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Medical Device Playbook Toronto Returns to MaRS DD on October 6, 2022

August 26, 2022

Medical Device Playbook

Medical Device Playbook Toronto Returns to MaRS DD on October 6, 2022

Early Bird 50% Discount Before September 1, 2022

TORONTO, ON, August 26, 2022 – StarFish Medical announces the return of Medical Device Playbook to Toronto’s MaRS DD on October 6, 2022, from 9am to 6pm, after a two year absence due to Covid restrictions. Medical Device Playbook is Canada’s largest Medtech event for entrepreneurial companies and medical device professionals.

Learn more and register at the event website

Medtech industry experts and successful serial entrepreneurs from across North America will speak and network with 200+ attendees about 2022 trends, opportunities, and strategies. This year’s theme is NAVIGATING EFFICIENT MEDTECH START-UPS.

“We’re back! It’s been two years since our last in-person event, and we are ready to network” proclaimed event founder and producer, Scott Phillips, when announcing the date.

Confirmed Speakers (as of August 25, 2022)

  • Imants Lauks – Executive Chairman of Questat Inc.
  • Lishan Aklog, MD – Chairman & CEO of PAVmed
  • Gregg Homer, JSD (PhD) – Chairman and CSO at Strōma Medical Corporation
  • Ali Ardakani – Managing Director Novateur Ventures Inc.
  • Dr. Christopher J. Ciriello – Founder & CEO, Cyberdontics
  • Amol Deshpande MD, MBA, Senior Director Health Sciences, Ecosystem and Capital, Venture Services of MaRS Discovery District
  • Bibaswan Ghoshal – Director, Market Acceleration at OBIO®
  • Scott Phillips – CEO and Founder of StarFish Medical
  • David Bell – Partner and Account Executive at MegaLab Group Inc.

New speakers and topics are be added to the event website daily.

Early Bird 50% Discount Before September 1, 2022

Register on Eventbrite before September 1, 2022, and save $100 (more than 50%) of the fee.

Positive Impact on Attendees and Speakers

StarFish Medical created and subsidizes Playbook events to help local medtech communities gain insights and connections within the broader North American medtech entrepreneur community. Speakers enjoy the opportunity to share their insights and journies while learning about the vibrant local medtech ecosystems of Vancouver and Toronto.

Medical Device Playbook debuted in Vancouver in 2015  and Toronto in 2017. The event format transitioned to a series of monthly webinars during COVID-19. Webinars will continue as live, in-person events return to Toronto and Vancouver.

Audience reactions from previous events


Speakers enjoy energy and networking at the events

“I met so many interesting, accomplished people as well as the next generation of medical device entrepreneurs. So much energy in the room! Also, being among so many people like me, made the meeting feel like home.  I look forward to staying in touch.”  Stan Lapidus, Founder of Cytyc and Exact Sciences

“Thanks for including me in such a well run program.  I was very impressed with the flawless way it came off, an indication of how much hard work went into the planning and implementation!” Josh Tolkoff,  CIMIT Accelerator 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download details or Contact Mike Camplin 250.388.3537 x210 [email protected] to discuss how your organization can gain visibility with Canada’s Medtech entrepreneur community.

About OBIO®
OBIO®, founded in 2009, is a not-for-profit, membership-based innovation organization engaged in strategy, programming, policy development and advocacy to further the commercialization of human health technologies positioning Canada as a leader in the international marketplace. OBIO® advances this goal through collaborative partnerships with industry, the investment community, academia, the health system, and government. For more information, please visit and follow OBIO® on Twitter at @OBIOscience.

About MaRS

MaRS is North America’s largest urban innovation hub. A registered non-profit, MaRS supports high-growth startups and scale-ups tackling key issues in health, cleantech, fintech and other sectors. In addition, MaRS convenes all members of the tech ecosystem to drive breakthrough discoveries, grow the economy and make an impact by solving real problems for real people — in Canada and around the world.

About StarFish Medical  

StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria. StarFish Medical partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: stem cell therapies, biomanufacturing, assay integrations, microfluidic prototyping, and In-Vitro Diagnostics. StarFish Medical’s technical expertise includes electronics, mechanical, software/firmware systems engineering, in addition to industrial design and human factors. Regulatory Affairs (RA) and Quality Assurance (QA) consultants at StarFish Medical provide regulatory assistance for FDA, CE Mark and Health Canada submissions.  

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