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Medical Device Playbook Toronto October 19, 2023

August 16, 2023

Medical Device Playbook Toronto 2023

Early Bird 50% Discount Before September 1, 2023

TORONTO ON, August 16, 2023 – StarFish Medical announces the return of Medical Device Playbook to Toronto’s MaRS DD on October 19, 2023, from 9am to 6pm. Medical Device Playbook is Canada’s largest Medtech event for entrepreneurial companies and medical device professionals.

Learn more and register at the event website

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.

Meet speakers and connect with medtech entrepreneurs, regulators, and influencers from across North America. Playbook provides the perfect opportunity to  make new connections, expand your network and socialize with other entrepreneurs in your area.

Confirmed Speakers (as of August 16, 2023)

  • Manny Villafaña – Serial Entrepreneur and Inventor
  • Nick Allan – Bio Services Manager at StarFish Medical
  • Bill Hunter – President & CEO at Canary Medical Inc.
  • Helen Simons – Senior QA Manager at StarFish Medical
  • Laurent Pelissier – CEO at Clarius Inc.
  • Scott Phillips – CEO and Founder of StarFish Medical

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

Early Bird 50% Discount Before September 1, 2023

Register on Eventbrite before September 1, 2023, 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 journeys while learning about the vibrant local medtech ecosystems of Vancouver and Toronto.

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 Patrick Dean [email protected] to discuss how your organization can gain visibility with Canada’s Medtech entrepreneur community.

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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