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.

CrisMasselle
Director, Business Development
BtB Marketing Communications is a full-service, business-to-business, integrated marketing agency. We are B2B and nothing else. Our clients are technology driven and forward-thinking.
Sales & Marketing, Website Development
GeorgeMcGregor
Biomedical Engineer/Attorney
Over 20 years of experience in biomedical research and development, management, intellectual property, contracts, licensing, business formations, litigation, and general legal practice.
Bioinformatics, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Grants & Technical Writing, Government Relations & Policy, Corporate Legal, Contract Research (CRO)
MichelleMcMullen
Partner / Attorney
Patent procurement, enforcement and interference practice; Diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, peptide therapeutics, vaccines, metabolomics, stem cell, regenerative medical technologies, and waste water treatment & energy; Patent validity, infringement and FTO
Intellectual Property
AshokMendiratta
Chief Commercialization Officer
Business mentoring; Business plan; Product development plan; License/option; Lab space; SBIR & other grants writing
Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Technology & Product Development, Laboratory Space, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
ThomasMercolino
President and CEO
Currently, CEO, CertiRx (BATON)
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
KathyMeserve
Director, Investments
Interim management for new market entry, strategy development & co. refocusing; Transactional leadership in licensing, strategic partnerships, distribution agreements, asset sales & acquisitions; Medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology & diagnostic
Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Market Research, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Plan Writing, International Trade
MalcolmMeyn
Freelance grant writing and review; pre-clinical R&D planning and project management; analytic and cell based assay design and development; Pre-IND and IND writing; preparation of technical material for legal, regulatory, and business purposes.
Grants & Technical Writing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Market Research, Manufacturing
E.Mills
Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney
Registered patent and intellectual property attorney with deep experience in US and foreign patent and trademark portfolio building, maintenance, and acquisition. Particular experience in mechanical, biomechanical, and electromechanical applications.
Intellectual Property
DavidMinton
Managing Partner
DesignHammer is an award winning, full-service, boutique website design and development agency specializing in Drupal and WordPress, as well as integration with Salesforce.
Website Development
MarkMirkin
Partner
I have devoted my entire career to addressing the business law needs of life sciences start-ups and emerging companies, especially with respect to financing transactions at all levels from formative to seed to convertible debt to venture capital.
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Finance, Corporate Legal
EdwardMonachino
Director, Cross Disciplinary Research Development
Former Asst Director for Technology NIH/NCI, and Special Assistant for Technology Transition DARPA, M&A, BD, grant/contract mgt, strategic planning, PM, technology transition, diagnostics, sensors, devices, imaging, micro/nanotechnology, and analytics.
Engineering/Instrumentation, Technology & Product Development, Government Relations & Policy
Development & Safety MD PhD, UNC, GSK, UCB, CRO, BioTech, CNS, MS, Biologics, Epi, Immunology, FDA, EMA, Asia, Project Leader experience: Avail for Dev & Safety issues, realistic venture evaluations, temp CMO, reg & public communication, due diligence
Medical Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -
DavidMorris
Target and pathway validation; modality selection;phenotypic assay development;high throughput screening;SAR analysis;safety profiling; mechanism of action studies;technology evaluation. Former VP of Biological Sciences, GSK R&D.
Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Operations
ChrisMorrison
Manager
ViaVerus works with clients to generate first-to-market sales for new products & services. We engage the customer/market early to validate a product plan, optimize sales strategy, refine product design & create a marketing plan; Primary market research
Sales & Marketing, Market Research, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Development
VincentNarbut
Senior Consultant
Consultant with 30+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical facility design and validation; clinical and commercial manufacturing; quality systems; regulatory submissions and agency inspections.
Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Manufacturing
JessieNicholson
Sales Account Manager
Calibration services (ISO accredited) for autoclaves, balances, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, thermal cyclers, cold storage, incubators & pipettes; IQ/OQ/PQ validations; Reconditioned lab equipment; Cryogenic storage; Clients include Quest, LabCorp
Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Quality Assurance & Control, Sales & Marketing
StephenO'Quinn
President
Pharma marketing & medial executive with over 25 yrs experience across multiple categories. Strategic direction from early development through end of life cycle to maximize asset value via marketing, clinical development & medical affairs strategies.
Sales & Marketing, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs, Education & Training, Market Research, Clinical Development, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
DawnOdom
Global Head, Biostatistics
We provide you with an impartial analysis and interpretation of your data—from clinical trials to post-marketing studies. We are experienced in complex analytic techniques with particular emphasis in outcomes research and real world studies.
Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Data Management, Bioinformatics
JulieOmohundro
Principal
Class Three provides regulatory support to early-stage start-ups that are developing novel medical devices. These devices have no predicate and cannot be cleared via 510(k). They are typically classified as higher risk devices.
Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
JulienneOrr
Founder, President and CEO
Small niche CRO offering early-stage project managment, clinical monitoring and medical writing services; Proof-of-concept, Phase 1 & 2; Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Women's Health, Dermatology
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Medical Writing
Alan has been in the employee benefits industry for over 25 years. He is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Consulting Group Inc.
Human Resources
JamesPassé
Founding Partner
Passé IP is committed to helping local, national, and international clients achieve product success through the preparation, development, management, licensing, and leverage of a strategic patent or patent portfolio.
Intellectual Property
ChristopherPazoles
President and Chief Drug Development Consultant
R&D leader with (>)30 years in pharma & biotech (start-up, virtual operational settings). Oncology, ID, inflammation, respiratory, immune, CNS, biomarkers. Discovery, IND, clinical stages. Strat planning, operational oversight, fundraising and BusDev.
- CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Operations
NguyenPhan
Project Management (initiation, planning, direction, goals, milestones onto operations); Project Health Management; Project Risk Management; Market Research & Penetration; Strategic & Business Mgmt with Lean Six Sigma; KPI and Metrics for performance
Operations, Education & Training
KennethPhelps
President and CEO
End-to-end drug development across a wide range of therapeutic areas and formulations, focused on executing 505(b)(2) approvals for repurposed compounds.
Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Market Research, Reimbursement, Technology & Product Development
RachelPilloff
Patent Attorney
Rachel is a plant scientist turned patent attorney, specializing in plant protection across the globe. Protects plants, flowers, fruits, horticultural products through plant patents, utility patents, and plant varietal protection certificates.
Intellectual Property
Business development, executive management, preclinical and clinical development, pharmaceuticals, neuroscience; Former President, NeuroGate (BATON)
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Preclinical Development
VeronicaPonce de Leon
Consultant
PhD in biochemistry from the Swiss Institute of Technology, entrepreneur in biotech and now vice-president at Genohm Inc. a Swiss Belgian Lims and ELN company specializing in NGS, diagnostics and clinical-research.
Human Resources, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Board Development, Bioinformatics, Administrative Support, Accounting, - CEO Candidate -
DavidPritchard
Founding Partner
Biopharmaceutical company founder, CEO, Director, VP. 20+ years experience providing advisory services in Bus Dev, Licensing, M&A, VC funding, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence) to emerging companies in the US, worldwide. Startups a specialty.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Board Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Plan Writing
RichardProctor
Founder and Managing Partner
Breakthrough Life Sciences is a specialty consulting firm that helps companies clarify their strategic focus, align resources, and move assets quickly and efficiently to higher value points. With over 25 years of experience
Technology & Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Market Research, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Finance, Clinical Development, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -