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The foregoing list sets forth some, but not all, of the factors that could affect our ability to achieve results described in any forward-looking statements. For additional information about risks and uncertainties we face and a discussion of our financial statements and footnotes, see documents we file with the SEC, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and all subsequent periodic reports. We expressly disclaim any obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events or developments.
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Our postal address is:
Gen-Probe Incorporated 10210 Genetic Center Drive San Diego, CA 92121
We can be reached via e-mail at IR@gen-probe.com.
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This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflict of law provisions. Any dispute arising under this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the state and federal courts located in San Diego, California.