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Hologic Launches Automated Cervical Cancer Screening Solutions at IPV Meeting in Berlin
Date:9/16/2011

gic is sponsoring the "HPV-Testing out of the ThinPrep PreservCyt Vial:  Customer Experiences and Automation Solutions" symposium on Monday September 19th from 17.30 to 18.30 at the IPV meeting.  The symposium is open to anyone attending the conference.  Over 1,000 conference attendees are expected to attend.  

Research on human papillomaviruses has made impressive progress in recent years.  Better diagnosis and therapies have helped to significantly reduce the number of new cancer cases, advanced-stage tumors, and ultimately deaths from cervical cancer in particular, which is predominantly caused by HPV.  However, next to breast cancer, cervical carcinoma remains the second most frequent cancer affecting women worldwide.  The IPV meeting and workshop is the major international conference that encompasses all aspects of HPV research.  Hologic is a gold sponsor of the event.

About ThinPrep and Cervista TestsThe Cervista HPV HR test utilizes proprietary Invader technology to detect 14 high risk types of HPV for cervical cancer screening.  

The ThinPrep 5000 STS system automates the sample transfer and bar code scanning of the vial.

The Cervista MTA system automates the DNA extraction and HPV detection steps of the Cervista HPV HR test.

The combined systems have the ability to process 24, 48 or 96 ThinPrep samples/batch at a time providing mid-to-low-volume laboratories the opportunity to utilize Hologic's automation while using the reagents efficiently.  

CE marking of these new systems allows Hologic to sell the products throughout Europe and in countries recognizing the CE mark.

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