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CBC Radio: Greater Victoria’s tech sector is growing but faces challenges

June 27, 2024

Victoria Tech Sector VIATEC CBC Radio

StarFish Medical was recently highlighted as an example of the growing tech sector in Victoria on CBC Radio’s All Points West with Jason D’Souza on June 20, 2024, during a discussion of the VIATEC 2023 Economic Impact Study. The interview with VIATEC CEO Dan Gunn emphasized the substantial growth of the tech sector in Greater Victoria, which now boasts an annual economic impact of $7.9 billion.

In the interview, Dan Gunn noted, “This Economic Impact Study shows the real power of collaboration in our tech community. It’s concrete proof that what we’re doing here in Victoria is working.” StarFish Medical was mentioned as a prime example of innovation and success in the medical device industry, underscoring our role in the region’s impressive tech growth. Gunn also highlighted the region’s affordability and recruitment challenges, particularly the high cost of housing and the difficulty in attracting technical and senior management staff, which remain key issues for local firms.

About CBC Radio

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster with a mandate to celebrate Canadian culture and support democratic life through a wide range of content that informs, enlightens and entertains.  It offers high-quality Canadian news, information, entertainment and sports programming through its websites, streaming services, podcasts, and television and radio programming.

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:

Patrick Dean, Director Marketing, StarFish Medical, [email protected]

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