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Einar Egnell

More than 70 years ago, Swedish engineer, Einar Egnell, made it his life’s work to help breastfeeding mothers. After years of research, Egnell created the first comfortable and effective breast pump that closely mimics the sucking rhythm of nursing infants. In the process, Egnell also created the vacuum and cycling standards that today’s lactation professionals use to judge breast pump quality.

1942

Einar Egnell develops the world’s first hospital grade breast pump in 1942.

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1970

Ameda AG was founded in 1970.

1984

The first portable hospital-grade breast pump, Lact-E, was created in 1984.

1984
1993

1993

The world’s first breast pump with a micro-processor, the Elite, was established in 1993.

1994

The world’s first and only FDA-cleared pump kit with Airlock Protection was created in 1994.

1994
1998

1998

The world’s first piston-driven personal pump, Purely Yours, was created in 1998.

2010

The Platinum breast pump, a premium hospital grade pump with vacusense technology, was created in 2010.

2010
2016

2016

Ameda acquired the Penguin Warming System in 2016.

2017

The Finesse breast pump, created in 2017, was Ameda’s first personal pump designed for insurance reimbursement.

2017
2019

2019

Ameda’s first personal pump with a rechargeable battery, the Ameda Mya, was created.

2020

Ameda’s first mobile personal pump,designed to work with the HygieniKit Milk Collection System, the Mya Joy, was created in 2020.

2020
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