Hologic Inc.’s mammography system Named Coolest Thing Made in Delaware

From left:Michael Washko, Senior Manager of Strategic Manufacturing, Hologic; Michael Quaranta, President, Delaware State Chamber of Commerce; Brian Brooks, Senior Director of Operations, Hologic

During the Spring Manufacturing & Policy Conference in Dover, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Delaware Manufacturing Association  named Hologic’s 3Dimensions Mammography System as the first Coolest Thing Made in Delaware.

This contest served to highlight Delaware’s vibrant and diverse manufacturing industry—which employs 28,000 Delawareans—and promote the sector as a top career path.

Structured in a bracket format, the competition featured more than 50 products from 40 companies in Delaware.

The competition was narrowed down through online voting, starting with the Top 16, then the Top eight, and finally the Top four. Throughout the competition, nearly 20,000 individual votes were cast. The winners were given a custom-made metal trophy manufactured by M. Davis & Sons.

Hologic is a medical technology company, founded in 1985, focusing on improving women’s health through early detection and treatment. In 1999, Hologic established its presence in Delaware through the acquisition of Digital Radiography Corporation, a business originating at DuPont.


Since that time, the Newark site has been manufacturing mammography imaging detectors as a component to their lifesaving devices, utilizing a glass-coating process. Recently, Hologic moved all its production lines from Danbury, CT to Newark, with the 3Dimensions Mammography System being the first line duplicated. The move will add 120 jobs in Delaware.

“This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment of every member of our Hologic team. From our talented engineers and designers to our skilled technicians and production staff, each person plays a vital role in our success, and I am proud to represent all of them,” stated Brian Brooks, senior director of operations at Hologic. “Winning this award is a reminder that in the world of manufacturing, success is not measured solely by the products we create, but by the impact we have on the lives of others.”

Hologic’s 3Dimensions Mammography Systems save the lives of around 27,300 women per year. Hologic estimates saving one life for every 250 women screened on their systems, a release stated.