September 28, 2021
BCBUSINESS Tech & Science Sep 28, 2021, features The pandemic ignited an already strong medical equipment industry in B.C. But entering the sector remains tough written by
Ryan Stuart. Subtitled Despite regulatory, talent and other obstacles, medical offers plenty of opportunity, The article notes that “Victoria-based StarFish Medical is a leading designer and maker of medical devices, and the province is Canada’s No. 2 exporter of medical instruments.”
“The B.C. life sciences sector, which spans pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and medical devices, was gaining momentum even before COVID. A provincial government report found that it grew by 5.6 percent in 2018, more than double the industrial aggregate. The province’s fastest-growing industry that year, it also outpaced its peers across the country.”
The article uses data from BC Life Sciences Update 2021, Life Sciences BC and Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.