BATON Referral Network

The BATON Referral Network is a community of life science professionals committed to the growth of North Carolina-based companies.

These service providers and CEO candidates represent a vast array of business and technical expertise, and were prequalified by NCBiotech. Service providers pledge to contribute services or provide preferential pricing for referrals coming through the BATON network database.

There is no cost to qualified Service Providers to participate in the BATON program.  However, participating Service Providers are expected to offer some or all of their services for referrals coming through the BATON network database under one or more of the following terms: pro bono, discounted, at cost, deferred, fixed cost, service for equity.

Search our BATON database below.

VanessaAlava
Horizon Productions
Horizon is a media production company that specializes in enterprise video, motion graphics, and Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality experiences. We pride ourselves on telling beautifully crafted stories and creating unique immersive content.
Education & Training, Sales & Marketing, Website Development
DonAlexander
Managing Director
GeneCoda
GeneCoda® is an executive and professional search and recruitment firm. Our focus is US recruitment with emphasis on the Life Sciences sector including Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Medical Device and Diagnostic innovators and the service sector and
Human Resources
JohnAmbrose
Principal
Ambrose Strategy
Government relations; strategic planning and project management; Former Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, State of North Carolina
Business Development, Government Relations & Policy, Business Plan Writing
PeytonAnderson
CEO
Affinergy LLC
Powered Research is a preclinical CRO focused on efficacy, tox, and PK studies. Our specialty is fast turnaround non-GLP studies to accelerate discovery and research pipelines.
Preclinical Development, Contract Research (CRO)
StuartAnderson
President
Carolina Piedmont Capital Inc.
Stuart Anderson founded Carolina Piedmont Capital, Inc. in 2008, driving commercial finance innovations that forever transformed how people view and think of equipment lease and commercial finance options.
Finance
JenniferAtala
Founder
Inara Strategies
Founded in 1998, CrossComm is a leading, custom web, mobile and AR/VR app development studio based in Durham, NC. We help companies iterate production to get to market better and faster, build training, marketing, educational apps and more.
Website Development, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Information Technology, Data Management
JaronBallentine
Managing Partner
Ballentine LifeScience Partners LLC
Commercial, market & opportunity assessment and strategy development for pharma/biotech clients; Primary & secondary market research; Early stage valuation
Business Development, Market Research, Sales & Marketing
JoeyBastine
Joey leads a team of Life Science Recruiters in RTP that specialize in connecting job seekers to opportunities within the industry.
Business Development, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing
JamesBeltzer
Senior Cell Processing Scientist
Terumo BCT Inc.
Gene and Cell Therapy, Medical Devices, R&D Director; Ex-Corning, Dyax; Product development, R&D, commercialization, cGMP manufacturing
Grants & Technical Writing, Manufacturing, Medical Affairs, Technology & Product Development
Medical device executive. Recently left role as CEO of Med Device company. Previously, President & General Manager of Specialty Division for Teleflex. Strengths are strategy, talent ID, team building and growing businesses at accelerated rates.
- CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Mentoring, Sales & Marketing
TedBenson
Managing Partner
Corralling Chaos LLC
Corralling Chaos is a future-oriented management consulting firm. We help our clients retain & entice great people, and grow healthy communities. We equip teams with learning agility and practical skills to create higher engagement and productivity.
- CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, Human Resources, Operations, Preclinical Development, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Over 18 years of experience managing all phases of clinical development in multiple therapeutic areas including neurology, cardiology, oncology, ophthalmology, autoimmune and infectious diseases.
- CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Compliance, Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Education & Training, Medical Writing, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs
JayBigelow
Vice President of Entrepreneurship
Council for Entrepreneurial Development
Visionary leader adept at driving growth through strategic planning, business development, product differentiation and marketing.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Information Technology, Business Mentoring, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
AliceBonnen
Attorney
Myers Bigel, P.A.
Patent counseling, preparation and prosecution in life sciences and agricultural biotechnology including expertise in procuring plant patents and plant variety protection; patentability, validity, freedom to operate, infringement analyses
Intellectual Property
JordanBraimon
Sales
BD
Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development
JasonBrege
Attorney (Partner)
Smith Anderson
