NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Hologic today said that its $3.7 billion deal to acquire Gen-Probe has cleared US antitrust review.

The Bedford, Mass.-based firm said that the initial 30-day waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 had expired without a request for additional information from the US Federal Trade Commission.

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