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.

JackHuisman
Director, Business Operations
Providers of information systems for clinical trials site management; advisory services for IT and information management for clinical trials
Information Technology, Clinical Development, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
StevenHultquist
Principal and Founder
Full service patent law firm with numerous NC-based life sciences clients.
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
AntonHutter
Partner; UK and European Patent Attorney
European & UK patent attorney; global intellectual property trusted adviser; handling all aspects of patent, trade mark, design, copyright; biotech & pharma patent drafting & prosecution; oppositions; appeals; freedom to operate; London & Munich offices.
Intellectual Property
RobertJakobs
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Business software, Database tracking/reporting systems, Operations, Stock option tracking, Procurement, Budgeting/cash management; Former Sr. Director of Finance & Corporate Secretary (Icagen)
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Finance, Operations
ChantelleJohnson
Director
Established in 1990, Stanton Chase is one of the leading global executive search firms. We operate through focused industry practice groups, each led by a global practice team leader. We are everywhere in the world our clients need us to be.
- CEO Candidate -, Human Resources
RussellJones
Insurance Broker
Commercial Insurance: Emerging Technology Risk Management & Insurance. Thirty+ years consulting start-up and emerging companies conducting biotechnology, information technology, medical device and nanotechnology R&D throughout the Triangle & Triad of NC.
Banking & Insurance, Business Development, Board Development, - CEO Candidate -
MichaelKardas
Senior Director, Drug Development Lead
Regulatory and clinical development professional for PPD, Steifel and Quintiles.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Market Research, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Business Development
WilliamKaufmann
Chief Science Officer
Expertise in cancer biology and genomics
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
RobertKeefer
Founder and CEO
Business Development, International Trade, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Operations, Sales & Marketing
WilliamKelce
Principal Scientist, Regulatory Affairs and Product Development
Preclinical and clinical development professional, specializing in: • Identification and assessment of new drugs (scientific, preclinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory and business); • Preclinical drug development (IND-enabling and NDA supporting studies);
Grants & Technical Writing, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control
LauraKiefer
Patent Attorney
NK Patent Law has 7 patent professionals with a focus on patents and trademarks. We customize our services to our clients’ needs and expectations related to pricing, responsiveness, and business targets.
Intellectual Property
RichardKindberg
Managing Partner
Medical Device Co. Operating Executive; current CEO, KCG consulting, 4Sight Medical Solutions. Former President; Teleflex, Polyzen, Luminetx, Imagyn Medical Tech; worked for JNJ, CRBard, MedPlast. Extensive knowledge in global markets.
Business Development, Technology & Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Finance, - CEO Candidate -, Business Plan Writing, Business Mentoring, Board Development, Education & Training, Human Resources, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs
MashaKononov
Contract Research (CRO), Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Chemistry, Business Development, Preclinical Development
HenryKopf
Part time general counsel and collaborative services from former entrepreneur and patent holder focusing on corporate law, licensing, international transactions, IP plans, regulatory, strategic planning, tech transfer, securities, finance and contracts.
Board Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Corporate Legal, International Trade, Business Mentoring, Operations, Business Plan Writing
RichardKouri
Chief Evangelist, Center for Innovation Management Studies
Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Market Research, - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing
ThomasLaundon
Managing Member
Serial life sciences entrepreneur; has founded and built multiple successful biotech companies, including several university spinouts; Ex- G1 Therapeutics, Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, ArtusLabs, PhaseBio, Synthematix, EnSolve, NCBC.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Board Development, Finance, Business Mentoring
RichardLawless
Associate Director, Strategic Programs
Biomanufacturing workforce development; GMP-like pilot scale manufacturing
Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, Education & Training, Technology & Product Development
JeffreyLeung
President
Seasoned executive and entrepreneur in product development and commercialization. Assumed diversified roles (CEO, COO, VP) in transforming nascent ventures into successful entities (Quill Medical, acquired by Angiotech 2006; Closure Medical IPO 1996).
- CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering/Instrumentation, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Writing
ThomasLivingston
CFO & Partner
A seasoned financial executive with broad and deep experience in a variety of industries, currently specializing in life sciences. Currently providing contract-based (time-shared) CFO services to multiple companies.
Accounting, Finance
MarkLombard
Managing Director
We are a business consulting firm specializing in executive search and professional recruiting. As a leader in executive search, Human Capital Solutions provides significant value via its proprietary business platform.
Human Resources, Board Development, - CEO Candidate -
JohnLudlow
Chief Scientific Officer
Extensive experience in developing & managing cell therapy-related research programs and regenerative medicine/tissue engineered product develoipment; Currently working with Zen-Bio, Brite Bio; Formerly with Tengion, Vesta/Incara in RTP.
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Contract Research (CRO), Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Medical Writing
AngelaLynch
Consultant/Owner
ToxPlus Consulting partners with chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device companies to assist with toxicology and risk assessment needs for products in development. In addition, ToxPlus Consulting assist with technical and regulatory writing.
Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Education & Training
NancyMacCreery
Principal Consultant
Consultants with healthcare, software and business development experience offering: messaging and branding, pitch deck prep, launch strategies, public relations and communications –- digital content marketing, sales materials and conference displays.
Sales & Marketing, Website Development, Market Research, Education & Training
SanjoyMahanty
Director
3 years ago I started working as a Director of BD with a Drug Discovery CRO called TCG-Lifesciences, Pvt. Ltd. I'm in the RTP area for 25 years mostly in the biotech area as a PhD scientist. TCGLS is well set up for providing drug discovery solutions
Manufacturing, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Chemistry
ShaileshMaingi
CEO and Founder
Kineticos is a consulting practice focused on helping innovators (pharma, biopharma, diagnostics), investors (private equity, VC) and enablers (CRO, CMC, labs) with growth, strategy, M&A, innovation, strategic sourcing and organizational development.
- CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development, Reimbursement, Business Plan Writing, Preclinical Development, Business Mentoring, Operations, Business Development, Market Research, International Trade, Board Development
PhilippeMaitre
Former CFO, CEO (Big Pharma, Biotech, CRO public & private companies) to serve as CEO for startup. Brings deep Life Science experience (Strategy, Business Plan, M&A, BD, Licensing, IR, Capital Raise, Startup creation, critical situation turn around)
- CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Finance, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, Operations
ShonMallory
Industry Director, Biotechnology
With $18 billion in revenues, more than $700 million spent each year on research and development — and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries around the world, Thermo Fisher Scientific truly is The World Leader in Serving Science.
Chemistry, Laboratory Space, Manufacturing
BrooksMalone
Partner
Partner at RTP CPA firm HPG who helps lead the technology, life science and medical device practices. Startup packages available to cost effectively set-up and scale your finance and tax team including government grants. Audits and corporate tax.
Accounting, Finance, International Trade
LaurinMancour
Account Executive, Trial Results Communication Programs
16+ yrs research experience in nonclinical investigations, pharmaceutical and device clinical research. Roles in quality, regulatory, study coordination, safety, monitoring, and research & professional education; Medical writing; ACRP Board
Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Grants & Technical Writing, Education & Training, Quality Assurance & Control, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing
FranMartin
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Pharmaceutical business strategy executive; commercialization & product launch; franchise strategy development; global planning; Ex-GSK
Sales & Marketing, Contract Research (CRO), Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Reimbursement