NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Roche announced after the close of the market on Tuesday that Health Canada approved the cobas 4800 HPV Test as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women at least 25 years old.

The announcement follows similar approval of the test by the US Food and Drug Administration in April.

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