Rubicor Medical is a Redwood City, CA-based company, that manufactures minimally invasive breast biopsy devices. Based on proprietary technology (EnCapsule™ Breast Biopsy Device), the company touts “a dramatic improvement over current minimally invasive biopsy technologies.” From the company’s website:
The EnCapsule system is comprised of a 14-gauge biopsy device capable of excising, capturing and extracting an intact 2.5 cm diameter tissue sample. EnCapsule is compatible with either ultrasound or stereotactic image guidance.
Some of the features of the EnCapsule Precise Breast Biopsy Device:
— Enables pathology comparable to open surgical biopsy
— Preserves specimen architecture
— Loop size is adjustable to sweep around clusters of micro-calcifications
— Ability to start, stop, or readjust as necessary
— May remove cluster of micro-calcifications in a single sweep
— Versatile positioning – physician may choose where to start and stop the sweep
— Consistent with principles of surgical oncology
— Multiple biopsy option with a single device, in the case of widely separated lesions
The other device that the company manufactures is EnCapsule Stereo Breast Biopsy Device. Rubicor Medical’s products are FDA approved.
More info, plus procedure video, at Rubicor Medical…