Bay Area Health Trust Invests in Hamilton’s “Startup to Watch” – VoxNeuro

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Bay Area Health Trust announces its participation in VoxNeuro’s latest funding round to support VoxNeuro’s national expansion

HAMILTON, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bay Area Health Trust (, is a Hamilton based company that operates businesses in the life sciences and seeks strategic opportunities in new technologies in the health and life science fields. VoxNeuro ( has been dubbed as one of Hamilton’s “startups to watch” from leaders across the industry. For Bay Area Health Trust, whose goal is to return value to its beneficiaries including Hamilton Health Sciences, the investment in VoxNeuro is an investment that will extend well beyond the region, benefitting the health care systems across Canada.

“VoxNeuro represents all that is right about the Hamilton life science cluster of companies and institutions and as a part of that, Bay Area Health Trust is excited to support them both financially and through our network,” said Peter Kalra, President and CEO of Bay Area Health Trust.

VoxNeuro’s neurotechnology is the only cognitive assessment in the world today that uses objective, quantifiable neurophysiological data to inform healthcare providers & patients with the specifics of various cognitive brain functions, such as:

  1. Executive Function
  2. Memory
  3. Information Processing
  4. Concentration
  5. Attention
  6. Language Comprehension

VoxNeuro’s Cognitive Health Assessments™ are currently offered at VoxNeuro Certified Clinics and through VoxNeuro Referral Partners – a growing list throughout Southern Ontario.

VoxNeuro’s software as a service (SaaS) creates high scalability and facilitates global expansion, allowing partner clinics around the world to offer the VoxNeuro assessment with ease and quick turn-around time on results.

“Three years ago our team chose to start VoxNeuro in Hamilton due to our ties to McMaster University and the draw of the strong local healthcare ecosystem. Bay Area Health Trust is an integral investor in this region’s life sciences community, connecting hospital networks and innovative technology. We’re thrilled to have them in our corner.” – James Connolly, CEO of VoxNeuro

Bay Area Health Trust’s Business Development Office, which led the negotiation on this transaction, is responsible for identifying and expanding business opportunities with prospective partners be they internal affiliates or external corporations.

About Bay Area Health Trust
At the intersection of health, life sciences and business, Bay Area Health Trust is an example of a successful partnership between hospitals 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. More information can be found at

About VoxNeuro
Founded on the world-renowned research of VoxNeuro’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. John F. Connolly, VoxNeuro is headquartered at McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, ON, Canada. The work behind VoxNeuro’s breakthrough Cognitive Health Assessments™ has been documented in over 300 peer-reviewed publications and has been supported by funding agencies across the world for almost 40 years. VoxNeuro’s Cognitive Health Assessments™ help healthcare professionals streamline individualized cognitive rehabilitation and training plans, and unlock the full potential of brain performance.

More about VoxNeuro:

  • Platinum sponsor of Brain Injury Canada, sharing the central mission to enhance the lives of individuals, their families & caregivers living with brain injury.
  • Partnered with the Canadian Football League Alumni Association to raise awareness on brain health across Canada & improve its members brain centered healthcare.
  • Working with The Kite Research Institute (KITE), which is the research arm of Toronto Rehab – University Health Network (UHN), to complete a multi-month study at The Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic with the aim to improve how concussed patient’s cognitive function is assessed and managed.
  • Member of the Canadian Technology Accelerators (CTA) bi-coastal program dedicated to the development of high-potential, early-stage digital health start-ups into the San Francisco and New York healthcare ecosystems.

Cognitive Health Assessments™ are available at VoxNeuro Certified Clinics.


Bay Area Health Trust
Business Development Office
John R. Hands

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