Our management team offers a wealth of cardiovascular device testing 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. 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.
Karim Mouneimné brings over 20 years of medical device industry experience in Europe and the US. He has held commercial development and R&D positions with manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson and Edwards Lifesciences. Karim founded Venture Medical Solutions (VMED) and served as Managing Director until the company was acquired by PROTOMED in 2008. The architect, President and CEO of ProtomedLabs, an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory specialized in cardiovascular device performance testing, Karim adds a global perspective with deep technical and client knowledge to ViVitro leadership. Karim holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Virginia Anastassova, RAC, B.Sc., acts as ViVitro’s QA Manager and is a regulatory affairs professional with more than 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, having acted as a regulatory affairs manager at Genzyme, Sorin Group and Vifor Pharma before joining StarFish Group. She has an extensive scientific background with a focus on cancer, HIV and iron deficiency anemia drug research and development. Virginia has played instrumental roles in the preparation and maintenance of corporate regulatory strategies, as well as NDA, MAA, IND, IDE, PMA and 510(k) regulatory submissions. Her GXP experience includes GCP, GLP, GMP and GDP. She is ISO 13485 Lead Auditor certified.