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.

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
Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
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.
Business Plan Writing, Data Management, - CEO Candidate -, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development, Bioinformatics, Engineering/Instrumentation
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, Business Plan Writing, Chemistry, Data Management, - CEO Candidate -, Grants & Technical Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Reimbursement, 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
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
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
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, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
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
Sales & Marketing, Medical Writing
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.
Business Development, Finance, Licensing & Technology Transfer
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, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research
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.
Accounting, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Human Resources, Information Technology, Administrative Support
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
Accounting, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
RobTyler
Attorney
Business law for entrepreneurial companies
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property
CemalUnal
Owner, Principal Statistical Consultant
Statistician/statistical programmer with drug development expertise in: Clinical Study Protocol Design; Clinical Statistics; Statistical Programming; NDA Submissions; Sample size & power calculations; Dose selection & adaptive designs.
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Clinical Development
Anton-LewisUsala
President and CEO
Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
BillyUsrey
COO and Vice President
Regulatory, esp. Med Dev & Biologics (Cell therapies, viruses, vaccines); CDRH, CBER
Operations, Regulatory Affairs
BhaskarVenepalli
President and CEO
CRO specializing in medicinal & synthetic chemistry; process development; pilot plant scale-up and analytical development & services
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Manufacturing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
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, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance
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
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Medical Writing
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.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing
DavidWilfret
Senior Medical Director
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
- CEO Candidate -, Finance, Government Relations & Policy, Manufacturing, Operations, Regulatory Affairs
JohnWilson
Principal Writer and Senior Consultant
A regulatory professional with over twenty years of drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Strengths include project management, reviewing data, and composing high quality nonclinical documents for submission to global regulatory
Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs
BillWofford
Attorney
Corporate law, fundraising, acquiring and out-licensing technology, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
Business Development, Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
JeffWolfe
Attorney
Jeff Wolfe is an attorney in the Winston-Salem office of the Forrest Firm, P.C. His practice areas cover the entire lifecycle of businesses and non-profits, including formation, financing, day-to-day contracts, and exits.
Corporate Legal, Finance, Intellectual Property
DavidWoll
President
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Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Corporate Legal, Finance, Intellectual Property, Market Research
Life sciences-based legal practice; Licensing & IP Transactions; Mergers & Acquisitions; VC & Private Financings Education: B.S. in Biology, Duke University; M.S. in Biology, University of California, San Diego; J.D. , University of Virginia
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
CatherineWright
Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment
SouzanYanni
President and Pharmaceutical Consultant
Drug discovery and preclinical and phase I clinical drug development: ADME; PK/PD, DDI translation tools; bioanalysis; QA/QC under GLP guidelines; IND/NDA filings; manage outsource studies and collaborations
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Clinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control
NancyZeleniak
Enterprise Stragetic Partnerships
25+ years healthcare industry experience. Healthcare consulting for creation of new business models; Expansion of market channels/ networks; Assessment & development of operational process efficiencies; Business, brand, launch & PR development strategies
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Sales & Marketing