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.

Financial Advisor
Corporate & personal financial planning services, human resources, employee benefits
Managing Partner
One Service Solution: Providing a pre qualified science, medical, textile and emerging biz collaboration team in one service solution, packaged for founders and emerging corporations to commericlize smart products, medical textile or e health.
- CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Patent Attorney
Patent preparation, prosecution & litigation; Patent searches; Patentability, infringement and validity opinions; Due diligence; Trademarks and copyrights.
Intellectual Property
Interim CEO
A chemist with current research activities in Metabolomics (LCMS) while running a small company developing a targeted therapeutic for Prostate Cancer. Freelance SBIR grants writing; Ex-Southeast TechInventures
Grants & Technical Writing, Business Development, Chemistry, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Market Research, Operations, Technology & Product Development
President and CEO
Patent research & analytics for Patent Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, Freedom-to-Operate, Patentability, Validity, Product & Portfolio Mapping, and Patent Mining & Monetization. Patent Matrix® Claims Diagrams assist IP counsel in claims analysis.
Intellectual Property, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring
Since 1997, CSTI has provided development services to life sciences companies; identifying cost-effective strategies, defining gaps, and leading virtual technical teams to advance asset development to meet business and regulatory milestones.
Business Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Operations, Clinical Development, Sales & Marketing, Reimbursement
Sensor Program Director, Operations
Sensor development (esp. glucose monitors); Licensing/TT; ex-Bayer Diagnostics)
Technology & Product Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Engineering/Instrumentation
Associate Broker
JLL is a global commercial real estate firm. Locally, we are the market leader in Tenant Representation. We specialize in helping clients develop a strategy to effectively match space with growth needs, while significantly reducing occupancy costs.
Operations, Manufacturing, Laboratory Space, Finance, Business Mentoring, Business Development
Patent Agent
NK Patent Law helps innovative startups and established technology companies protect and exploit their intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage. We are focused on responsiveness and aligning our legal services with your business needs.
Intellectual Property
Life Science Marketing Project Manager
Experienced marketing professional with strong background in digital design and automation
Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research, Website Development, Sales & Marketing
Managing Director
Scientist turned business executive, led Syngenta Crop Protection NA merger as President before joining Paradigm Genetics as CEO. After a few years as serial entrepreneur in FL, joined Kincannon & Reed's in 2012 to establish KR's presence in RTP.
Board Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Assistant Professor, Physiology
Physiologist; in vivo R&D; viral vaccines (incl. seasonal flu); Formerly with Embrex, Immunobiosciences
Technology & Product Development
Senior Director, Clinical and Medical Services
Clinical and Medical:Tailored to meet the needs of small & emerging pharmaceutical companies, we provide you w/ full-service clinical research services from designing & overseeing Phase1-3 clinical trials to analyzing the data & writing the study report.
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Medical Writing
Senior Vice President; Managing Director
35 years global experience in top five pharma co across Europe, Australasia and US in both R&D and commercialization with deep experience in HIV, Immunology, oncology, respiratory, diabetes and cardiovascular. 6 years in leading CRO pharma services
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Market Research, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing
Vice President of Business Development
Contract medical device developer & manufacturer for physician-inventors, startups, hospitals, est. companies. Complex catheters, permanent implants, bioabsorbable polymers. Concept design, prototyping, POC testing, regulatory submissions, production.
Contract Research (CRO), Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, Engineering/Instrumentation
Hartigan Management provides grant writing and administration services mainly in the area of economic development which could be helpful when new facilities are being opened or current facilities are being expanded. Job creation is a priority.
Administrative Support, Government Relations & Policy, Grants & Technical Writing
President & CEO
RegSource Consulting is a fully-integrated product development services group providing strategic guidance and program execution to the Biopharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Generic industries, within Regulatory, Clinical, CMC and Preclinical functions.
Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Compliance, Government Relations & Policy, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control
Highly experienced scientist with a superlative track record of more than twenty molecules (proteins, antibodies, peptides, and fusion molecules) taken to clinical trials and commercialization.Refolding, chromatography, Process Troubleshooting Expert.
Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development
President & Principal Consultant
Medicinal & synthetic organic chemistry; small molecules, peptides; drug discovery & design; technical due diligence; project management; IP creation/evaluation; metabolic & skeletal muscle diseases; formerly, Director of Medicinal Chemistry @ GSK
Chemistry, Technology & Product Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development
Attorney at Law
Patent prosecution and counseling in life sciences incl. biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, veterinary, medical devices; prep and pros; portfolio analysis; due diligence; freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity opinions; reissue, reexam, IPR, PGR; JD/PhD
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
President and CEO
Jim Hettenhaus co-founded cea Inc in 1993, a consulting firm commercializing industrial applications of biotechnology across the cellulosic supply chain including feedstock supply, logistics, conversion, fermentation and processing
Technology & Product Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations
Lucrum Consulting is a full-service accounting firm offering accounting, bookkeeping and CFO services. We work with your existing team (CPA's, legal, insurance etc) to get more out of each person and reducing overall cost.
Accounting, Finance, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing
Regional Sales Manager
Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care.
Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Business Development, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Engineering/Instrumentation, Grants & Technical Writing, International Trade, Laboratory Space, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Senior Scientific Development Officer
40 yrs in pharma, biotech; Senior R&D roles: Viamet, Cogenics (Paradigm Genetics, Icoria), Nobex, Allelix, Oncogene Science, Hoffman-La Roche & Pfizer. Metabolomics; Biomarker discovery; Nonclinical; Translational; Cardiovascular; Neurobiology; Metabolic
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, - CEO Candidate -
Virtual Assistant Services: General office services; Writing and Ghostwriting support; Raleigh-Durham region. Pricing per project, per hour, or monthly retainer.
Operations, Administrative Support
FDA regulatory & corporate, Pharma, medical device regulation. Rep. before the FDA, DEA, Dept. of Agriculture & State Boards of Pharmacy. ANDAs, 505(b)(2) NDAs, Citizen Petitions. Negotiation & drafting of licensing, supply, distribution & purchase.
Corporate Legal, Reimbursement, Regulatory Affairs, Licensing & Technology Transfer
President and CEO
Entrepreneur & Pioneer. Drug hunter: 40 drugs in clinical development, 3 marketed. 10y in Biotech. 23y in Pharma, 6y in Academia. Made several corporate pharma agreements. Organizational models to increase productivity. Neurology/Psychiatry, HRT, Cancer.
Business Mentoring, Operations, Chemistry, - CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO)
Chief Marketing Officer
EG-GILERO is your single-source, trusted partner for design, development and manufacturing within the medical devices, drug delivery, and primary pharmaceutical packaging markets.
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, - CEO Candidate -, Engineering/Instrumentation, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research
Medical & regulatory writing; Clinical development, Study reports; Ex-BW/GW/GlaxoSmithKline; Extensive experience in psychiatric and neurologic drug development.
Clinical Development, Medical Writing
Canola and Wheat Seeds Manager
Entrepreneurial marketing senior executive; Currently, Business Unit Manager (Bayer CropSciences); Former exec with Syngenta Biotechnology, Embrex, Immunobiosciences, Novartis/Ciba
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development