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Hologic to Feature Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System at AAGL 2009
Date:11/16/2009

BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 16 /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, is participating in the 38(th) Annual American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) conference, November 15-19, 2009 in Orlando, Florida, and will feature its Adiana(®) permanent contraception system.

Adiana is a minimally invasive procedure that requires no incisions and can be performed in the comfort of the doctor's office using local anesthesia. The Adiana system is designed to provide women a minimally invasive alternative to traditional, surgical means of permanent contraception. With the Adiana system, 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.

"AAGL is the most influential meeting for physicians providing patient care through minimally invasive gynecology," said Tony Kingsley, senior vice president, GYN surgical products at Hologic. "As we have learned through numerous patient testimonials, women are undergoing the Adiana procedure to seek relief from the uncertainty and hassle of temporary birth control methods. At Hologic, we continue to bring to market tools that allow physicians to offer women in-office alternatives for their long-term contraception and other gynecological needs."

At AAGL, physicians will present open communication sessions and poster presentations on the Adiana system and the hysteroscopic sterilization met
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