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.

Medical and Scientific Writing; SBIR and Research Grant Writing
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
SheriFehnel
Vice President, Patient-Reported Outcomes
RTI Health Solutions
Patient-Reported Outcomes: To help you assess disease and treatment outcomes from the perspective of patients and other stakeholders, we develop, evaluate, and provide regulatory support for instruments and measurement strategies used in clinical trials.
Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Contract Research (CRO)
NazarFilonov
Scientist
Alpha Nano Tech LLC
Development and validation of ICP-MS, HPLC/MS, GC/MS and HPLC/UV/DAD, fluorescence, RI, ELSD, GPC, methods to quantitatively and qualitatively analyze samples for impurities, and drug degradation products in compliance with FDA GLP/cGMP regulations.
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Preclinical Development
NancyFisher
Director, Flow Cytometry Facility; Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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
BryanFitzgerald
Director, Business Development
Median Technologies
I help my clients tackle one of the biopharma industry's biggest challenges - hiring and retaining top talent to deliver on their corporate goals. My CRO background gives me a unique perspective and business understanding other agencies lack.
Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs, Market Research, Human Resources, Data Management, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Business Development, Bioinformatics, - CEO Candidate -
AmyFix
Intellectual Property Attorney
Brinks Gilson & Lione
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
RogerFriedensen
Partner
Forge Communications LLC
With nearly 35 years of experience, I run an NC-based strategic communication consultancy with expertise in life science marketing/PR, brand/reputation design,writing, content marketing, market research & thought leadership, among other disciplines.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Website Development
IreneFrielich
President
EnVision Performance Solutions
EnVision is an award-winning full-service training consulting firm with significant experience supporting life sciences organizations. Our services include custom instructional design, training delivery, performance consulting, and L&D mentoring.
Education & Training
WilliamFultz
Partner
Womble Bond Dickinson
Trademark counseling; trademark applications and registrations; domain name registrations and disputes; online / Internet infringement; IP licensing; commercial contracts; confidentiality agreements; trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings
Intellectual Property, Contract Research (CRO), Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing
SamFunchess
President and CEO
Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
Accounting,business services, business & entrepreneurship mentoring
Laboratory Space, Business Mentoring, Accounting, Administrative Support, - CEO Candidate -
SylviaFurst
Toxicology Consultant
Integrated Nonclinical Development Solutions Inc.
Over 20 years of toxicology, metabolism and immunology experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Provide nonclinical drug development services including toxicology, pharmacology and pharmacokinetics for small biotech or academia start ups.
Preclinical Development, Preclinical Development
BenjaminGage
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 commericlize smart products, medical textile or e health.
- CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
CarlaGannon
Patent Attorney
Carla Gannon Law
Patent preparation, prosecution & litigation; Patent searches; Patentability, infringement and validity opinions; Due diligence; Trademarks and copyrights.
Intellectual Property
Dr. Garland and her team have secured and managed over $20M in NIH, NSF, DOD, SBIR, and Foundation grant funding. Services include: 1) preparing strategic non-dilutive funding plans; 2) writing grant proposals; 3) grant-compliant accounting.
Accounting, Technology & Product Development, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Compliance, Medical Writing
DavidGaul
Interim CEO
Sophia Bioscience Inc.
A chemist with current research activities in Metabolomics (LCMS) while running a small company developing a targeted therapeutic for Prostate Cancer. Freelance SBIR grants writing; Ex-Southeast TechInventures
Grants & Technical Writing, Business Development, Chemistry, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Market Research, Operations, Technology & Product Development
JiNanGeorge
President and CEO
Neo IP
Patent research & analytics for Patent Strategy, Competitive Intelligence, Freedom-to-Operate, Patentability, Validity, Product & Portfolio Mapping, and Patent Mining & Monetization. Patent Matrix® Claims Diagrams assist IP counsel in claims analysis.
Intellectual Property, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring
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, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Operations, Clinical Development, Sales & Marketing, Reimbursement
RaeannGifford
Sensor Program Director, Operations
Medtronic Inc.
Sensor development (esp. glucose monitors); Licensing/TT; ex-Bayer Diagnostics)
Technology & Product Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Engineering/Instrumentation
MollyGlasgow
Associate Broker
JLL
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.
Operations, Manufacturing, Laboratory Space, Finance, Business Mentoring, Business Development
LyleGravatt
Patent Agent
NK Patent Law PLLC
NK Patent Law helps innovative startups and established technology companies protect and exploit their intellectual property assets as a competitive advantage. We are focused on responsiveness and aligning our legal services with your business needs.
Intellectual Property
KellyGross
Life Science Marketing Project Manager
Compass Life Science Leads
Experienced marketing professional with strong background in digital design and automation
Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research, Website Development, Sales & Marketing
HeinrichGugger
Managing Partner
Kincannon & Reed
Scientist turned business executive, led Syngenta Crop Protection NA merger as President before joining Paradigm Genetics as CEO. After a few years as serial entrepreneur in FL, joined Kincannon & Reed's in 2012 to establish KR's presence in RTP.
Board Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
DiptiGulati
President, Strategic Quality and Regulatory Compliance
PJI Biotech LLC
Operations, Manufacturing, Education & Training, Compliance, - CEO Candidate -, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
MaliGupta
President
MaRGS Pharma Compliance LLC
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
- CEO Candidate -, Clinical Development, Compliance, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs
EidHaddad
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Fayetteville State University
Physiologist; in vivo R&D; viral vaccines (incl. seasonal flu); Formerly with Embrex, Immunobiosciences
Technology & Product Development
LynneHamm
Senior Director, Clinical and Medical Services
RTI Health Solutions
Clinical and Medical: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
LeslieHamm
QuickBooks Adv Certified Pro Advisor
Alpha Accounting
Alpha Accounting is your local Intuit Reseller for all things QuickBooks, software or services at the very best prices. We have a team of Certified QuickBooks Professional Advisors that provide onsite and offsite accounting & bookkeeping services.
Accounting, Technology & Product Development, Manufacturing, Education & Training, Compliance, Administrative Support
MarkHankins
President
Hankins & Associates
Pharmaceutical and biotechnology professional with over twenty years of business development, licensing and management experience. Experienced with start-ups (CEO) and early stage ventures.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
PeterHare
Consultant
35 years global experience in top five pharma co across Europe, Australasia and US in both R&D and commercialization with deep experience in HIV, Immunology, oncology, respiratory, diabetes and cardiovascular. 6 years in leading CRO pharma services
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Market Research, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing
TannerHargens
Vice President, Business Development
Medical Murray
Contract medical device developer & manufacturer for physician-inventors, startups, hospitals, est. companies. Complex catheters, permanent implants, bioabsorbable polymers. Concept design, prototyping, POC testing, regulatory submissions, production.
Contract Research (CRO), Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, Engineering/Instrumentation