Press Release

Medical Device Playbook returns to Newport Beach on May 23, 2024

March 25, 2024

Toronto, ON, Victoria, BC, and Newport Beach, CA (March 25, 2024) StarFish Medical is pleased to announce the return of Medical Device Playbook to Newport Beach, California on May 23, 2024, from 9am to 6pm local time. The event will be co-hosted by Octane OC.

Medical Device Playbook is one of North America’s largest Medtech events for entrepreneurial companies and medical device professionals. Designed to inform and inspire medtech and biotech entrepreneurs, Playbook brings you stories and insights from some of the industry’s most remarkable entrepreneurs and seasoned experts.

The current speaker lineup features some of medtech’s most impressive founders and entrepreneurs:

Lishan Aklog, CEO of PAVmed
Amr Salahieh, President & CEO of Shifamed
Samuel Browd, Pediatric Neurosurgeon & Multi-Time Founder
Mickey Urdea, Founder & Partner at Halteres Associates
Virginia Lang, President & Chief Scientist at Hirlan Inc.

Medical Device Playbook in-person events debuted in Vancouver in 2015 and Toronto in 2017. Newport Beach joined the roster in 2023. The event format transitioned to a series of monthly webinars during COVID-19. Webinars continue along with live, in-person events in Newport Beach CA, Boston MA, Toronto and Vancouver.

Speakers and attendees have consistently enjoyed the energy and insights at the event

“I travel all over the world and this conference was truly one of the most educational.” Manny Villafaña, Founder of St. Jude Medical

Manny Villafaña, Founder of St. Jude Medical, at Medical Device Playbook Toronto in October 2023.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download details or contact Patrick Dean, StarFish Medical Director of Marketing, to discuss how your organization can gain visibility with the Southern California and North American medtech entrepreneur community.

About StarFish Medical
StarFish Medical is an award-winning, full-service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and NPI manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria BC. Our Pathfinder™ process reduces wasted effort and increases 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, manufacturing and clean room facilities.

For more information, contact:
Patrick Dean
[email protected]





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