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StarFish Medical receives LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award

April 20, 2018

LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award
Peter Payne (R) presents LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award to  StarFish Medical COO, John Walmsley (L)

VANCOUVER, BC – April 20, 2018 – StarFish Medical received the LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award at last night’s 20th Annual LifeSciences BC Awards.  The award is determined by the LifeSciences BC board of directors and acknowledges the outstanding contributions of corporations that significantly impacted the British Columbia life sciences sector in 2017. View profile video here.

Peter Payne, Entrepreneur in Residence at the BC Innovation Council, presented the LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award to John Walmsley, Chief Operating Officer of StarFish Medical.

Walmsley accepted the award noting “StarFish has been pleased to have been a partner to the members of the LSBC community for close to 20 years. We are grateful for the recognition of the community building that we have been doing with LSBC in Medtech”.

Scott Phillips, CEO and Founder of StarFish Medical reacted to earlier news of the LSBC Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year award: “We’re delighted to win and be recognized in this category. We believe BC medtech is just hitting critical mass and are excited to be a part of it. LSBC is the critical glue that connects everything in the sector. This award is endorsement for our efforts to build community.”

In announcing the award prior to the event, Dr. Lesley Esford, President & CEO, LifeSciences BC said “We are very pleased to see StarFish Medical win the award for Strategic Life Sciences Partner of the Year! They have done a superb job in growing their market not only here in B.C., but around the world. We are extremely proud of this made in BC success story!”

The 2018 LifeSciences BC award annual dinner was presented by FARRIS, and held on April 19, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.



About LifeSciences BC

LifeSciences BC is a not-for-profit, non-government, industry association that supports and represents the life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, facilitation of investment and partnering, advocacy, and promotion of our world-class science and industry.

Life sciences sectors, from biopharmaceuticals and medical technology, to digital health and medical devices, are integrated into our organization and all that we do, ensuring that no life sciences sector is working in isolation — and that all sectors come together in a comprehensive, complementary and coordinated fashion.

Throughout the year, LifeSciences BC undertakes numerous programs and projects in support of these sectors. These include public policy initiatives, facilitating linkages between global industry and our local organizations, raising the profile of our industry internationally and thus facilitating investment and global partnering opportunities, and helping nurture economic development in British Columbia through the life sciences industry.


Susan Ogilvie |LifeSciences BC |604-669-9909 Ext. 106 |


About StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical is an ISO 13485 certified product engineering firm with offices in Victoria, British Columbia, and Toronto, Ontario. 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, usability, and software systems engineering. For more information, please visit


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