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Hologic Features New Minimally Invasive Technologies at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Meeting
Date:5/4/2011

BEDFORD, Mass., May 4, 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, is featuring new, minimally invasive technologies in surgical, diagnostic and skeletal health at the 59th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in Washington, DC April 30-May 4, 2011.

Featured for the first time at ACOG is the Hologic MyoSure hysteroscopic system for the removal of submucosal fibroids or polyps often associated with abnormal uterine bleeding and infertility. Hologic is also showing its NovaSure endometrial ablation   procedure for the treatment of heavy periods, and its Adiana permanent contraception system, a minimally invasive alternative to tubal ligation surgery. Also featured for the first time since Hologic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the technology in March is the Advanced Body Composition assessment option on the Hologic Discovery bone density system. These new technologies fit perfectly with the educational theme of the ACOG meeting - the changing environment of improving the standard of care for women around the world.

For women aged 35 to 54, fibroids and heavy periods are among the most common reasons for a hysterectomy, and most women do not realize that minimally-invasive procedures exist to treat these conditions.  According to the National Women's Health Network, hysterect
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