoDynamics’ Fourier technology, which leaves tissue structures minimally affected and reduces the risk of dissemination of tumor cells into the body when taking a biopsy. Furthermore the technology is patient friendly due to gentle and minimal intervention of the needle. The oncology biopsy market is estimated at over one billion USD worldwide.

Etteplan’s product development project for NeoDynamics includes the design and development of a ready-to-production biopsy device that fulfills the latest regulatory requirements for medical devices including documentation for CE-marking. The project also includes project management services and involves Etteplan’s companywide competencies in engineering design and product development. “For NeoDymanics Etteplan’s high competence in the area of medical technology and regulatory affairs as well as the company’s certified development process were decisive factors to commence cooperation on this remarkable innovation”, explains Peter Sellei, CEO of NeoDynamics.

More information:

Kristian Niklasson
Director Sweden East & North
Etteplan Oyj
Tel. +46 8 674 12 40

Outi-Maria Liedes
SVP, Communications & Operational Development
Etteplan Oyj
Tel. +358 40 756 9620

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to global industrial equipment manufacturers. Etteplan is specialized in improving the efficiency of engineering and product development processes as well as improving the competitiveness of products in all stages of the product life cycle. The results of the innovativeness and technical competence of our experts can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday equipment. 

Etteplan is one of the leading engineering companies in the Nordic countries and the biggest and oldest Nordic service provider in China. Etteplan’s engineering units in China provide cost-efficient and high-quality engineering services and technical product information solutions to local and global companies.

Etteplan is a Finnish public company employing some 1,800 experts in Finland, Sweden, Holland and China. In 2011, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 119.4 million. Etteplan’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.


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