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TC: StarFish Medical hopes corporate-culture award lures more engineering talent

December 4, 2021

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StarFish Medical is featured in the TIMES COLONIST (Victoria) Dec 4, 2021 Business section in an article titled Starfish Medical hopes corporate-culture award lures more engineering talent by Andrew Duffy.

“Scott Phillips, chief executive of Starfish Medical in Victoria. TIMES COLONIST
Scott Phillips, chief executive of Victoria-based Starfish Medical, is hoping the latest accolade for the country’s largest medical-device design company may come with a competitive advantage in the fight for engineering talent. The latest sparkle comes from being named by talent management firm Waterstone Human Capital as one of the 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (growth category) in the country for 2021.

Duffy notes, “Starfish has been very busy in recent years.

In 2017, to attract more business from the medical technology hubs of the eastern U.S., it acquired Toronto medical-device designer Kangaroo Group. It set Starfish apart as a national medical-device developer and set the table for expansion.

When the pandemic hit, Starfish was part of an effort to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in Canada to meet an expected shortage of the life-saving medical equipment.”


About Waterstone Human Capital:

At Waterstone Human Capital, we inspire organizations to build high performance cultures. We’re a human capital management consulting firm specializing in retained executive search, cultural measurement and assessment, and leadership training and development. We have successfully helped hundreds of entrepreneurial-minded, high-growth organizations across North America recruit, measure and train for fit. Waterstone is also the founder of the Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures and Canada’s Most Admired™ CEO programs. These national programs annually recognize best-in-class Canadian organizations and CEOs, for fostering cultures that enhance performance and help sustain a competitive advantage.

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For media inquiries:

Lindsay George, Marketing and Communications Leader, Waterstone Human Capital

[email protected] 416-408-4545 x 227


About StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical provides award-winning design, development, commercialization, and flexible manufacturing outsourcing services —100% dedicated to the medical device and life science marketplace. StarFish Medical partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture breakthrough products for a full range of medical specialty areas including: Digital Health, Cardiovascular, Neurology, Urology, Gastroenterology, Otology, Ophthalmology, 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. Services include QA support for setting up QMS for start-up companies with implementation at the client’s site, and assisting with ISO 13485 certification audits.

For media inquiries:

Mike Camplin, VP, Marketing, StarFish Medical,  250.388.3537 x210  [email protected]

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