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.

DonAlexander
Vice President Life Sciences
Arris Partners is a professional and executive search firm focusing on the Life and Ag biosciences sectors. Based in NC, we recruit seasoned industry professionals through C level search, throughout the USA, across a host of functional role types.
Human Resources
EricaAllen
Senior Manager
IMPACT is a CRO located in Research Triangle Park that specializes in medical writing and quality control, drug development consulting, regulatory affairs, regulatory operations, project/program management, and early-phase clinical trial management.
Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Research (CRO), Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Quality Assurance & Control
RandyAllen
Director, Global Markets Team, Diagnostics
International healthcare
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Government Relations & Policy, Laboratory Space
JohnAmbrose
Principal
Government and military relations; strategic planning and project management; Former Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor, State of North Carolina
Government Relations & Policy, Business Development, Business Plan Writing
JaronBallentine
Managing Partner
Commercial, market & opportunity assessment and strategy development for pharma/biotech clients; Primary & secondary market research; Early stage valuation
Market Research, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
HoustonBarnes
Attorney
A boutique law firm focused on start-up & early-stage NC businesses. Houston Barnes combines real world executive experience with a life science start-up and serving as counsel for many entrepreneurial businesses in the greater RTP area.
Corporate Legal, Government Relations & Policy
AndriaBarrett
Founder
Accounting services
Accounting
MarkBavisotto
Founder
At On-Demand IT Services we know fast growing companies spend a lot of time trying to hire quality IT talent, but based on competition and budget, they have a hard time filling those roles. That's why we created an On-Demand IT Services model that w
Business Development, Data Management, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
MicahBellieu
CEO
Language training team throughout the US, improving communications through improved speaking and writing skills in any language for global companies and individuals working with an international work force. Lessons available in person or via Skype.
Education & Training, Foreign Language Services
NeilBelson
Of Counsel and Chair of the Life Sciences Practice
I have handled hundreds of transactions for life sciences companies, including licenses and technology transfer, collaborations and joint development and clinical trials. I have also founded and sold a biotechnology business.
Bioinformatics, Clinical Development, Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Information Technology
JamesBeltzer
Senior Cell Processing Scientist
Gene and Cell Therapy, Medical Devices, R&D Director; Ex-Corning, Dyax; Product development, R&D, commercialization, cGMP manufacturing
Grants & Technical Writing, Technology & Product Development, Manufacturing
Medical device executive. Currently CEO of Infusion Pump/Set company. Recently President & General Manager of Specialty Division for Teleflex. Strengths are strategy, talent ID, team building and growing businesses at accelerated rates.
Business Mentoring, Board Development, Sales & Marketing, - CEO Candidate -
AntenehBerhane
Owner, Consultant
Strategy | Project Management | Leadership | Systems | Simulators
- CEO Candidate -, Administrative Support, Business Development, Compliance, Data Management, Education & Training, Engineering/Instrumentation, Information Technology, Market Research, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
StewartBible
Principal Engineer
The commodification of computing power is enabling algorithmically driven product optimization using high-fidelity, multi-physics simulations We make that vision and others a reality for our customers.
Engineering/Instrumentation, Technology & Product Development
JayBigelow
Director of Entrepreneurship
Visionary leader adept at driving growth through strategic planning, business development, product differentiation and marketing.
Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Information Technology, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
AliceBonnen
Patent Attorney
Patent counseling, preparation and prosecution in life sciences and agricultural biotechnology including expertise in procurement plant patents and plant variety protection; patentability, validity, freedom to operate, infringement analyses; trademarks
Intellectual Property
BarryBoyles
Strategic Advisor Laboratrory Service
DOT Courier Services: Providing Courier Service for more than 20 consecutive years, our team with 75 years of combined expertise can work with you to determine the best solution for your requirements. For a consultation and quote call 1-855-933-6368
- CEO Candidate -
JasonBrege
Attorney
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, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
YonnieButler
Executive Director, Biotechnology Center of Excellence
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
Member, Board of Directors
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
StephanieCahill
Clinical Research Manager
I have been in the pharmaceutical research industry for over 20 years as a Clinical Scientist, CRA and CRA Manager. During that time I developed a solid reputation for successfully managing phase II- IV trials from start up to conclusion.
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Technology & Product Development
AnnCamden
Prinicpal, Senior Vice President
G&S business communications is a full-service communications firm that inspires action, resulting in business growth for clients. With a rich history in technical fields, including biotechnology & biofuels, we market complex concepts to all audiences.
Sales & Marketing, Education & Training, Website Development
ChristopherCapel
Partner
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
Senior Director, Business Development
Life science innovator and R&D leader; trans-sector use of marine biotechnologies in biomedical, agbio and industrial biotech sectors; technology evaluation; translational research; product development; expert molecular & cell biology and genetics
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Market Research
WilliamCarver
Financial Advisor
A Financial Advisor w/ Merrill Lynch in Fayetteville,NC. I thoroughly understand the financial priorities of individuals their families & businesses, providing them w/ personalized attention & disciplined, customized investment advice.
Finance
RobertCasey
Senior Business Advisor
WorkSmart is a leading provider of managed IT services (including help desk and onsite end-user support), IT consulting & project management including infrastructure and implementation services for small & mid-sized businesses in the Carolinas.
Information Technology
WarrenCharlton
President
Results oriented, technically strong consultant, with proven track record supporting major and start up pharma companies. Some strengths include sterile mfg. operations, product development /transfers, validation management & review, Quality Audits
Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, - CEO Candidate -, Clinical Development, Compliance, Education & Training, Engineering/Instrumentation, Information Technology, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control
JeffreyChilders
Partner
Patent law, chemistry, PhD
Intellectual Property
DaleChristensen
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
Expertise managing pre-clinical discovery and pharmacology efforts across respiratory, inflammation, CNS, anti-infective, and oncology indications. Oversight of clinical trial design; biomarker development; toxicology and discovery efforts.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Operations, Medical Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Grants & Technical Writing, Chemistry, Business Mentoring, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
GabrielCipau
Former CEO (Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, Copley Pharmaceuticals, Biolex, PhaseBio, Neurosciences Pharmaceuticals); Former Wellcome PLC executive; Involved in development of 23 cardiovascular, antibacterial and antiviral pharmaceuticals; BOD member for sev
Board Development, Business Mentoring, Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Plan Writing