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Bay Area Health Trust celebrate the opening of their expanded facility

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Once fully operational, the facility will enable BAHT to accelerate execution of its growth strategy, create jobs, and provide both current and future clients cutting-edge equipment, clean rooms, and inventory management systems.

Bay Area Health Trust hosted an official opening of their newly expanded facility on March 17 in Hamilton. Joining their President and CEO Peter Kalra (centre) for the official ribbon cutting were Hamilton elected officials and business leaders (pictured left to right) Hamilton Health Sciences President and CEO, Rob MacIsaac, Canada’s Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Hon. Filomena Tassi, Bay Area Health Trust’s incoming Board Chair, Mark John Stewart, and Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Hon. Neil Lumsden. (CNW Group/Bay Area Health Trust)

HAMILTON — Bay Area Health Trust (BAHT) President & CEO, Peter Kalra, local elected officials, and representatives of Hamilton’s innovation and life sciences eco-system celebrated the completed renovation and move to BAHT’s new, facility at a ribbon-cutting event on March 17.

Once fully operational, the facility will enable BAHT to accelerate execution of its growth strategy, create jobs, and provide both current and future clients cutting-edge equipment, clean rooms, and inventory management systems.

“We have invested over $2 million in this project, because we see the demand and want to ensure we continue providing 110 per cent for the people of Hamilton, Ontario, and Canada,” said Peter Kalra. “Moving to this location allows Bay Area Health Trust to support more studies. Whether it is storage on a temperature-controlled environment or preparing study medications to be sent to sites across Canada, North Americaor to international destinations.”

Some of the enhancements to the facility include:

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  • Almost doubling the square footage of entire space from 9,000 sq. ft. to 19,00 sq. ft.,
  • increase of 45 per cent in two–eight-degree storage capacity with the new 345 sq ft cold room,
  • an almost 100 per cent increase in storage capacity with the ability for rack storage,
  • doubled packaging area and two new dock level receiving bays.

Bay Area Health Trust hosted an official facility opening event with local government and healthcare leaders including:
Filomena Tassi, MP (Hamilton West- Ancaster-Dundas), Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency, Neil Lumsden, MPP (Hamilton East-Stoney Creek), Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Dan Muys, MP (Flamborough-Glanbrook) and Rob McIsaac, President and CEO, Hamilton Health Sciences.

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