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StarFish Bio Services support three core areas:

  • Microfluidics
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Microbiology

We commercialize client assays in a wide range of formats including ingestible, point of care and microfluidics. Our experienced team of dedicated professionals ensure quality at every phase of product development.

We provide complete turnkey development services or expertise focus on a critical subsystem. Our engineers, physicists, industrial designers, regulatory and manufacturing experts work with your team to ensure an optimal outcome.

Bio Services works on many types of medical device product development projects, ranging from handheld diagnostic tools to highly automated lab equipment, autonomous sampling and assay technologies for infectious disease diagnostics.

StarFish Bio Services Experts

Nick Allan

Bio Services Manager

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Microfluidic Applications and Integration Lead

Maharshi Trivedi

Bio Services Program Design Lead


I think StarFish is a perfect combination of discipline for quality control and all the regulatory requirements that are there for good reason, but at the same time, porous enough that it’s not siloed departments. If there’s a really good person that’s had experience in an aspect of your project, they might be called in. They might show up at your meeting because they’ve heard about it, they have a keen interest, and can lend an idea that may ultimately be a definitive moment in the development of the product.

When we’re sitting in a room it feels like one team working on one project. We’re all equally invested emotionally in what we’re trying to accomplish. And we certainly believe that what we’ve been working on has the potential to have very significant impact on mental health.

Kenneth Irving (‘Irv’)


Encouraging a company to go down a development path that is realistic from a design, regulatory, and indication for use perspective is really important. StarFish Medical identified major risks in developing the medical device and made sure we tackled those first. They understand small details which go into developing a medical device that a first time research team wouldn’t consider.

Working with StarFish provided us access to lots of talented engineers—electrical, biomedical, mechanical, and software—and structured project management. Our microbiome sampling project and prototype had been going on for 4 years. We handed the project to StarFish and have made great progress since.

They took a very methodical approach based on determining indication for use that helped us identify new peripherals, add functionality and enable manufacturability.

Mitchell Lawrence Jones MD, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Micropharma Limited

StarFish Medical played a critical role in our ability to produce an alpha-prototype for validation. In an incredibly short time, and very cost effectively, StarFish engineers help us develop an instrument that completely changed the way our company is perceived… We will certainly work with Starfish again.

Dr. Andre Marziali
Chief Scientist
Boreal Genomics

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Career Opportunities

Our hiring is highly flexible – we engage full-time employees, contractors (fixed duration and as-needed) and on-call staff. To apply, please submit a cover letter outlining your interest, availability and rate to careers@starfishmedical.com.

Bio Services Program Design Lead (Toronto)

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