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Welcome to Medical Device Playbook 2019

Medical Device Playbook 2019, Canada’s premiere innovation and commercialization event for medical device professionals, is coming to the MaRS Discovery District on May 9, 2019. Industry speakers and panels from across North America discuss Entrepreneurial Strategy for Innovation, Getting the Product Right, Deal-making, and Navigating the Clinical/Regulatory Environment.

Event includes Lunch, Breaks, and Networking Reception. Medical Device Playbook 2019 Toronto is co-hosted by StarFish Medical, MaRS, and OBIO. 


Detailed agenda will be published March 30, 2019.

Toronto Speakers

  • Sameer Sabir

    Co-Founder and President of SevenOaks Biosystems

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  • Steve Arless

    Medical Technology Entrepreneur, Adjunct Professor, McGill University

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  • Jay Caplan

    Co-founder and President of Fractyl

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    Invisible barriers to growth

    Lessons learned from experiences with Infraredx and Fractyl

  • Peter Van der Velden

    Managing General Partner of Lumira Ventures

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  • Randy AuCoin

    President and CEO of Exact Imaging

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    Recent Experiences in Commercializing Emerging Medical Technology – The Exact Imaging Story

  • Joel Weinstein

    President, Principal at MAVEN Medical Device Strategies, Boston MA

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  • Ali Ardakani

    Co-Founder & Managing Director of Novateur Ventures

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  • Dr. Sabina Bruehlmann

    Director of Technology and co-founder of Zephyr Sleep Technologies

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    Successfully Navigating the De Novo pathway for FDA Clearance

  • Ying Tam

    Managing Director of Health for MaRS Ventures

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  • Gail Garland

    Founder and CEO of OBIO®

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  • Vesna Janic

    Director of QA/RA, StarFish Medical

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    Successfully Navigating the De Novo pathway for FDA Clearance

  • Scott Phillips

    CEO and Founder of StarFish Medical

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  • David Bell

    Account Executive at TUV SUD Canada

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    Risk Management as per ISO 14971 and Home Healthcare Environment testing considerations as per IEC 60601-1-11


MARS Discovery District
MaRS Centre Auditorium
Lower Concourse level of the South Tower
101 College Street, Suite 100
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

92% would recommend the event to friends

 “It is the only ‘conference’ of its type in Canada. I really enjoyed that it was all about the business and commercialization aspects of the health-tech industry and not heavily based on technology.”