In This Issue: Employees discuss working at StarFish in new video, Value Based Care impact on Medtech, video of FDA Lessons Learned presentation, October Event Calendar and more.

Message from Scott

Three years ago we introduced a video titled Careers With StarFish's Multi-Disciplinary Medical Engineering Team to help website visitors learn a bit about our culture and employees. It quickly became our most viewed video and remains top of the charts today.  

We're now more than double the size so it felt right to feature 18 new (and a few familiar) faces answering 14 questions about working at StarFish and living in Victoria.

I'm pleased to share Working at StarFish Medical. If I weren't already the founder and CEO, I'd want to join the team myself! I look forward to hearing your feedback.   


Thanks for reading and viewing.


Scott Phillips 


The race to value-based care

By Charles Garcia

Medtech companies that innovate with value-based care in mind will be well positioned 

In a video interview published by MDDI, Omar Ishrak, the CEO of Medtronic, describes the biggest threat to the medtech industry is not “acknowledging that in the end patient outcomes is the most important criteria and therefore helping move payment incentives both for us and for others in that direction – not doing that would be a mistake. To build walls around devices alone and not think about outcomes that those devices provide.  I think that would be a mistake. So I think embracing the move towards outcomes, embracing the move towards a longer time horizon over which performance is measured, I think those are things I would encourage the industry to move into”.

Product Development Articles & News

17 Lessons learned from 3 FDA inspection strategies and results

Examining inspection results from 3 different preparation strategies

Medical applications and early stage design- silicone material selection

4 ways to make your jig design process more effective

EarPods and EpiPens: The Design Dynamics Behind Permanent Adoption

Packaging for Clinical Trials

October Events

Cascadia Venture Forum

Scott Phillips will be a panelist on Building for success from seed to exit  at the Cascadia Venture Forum on October 4th (Day 1 of the NACO summit) at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver BC. More information.

RAPS Vancouver

Vesna Janic and Cam Neish will deliver presentations focused on strategies for handling FDA inspections and managing risk associated with medical devices at the 5 October 2016 RAPS Vancouver BC chapter meeting in Burnaby, BC. Register here.  You can also register by calling +1 301 770 2920 ext. 200

LES Annual Meeting

StarFish Medical President and Founder, Scott Phillips will be a panelist on Medical Device Licensing – Aligning your Business and IP Strategies at the 2016 Licensing Executives Society Annual Meeting on Wednesday 26 October in Vancouver BC. More information.

Sunnybrook Medventions Lecture Series

Joel Ironstone, President IPD Inc., and StarFish Medical Regional Business Liaison for Ontario, will present: Prototyping Strategy at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre on October 26, 2016. More information. 
StarFish September
BANFF Venture Forum Health Tech Panel L-R: Mary Haak-Frendscho, Bettina Hamelin, Steve Xanthoudakis, Scott Phillips, Brian Bloom, and Jeff Guise
Scott at the 2016 INTERFACE Health Summit
Photo credit: @‏CurtisDuggan
Phil Boyer MDCC, with Charles
MDCC/Greater MSP Event Toronto
Members of the University of Victoria Engineering Students’ Society completed their drive across Canada in a second-hand van at Cape Spear, NL, the easternmost point in North America and the terminus of our trip across Canada.

We're proud to help sponsor these community-involved, outgoing, and talented engineering students. 
Maria Fontanazza & John Walmsley at #MTIProdDev
Roundtable on User Needs : Erin Davis, Craig Scherer, John Walmsley, Steve Wilcox #MTIProdDev
Scott Phillips at 2nd annual ComplianceOnline Medical Device Summit San DIego
StarFish-ViVitro Paint Nite, Highland Pacific Golf
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