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.

MarleneSpritzer
Corporate Managing Director
Marlene is a commercial real estate expert specializing in representing corporate end-users, both tenants and owner-occupants. She focuses her practice on life science and technology companies of all sizes.
Laboratory Space
CyrusStacey
Associate Director, QA
20+ years of scale-up & tech transfer experience for Biologics from pre-clinical to commercial manufacturing; Biologics manufacturing, tech transfer/process development, lab validation, regulatory communication; Ex-Apex Biosciences/Curacyte, Diosynth,
Operations, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Compliance, Laboratory Space
SabraStipe
Non-dilutive Funding and Proposal Development Consultant
Project Management services for small and medium-sized life science companies seeking funding through SBIR and other Federal, State and private grants. Non-dilutive funding plans & grant writing services in ag, life sciences, IT, government, educatio
Grants & Technical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
MichaelStocum
CEO
Interim/part-time executive management and strategic consulting focused in therapeutic and personalized medicine test development and commercialization. Corporate product experience includes biologicals, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
- CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Technology & Product Development
LeaStrickland
President and CEO
We work with founders, CEOs, & senior management teams to structure & grow businesses from idea to commercial success: funding, government grants/contracts, strategy, commercialization & financial systems. Special programs for start-up and early stage.
Accounting, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Compliance, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Operations
ElliotStrunk
President and Creative Director
Marketing and communications firm specializing in naming, branding, graphic design, website development, pitches and presentation materials (digital and printed).
Sales & Marketing, Website Development
PhilipSumma
Partner
IP law firm specializing in Chemistry; Material sciences; Engineering (ChemE, EE, ME); Semiconductors & LED's; Microwave-based technologies; Patent counseling, preparation & prosecution; Infringement; Licensing agreements; Patent enforcement & litigation
Intellectual Property
RobertSunukjian
Business Development-Project Manager
PEG Contracting provides construction management services to the life sciences industry. We provide detailed planning, budgeting and construction management for pharma process manufacturing, clean rooms, medical device and ag bio specialities.
Information Technology, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
DaveTalbot
Director, Business Development
Empirical is an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accredited mechanical testing laboratory with 19+ years of industry experience. Empirical can help you achieve FDA regulatory clearance by providing a comprehensive solution for consulting, testing and manufacturing
Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Manufacturing
HershTapadia
Ravioli Labs specializes in custom software development with a focus in image processing, computer vision, data analytics, web and app development. We work across industries including pharma, med device, ag tech and energy management.
- CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Business Plan Writing, Data Management, Engineering/Instrumentation, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
BrianTaubenheim
Principal and Owner
Wilco provides services in the fields of pharmaceutical development and data analytics utilizing a multidisciplinary approach from project management, business, data science, and operations. Funding, CMC, data driven decision making.
Business Development, Operations, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Technology & Product Development, Business Plan Writing, Reimbursement, Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, - CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Data Management, Grants & Technical Writing
JohnTaylor
President and CEO
Biotech executive; Currently, CEO of Spyryx Biosciences; Ex-Synageva, Javelin Pharma; Particular expertise in rare and orphan diseases; other areas of considerable experience: drug delivery, pain, metabolism
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
NCBIO is the trade association for NC's life science community. NCBIO works with federal, state and local officials to improve North Carolina’s attractiveness as a location for life science discovery, innovation and commercialization.
Government Relations & Policy
ArlesTaylor
Patent Attorney
Patent law firm with a focus on U.S. and foreign patent portfolio development and management
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
JohnTherien
Partner
R&D collaborations, patent and technology licensing, university licensing, M&A; agricultural biotechnology, drugs and biologics, diagnostics, medical devices, genetic engineering, agronomic traits, animal health, precision ag, microbials
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
RebeccaTibbitt
Founder
key message development; program planning/management; advocacy relations; medical writing; materials & web copy; speech writing; trade/consumer media relations; social media strategy & blogging; issues management; employee/stakeholder communication
Medical Writing, Sales & Marketing
DavidTomasso
Partner
Life sciences advisory for business development, licensing, partnership transactions and investor financing services. Expertise in large pharma, diagnostics, biotech and start-up environments. Registered representatives with Financial West Group.
Finance, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Development
Experienced, professional consultants delivering a unique combination of technical and business information in all areas of life science:Market research; Business plan writing; Strategic information & intelligence; SBIR Grants writing (commercialization)
Business Plan Writing, Market Research, Grants & Technical Writing
CurtTuck
President
CDS provides affordable human resource, payroll, recruiting and immigration services. We offer world class benefits and investment strategies for attracting and retaining your valuable employees.
Human Resources, Accounting, Administrative Support, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Information Technology
Pharma/biotech BusDev & licensing; Led 35 transactions through deal closure, incl. fin. analyses & valuations, structures, due dil., negotiations; In/out-licensing, acquisitions, co-development & promotion, manufacturing, supply agreements; MBA, CPA, CLP
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Finance, Business Plan Writing, Business Mentoring, Accounting, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
RobTyler
Attorney
Business law for entrepreneurial companies
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property
Anton-LewisUsala
President and CEO
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Medical Affairs, - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs
BillyUsrey
COO and Vice President
Regulatory, esp. Med Dev & Biologics (Cell therapies, viruses, vaccines); CDRH, CBER
Regulatory Affairs, Operations
BhaskarVenepalli
President and CEO
CRO specializing in medicinal & synthetic chemistry; process development; pilot plant scale-up and analytical development & services
Chemistry, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Manufacturing
JulieWagner
Korean Interpreter
Professional Korean interpreter experienced in GMP Audits by KMFDS (Korean regulatory body). Past clients include Sanofi, Celgene, Spectrum, Abbvie, Bayer, etc. Legal & Medical interpreting certificates. CV & referrals available.
Intellectual Property, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
RyanWebb
Manager
Niche provider of medical writing & statistical services to pharma companies. Extensive experience in numerous therapeutic areas preparing CSRs, submission docs (2.5, 2.7, ISS/ISE), protocols, AdCom briefings, narratives, etc. (>)80 submissions since 199
Medical Writing, Data Management, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs
GeorgeWildeman
President
Identifies opportunities, creates partnerships, assesses competition & markets, captures VOC, designs clear marketing messages and programs, develops go-to-market strategy and successful product launches, manages business ops through growth phase.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Business Mentoring
DavidWilfret
Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder
David Wilfret, MD has multiple years experience with small biotech and large pharmaceutical companies. Wilfret Consulting provides expertise in clinical development plans and regulatory interactions and leading clinical studies.
Clinical Development
ShaunWilliams
Director, Investigator Payments
Project Management – Lean, agile, rolling-wave planning, customer-centric, activity streams; PMP®-certified; FDA - Pharmaceutical, medical devices, biotherapeutics; Regulatory – risk assessment, management, remediation; Government: Contracting, DOD
Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations & Policy, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Manufacturing
BillWofford
Attorney
Corporate law, fundraising, acquiring and out-licensing technology, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Development