NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Hologic said this week that its molecular diagnostics sales declined 8 percent year over year in its fiscal second quarter, but increased 1 percent when adjusted for the divestiture last year of its Lifecodes transplant diagnostics segment.

Hologic's adjusted growth in molecular diagnostics, which includes the company's Panther testing system and associated Aptima assays, helped mitigate an overall 2 percent decline in revenues, or 4 percent on adjusted basis, in its Diagnostics segment. Overall, the firm's revenues were up 2 percent year over year.

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