Press Release

Medical Device Development Firm, StarFish Medical, Welcomes Bay Area Medical Device Veteran, Ben Clawson, to its Advisory Board

May 24, 2012

StarFish Medical is pleased to announce that Ben Clawson, a well-known expert in the medical device development industry, will be bringing his experience and expertise to bear in his role as an advisor on the StarFish Medical Advisory Board. Clawson’s depth of involvement in a broad scope of medical device specialties makes him an ideal resource for StarFish, a company that is known for its successes across a broad array of medical device verticals.

“We’re delighted to have someone with Ben’s deep experience in the medical device industry on our Board,” states Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical’s founder and President, “As we work with more and more clients from the Bay Area we are finding Ben’s relationships and insight into the medical device development field to be invaluable”.

Clawson’s career in the medical device industry spans a period of 30 years and includes stints with Humphrey Instruments and then Surgical Dynamics when it was  a seed-stage startup. With a successful history of developing startups under his belt, Clawson went on to found BC Tech, offering the medical device industry outsourced product development and manufacturing services from 1995 to 2010. “Having been involved in the design and manufacture of more than 50 medical devices for Fortune 500 companies and startups alike, I believe that my experience offers value to both StarFish Medical and its clients and I look forward to taking part in the StarFish Advisory Board,” comments Clawson.

Comprised of executive leaders from a variety of business backgrounds including GE Medical, Mercedes, Sanmina, Philips Medical, Tomey and Biorad among others, the StarFish Advisory Board was formed in 2001. The Board lends its collective expertise to further the goals and objectives of the StarFish Medical leadership team, ensuring that the company draws from a wide scope of experience, skill, and knowledge.

About StarFish Medical

Enabling entrepreneurial medical device companies to achieve success with the right device since 1998, StarFish offers a full complement of design, development, and manufacturing solutions. From product definition, and technical engineering, to product development, prototype and volume production in anISO 13485 certified environment, StarFish services are available in part or as a complete turnkey solution. A large multi-disciplinary team of engineers, physicists, and industrial designers combined with a long history of successfully navigating regulatory hurdles provides StarFish clients across North America with the deep expertise necessary to bring innovativemedical devices to market expediently and successfully.

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