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Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic) 

10210 Genetic Center Drive

San Diego  California  92121-4362  U.S.A.
Phone: 858-410-8000 Fax: 858-410-8625

Gen-Probe Incorporated is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid, accurate and cost-effective molecular diagnostic products and services that are used primarily to diagnose human diseases, screen donated human blood, and ensure transplant compatibility. Gen-Probe is headquartered in San Diego and employs approximately 1,400 people.

Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic)
Employees: 700
Symbol: GPRO



DiagnoCure  In November 2003, Gen-Probe signed a license and collaboration agreement with DiagnoCure under which the companies are developing, and Gen-Probe will market, an innovative urine test to detect a new, highly specific genetic marker for prostate cancer called PCA3.

Corixa Corporation  In January 2005, Gen-Probe signed an agreement with Corixa to license rights to develop molecular diagnostic tests for approximately 50 potential genetic markers in the areas of prostate, ovarian, cervical, kidney, lung and colon cancer.

AdnaGen  In January 2005, Gen-Probe signed an agreement with AdnaGen, a private company based in Germany, to license AdnaGen's innovative "immunocapture" technology. The technology may help increase the accuracy of molecular diagnostic tests to detect prostate and other cancers, help determine the aggressiveness of these malignancies, and monitor responses to therapy.

bioMerieux  In September 2004, Gen-Probe entered into non-exclusive licensing agreements with bioMérieux and its affiliates that provide bioMérieux options to access our ribosomal RNA technologies to develop diagnostic products for certain disease targets.

Roche  In February 2005, Gen-Probe signed a supply and purchase agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and its affiliate Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. under which Gen-Probe will purchase products for use in molecular diagnostic assays for human papillomavirus (HPV).

Qualigen, Inc.  In November 2004, Gen-Probe acquired from Qualigen an exclusive option to develop a point-of-use nucleic acid testing (NAT) instrument based on Qualigen's FDA-approved FastPack® immunoassay system.

Tosoh Corporation  In December 2003, Gen-Probe entered into agreements with Tosoh Corporation to cross-license intellectual property covering certain NAT technologies. The licenses cover products in clinical diagnostics and other related fields.

Rebio Gen, Inc.  In July 2001, Gen-Probe entered into a license agreement with Chugai Diagnostics Science Co., Ltd., which was later acquired by Fujirebio and re-named Rebio Gen, Inc. The agreement offers a non-exclusive license for Japan in the field of human clinical diagnostics to various of our proprietary technologies.

Company News
Veteran Genoptix, Inc. And Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic) (GPRO) Executive, Brian Hansen, Joins Adaptive Biotechnologies As Chief Commercial Officer 9/17/2014 7:48:23 AM
Ex Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic) (GPRO) CEO Embarks On New $300 Million Venture 3/20/2014 7:42:38 AM
Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Cuts Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic) (GPRO) CEO Loose as Merger Speeds Ahead 1/23/2013 8:44:10 AM
Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX) Settles Gen-Probe Incorporated (Acquired by Hologic) (GPRO) Beef 12/5/2012 8:08:23 AM
Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) Receives Stockholder Approval for Proposed Merger With Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) 8/1/2012 10:04:45 AM
Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Completes Acquisition of Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) 8/1/2012 9:53:37 AM
Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) and Life Technologies (LIFE) to Co-Distribute SeCore® HLA Sequence-Based Typing Products 7/24/2012 10:08:13 AM
Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) Announces Pricing of Financing in Connection With Acquisition of Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) 7/19/2012 10:10:22 AM
Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) and Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) Announce Clearance from German Federal Cartel Office for Hologic's Acquisition of Gen-Probe 7/17/2012 9:53:52 AM
Hologic, Inc. (HOLX) to Pay Gen-Probe Incorporated (GPRO) CEO $6.9 Million to Stay on Board 7/12/2012 10:25:35 AM