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GROWTH 500 2018 ranks StarFish Medical 66th fastest growing manufacturing company

September 13, 2018

Growth 500 2018
– Canadian Business magazine unveils GROWTH 500 2018 list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies 

Victoria B.C. (September 13, 2018) Canadian Business and Maclean’s today ranked StarFish Medical on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online.

StarFish Medical made the Growth 500 2018 list with five-year revenue growth of 187%.

“Our vision is to amplify entrepreneurial success in medtech in North America from our Island home in Victoria.  In doing so we will provide meaningful jobs and a magical culture to hundreds of talented people.” notes Scott Phillips, President and Founder of StarFish Medical.  “The value of our GROWTH 500 2018 ranking is magnified when one measures the work behind that growth.  Our accomplishments include over 150 StarFish-assisted patents spanning Cardiovascular, Digital Health, IVD, Ophthalmology, Optics, and Ultrasound medical devices that save, extend, and improve lives globally.”

“The companies on the 2018 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Deborah Aarts, Growth 500 program manager.

About the Growth 500
For 30 years, the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies has been Canada’s most respected and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Developed by PROFIT and now published in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at and, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian companies on five-year revenue growth. For more information on the ranking, visit

About Canadian Business
Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at

About StarFish Medical
StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered within an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.

StarFish Medical media contact:

Mike Camplin
250.388.3537 x210

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