At the intersection of health care, life sciences and business, Bay Area Health Trust is an Ontario-made success story and example of a thriving partnership between hospitals, post-secondary institutions and the for-profit private sector. Operating life science businesses with the goal of returning value to its beneficiaries, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation and McMaster University, Bay Area Health Trust promotes entrepreneurship and invests in growth-oriented businesses to support patient care.

Product and Service Information

McMaster Molecular Medium is a temperature-stable transport and storage medium that can maintain viral specimens for up to 14 days, significantly longer than standard transport media. MMM inactivates the virus so it cannot replicate and potentially infect a lab technician. The genetic material is kept stabilized and ready for testing.

Unique Selling Points

Unlike universal or viral transport media, McMaster Molecular Medium begins to inactivate pathogens, proteins and enzymes immediately upon insertion, allowing the sample to be tested right away or shipped at ambient temperature to a testing facility anywhere in the world.

  • Test samples within minutes of collection
  • Compatible with most automated lab testing devices
  • Saves significant cost and infrastructure by eliminating the cold chain
  • Temperature stable shipping
  • Preserves RNA and DNA for molecular testing
  • Patent pending formulation


Bay Area Health Trust is seeking interested parties that have commercial activity in the sample collection kit market including but is not limited to:

  • Manufacturing
  • Regulatory filing(s)
  • Distribution & sales
  • Sub-license
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Event details

Date: February 24 - 26, 2022

Event contact

Wenbo Pan
Area Director
Japan, Korea, Australia & New Zealand


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