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Coronavirus test developed by Marlboro-based Hologic gets emergency approval

Coronavirus test developed by Marlboro-based Hologic gets emergency approval

BOSTON HERALD – A Marlboro company got the green light from the FDA for its molecular diagnostic coronavirus test that can provide results in less than three hours.

“Hologic can make a huge difference in the coronavirus pandemic with our scientific expertise and fully automated, high-throughput testing system,” Steve MacMillan, chairman, president and CEO of Hologic Inc., said in a statement

“As soon as the outbreak started, our diverse team of scientists and engineers began developing a new, highly accurate test, and we have brought it to market quickly through the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use process,” MacMillan said.

Hospital, public health and reference laboratories can perform the Hologic Inc. test on the company’s Panther Fusion system, which is a fully automated diagnostic platform used across the United States.

Read the full article by Alexi Cohan here.

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