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StarFish Medical provides instructors for new Biomedical Engineering (BME) course at University of Victoria

January 12, 2019

Human Factors and Usability Engineering at University of Victoria

(L-R) Brian Hanrahan, Dr. Stephanie Willerth, and Nick Allan discuss Human Factors and Usability Engineering course at University of Victoria


Sharing industry expertise with the next generation of medical device engineers

Victoria BC (January 3, 2019) StarFish Medical announces that it is engaging with the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program at University of Victoria to provide instructors for a new course offering for Spring 2019.

BME401C – Human Factors and Usability Engineering for Medical Devices will cover the regulatory framework and regulatory standards for developing medical devices. Human factors associated with biomedical device design, including ergonomics and usability, the concept of a usability study and clinical trial, and Safety and Risk Assessment and Management are among the topics that will be discussed.  Case studies of existing medical devices will be interspersed in the course.

“We are delighted to contribute to this new program at University of Victoria. Complementing academic rigor with shared industry experiences is a critical part of biomedical education. We are pleased to bring our medical device expertise and history to help train the next generation of medical device engineers.” Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical CEO and Founder.

“Partnering with Starfish Medical to deliver a course on Human Factors and Usability Engineering for Medical Devices represents a logical extension of our on-going partnership of the Faculty of Engineering with them and it also serves as an important example of community engaged learning here at the University of Victoria.” Stephanie Willerth, Ph.D., P.Eng., Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Acting Director of the University of Victoria Biomedical Engineering program and the Centre for Biomedical Research.


About University of Victoria

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About StarFish Medical

Empowering Medtech Innovation ®
StarFish Medical is a full service Medical Device Design company offering design, development, and manufacturing services based in Toronto and Victoria. We use our Pathfinder™ process to reduce wasted effort and increase 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 and an FDA registered manufacturing and clean room facility.

StarFish Medical media contact:

Mike Camplin
250.388.3537 x210





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