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TC: Victoria’s tech sector sees opportunity in the great reset of 2022

January 19, 2022

StarFish Medical is featured in the TIMES COLONIST (Victoria) Jan 19, 2022 Business section in an article titled Victoria’s tech sector sees opportunity in the great reset of 2022 by Andrew Duffy.

“Restarts and reinvention are nothing new to the Victoria high-tech sector, and it appears the industry sees a restart in 2022 as another opportunity for it to evolve further and build on what was, by many accounts, a record year for tech in the city. A VIATEC survey taken early in the pandemic showed a small segment of the tech sector was struggling while most said they could survive the restrictions and at least half of the firms indicated they intended to add staff. That cautious approach seemed to give way to unbridled optimism in 2021 in some circles.”

“Scott Phillips, chief executive of StarFish Medical, the country’s largest medical-device design company said he expected his company to realize a 40 per cent increase in revenue in 2021 and it was casting around widely to find more staff to handle the coming workload”, Duffy reports.

He also cites Dan Gunn, chief executive of VIATEC, “There’s no indication that 2022 will not carry on that momentum.”

About Times Colonist

The Times Colonist is the oldest daily newspaper in Western Canada. It was created by the 1980 merger of the British Colonist, which started in 1858, and the Victoria Daily Times, which began publishing in 1884.

Today, the Times Colonist is the dominant medium in the B.C. capital, reaching a quarter of a million households every week. The newspaper’s lively blend of local news and informed commentary make it a must-read for Victorians who want to know what is happening in the capital and on Vancouver Island. The Times Colonist has also been recognized provincially and nationally with awards for its investigative reporting, editorials and beat coverage, and, the newspaper’s website, delivers breaking news and other multimedia content to a growing number of readers nearly 24/7.

For media inquiries:

Dave Obee
Editor and Publisher
[email protected]


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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