Hologic erhält eine erweiterte CE-Kennzeichnung für den Aptima® Combo 2® Assay
21. Juli 2017
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (June 20, 2017) – Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) announced today that its Aptima® Combo 2® Assay for Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhoea) has received new CE-marked claims in Europe. These additional claims for the world’s leading chlamydia and gonorrhoea assay allow for testing of both clinician- and patient-collected throat and rectal swabs. “We developed the throat and rectal claims for Aptima Combo 2 to help clinical teams accurately diagnose and treat these common, but potentially serious diseases,” said João Malagueira, VP Sales Diagnostics, EMEA. “These new samples, which can now be collected by the patient or the clinician using the Aptima® Multitest Swab Specimen Collection Kit, broaden the range of patient-collected samples available and allow us to offer the widest range of collection options.” The excellent performance of the assay across sample types is reflected in throat and rectal samples, where Aptima Combo 2 demonstrates up to 100% sensitivity and specificity in detecting chlamydia and gonorrhoea.