Let's Talk Medtech: Hologic's Kevin Thornal Explores the Future of Diagnostics

Thornal, Hologic's Division President, Diagnostic Solutions, discusses efforts toward expanded screening, digital oncology, and more.

Daphne Allen

March 15, 2021

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Hologic was MD+DI's 2020 Readers’ Choice Company of the Year, and the company continues to make headlines. Hologic has already announced this year the acquisitions of Biotheranostics, Diagenode, and Somatex Medical Technologies, adding to its diagnostics portfolio.

In this episode of Let's Talk Medtech, Kevin Thornal, Hologic's Division President, Diagnostic Solutions, discusses the company's efforts to expand the reach of its diagnostics offerings as well as to address unmet needs in oncology and more. He also explains the company's slogan, "The Science of Sure," and why it is important to keep patient needs in mind every day.

"Really for us, every single result that we give is potentially a life-changing event for that patient—and so we really believe that every result has to be right," Thornal says. 

Thornal has been with the company since 2014 and has served in a number of key roles over the years. He started in 2014 as vice president, customer experience, field service and clinical applications for the breast and skeletal health division, and then in 2016 moved to vice president, breast and skeletal health for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. He was promoted to president, medical aesthetics in July 2017, and then promoted to his current position in July 2019.



About the Author(s)

Daphne Allen

Daphne Allen is editor-in-chief of Design News. She previously served as editor-in-chief of MD+DI and of Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News and also served as an editor for Packaging Digest. Daphne has covered design, manufacturing, materials, packaging, labeling, and regulatory issues for more than 20 years. She has also presented on these topics in several webinars and conferences, most recently discussing design and engineering trends at IME West 2024 and leading an Industry ShopTalk discussion during the show on artificial intelligence.

Follow Daphne on X at @daphneallen and reach her at [email protected].

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