Scientific, Regulatory and New-Product Consultants

From concept to product launch and beyond, we are scientific consultants with the expertise to guide your product safely into the hands of consumers.


Innovators Helped


Products To Market


Years Helping Innovators

About Focal Point

Focal Point Research is a new-product consulting company, which has the unique ability to assist in many aspects of developing, launching and improving new and innovative products.  From early concept to regulatory approvals, product and packaging development, manufacturing and quality assurance, we provide comprehensive insight you need to see your vision become reality. Founded on almost 40 years of experience of bringing innovation to market, Focal Point Research provides comprehensive insight not typically found in a single firm.

Rob Fichtner

Rob Fichtner


Jennifer Porter

Jennifer Porter

Vice President & General Manager

Delsie Braganza

Delsie Braganza

Manager Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

In addition, our staff include experts from various scientific, regulatory and quality disciplines. We also have affiliates globally who bring specialized expertise on scientific, regulatory or clinical projects as needed.

Our Areas of Expertise

Fostering Innovation

Focal Point Research Chairman, Rob Fichtner lends almost 40 years of experience to overcoming the most common obstacles faced by today’s innovators.

“I wanted to provide these lectures after helping countless entrepreneurs bring their innovative products to market. I have seen far too many avoidable mistakes made by very talented people who just don’t have the experience of commercializing their innovations.”
R. Fichtner – Chairman, Focal Point Research

Why do almost 85% of new products fail? In this brief 8-part video series, Rob will share what experience has shown him to be avoidable mistakes in bringing products to market.

No matter what stage of development you and your product or innovation is at, we hope that these insights will help you navigate the challenging path to market faced by all innovators and increase the chances that your product will succeed.

Recent Articles

“Focal Point Research has consistently and professionally looked after regulatory and quality issues of our brand for years. Through a courteous and knowledgeable team, they have managed to navigate us through an ever changing regulatory landscape while maintaining our interests, and allowed us to correctly distribute and sell within Canada.”

“I have truly enjoyed working with you over the last 8 years! You and your team have been an amazing resource for me. I have always been impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of everyone at Focal Point, which is a true testament to your leadership.”

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The Focal Point Research team is ready to help with all of your scientific and regulatory needs.  Our team has the experience and expertise you need to see your product to market and we are eager to help you.