Inaugural Medical Device Commercialization Event Wins Kudos

2015 PlaybookVictoria BC—April 3, 2015—StarFish Medical, a medical device design, development, and manufacturing services provider, today announced its Medical Device Commercialization Event, the Medical Device Commercialization Playbook seminar, sold out initial capacity within a week of ticket availability.

The event attracted 200+ leaders from the Medical Device Community in Vancouver BC.  Support from leading Vancouver organizations, BCIT, Emergo Group, Innovation Boulevard, and LSBC, raised visibility and demonstrated the communal spirit of the local leaders.North American medical device industry executives Michael Baker, Ramgopal Rao, Steve Arless, Awni Ayoubi, Paul Geyer and Scott Phillips shared experiences and topics critical to success in 2015.

Sessions ranged from “How to make sure you’re not vulnerable to an FDA audit” from a Former Deputy Director FDA/CDRH Office of Compliance and FDA Investigations, to  a panel discussion of “Success Secrets from industry veterans”  that featured executives with multiple entrepreneurial successes.

Post event survey indicates 98% of attendees rated the Playbook Event  as Very Good or Excellent, and 92% would very/extremely likely recommend the event to friends and colleagues.

 

Doug Goertzen (Karidum), Paul Drohan (LSBC), and speakers Awni Ayoubi (Rostrum), Michael Baker (Due North), Scott Phillips, Ramgopal Rao (LensGen), Paul Geyer (LightIntegra), Steve Arless (Medius International), John Walmsley, and Larry Spears (Former Deputy Director FDA/CDRH Office of Compliance and FDA Investigations)

Doug Goertzen (Kardium), Paul Drohan (LSBC), and speakers Awni Ayoubi (Rostrum), Michael Baker (Due North), Scott Phillips, Ramgopal Rao (LensGen), Paul Geyer (LightIntegra), Steve Arless (Medius International), John Walmsley, and Larry Spears (Former Deputy Director FDA/CDRH Office of Compliance and FDA Investigations)

“Our goal was to provide attendees access to practical advice, current trends, and real examples from successful clients we work with across North America.  We’re based in Victoria BC, but our relationships  include innovative companies and executives in Vancouver, Southern California, Montreal, Seattle, and Vancouver,”  said Scott Phillips, President and Founder, StarFish Medical.

“We are grateful for the generous support of Vancouver medical device organizations and leaders that enabled us to keep the event free.  We look forward to working with them on other Medical Device Commercialization events.  There were a lot of great ideas for topics and speakers in the survey.  We’re already thinking of the future.”

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