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The Twisted Tale of Automated Pap Smear Screening

Executive Summary

After a long history of failures by companies developing new Pap smear testing technologies, a small group of companies seem close to commercializing systems that could transform cytology testin by automating at least a part of the procedure. But these companies have yet to prove to potential users that their instruments save money in the long term and greatly improve quality for a test that most lab users believe already has a relatively low error rate.

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