R&D collaborations, patent licenses, university IP licensing, M&A; agricultural biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, including genetic engineering, gene discovery, trait development, animal health, precision ag, biologics, devices and drug development
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
ColinBurns
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
East Carolina University
Organic chemist and biochemist. My research interests fall into two areas: The characterization of metalloproteins and the use of organic/peptide synthesis as a tool to understand biological processes and to develop therapeutics.
Chemistry, Education & Training
YonnieButler
Executive Director, Biotechnology Center of Excellence
Alamance Community College
Career includes roles in the lab, leading R&D, project management, contract research (CRO) for biopharma companies, sales, entrepreneur, consultant, investor, economic development, academia, innovation, translational medicine to develop new drugs/devices
Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Preclinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Technology & Product Development
J.Buzogany
Board Director
T3D Therapeutics Inc.
Professional board member (e.g., recent Chairman of a medical device company), mentor and consultant to emergent technology companies. Former CEO/COO and legal executive in the pharma, life sciences, medtech and contract research sectors.
Board Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Operations, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Corporate Legal, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Human Resources, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development
ShannonCao
Research Associate in Molecular Breeding
UPL
I'm passionate about plant breeding and deploying the knowledge to develop better crops. By leveraging the cutting-edge molecular breeding technology within a highly diverse team, I am dedicated and aspired to make an impact on the seed industry.
Education & Training, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Quality Assurance & Control, Technology & Product Development
ChristopherCapel
Partner
Smith Anderson
I help companies grow through navigating merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, financing transactions, and other corporate transactions, including intellectual property licensing, collaborations, and securities offerings.
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
RoystonCarter
Principal Consultant
Biotechnology Research & Consulting
Life science innovator; leader of R&D and business teams; technology commercialization & evaluation; translational research; product development; technology platforms and tools; expert molecular & cell biology, Agbio, biodefense & marine bio
- CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Business Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research, Technology & Product Development
NeciaChavis
Senior Validation Engineer
RPA Engineering
Significant experience in the development and execution of utilities and equipment Commissioning, FATs, IQ/OQ/PQ, Environmental Monitoring, Process Validation
Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Operations, Manufacturing, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Laboratory Space, Engineering/Instrumentation, Compliance
JeffChilders
Partner
Casimir Jones S.C.
Patent law, chemistry, PhD
Chemistry, Intellectual Property
KenClark
Founder & Chairman
Ken Clark Partners LLC
Working with CEO's of start-up and fast growth life sciences companies to maximize the performance and contribution of their executive team.
- CEO Candidate -, Human Resources
Quality Assurance and Compliance; GCP/GLP/GCLP/GMP/CSV/Part 11; Training, auditing, SOPs; drugs, devices, biologics, dietary supplements
Clinical Development, Compliance, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs
DarrenColeman
Vice President, Client Operations and Services
Synergistix, Inc.
Healthcare executive with deep experience in Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Analytical Delivery and Enterprise Technology, as well as Pipeline/Portfolio/Aquisition Management.
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Data Management, Market Research, Information Technology, Operations, Sales & Marketing
RebeccaCook
Director, Account Team
KONTEK Systems
Since 1988, KONTEK Systems has been an audio/video integration firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, providing custom AV design, integration and support for leading research universities, medical facilities and corporations.
Technology & Product Development, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Information Technology, Education & Training, Data Management
ChristopherCrean
CEO and Principal Consultant
Xyzagen Inc.
Chris is the Principal Consultant at Xyzagen. Xyzagen is a drug discovery and clinical pharmacology consulting and services firm. Xyzagen, provides consulting, PK modeling, and nonGLP rodent pharmacology, bioanalysis and PK in their laboratory space.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Laboratory Space, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, - CEO Candidate -
AnthonyCuticchia
Attorney-at-Law
AJC Legal Services
After 25+ years as a leader in computational biology research, I chose to get a JD. While I have been an executive or founder in four biotech startups, people have trouble dealing with chimerism, I am scientist as well as patent attorney.
Intellectual Property, Bioinformatics, - CEO Candidate -, Corporate Legal, Data Management, Licensing & Technology Transfer