Press Release

Mat Ras Ph.D., joins StarFish Medical as Regional Business Development Manager—Southern California

December 1, 2014

Mat Ras Photo VICTORIA, B.C., December 1, 2014— Mat Ras Ph.D.,  joins StarFish Medical as a Regional Business Development Manager, based in Irvine, California.  He brings over 20 years of experience in the Diagnostics, Life Sciences, and Drug Discovery markets.
 Dr. Ras has held hands-on positions as Vice-President of product development at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Senior Scientist at Johnson & Johnson, Principal Investigator and Deputy Director at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, and Senior Advisor at Carl Zeiss & Roper Scientific.   In addition to his duties for StarFish Medical, Dr. Ras is Director, Engineering & Programs for the Neovux incubator in Irvine, California.

“As a focal point for client relationships in Southern California we are delighted to have someone of Mat’s calibre on our team.  We have always been known for technical expertise and having Mat in Irvine is a great addition.  His deep relationships with multiple medical device leaders and companies will strengthen and solidify our commitment.  We look forward to drawing upon Mat’s extensive background in biomedical optic applications,” notes Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical President.

Dr. Ras has worked extensively in discovering new technologies, determining market needs, developing prototype systems, beta testing of systems, producing commercial products, and marketing. “From concept all the way to commercialization, I’m delighted to have an opportunity to contribute in my new role”, adds Dr. Ras.  “Joining StarFish Medical in a Business Development role not only draws upon my experience in the medical device industry, but also it enables me to leverage my position at Neovux.”

Mat explains the extra benefit he brings area clients:  “Having a dual role allows me to evaluate new technologies and assist companies developing new products using StarFish and Neovux expertise and infrastructure.  The combination allows StarFish clients and prospects take innovative ideas and products to the next level through Neovux incubation and possible investment— or by developing concepts utilizing StarFish.”

StarFish Medical USA and Neovux are based in Irvine, California near industry leaders including: Alcon Novartis, Covidien, Edwards Lifesciences, Allergan, J&J, and Medtronic.

About StarFish Medical:

StarFish Medical provides design, development, and manufacturing outsourcing services.  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, Technology Commercialization, and Ultrasound.

Our proprietary Pathfinder™ process for medical device product definition saves clients time and resources throughout technical engineering and product development phases. Prototype and low volume production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified facility with FDA registration, including clean room capabilities.

ISO 13485 consultants at StarFish provide technical regulatory assistance for FDA and Health Canada submissions, including IEC 60601. StarFish Medical’s QMS-in-a-Box solutions ensure an effective and affordable Quality Management System that establishes a clear commitment to medical device regulatory compliance for development and independent client companies.

Media Contact:

Mike Camplin

250.388.3531 ext. 210


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