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.

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
Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Information Technology, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Engineering/Instrumentation, Clinical Development, Compliance, Quality Assurance & Control
JeffChilders
Partner
Patent law, chemistry, PhD
Intellectual Property
DaleChristensen
Adjunct Associate Professor, 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.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Chemistry, - CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Medical Writing
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, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development
Quality Assurance and Compliance; GCP/GLP/GCLP/GMP/CSV/Part 11; Training, auditing, SOPs; drugs, devices, biologics, dietary supplements
Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Compliance, Quality Assurance & Control
ThomasColatsky
Retired
Technology evaluation & positioning, preclinical/clinical dev strategies, startups, biomarker qualification. Formerly, Director of FDA's Div Applied Regulatory Science CDER, SVP/CSO Paradigm Genetics/Icoria, EVP/CSO Physiome Sciences, VP Wyeth Research.
Board Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development
DarrenColeman
Vice President, Client Operations and Services
Life Science Exec with vast global capabilities: Value building; Linking science to customer need; Opportunity-market assessment; Product strategy; Value assessment based on clinical/regulatory strategy & Getting to commercialization; GSK, UCB
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Information Technology, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing
FrederickCooley
Senior Advisor
Need assistance creating a clinical monitoring strategy? Need coaching to enhance executive performance? Former Lilly & Quintiles sr executive w/ deep clinical operation knowledge Expertise: Management, Leadership, Communication, Coaching, Clinical
Business Mentoring, Operations, Clinical Development
SebastienCoquery
Flow Cytometry Core Technical Manager
Provider of on-site flow cytometric training and instrument support.
Data Management, Education & Training, Engineering/Instrumentation
BrendaCoulter
Director Business Development
Clinipace WorldWide a CRO located in Morrisville, NC. WE offer expertise in Regulatory Strategy, CMC Development, Non-Clinical & Clinical Development Plans; Regulatory Affairs & Operations, eCTD submissions; GxP; Health Agency interactions.
Business Development, Contract Research (CRO), Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, Quality Assurance & Control
AnthonyCuticchia
Attorney-at-Law
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.
Corporate Legal, Data Management, - CEO Candidate -, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Bioinformatics
ConnieCwik
Life Sciences Practice Director
Connie Cwik is a Consultant and Executive Coach. Connie works well with C-level clients all the way to the managerial level. Building better teams and talents is her motto and so providing great talent or coaching talent to be great is her expertise.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Human Resources, Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing
Global experience in drug and device clinical development/safety monitoring, business development, regulatory interactions and public-private partnerships;board-certified neurologist/epileptologist;patient advocate; clinical and industry consultant
Board Development, Business Development, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Government Relations & Policy, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs
KristineDe La Torre
Medical Writer and Editor
Medical writing and editing, including grants, manuscripts, abstracts, white papers, work for non-native-English-speaking clients, etc; UNC grad
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
JohnDickson
Principal Consultant
Experienced drug discovery professional, medicinal/organic chemistry, pharmaceutical/agricultural/personal care chemistry, discovery CRO management, lab operations, IP expert, technology transfer assessment & due diligence, site start-up
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
PaulDomanico
Senior Director of Research & Development
www.linkedin.com/in/pauldomanico
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, International Trade
KenDonahue
Creative problem solver with demonstrated successes in transitioning strategic vision into sustainable global growth by commercializing new and emerging technologies.
Accounting, Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Human Resources, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, International Trade
MichelleDoss
President
Highly sought advisor to CEO’s and C-Suites for peak performance, Michelle an international speaker and #1 bestselling author of High Stakes Decision Making, 7 Steps to Making Big Decisions to Increase Profit, Productivity and Peace of Mind.
Board Development, Business Mentoring, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Technology & Product Development
PaulDreyer
President
Paul A. Dreyer & Associates, LLC provides consulting services for the biopharmaceutical industry in commercial and business development, brand management and strategic planning with a focus on small, specialty and start-up companies.
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing
DavidDworaczyk
Life Sciences Executive and Subject Matter Expert
Accomplished global Pharma/CRO/Biotech executive who has built, developed and grown international businesses. Experienced in startup & turn-around situations, global R&D, clinical development, commercial operations, BusDev, and enabling technologies.
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Information Technology, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development
S.Early
Vice President, Clinical Development
Drug development executive specializing in early clinical development, especially in oncology and immunology. Broad background in both biotech and CRO.
Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs
DawnEdgerton
Owner
Edgerton Data Consulting assists pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device company sponsors with CRO selection and clinical trials oversight to ensure data management, biostatistics, and CDISC deliverables are timely, complete, and accurate.
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development
Corporate and securities law, including company formation, venture capital financings, private placements, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnerships and executive compensation.
Corporate Legal
SeanEkins
Senior Consultant, Chief Scientific Officer
Expert in preclinical drug discovery, cheminformatics, computational ADME/Tox; Experience writing and winning SBIR and STTR for multiple companies; Rare and neglected disease experience; Science leadership for companies and foundations.
Business Development, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Grants & Technical Writing, Preclinical Development, Bioinformatics
JenniferElder
Chief Scientific Officer
Biostatistician; biostatistical approaches to clinical study design
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Clinical Development, Medical Writing
BrianEllison
Manager, Value Program Strategy and Development
Knowledge of reimbursement, government and commercial health insurers, managed care industry, health care delivery networks, and sales & marketing to develop strategies for bringing your innovations to the market.
Market Research, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing
EdwardErgenzinger
Patent Attorney
PhD patent attorney with more than fifteen years of in-house and private practice experience across a range of technologies, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, recombinant DNA and proteins, and medical devices
Intellectual Property
Medical and Scientific Writing; SBIR and Research Grant Writing
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
SheriFehnel
Vice President, Patient-Reported Outcomes
Patient-Reported Outcomes: To help you assess disease and treatment outcomes from the perspective of patients and other stakeholders, we develop, evaluate, and provide regulatory support for instruments and measurement strategies used in clinical trials.
Contract Research (CRO), Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development