NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic is terminating the majority of employees in its Wisconsin molecular diagnostics operations as it consolidates that business into the San Diego facility of recently acquired Gen-Probe, it disclosed in its Form 10-Q on Thursday.

The company also said that Gen-Probe contributed more than $140 million in product sales during its fiscal first quarter.

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