NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Gen-Probe has agreed to settle litigation in connection with its $3.7 billion purchase by Hologic, the San Diego-based molecular diagnostics firm disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission today.

Separately, Hologic announced the pricing of its private placement of $1 billion of senior notes and the expected pricing of loans in connection to the deal.

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