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.

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
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
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
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
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
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
Director, Business Operations
OmniComm Systems Inc.
Providers of information systems for clinical trials site management; advisory services for IT and information management for clinical trials
Bioinformatics, Business Development, Clinical Development, Information Technology, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing
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
Territory Sales Manager
Bio Basic Inc.
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
Partner, COO
Operations, Information Technology, Finance, Data Management, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -
Vice President Commercial Strategy and Medical Affairs Solution
Medical Pharma Services s.r.o.
We support companies in pre-launch (starting two years prior to the product approval) and launch/post-launch phases. We provide a full range of services: • Medical Strategy/Medical Planning • Virtual Advisory Boards and Field Medical (ISL and MSL)
- CEO Candidate -, Clinical Development, Compliance, Information Technology, Education & Training, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Research (CRO), Business Development
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 -
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
Kindberg Consulting Group LLC
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
Director of Strategy and Innovation
First Flight Venture Center Inc.
First Flight Venture Center is a non-profit science and technology incubator with 25,000sq.ft of space, 50 offices & 18 wet labs. Programs for startups include LiftOff (subsidized grant writing program) and Hangar6, an advanced prototyping facility.
Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Laboratory Space, Technology & Product Development