NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Exact Sciences said in its 10-K filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission this week that in December it entered into an amendment to a licensing agreement pursuant to which Hologic granted the company a non-exclusive worldwide license to certain Hologic patents within the field of any disease or condition within, related to, or affecting the gastrointestinal tract and/or appended mucosal surfaces. The amendment is to an agreement the firms signed in 2009.

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