NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic yesterday reported that its second-quarter revenues decreased around 7 percent to $402 million from $431 million year over year.

The Bedford, Mass.-based firm said that revenues from Third Wave Technologies, the molecular diagnostics maker it acquired last summer for $580 million, contributed $8.9 million in revenues for the quarter and $17.4 million for the first six months of its fiscal 2009.

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