Victoria BC & Toronto ON— March 28, 2017—StarFish Medical, Canada’s leading full service medical device development firm, announced today that it has acquired Kangaroo Group, the visionary Toronto-based medical device industrial design and productization organization. The combined national entity will better serve medtech companies throughout North America with easier East coast access, increased resources and experienced medical device talent spanning the design, engineering, regulatory, and manufacturing process.
“With Kangaroo becoming our Toronto office in the east and StarFish in the west, we become a national entity that handily serves all of North America. Existing StarFish clients in the East will find it easy to visit us in Toronto,” explains Scott Phillips, StarFish Medical CEO and Founder. “Kangaroo has a core strength in industrial design and StarFish has core strengths in physics, software, electronic design, optics, ultrasound and other core technologies. I’m excited to see what we can do together.”
Lahav Gil, Kangaroo Group CEO and Founder notes, “Existing Kangaroo clients will experience much more robust service and offerings. On the product development side, they will be able to tap into a plethora of additional expertise and technical depth. In manufacturing they’ll find an expanded supply chain, regulatory personnel and expertise.”
John Walmsley, StarFish Medical COO is leading the joint integration team which includes manufacturing, finance, operations, product development and human resources leaders from both organizations. “Our goal is to make sure that the combined investment in Information Systems, Quality and Regulatory, Supply Chain and People deliver great results for all customers as quickly and seamlessly as possible.”
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