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Health plans control consumer access to the latest medical technology

...products abroad before attacking the U.S. market. "The goal line has moved," said Patrick Sullivan, president of Cytyc Corp., which has tried for two years since getting FDA approval to get insurance coverage for its ThinPrep Pap test to detect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/03/tec_243701.shtml
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Insurance slowing computer Pap smears

...and NeoPath Inc.'s AutoPap, use computers rather than human eyes to spot abnormal cells. Others, like ThinPrep by Cytyc Corp. and Prep by AutoCyte Inc., treat the cells with a liquid to remove blood and mucus that can hide cancerous changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/26/ent_229535.shtml
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Payoffs still sought in genome mapping

...diagnostics fray, some hoping to create a broad array of tests, while others have carved out disease niches. For instance, Cytyc Corp. of Massachusetts has achieved that most desirable of all biotech breakthroughs - profitability - by popularizing a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/13/tec_333247.shtml
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Test helps pinpoint risk of cervical cancer

...percent black and 11 percent Asian. Pap smears were done using a relatively new technique called ThinPrep, made by Cytyc Corp. To perform a Pap smear using an older technique, the doctor uses a small brush and a slender wooden spatula to obtain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/05/13/ent_261267.shtml
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