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Innovation Factory Workshops for Hamilton Health Innovation Week

April 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Accessing the US Market:

10:30am – 12:00pm

The first export destination for Canadian life science companies, understanding the United States marketplace can be the key to your success. Hear insights and guidance about establishing a US presence from Scott Friedman, a co-Founder of Impact Capital and partner at Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman LLP.

About the Speaker:

Scott E. Friedman is a US based attorney who supports life science companies seeking to enter and expand operations in the United States.

He is a partner at Lippes & Friedman LLP (, and has recently brought together a consortium of investment partners to stand up Impact Capital ( a VC fund that is seeking early stage opportunities in the life sciences space, and is keen on engaging Ontario-based companies.


Lunch provided from 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Avoiding Pitfalls of Innovation:

1:00pm – 2:30pm

An exploration of the unique challenges that face life science firms, from product design to regulatory approval, to assessing demand conditions. Hear from Robert Fitchner (Founder, Focal Point Research), who has helped hundreds of companies on their journey taking health innovation from the bench to market

About the Speaker:

Robert H. Fichtner, President & CEO Focal Point Research Inc.

Owner of Focal Point Research, a leading North American scientific, regulatory and new product consultancy. Rob’s expertise is in Cosmetics and OTC drugs, including formulation, R&D, manufacturing, QA, and Regulatory Affairs.

Focal Point Research has expertise in the US and Canada, and has affiliates with expertise in most countries around the world.


About Hamilton Health Innovation Week:

Innovation Factory is proud to be a part of Hamilton Health Innovation Week – a showcase for innovators and practitioners pushing the boundaries of health innovation. HHIW serves as an opportunity to learn how practitioners can, and are, turning great ideas into practical real-world solutions that improve patient health, simplify care delivery, and bend the cost curve.

Together we can turn inspiration into innovation, make our healthcare system stronger and our communities healthier!

For more information about Hamilton Health Innovation Week 2018, please visit:

Hamilton Health Innovation Week 2018


April 24, 2018
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Innovation Factory


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