NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic said on Thursday that Canadian regulators approved two of the company's assays for the detection of high-risk strains of human papillomavirus.

Health Canada granted medical device licenses to Hologic's Aptima HPV and Aptima HPV 16 18/45 genotype assays. Both assays are in vitro nucleic acid amplification tests for detecting HPV strains that are associated with cervical cancer and precancerous lesions, Hologic said. The assays were approved to run on the company's Tigris instrument.

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