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.

MaryHenninger
Patent Attorney
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
JamesHettenhaus
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
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations, Technology & Product Development
JeffreyHeybruck
Principal
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, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Finance
ZachHeyl
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.
Business Development, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Grants & Technical Writing, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, International Trade, Engineering/Instrumentation, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
AlanHiggins
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
- CEO Candidate -, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
MichelleHill
Owner
Virtual Assistant Services: General office services; Writing and Ghostwriting support; Raleigh-Durham region. Pricing per project, per hour, or monthly retainer.
Operations, Administrative Support
MichaelHinckle
Partner
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, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement
TageHonore
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, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development
TimHopper
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.
- CEO Candidate -, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Engineering/Instrumentation
Medical & regulatory writing; Clinical development, Study reports; Ex-BW/GW/GlaxoSmithKline; Extensive experience in psychiatric and neurologic drug development.
Clinical Development, Medical Writing
BrianHrudka
Canola and Wheat Seeds Manager
Entrepreneurial marketing senior executive; Currently, Business Unit Manager (Bayer CropSciences); Former exec with Syngenta Biotechnology, Embrex, Immunobiosciences, Novartis/Ciba
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
JackHuisman
Director, Business Operations
Providers of information systems for clinical trials site management; advisory services for IT and information management for clinical trials
Business Development, Information Technology, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development
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
DerekJacobs
Territory Sales Manager
Bio Basic Inc. is a One-Stop Shop for a vast array of life science products and services. By manufacturing our products and providing our services in-house, we can offer high quality at extremely competitive prices.
Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Bioinformatics, Engineering/Instrumentation
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, Board Development, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
MichaelKardas
Senior Director, Drug Development Lead
Regulatory and clinical development professional for PPD, Steifel and Quintiles.
Business Development, Contract Research (CRO), Market Research, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development
WilliamKaufmann
Chief Science Officer
Expertise in cancer biology and genomics
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
RobertKeefer
Founder and CEO
Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, International Trade, Medical Affairs
WilliamKelce
Principal Consultant
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);
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, 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
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.
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Human Resources, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
JanelKinlaw
Principal
I look for gaps and try to fill them, connecting processes and tools to complete the big picture while also defining the steps needed to complete the project. I will guide your business process or project management needs to facilitate innovation.
Data Management, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development
GeraldKlein
Principal
Experienced medical executive Founder, CEO, CMO, Expert in product development and medical affairs. Consult and serve as interim medical officer
Board Development, Business Mentoring, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs
StewartKohnberg
Manager
TCI America Differentiators: Global Manufacturer;Organic Reagents Global Leader; More than 95% of Chemicals in Stock in USA & Japan; Fast Delivery in USA from East & West Coast Warehouses Unique Products Not Offered by Competitors High Quality
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Chemistry, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Government Relations & Policy, Manufacturing, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Quality Assurance & Control
MashaKononov
Business Development, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Manufacturing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product 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, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, International Trade
RichardKouri
Chief Evangelist, Center for Innovation Management Studies
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research, Bioinformatics