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Gen-Probe's CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Gen-Probe Incorporated ( GPRO)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 13, 2012 4:30 p.m. ET


Michael Watts – VP, IR and Corporate Communications

Carl Hull - Chairman and CEO

Herm Rosenman - SVP, Finance and CFO

R. William Bowen - SVP, General Counsel and Secretary

Eric Tardif - SVP, Corporate Development and Marketing

Kevin Herde - VP, Finance, and Corporate Controller


Dave Clair - Piper Jaffray

Jon Groberg – Macquarie Capital

Bill Bonello – RBC Capital Markets

Vijay Kumar - Deutsche Bank

Dan Leonard – Leerink Swann

Jon Wood – Jefferies & Company

Ashim Anand – Natixis Bleichroeder

Quintin Lai - Robert W. Baird

Isaac Ro – Goldman Sachs

Tycho Peterson – JPMorgan



Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. We will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) Today’s conference is being recorded. If you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time.

I will now introduce to your host for today’s conference Mr. Mike Watts, Vice President of Investor Relations. Sir, you may begin.

Michael Watts

Thank you, Sherry and good afternoon everyone. I am pleased to welcome you to this conference call to discuss our fourth quarter 2011 business results. A press release announcing our results was issued today just after 4 p.m. Eastern Time and is posted on our website at

After our prepared remarks today, we’ll take your questions for the balance of an hour, then post our script on our website for your convenience and reference.

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