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.

Brad Henke
President & Principal Consultant
Opti-Mol Consulting LLC »
Medicinal & synthetic organic chemistry; small molecules, peptides; drug discovery & design; technical due diligence; project management; IP creation/evaluation; metabolic & skeletal muscle diseases; formerly, Director of Medicinal Chemistry @ GSK
Chemistry Licensing & Technology Transfer Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Jeffrey Heybruck
Lucrum Consulting Inc. »
Lucrum Consulting is a full-service accounting firm offering accounting, bookkeeping and CFO services. We work with your existing team (CPA's, legal, insurance etc) to get more out of each person and reducing overall cost.
Accounting Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Finance
Zach Heyl
Regional Sales Manager
Medline Industries Inc. »
Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care.
Bioinformatics Business Development Chemistry Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Engineering/Instrumentation Grants & Technical Writing International Trade Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Laboratory Space Manufacturing Market Research Medical Affairs Operations Preclinical Development Quality Assurance & Control Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Joshua Higgin
Higgin Law PLLC »
Experienced Patent and Corporate Counsel specializing in in-house legal functions and IP portfolio management. Catering to early stage biotech and pharmaceutical companies in a fractional/part-time capacity.
Intellectual Property Corporate Legal Chemistry Licensing & Technology Transfer
Michael Hinckle
K&L Gates LLP (RTP) »
FDA regulatory & corporate, Pharma, medical device regulation. Rep. before the FDA, DEA, Dept. of Agriculture & State Boards of Pharmacy. ANDAs, 505(b)(2) NDAs, Citizen Petitions. Negotiation & drafting of licensing, supply, distribution & purchase.
Corporate Legal Licensing & Technology Transfer Regulatory Affairs Reimbursement
Tage Honore
Aestus Partners LLC »
Entrepreneur & Pioneer. Drug hunter: 40 drugs in clinical development, Neurology/Psychiatry, HRT and Cancer, 3 marketed. 14 y in Biotech. 23y in Pharma, 6y in Academia. Business streamlining and negotiation of strategic and financial agreements.
- CEO Candidate - Business Mentoring Chemistry Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Operations Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Medical & regulatory writing; Clinical development, Study reports; Ex-BW/GW/GlaxoSmithKline; Extensive experience in psychiatric and neurologic drug development.
Clinical Development Medical Writing
Jack Huisman
Bioinformatics Business Development Clinical Development Information Technology Regulatory Affairs Sales & Marketing
Steven Hultquist
Principal and Founder
Hultquist IP »
Full service patent law firm with numerous NC-based life sciences clients. Check out Hultquist IP's issued U.S. patents at
Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Derek Jacobs
Marketing Manager
bioMérieux sa »
Bio Basic Inc. is a One-Stop Shop for a vast array of life science products and services. By manufacturing our products and providing our services in-house, we can offer high quality at extremely competitive prices.
Bioinformatics Engineering/Instrumentation Laboratory Supplies & Equipment
Steve Johnson
Partner, COO
Grandview Capital Partners »
Operations Information Technology Finance Data Management Contract Research (CRO) - CEO Candidate -
Robert Johnston
- CEO Candidate - Clinical Development Compliance Information Technology Education & Training Medical Writing Medical Affairs Sales & Marketing Regulatory Affairs Contract Research (CRO) Business Development
Russell Jones
Insurance Broker
Summers Thompson Lowry Inc.
Commercial Insurance: Emerging Technology Risk Management & Insurance. Thirty+ years consulting start-up and emerging companies conducting biotechnology, information technology, medical device and nanotechnology R&D throughout the Triangle & Triad of NC.
Banking & Insurance Business Development Board Development - CEO Candidate -
Michael Kardas
Senior Director, Drug Development Lead
Regulatory and clinical development professional for PPD, Steifel and Quintiles.
Business Development Business Plan Writing Contract Research (CRO) Market Research Clinical Development Regulatory Affairs Technology & Product Development
Richard Kindberg
Medical Device Co. Operating Executive; current CEO, KCG consulting, 4Sight Medical Solutions. Former President; Teleflex, Polyzen, Luminetx, Imagyn Medical Tech; worked for JNJ, CRBard, MedPlast. Extensive knowledge in global markets.
- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Education & Training Finance Human Resources Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Licensing & Technology Transfer Manufacturing Market Research Operations Preclinical Development Regulatory Affairs Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Janel Kinlaw
Refining Workflow LLC »
When you hire Janel, she is dedicated to your project on a daily basis providing weekly check-ins and recaps. Her attention to detail is key in every aspect of the day to day management of a project. Open to consulting opportunities and contracts.
