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Hologic Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Operating Results
Date:2/4/2013

he prior year, an increase of 3.0%. The increase was driven primarily by an increase in MyoSure system sales, partially offset by a $5.1 million reduction in Adiana system revenues due to the Company's decision in the second quarter of fiscal 2012 to discontinue sales of that product line and, to a lesser extent, a slight decrease in NovaSure system sales. Excluding Adiana revenues in both periods, the increase in GYN Surgical revenues was approximately 10.1%.
  • Skeletal Health revenues totaled $23.7 million in the current quarter compared to $24.7 million in the prior year, a decrease of 4.1%. This decrease was primarily the result of a slight reduction in product and service revenues.
  • Publication of the Oslo Tomosynthesis Screening Trial Results: On January 7, 2013, results from the first large-scale, peer-reviewed prospective clinical study of its kind were published online, in advance of print, by Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America scientific journal. The researchers reported that the addition of Hologic's 3D mammography (breast tomosynthesis) screening technology to a 2D breast screening exam significantly increased cancer detection, particularly for invasive cancers, and simultaneously decreased the false-positive rates. Some of the significant findings reported include:

  • A 40% increase in the detection of invasive breast cancers
  • A 27% increase in the detection of all cancers (invasive and in situ cancers combined)
  • A 15% decrease in false‐positive rates
  • An increase in cancer detection across all breast tissue densities, from dense to fatty
  • All of the above achieved with no increase in the detection of ductal carcinoma in situ, which is non-invasive and cited as potentially being over-diagnosed.
  • New Products:APTIMA HPV 16 18/45 Genotype Assay for use on TIGRIS:

    On October 16, 2012, the Company announced FDA approval of its APTIMA HPV 16 18/45 Ge
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