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Third Wave Signs Partners to Distribute HPV Test in Spain, Portugal, and Italy

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Third Wave Technologies said today that Inverness Medical Iberica, a Spanish affiliate of Inverness Medical Innovations, will distribute its human papillomavirus screening test in Spain and Portugal.
Third Wave also said it has signed agreements with four “well-known regional distributors” to distribute its HPV product in Italy, though it did not identify those firms.
“We continue to negotiate with potential distributors for each of the other major markets in Europe and look forward to having them in place soon," said Kevin Conroy, president and CEO of Third Wave, in a statement. 
Third Wave’s HPV test gained European CE Marking certification in December.
The company’s test detects the presence of 14 high-risk types of HPV, the virus that causes nearly all cervical cancers.

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