|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Industry:||Medical Instruments & Supplies|
|Hologic Inc was incorporated in Massachusetts in October 1985 and reincorporated in Delaware in March 1990. The Company is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of medical imaging systems and diagnostic and surgical products focused on the healthcare needs of women. The Company’s core business segments are focused on breast health, diagnostics, GYN surgical and skeletal health. The Company’s breast health products include a broad portfolio of breast imaging and related products and accessories, including digital and film-based mammography systems, computer-aided detection (CAD), minimally invasive breast biopsy and tissue extraction devices, breast biopsy guidance systems, breast imaging comfort pads, and breast brachytherapy products. It has also developed a new breast imaging platform, Dimensions, which utilizes a new technology, tomosynthesis, to produce 3D images. The Company’s diagnostic product offerings include the ThinPrep System used mainly for cytology applications, such as cervical cancer screening, and the Rapid Fetal Fibronectin Test for pre-term birth risk assessment. The Company’s surgical product offerings include the NovaSure System, and the Adiana System. The NovaSure System enables physicians to treat women suffering from excessive menstrual bleeding in a minimally invasive manner. The Adiana System is a form of permanent female contraception intended as an alternative to tubal ligation. It sells and services its products through a combination of direct sales and service forces and a network of independent distributors and sales representatives. The Company’s mammography and related products and subsystems compete with products offered by a number of competitors, including GE, Siemens, Philips, PlanMed, Agfa, Carestream Health, Fuji, IMS Giotto, Sectra and Toshiba. The manufacture, sale, lease and service of medical diagnostic and surgical devices and pharmaceutical products intended for commercial use are subject to extensive governmental regulation by the FDA in the United States and by a variety of regulatory agencies in other countries.|
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