Data Management Information Technology Technology & Product Development
MedSurgPI LLC »
Experienced physician in product development, medical affairs and medical monitoring.
- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Mentoring Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Medical Affairs Medical Writing Operations Technology & Product Development
Regulatory Affairs Preclinical Development Intellectual Property Grants & Technical Writing Chemistry
Jamie Langley
Regional Director
Parexel Academy »
Training at Parexel® Academy is all about knowledge transfer. Our aim: your professional success. Our approach: passing on the newest scientific and market relevant insights from our industry experts.
Technology & Product Development Reimbursement Regulatory Affairs Quality Assurance & Control Operations Medical Writing Medical Affairs Human Resources Education & Training Data Management Contract Research (CRO) Compliance Business Development Clinical Development
Thomas Laundon
Managing Member
Topkan Associates LLC
Serial life sciences entrepreneur; has founded and built multiple successful biotech companies, including several university spinouts; Ex- G1 Therapeutics, Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, ArtusLabs, PhaseBio, Synthematix, EnSolve, NCBC.
- CEO Candidate - Accounting Board Development Business Mentoring Finance
Nathan Letts
Patent Attorney
Olive Law Group PLLC »
Dr. Letts has over 20 years of life science IP law experience. He has worked in both law firms & startups. Previously, he was CEO & a co-founder of KinoDyn & led a successful Series A round. He was sole in-house counsel at diaDexus in the Bay Area.
- CEO Candidate - Chemistry Business Plan Writing Clinical Development Compliance Corporate Legal Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Josh Lewis
Ci Design Inc. »
Ci Design is an architectural design firm offering award-winning planning, architecture and interior design services to a diverse base of international clients. Our areas of practice and expertise include S&T, Pharma & Life Sciences
Thomas Livingston
CFO & Partner
Scale Finance LLC »
A seasoned financial executive with broad and deep experience in a variety of industries, currently specializing in life sciences. Currently providing contract-based (time-shared) CFO services to multiple companies.
Accounting Finance
Angela Lynch
ToxPlus Consulting LLC »
ToxPlus Consulting partners with chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device companies to assist with toxicology and risk assessment needs for products in development. In addition, ToxPlus Consulting assist with technical and regulatory writing.
Regulatory Affairs Preclinical Development Medical Writing Grants & Technical Writing Education & Training
Nancy MacCreery
Principal Consultant
Broad Reach Marketing Services LLC »
Consultants with healthcare, software and business development experience offering: messaging and branding, pitch deck prep, launch strategies, public relations and communications –- digital content marketing, and sales materials.
Education & Training Market Research Sales & Marketing Website Development
Sanjoy Mahanty
Director, Business Development
TCG Lifesciences Limited »
6 years ago I started working as a Director of BD with a Drug Discovery CRO called TCG-Lifesciences, Pvt. Ltd. I'm in the RTP area for 27 years. Our CRO can help your drug discovery effort--and I'm very experienced in drug discovery research!
Business Development Chemistry Clinical Development Manufacturing Preclinical Development Sales & Marketing Contract Research (CRO)
Joseph Mahoney
Mayer Brown LLP »
Joe Mahoney, Pharm.D., JD focuses his IP litigation and counseling practice in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals and medical devices.
Intellectual Property
Philippe Maitre
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & US Operations
Onxeo »
Former CFO, CEO (Big Pharma, Biotech, CRO public & private companies) to serve as CEO for startup. Brings deep Life Science experience (Strategy, Business Plan, M&A, BD, Licensing, IR, Capital Raise, Startup creation, critical situation turn around)
- CEO Candidate - Business Development Business Plan Writing Finance Licensing & Technology Transfer Operations
Brooks Malone
Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP »
Partner at RTP CPA firm HPG who helps lead the technology, life science and medical device practices. Startup packages available to cost effectively set-up and scale your finance and tax team including government grants. Audits and corporate tax.
- CEO Candidate - Accounting Banking & Insurance Business Mentoring Finance Grants & Technical Writing Information Technology International Trade
Dominic Mancini
Vice President Business Development
Arbour Group LLC »
Arbour Group is a leading provider of regulatory compliance products and services for the global life sciences industry. Pharma, Medical Device, Medical Diagnostics.
- CEO Candidate - Bioinformatics Business Development Compliance Contract Research (CRO) Data Management Information Technology Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Licensing & Technology Transfer Manufacturing Medical Affairs Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Technology & Product Development
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