NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Medical imaging and diagnostics products firm Hologic said today that it will acquire Third Wave Technologies for $11.25 per share, or approximately $580 million.
 
The acquisition will provide Hologic with complementary products targeted to the women’s health and diagnostics market. The Bedford, Mass.-based firm sells the ThinPrep pap test, while Madison, Wis.-based Third Wave recently filed for US Food and Drug Administration clearance for two molecular diagnostic tests for human papillomavirus.
 

Get the full story

This story is free
for registered users

Registering provides access to this and other free content.

Register now.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

A report from MIT identifies areas of scientific research where declining research support is hindering needed advances.

In PLOS this week: phylogenetic study of hepatitis E viruses in Swedish moose, recombination sites in the honeybee genome, and more.

Differences in DNA methylation could be used to distinguish between DNA samples obtained from identical twins, researchers say.

A retrovirus that's been integrated into the human genome appears to have a role in embryonic development, researchers report.