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.

Smith Anderson
I help companies grow through navigating merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, financing transactions, and other corporate transactions, including intellectual property licensing, collaborations, and securities offerings.
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Life science innovator and R&D leader; trans-sector use of marine biotechnologies in biomedical, agbio and industrial biotech sectors; technology evaluation; translational research; product development; expert molecular & cell biology and genetics
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Market Research
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch
A Financial Advisor w/ Merrill Lynch in Fayetteville,NC. I thoroughly understand the financial priorities of individuals their families & businesses, providing them w/ personalized attention & disciplined, customized investment advice.
Senior Business Advisor
WorkSmart Inc.
WorkSmart is a leading provider of managed IT services (including help desk and onsite end-user support), IT consulting & project management including infrastructure and implementation services for small & mid-sized businesses in the Carolinas.
Information Technology
WHC Bio Pharma Inc.
Results oriented, technically strong consultant, with proven track record supporting major and start up pharma companies. Some strengths include sterile mfg. operations, product development /transfers, validation management & review, Quality Audits
Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, - CEO Candidate -, Clinical Development, Compliance, Education & Training, Engineering/Instrumentation, Information Technology, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control
Casimir Jones S.C.
Patent law, chemistry, PhD
Intellectual Property
Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine
Duke University
Expertise managing pre-clinical discovery and pharmacology efforts across respiratory, inflammation, CNS, anti-infective, and oncology indications. Oversight of clinical trial design; biomarker development; toxicology and discovery efforts.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Operations, Medical Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Grants & Technical Writing, Chemistry, Business Mentoring, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
Former CEO (Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, Copley Pharmaceuticals, Biolex, PhaseBio, Neurosciences Pharmaceuticals); Former Wellcome PLC executive; Involved in development of 23 cardiovascular, antibacterial and antiviral pharmaceuticals; BOD member for sev
Board Development, Business Mentoring, Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Plan Writing
Quality Assurance and Compliance; GCP/GLP/GCLP/GMP/CSV/Part 11; Training, auditing, SOPs; drugs, devices, biologics, dietary supplements
Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Compliance, Quality Assurance & Control
Vice President, Client Operations and Services
Synergistix, Inc.
Life Science Exec with vast global capabilities: Value building; Linking science to customer need; Opportunity-market assessment; Product strategy; Value assessment based on clinical/regulatory strategy & Getting to commercialization; GSK, UCB
- CEO Candidate -, Operations, Information Technology, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Business Plan Writing, Market Research
Senior Advisor
Venture Professional Group LLC (CLOSED)
Need assistance creating a clinical monitoring strategy? Need coaching to enhance executive performance? Former Lilly & Quintiles sr executive w/ deep clinical operation knowledge Expertise: Management, Leadership, Communication, Coaching, Clinical
Business Mentoring, Operations, Clinical Development
Director, Business Development
Synchrogenix, a Certara Company
Clinipace WorldWide a CRO located in Morrisville, NC. WE offer expertise in Regulatory Strategy, CMC Development, Non-Clinical & Clinical Development Plans; Regulatory Affairs & Operations, eCTD submissions; GxP; Health Agency interactions.
Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Business Development
AJC Legal Services
After 25+ years as a leader in computational biology research, I chose to get a JD. While I have been an executive or founder in four biotech startups, people have trouble dealing with chimerism, I am scientist as well as patent attorney.
Intellectual Property, Bioinformatics, - CEO Candidate -, Corporate Legal, Data Management, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Life Sciences Practice Director
Intellect Resources
Connie Cwik is a Consultant and Executive Coach. Connie works well with C-level clients all the way to the managerial level. Building better teams and talents is her motto and so providing great talent or coaching talent to be great is her expertise.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Human Resources, Contract Research (CRO), Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing
Global experience in drug and device clinical development/safety monitoring, business development, regulatory interactions and public-private partnerships;board-certified neurologist/epileptologist;patient advocate; clinical and industry consultant
- CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Clinical Development, Education & Training, Government Relations & Policy, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development
Managing Partner
Verta Life Sciences LLC
An International Consulting and Product Management Company that Delivers Innovative Solutions to the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device Industry. Please see our website for a complete list of our services.
- CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Compliance, Engineering/Instrumentation, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Manufacturing, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
KristineDe La Torre
Medical Writer and Editor
Kristine De La Torre PhD Inc.
Medical writing and editing, including grants, manuscripts, abstracts, white papers, work for non-native-English-speaking clients, etc; UNC grad
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
Account Manager
Digital Mettle LLC
I have been with DM for 2.5 years and come from pharma and dental backgrounds. We work with a variety of companies to develop and/or customize tools that will assist in a more streamlined workflow.
Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
Principal Consultant
AptaChem Consulting LLC
Experienced drug discovery professional, medicinal/organic chemistry, pharmaceutical/agricultural/personal care chemistry, discovery CRO management, lab operations, IP expert, technology transfer assessment & due diligence, site start-up
Contract Research (CRO), Chemistry, Technology & Product Development, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Operations, Preclinical Development
Senior Director of Research & Development
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Technology & Product Development, International Trade, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Preclinical Development
Creative problem solver with demonstrated successes in transitioning strategic vision into sustainable global growth by commercializing new and emerging technologies.
- CEO Candidate -, International Trade, Operations, Finance, Accounting, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Human Resources, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing
The Doss Group
Highly sought advisor to CEO’s and C-Suites for peak performance, Michelle an international speaker and #1 bestselling author of High Stakes Decision Making, 7 Steps to Making Big Decisions to Increase Profit, Productivity and Peace of Mind.
Board Development, - CEO Candidate -, Education & Training, Business Mentoring, Technology & Product Development, Operations
Bryn Pharma LLC
Accomplished global Pharma/CRO/Biotech executive who has built, developed and grown international businesses. Experienced in startup & turn-around situations, global R&D, clinical development, commercial operations, BusDev, and enabling technologies.
- CEO Candidate -, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Operations, Preclinical Development, Reimbursement, Regulatory Affairs, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Board Development, Bioinformatics, Information Technology, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Vice President, Clinical Development
PRA Health Sciences
Drug development executive specializing in early clinical development, especially in oncology and immunology. Broad background in both biotech and CRO.
- CEO Candidate -, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Medical Affairs, Operations
Edgerton Data Consulting LLC
Edgerton Data Consulting assists pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device company sponsors with CRO selection and clinical trials oversight to ensure data management, biostatistics, and CDISC deliverables are timely, complete, and accurate.
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Regulatory Affairs
Corporate and securities law, including company formation, venture capital financings, private placements, public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, strategic partnerships and executive compensation.
Corporate Legal
Expert in preclinical drug discovery, cheminformatics, computational ADME/Tox; Experience writing and winning SBIR and STTR for multiple companies; Rare and neglected disease experience; Science leadership for companies and foundations.
Preclinical Development, Business Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Chemistry, Bioinformatics, Contract Research (CRO)
Chief Scientific Officer
PharPoint Research Inc. (Wilmington)
Biostatistician; biostatistical approaches to clinical study design
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Medical Writing, Data Management
Manager, Value Program Strategy and Development
University of North Carolina Hospitals
Knowledge of reimbursement, government and commercial health insurers, managed care industry, health care delivery networks, and sales & marketing to develop strategies for bringing your innovations to the market.
Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing, Market Research
Fisher Broyles LLP
PhD patent attorney with more than fifteen years of in-house and private practice experience across a range of technologies, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, recombinant DNA and proteins, and medical devices
Intellectual Property