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StarFish Medical Joins 2014 PROFIT 500 Fastest Growing Canadian Company Rank

June 13, 2014

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Victoria BC—June 12, 2014—StarFish Medical today announced it is part of the 2014 PROFIT 500 annual ranking of Canada’s fastest-growing companies.  The PROFIT 500 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth–nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT 500 program recognizes entrepreneurs and their businesses for achievements and contributions to Canada.

“We’re delighted to be recognized.  The Medical Device space is rapidly growing in Canada and North America.  It’s exciting to help innovators and entrepreneurs to become Canada’s largest medical device design and development company.  Our clients span North America and beyond– often referral and repeat customers who come to us because of our unique expertise, quality, innovation, process, and industry knowledge”, notes Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical President and Founder.

John Walmsley, VP Product Development, adds: “We specialize in Medical Devices, but produce those products across diverse areas including Ultrasound,  Digital Health, Optics, IVD, Ophthalmology, and Cardiology.  That results in a depth of knowledge and skills that benefit all clients.  We also see a lot of interest from start-ups for our Quality Management System (QMS) and Regulatory Assistance.    We often implement a customized version for clients as a QMS-in-a-Box solution  and help clients with regulatory submissions including FDA 510(k).”

Scott describes the entrepreneurial nature of StarFish:  “Our acquisition and subsequent commercialization  of ViVitro cardiovascular test equipment products in 2009 delivered substantial growth.  It also made a huge impact on our ability to expand our core cardiology knowledge base.  We’ve since added lab testing services and cardiology specialists to update and build upon a long-trusted global brand.”

StarFish Medical is a Medical Device Design company with a full complement of design, development, and manufacturing services. We use our Pathfinder™ process to help clients ensure they have the right product for the right market.  As a result, we reduce wasted effort and increase success for medical device product definition, technical engineering, and product development. Prototype and volume production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified Quality Management System with an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.

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