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FDA Clears Hologic's Specimen Radiography System
Date:10/18/2011

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Company's Trident specimen radiography system. The system uses Hologic's proprietary direct digital detector technology to produce high quality images for rapid verification of tissue specimens such as breast biopsy samples. Trident is a state-of-the-art, mobile system designed to reduce procedure steps, streamline workflow and give physicians increased confidence in the accuracy of their procedures.

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“Our new Trident specimen radiography system takes advantage of the valuable insights we have gained as the global leader in digital mammography,” said Peter Soltani, Senior Vice President & General Manager - Breast Health. “Our goal is to provide leading-edge technologies that improve the diagnostic precision of procedures and create a better experience for patients and their healthcare providers. The Trident system more than meets these expectations and is an example of our commitment to excellence in breast cancer detection and diagnosis.”

Gary M. Levine, M.D., Director of Breast Imaging at Hoag Breast Care, Hoag Memorial
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