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Hologic Acquires Biolucent, Inc.
Date:9/19/2007

A Leader in Mammography Comfort Technology

BEDFORD, Mass., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and state-of-the-art digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced it has completed the acquisition of BioLucent, Inc. ("BioLucent"), a market leader in its development and sale of its MammoPad(R) breast cushion.

"This acquisition reflects our continued strategy and efforts to offer a comprehensive portfolio of products to serve in the breast cancer detection market " said Jack Cumming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The BioLucent MammoPad was designed to benefit women undergoing mammograms by providing more comfort, we believe better tissue acquisition and ultimately improved outcomes. It is our hope with proper training and support, the MammoPad can become a standard of care in mammography. We look forward to the opportunities that will develop from this combination as we continue to build value for our shareholders."

BioLucent, located in Aliso Viejo, California, develops, markets and sells a breast cushion, MammoPad(R), to decrease the discomfort associated with mammography. BioLucent's primary research and development efforts are directed at its brachytherapy business which is focused on breast cancer therapy. Prior to the acquisition, BioLucent completed the spin-off its brachytherapy technology and business to the holders of BioLucent's outstanding shares of capital stock. The new company, Cianna Medical will manufacture and market the SAVI(TM) applicator. As a result Hologic acquired BioLucent's Mammopad(R) business and related assets.

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