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.

Rosa Codina
Director and Principal Scientist
Allergen Science & Consulting »
Enthusiastic and innovative biologist focused on the biomedical field. Professional experience developed in clinical laboratories, academia, and the corporate world. Excellent instructor and respected speaker with outstanding leadership skills.
Quality Assurance & Control Medical Writing Manufacturing Grants & Technical Writing Foreign Language Services Education & Training
Darren Coleman
Senior Vice President, End-to-End Product Development
Syneos Health
Healthcare executive with deep experience in Leadership, Sales & Marketing, Analytical Delivery and Enterprise Technology, as well as Pipeline/Portfolio/Aquisition Management.
Business Development - CEO Candidate - Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Data Management Market Research Information Technology Operations Sales & Marketing
Rebecca Cook
Director, Account Team
KONTEK Systems »
Since 1988, KONTEK Systems has been an audio/video integration firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, providing custom AV design, integration and support for leading research universities, medical facilities and corporations.
Technology & Product Development Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Information Technology Education & Training Data Management
Christopher Crean
CEO and Principal Consultant
Xyzagen Inc. »
Chris is the Principal Consultant at Xyzagen. Xyzagen is a drug discovery and clinical pharmacology consulting and services firm. Xyzagen, provides consulting, PK modeling, and nonGLP rodent pharmacology, bioanalysis and PK in their laboratory space.
Technology & Product Development Regulatory Affairs Preclinical Development Medical Writing Licensing & Technology Transfer Laboratory Space Contract Research (CRO) Clinical Development - CEO Candidate -
Anthony Cuticchia
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
Connie Cwik
President and CEO
CWIK Business Connections »
Connie Cwik is a Consultant and Executive Coach. Connie works well with C-level clients all the way to the managerial level. Helping people grow as individuals and in their careers is her passion and her why.
- CEO Candidate - Business Development Business Mentoring Contract Research (CRO) Human Resources Information Technology Regulatory Affairs Sales & Marketing
O'Neill D'Cruz
OD Consulting and Neurological Services PLLC
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
Nick Davies
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 Manufacturing Operations Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
John Dickson
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
- CEO Candidate - Chemistry Contract Research (CRO) Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer Operations Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Paul Domanico
Senior Director of Research & Development
Clinton Health Access Initiative »
Senior Director of Global Health Sciences
- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring International Trade Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
David Dworaczyk
Bryn Pharma LLC »
Accomplished global Pharma/CRO/Biotech executive who has built, developed and grown international businesses. Experienced in startup & turn-around, global R&D, clinical development, commercial operations, BusDev, and enabling technologies.
- CEO Candidate - Bioinformatics Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Information Technology Licensing & Technology Transfer Operations Regulatory Affairs Preclinical Development Reimbursement Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
S. Early
Vice President, Clinical Development
Drug development executive specializing in early clinical development, especially oncology and immunology. Broad background in both biotech and CRO.
- CEO Candidate - Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Medical Affairs Operations
Dawn Edgerton
President and Principal Consultant
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
Jennifer Elder
Chief Scientific Officer
PharPoint Research Inc. (Wilmington) »
Biostatistician; biostatistical approaches to clinical study design
Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Data Management Medical Writing
Edward Ergenzinger
Patent Attorney
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
Nazar Filonov
Alpha Nano Tech LLC »
CEO at Alpha Nano Tech LLC, a high-tech CRO company involved in the frontal research and development of nanomaterials and exosomes in compliance with FDA GLP/cGMP regulations.
Chemistry Contract Research (CRO) Manufacturing Preclinical Development Quality Assurance & Control
Nancy Fisher
I help small businesses navigate the SBIR and STTR grant application process to the NIH. Services include strategy and planning, organizing documents, substantive review and editing of applications to most effectively address the scoring criteria.
Grants & Technical Writing Preclinical Development
Amy Fix
Barnes & Thornburg LLP »
Corporate Legal Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Brett Fleshman
Managing Director
NovaQuest Capital Management LLC »
Life science executive with 20 years experience in corporate and business development, commercial strategy and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
Sales & Marketing Market Research Business Development - CEO Candidate -
Benjamin Gage
Managing Partner
YP2M HealthTech CoLab »
One Service Solution: Providing a pre qualified science, medical, textile and emerging biz collaboration team in one service solution, packaged for founders and emerging corporations to commercialize health tech products including wearables.
- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Mentoring Business Development Clinical Development Compliance Human Resources Intellectual Property International Trade Manufacturing Market Research Medical Affairs Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Carla Gannon
Patent Attorney
Carla Gannon Law »
Patent preparation, prosecution & enforcement; Patent searches; Patentability, infringement and validity opinions; Due diligence; Trademarks and copyrights.
Intellectual Property
Since 1997, CSTI has provided development services to life sciences companies; identifying cost-effective strategies, defining gaps, and leading virtual technical teams to advance asset development to meet business and regulatory milestones.
Business Development Clinical Development Operations Preclinical Development Regulatory Affairs Reimbursement Sales & Marketing
Molly Glasgow
Associate Broker
JLL is a global commercial real estate firm. Locally, we are the market leader in Tenant Representation. We specialize in helping clients develop a strategy to effectively match space with growth needs, while significantly reducing occupancy costs.
Business Development Business Mentoring Finance Laboratory Space Manufacturing Operations
Kelly Gross
Instructional Designer
Experienced marketing professional with strong background in digital design and automation
Education & Training Grants & Technical Writing Market Research Website Development Sales & Marketing
Kelly Guarnaccia
Talent Consultant Life Science Med Device
Management Recruiters of Raleigh »
Industry Pro. Management Recruiter Experienced to find that right fit talent in a retained search. Driving your critical needs and key motivator to the right audience of talent and matching the most appropriate producer who will deliver results!
Bioinformatics Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Data Management Education & Training Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Manufacturing Market Research Operations Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Reimbursement Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Mali Gupta
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campbell University
40+ yrs experience: implementing efficient QA/QC and CGMP compliant systems, conducting audits at pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, CM&RO companies, and teaching quality/compliance courses at PharmD, MS & BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Contract Research (CRO) Compliance Clinical Development - CEO Candidate - Regulatory Affairs Quality Assurance & Control Preclinical Development Operations Manufacturing Licensing & Technology Transfer Education & Training
Eid Haddad
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Fayetteville State University
Physiologist; in vivo R&D; viral vaccines (incl. seasonal flu); Formerly with Embrex, Immunobiosciences
Technology & Product Development
Lynne Hamm
Senior Director, Clinical and Medical Services
RTI Health Solutions »
Tailored to meet the needs of small & emerging pharmaceutical companies, we provide you w/ full-service clinical research services from designing & overseeing Phase1-3 clinical trials to analyzing the data & writing the study report.
Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Medical Writing
Aisha Hasan
Intellectual Property Attorney
Barnes & Thornburg LLP »
Aisha counsels both large and start-up companies involved in a range of life-science technologies. She is skilled in building quality intellectual property assets for growth and monetization.
Chemistry Corporate Legal Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Heather Hatcher
Regulatory Scientist
Womble Bond Dickinson »
I have extensive experience in Regulatory Affairs and as a basic and clinical research scientist and have guided clients through the complex regulatory landscape governed by the US FDA.
Regulatory Affairs Preclinical Development Medical Writing Manufacturing
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