Missing radioactive rods found; Siemens eyes Chinese market;

> FedEx says it has located a shipment of radioactive rods used in medical equipment that had vanished while being sent from North Dakota to Tennessee. Story

> Siemens wants to become the overall market leader in medical devices in China to tap an expected healthcare boom driven by state-funded upgrades of hospitals and clinics, a senior executive said. Beijing plans to spend about $125 billion by 2020 to build thousands of hospitals and clinics, particularly in rural areas. Article

> Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), the technology venturing arm of Arizona State University, has finalized a series of licensing transactions with EndoStim, a St. Louis medical device startup, spinning out applications for the groundbreaking neurostimulation technologies developed by an ASU researcher. AzTE release

> Blood test developer RapiDx has received authorization of successful registration of its Rapid Ring device with the FDA. RapiDx is a portfolio company of TechnoPlus Ventures Ltd. (TASE:TNPV). Item

> A new, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority study involving 302 subjects, funded by BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) and 3M, found that using the BD Nexiva Closed IV Catheter System with the specially designed 3M Tegaderm IV Securement Dressing, provides effective catheter stabilization at a lower component cost and with a similar rate of securement-related complications (catheter dislodgement, poor adherence, infiltration and leakage) as a traditional IV catheter with an add-on securement device. BD release

> New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism. The procedure must take place within minutes, which meant integrating a clean room into the scanning facility. QB3 also worked with GE Healthcare in designing Byers Hall, in which the Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging is housed, to accommodate the extremely strong magnetic field of the MRI scanner and enable time-sensitive experiments. UCSF release

> Utah's aggressive approach to court businesses has helped fuel job growth that ranks among the highest in the West and the nation. Republican Gov. Gary Herbert seeks to attract businesses by offering money incentives and better support from local universities. The University of Utah, for instance, a year ago put in five new engineering master's programs to help meet demand for workers in Utah's growing industry for medical devices, said Taylor Randall, dean of its business school. Report

> Sources inform Globes that dental implant developer Sialo Technology Israel Ltd. (TASE: SALO) is seeking to raise NIS 5-6 million, according to its prospectus. Sialo develops minimally invasive treatments for root canal treatment, saliva stones, and dental implants. The treatments are based on the company's proprietary fiber optic endoscopes for direct viewing into the mouth instead of current blind treatments. Article

And Finally... Eight bipartisan members of Minnesota's congressional delegation are raising concern about proposed changes in the way most medical devices are cleared for use in patients. News

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