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2021 B.C. Speech from the throne includes StarFish Medical efforts

April 12, 2021

The April 12, 2021 B.C. Speech from the throne mentions StarFish Medical’s work to deliver a ICU ventilator in record time.

“VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is looking beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in its speech from the throne to other priorities including help for the economy, improved health care and taking on inequality.

Lt.-Gov. Janet Austin delivered the speech in the legislature Monday on behalf of the government, outlining its priorities more than a year after the pandemic began and amid a third wave of surging infections…”

“…And our biggest strength is our people – hard working, highly skilled, and with a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. Take life sciences as just one example. B.C. is home to 300 biopharmaceutical, medical device, and bioproduct companies.

COVID-19 has highlighted the enormous benefits offered by this sector. Think of Precision NanoSystems’ work on a vaccine, AbCellera Biologics’ work on a treatment, or StarFish Medical’s development of an ICU ventilator for use in Canadian hospitals. Their work will not only help bring us out of the pandemic, it will position our province for success in the years ahead. We are already seeing positive indications that the recovery is well underway here in B.C.”

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