In This Issue: Medical device miniaturization, 3D printing prototyping processes, 6 Tips for designing a PCB prototype, Conformité Européenne mark vs China Export mark, Subjectivity of medical device comfort, Event Calendar and more.


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Welcome to 2017 and our New Voices Issue!  

Five new writers join our team of employee bloggers to share insights and tips on medical device development this month.  Ashwin, Jess, Kristofor, Nathan, and Peter join 30+ StarFish bloggers in a tradition started in 2012.  

I hope you enjoy their blogs and encourage you to leave comments and share content that you find useful. Your interaction provides useful feedback and inspiration that writers truly appreciate.

As always, thanks for reading. 


Scott Phillips 

How our interview process reflects our values

By Jess Hickman

The interview process was surprising to me when I applied to StarFish Medical for an administrative role six years ago. I was brought in for two rounds of interviews. In years past, I had only ever had a single interview with a company before being offered a position. Looking back on that now, I was naïve in believing that the company knew enough about me, and in turn, that I knew enough about them to accept a position.


January Blogs 

Medical device miniaturization options and trade-offs

How to identify a Conformité Européenne mark vs a China Export mark

Comparison: 3D printing prototyping process merits

6 Tips for designing a medical device PCB prototype

How do you address the subjectivity of medical device comfort?

January Events

OBIO 2017 Leadership Summit

Scott Phillips will participate and speak in Action Team 1: Innovation Pull - Engaging industry investment in our institutions and stimulating innovation growth, chaired by Anthony De Fazekas, Norton Rose Fulbright.

MD&M West 2017 Conference

Starfish Medical Industrial Designer, Christine Park, will present Unleashing The Impact of Color in Medical Device Design to Improve Patient Adoption and Use on February 7, as part of the Medical Design conference track. Use promo code "INVITE" to receive 20% off conference admission. More information.

MD&M West 2017 Expo

StarFish Medical will exhibit in booth 450 at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West, February 7-9, in the Anaheim Convention Center. Use promo code "INVITE" to receive FREE expo admission. More information.
StarFish December
Scott addresses LSBC Medtech members at Holiday gathering in Vancouver.
LSBC Medtech holiday gathering in Vancouver.
Charles Garcia meets with participants at Medventions Innovation Day in Toronto.  Photo courtesy: Kevin Van Paassen/Sunnybrook 
Nathan Müller speaks at University of Victoria's Strengthening Partnerships event.
Engineering meeting in basket star room-- before it got really crowded.
Charles, Mike Sanders and Nigel present to Connected Health tour at BIOMEDevice San Jose. 
StarFish Christmas party 2016. Funded by employees meeting quarterly goals and produced by volunteer Social Committee.  A wonderful time for all. 
Fiona and Scott receive a token of appreciation from StarFish employees at Christmas event. 
Scott presents Cam Neish with 2016 Keep Calm and Carry On award
Azra Rajwani and Susan Bantroch join Nick Allan to celebrate his 2016 Chris Denney award for Innovation.
Farewell to YYZ and 2016: Mike Lubben, Henning, Jason, Vesna, Jess, John, and Scott hustle to their last flight of the year.
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