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Video: FDA Approves Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System
Date:7/7/2009

Adiana system offers safe, simple, effective alternative to tubal ligation

BEDFORD, Mass., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc., (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Company's premarket approval (PMA) application for the Adiana(R) permanent contraception system. The Adiana system is designed to provide women a minimally-invasive, non-incision alternative to traditional, surgical means of permanent contraception. In January 2009, Hologic received CE marking approval for the Adiana system and commenced marketing and sales of this product in certain European countries. In addition to this News Release, please view the Multimedia News Release related to the Adiana system at: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/adiana/38601.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/adiana/38601/

The Adiana permanent contraception procedure is minimally invasive, requires no incisions and can be performed in the comfort of the doctor's office using local anesthesia. Patients are normally able to return to work or resume their daily activities within one day. In contrast, traditional methods of permanent contraception, such as tubal ligation, require more invasive surgical procedures, usually are conducted in a hospital under general anesthesia and typically require four to five days of recovery. As a result, these more invasive surgical p
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