Our management team offers a wealth of industry experience, technical expertise and regulatory knowledge to our clients at all stages in the development of their cardiovascular devices.
Scott Phillips is CEO of the StarFish group of companies, including StarFish Medical and ViVitro Labs Inc. Known for being an entrepreneur and for helping entrepreneurs, Scott graduated in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia and holds 17 patents. Scott’s industry awards and service include Chair of the LifeSciences British Columbia Medtech Committee, President of Entrepreneurs Organization Victoria Chapter, 2011 Vancouver Island Technology Association Executive of the Year, and former board member of the BC Medical Technology Industry Association. His passions are being a Dad, discovery, solving problems, outdoors adventures, and helping people be successful.
Gerry joined ViVitro labs in September 2013, bringing 30 years of experience with technology companies in a variety of different customer facing roles to the position. His past experience has included General Manager with a RFID tracking product company for long term care facilities, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a radio manufacturer and a variety of Sales, Marketing and Product Management roles with well-known telecom manufacturers. Gerry is a former member of the Victoria Advanced Technology Council Board of Directors.
Vesna Janic is Director of Quality/Regulatory Department at ViVitro Labs and StarFish Medical. An industry expert in regulatory compliance and conformance with standards including: cGMP, GLP, GCP, QSR, ISO 13485 and ISO 17025, 16 years of experience as part of Senior Management team and 9 years as SCC GLP inspector (volunteer position), and 6 years as QA/RA Director in medical devices field. Certified by the SQA as a Registered QA Professional in GLP, Janic is also a certified Lead ISO 13485 Auditor and holds a BS degree in Biology. Previous experience includes providing pharmaceutical division QA support conducting GCP, GLP and GMP testing at CANTEST and 10 years with BC Research in R&D and Quality supporting GLP, GMP and ISO 17025 testing in chemistry and ecotoxicology departments.