BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 2, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX), a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and state-of-the-art digital imaging systems directed towards women's health, today announced it will open the Nasdaq Stock Market tomorrow, October 3, 2006, in New York at 9:30AM ET in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, commemorated annually on October 1. The Company has been listed on Nasdaq for sixteen years. Chairman and CEO of Hologic, Jack Cumming, will preside over the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony at the Nasdaq Market Site, located at 4 Times Square, New York City.
According to the American Cancer Society, Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women, and more than 211,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to occur among women in the United States this year. Breast cancer ranks as the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among women and caused an estimated 40,000 deaths in 2005. Over a lifetime, one in eight women will develop breast cancer and today there are approximately 2.3 million women living in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer.
"We are honored and proud to open the Nasdaq Stock Market in recognition of such an important event," said Jack Cumming, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "All of us at Hologic share one goal and that is to work together to advance technology for breast cancer detection. Early detection can significantly improve a woman's chance of surviving breast cancer and we remain passionately committed to improving women's healthcare by providing a comprehensive portfolio of tools and innovations to aid in early detection. It is our hope that increased awareness will encourage more women to include screening mammography as part of their routine medical care."
To view the opening of the Nasdaq Stock Market "live" on October 3, 2006, at 9:15AM ET, visit http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to access the Market Site live web cam link. Windows media player is required to view the web cam.
Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic and medical imaging systems dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, and a leading developer of innovative imaging technology for digital radiography and breast imaging. Hologic's core business units are focused on mammography and breast biopsy, osteoporosis assessment, and mini C-arm and extremity MRI imaging for orthopedic applications. For more information visit http://www.hologic.com/.
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