“Toronto is by far the largest medtech market in Canada”, notes StarFish Medical President and Founder, Scott Phillips. “Joel is a solid, experienced medical device professional who really values helping others be successful. We’re honored to have him on our team in Toronto.”
Joel Ironstone is an accomplished innovator and medical device professional with over 15 years of experience in design, development, and commercialization of novel diagnostic and therapeutic medical systems. He has brought more than a dozen complex medical devices from concept to market in several therapeutic areas including Imaging, Critical Care, Women’s Health, Cardiology, Neurosurgery, and Anesthesia products. Currently President & Principal Consultant of IPD Inc., a boutique medtech strategy and regulatory affairs consultancy. Mr. Ironstone previously held leadership positions with Vascularix, Thornhill Research and Z-Tech Medical Systems.
Charles Garcia, StarFish Medical Vice President of Business Development, adds, “Over the last ten years, I’ve known Joel for years as both a customer and a friend. His knowledge in the medical marketplace is deep and well aligned with StarFish Medical. I’m delighted to welcome Joel as our Regional Liaison.”
Joel on his affinity with the role, “As an entrepreneur and head of product development for multiple medical device companies, I’ve outsourced both development and manufacturing. I understand exactly what it is like to be a client and the significant value that StarFish adds. I’m looking forward to working with entrepreneurs and organizations to bring their medical device projects to market by helping them make the most of StarFish’s expertise and capabilities.”
About StarFish Medical:
StarFish Medical provides award-winning design, development, and flexible manufacturing outsourcing services —100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace. StarFish partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: Cardiovascular, Digital Health, IVD, Ophthalmology, Optics, and Ultrasound. StarFish expertise includes electronics, mechanical, human factors and software systems engineering.
Our proprietary Pathfinder™ process for medical device product definition saves clients time and resources throughout the technology and product development phases to commercialization. Prototype and low volume complex electro-mechanical production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified facility with FDA registration, including cleanroom capabilities.
Regulatory and quality system (QMS) consultants at StarFish provide technical regulatory assistance for FDA and Health Canada submissions, including IEC 60601 and ISO13485.