The August 19, 2020 issue of Douglas Magazine features an interview with Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical. Victoria-Based Starfish Medical Creates Essential Ventilator is written by Susan Hollis.
“Publicly tapped by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to develop ventilator technology for Canada in April of 2020, StarFish Medical, with founder and CEO Scott Phillips at its helm, turned what is usually a two-to-three years-long process into a three-month sprint towards a technologically perfect ventilator — a timeline Phillips refers to as ‘outrageous’.”
Phillips discusses the project, working during COVID, and a possible silver lining for island based businesses, “This is the first time in our history that we’ve signed brand-new client contracts with companies we’ve never met face to face before, so I think COVID is changing the buying environment as well,” says Phillips. “For Victoria companies, that bodes quite well because we’re all far away from our markets.