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StarFish Medical execs speak at 3 industry conferences in September

July 9, 2015

StarFish Medical executives speak at three important medtech events in September: MEDevice San Diego 2015 Conference, ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit San Diego, and Techna Rounds | Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health in Toronto. 

Both Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical President and Founder, and John Walmsley, StarFish Medical Vice President of Product Development, will speak at the MEDevice San Diego 2015 Conference.  

Scott Phillips presents: What’s Hot in Regulated Design Control on September 1.

    • How to avoid most frequently cited FDA problems by strengthening Design Control systems
    • Pareto analysis of FDA 2014 audits identifies design control areas to increase diligence
    • Five interesting cases from 2014 are examined for learning implications

John Walmsley presents: Faster Adoption through Targeted Design: Maximizing Health Outcomes & Reimbursement on  September 1.

    • How to design your product to fit within the reimbursement environment including the Affordable Care Act
    • Why device materials, training, usability and performance choices impact adoption curves
    • Steps you should take to ensure your product is optimized for health outcomes and reimbursement

John Walmsley moderates a Panel Discussion: Growth Opportunities in Patient Compliance – Improving Medication Adherence with New & Effective Engagement Solutions on September 2.

    • Identifying adherence solutions that are gaining traction for the most common non-compliance issues – what is working?
    • Comparing and contrasting provider problems with caregiver problems – how do they offer unique solution needs?
    • Examining effective solutions used to mitigate challenges in drug delivery and prescribing
    • Successes and failures in current strategies for improving medication adherence

The MEDevice San Diego 2015 Conference offers interactive, hands-on sessions and panel discussions led by industry thought leaders on some of the hottest topics in medtech, including Product Development and Business Development.


Medical-Device-Summit-2015Scott Phillips will speak September 17-18, at the ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit in San Diego CA. Scott will present 7 Criteria for Medical Device Commercialization Success.

The ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit will be one of the largest gatherings of medical device companies, suppliers, professionals and experts in 2015. This year has shown that the industry continues to face a number of issues that will be affecting it in the long-term. The controversial medical device tax, the increasing threat of cyber-attacks, the fast pace of technical developments and the regulatory hurdles that these bring up – these are topics that the industry as a whole needs to discuss and debate and strategize on. #CoMedSummit


Scott Phillips will be the featured speaker at UHN – University Health Network in Toronto, ON on September 24 as part of the TECHNA ROUNDS | INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTH series. The talk will take place from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 100 College St, Banting Institute, Room 131.

Techna is an institute of University Health Network, in collaboration with the University of Toronto, focused on the accelerated development and exploitation of technology for improved health. The Techna Institute is designed to shorten the time interval from technology discovery and development to application for the benefit of patients and the health care system. It will also stimulate and facilitate the innovation cycle through a continuum of clinically driven innovation, technology & process development, and translational research. While technology has existed as an essential platform for UHN research, Techna represents a paradigm shift towards demand-driven activities, and the organizational alignment of the needs of the research hospital and the research enterprise.


About StarFish Medical:

StarFish Medical provides award-winning design, development, and flexible manufacturing outsourcing services —100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace.  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, and Ultrasound. StarFish expertise includes electronics, mechanical, human factors and software systems engineering.

Our proprietary Pathfinder™ process for medical device product definition saves clients time and resources throughout the technology and product development phases to commercialization. Prototype and low volume complex electro-mechanical production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified facility with FDA registration, including cleanroom capabilities.

Regulatory and quality system (QMS) consultants at StarFish provide technical regulatory assistance for FDA and Health Canada submissions, including IEC 60601 and ISO13485.


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