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.

Serving your needs for pediatric and neonatal medicines regulatory approval both in the EU and US
Education & Training, Regulatory Affairs, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs
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.
Manufacturing, Operations, Regulatory Affairs
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, Sales & Marketing, Quality Assurance & Control
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.
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs
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), Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development
Owner and Principal Consultant
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
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
Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, 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
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
Senior Strategic Planner
Battelle is the world's largest non-profit R&D organization. As a 501(c) 3, we provide contract research support to federal and commercial clients.
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Government Relations & Policy, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Engineering/Instrumentation, Quality Assurance & Control
Senior Account Manager
A branding agency specializing in INN (International Nonproprietary Naming) and USAN (United States Adopted Name) and trade naming (brand naming) of pharma/biotech/medical device products. We conduct the safety-testing required by regulatory agency.
Intellectual Property, Market Research, Clinical Development
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 -, Operations, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
Core Competencies: International Business & Program Management, Strong Technical Background, IVD Marketing Strategist, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Project Leadership, Program Management, Process Improvements
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Manufacturing, Operations, Technology & Product Development
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
Education & Training, Operations
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), Market Research, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development, Medical Writing
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)
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development
VeronicaPonce de Leon
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.
Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Human Resources, Administrative Support, Bioinformatics
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.
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer
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
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development
Managing Director
Life sciences exec with over 20 years experience in pharmaceutical & medical device companies ranging from startups to mid-caps; Experience raising capital, licensing products & building management teams; Roles ranging from Sales Representative to CEO.
Board Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing
Life sciences research consultancy. Specialty in epidemiology, biostatistics/bioinformatics, drug/device safety, regulatory engagement, health economics (HEOR), scientific writing, biomarker discovery, personalized medicine, algorithm development.
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Affairs, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development
Executive Coach & Trainer
Er Ralston brings over thirty years of experience in numerous business improvement interventions. He is an accomplished executive coach, trainer, and consultant, specializing in operational excellence and planning to facilitate growth and profitability.
Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control
Independent Consultant
Cell & molecular biology and toxicology, neurotoxicology; SBIR/STTR; IP management; Pharma/Biotech/Government; US EPA; Tranzyme; Neurogen; Monsanto; Bayer/Miles
- CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
2005-present Executive Director of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce 2007- 2011 Director of NC BIO, NC’s Biosciences Advocacy group 2001-2004 CEO of Kucera Pharmaceuticals 1978-2001 Glaxo Wellcome Executive
Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development
Managing Director - Wealth Management
The Research Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) sponsors educational programs on corporate board development, assists companies in locating statutory & advisory board members, and consults with individual boards.
Board Development, Education & Training
Moha BaraaReda
Managing Director
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Corporate Legal, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Website Development, Administrative Support, Bioinformatics, Compliance
Director, Market Landscape Research Service
The Market Landscape Research Service delivers custom analytical reports, providing a strategic view of the patent and competitive landscape and opportunities for grants and funding. We support business development and commercialization planning.
Market Research
Capital markets, securities law, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and corporate law.
Board Development, Corporate Legal
Grant writing (NIH, USDA, DoD, NSF) for cutting edge technologies in the medical and agriculture sectors specializing in SBIRs. Developing commercialization plans for phase 2 SBIR submissions
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Technology & Product Development, Medical Writing