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FDA Approves Two Hologic HPV Tests
Date:3/13/2009

se cancer than all other high-risk HPV types combined.

"We are extremely excited to enter this market with such a unique and strong portfolio of FDA approved molecular tests for HPV DNA," said Jack Cumming, chairman and chief executive officer of Hologic. "Our state-of-the-art Cervista HPV tests individually and in combination are designed to provide significant advantages over the existing technology and should help solidify our leadership in cervical cancer screening."

The Cervista HPV HR and Cervista HPV 16/18 tests are based on Invader(R) chemistry, a patented technology owned by Hologic and well established in other areas of molecular testing. Both tests are approved for use utilizing the sample collected with the ThinPrep(R) Pap Test, offering additional convenience for the healthcare provider.

About Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cancer

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the United States and is recognized as the cause of most cervical cancers. To help prevent the onset of disease, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) suggests routine Pap and HPV testing for women over the age of 30 to identify women most likely to develop cervical cancer.

About Hologic, Inc.

Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women. Hologic's core business units are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical, and skeletal health. Hologic provides a comprehensive suite of technologies with products for mammography and breast biopsy, radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer, cervical cancer screening, treatment for menorrhagia, osteoporosis assessment, preterm birth risk assessment, mini C-arm for extremity imaging and molecular diagnostic products including reagents for a variety of DNA
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