Management Team

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, CEO


Scott Phillips is CEO of the StarFish group of companies, including StarFish Medical and ViVitro Labs Inc. He holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. Under his leadership StarFish has grown into a diverse professional organization with clients around the world and 100% focus on medical devices. Scott is a Fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering, winner of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2017 Pacific Awards Technology category, 2017 recipient of the VIATEC Technology Champion award, member of the LifeSciences British Columbia board, and volunteers with Junior Achievement, Entrepreneurs Organization, and University of British Columbia.

Rob Fraser MSc, Acting General Manager

Rob Fraser joined ViVitro Labs in 2012 as a Mechanical Engineer. Named Lab Manager in 2014, Rob is a Standards Council of Canada (SCC) Member to ISO/TC 150/SC 2 – Cardiovascular implants and extracorporeal systems (ISO 5840) committee. One of only two Canadian members on the committee, Rob holds a Masters in Biomedical/Mechanical Engineering from Queens University and a B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta. “I joined the ISO/TC 150/SC 2 committee to better guide ViVitro clients with any hurdles, keep up with industry trends and make sure our clients’ needs and concerns were addressed in the evolving regulatory requirements”

Vesna Janic, Director of QA


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.


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