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.

DavidHartigan
President/Owner
Hartigan Management Enterprises Inc
Hartigan Management provides grant writing and administration services mainly in the area of economic development which could be helpful when new facilities are being opened or current facilities are being expanded. Job creation is a priority.
Administrative Support, Government Relations & Policy, Grants & Technical Writing
Aishahasan
Intellectual Property Attorney
Brinks Gilson & Lione
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.
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Corporate Legal, Chemistry
NasserHassan
Executive Director
Foundation for Commercializing Innovation Inc.
RegSource Consulting is a fully-integrated product development services group providing strategic guidance and program execution to the Biopharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Generic industries, within Regulatory, Clinical, CMC and Preclinical functions.
Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Compliance, Government Relations & Policy, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control
RandyHecht
President
R & R Biotech Consulting Inc.
Highly experienced scientist with a superlative track record of more than twenty molecules (proteins, antibodies, peptides, and fusion molecules) taken to clinical trials and commercialization.Refolding, chromatography, Process Troubleshooting Expert.
Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development
BradHenke
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, Technology & Product Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development
MaryHenninger
Patent Attorney
McNeill Baur
Patent prosecution and counseling in life sciences incl. biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, veterinary, medical devices; prep and pros; portfolio analysis; due diligence; freedom-to-operate, infringement, validity opinions; reissue, reexam, IPR, PGR; JD/PhD
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
JamesHettenhaus
President and CEO
cea inc.
Jim Hettenhaus co-founded cea Inc in 1993, a consulting firm commercializing industrial applications of biotechnology across the cellulosic supply chain including feedstock supply, logistics, conversion, fermentation and processing
Technology & Product Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations
JeffreyHeybruck
Principal
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, Finance, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing
ZachHeyl
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.
Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Business Development, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Engineering/Instrumentation, Grants & Technical Writing, International Trade, Laboratory Space, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
AlanHiggins
Senior Scientific Development Officer
BioPontis Alliance for Rare Diseases
40 yrs in pharma, biotech; Senior R&D roles: Viamet, Cogenics (Paradigm Genetics, Icoria), Nobex, Allelix, Oncogene Science, Hoffman-La Roche & Pfizer. Metabolomics; Biomarker discovery; Nonclinical; Translational; Cardiovascular; Neurobiology; Metabolic
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, - CEO Candidate -
MichelleHill
Owner
Winning Proof
Virtual Assistant Services: General office services; Writing and Ghostwriting support; Raleigh-Durham region. Pricing per project, per hour, or monthly retainer.
Operations, Administrative Support
MichaelHinckle
Partner
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, Reimbursement, Regulatory Affairs, Licensing & Technology Transfer
TageHonore
President
Aestus Partners LLC
Entrepreneur & Pioneer. Drug hunter: 40 drugs in clinical development, 3 marketed. 10y in Biotech. 23y in Pharma, 6y in Academia. Made several corporate pharma agreements. Organizational models to increase productivity. Neurology/Psychiatry, HRT, Cancer.
Business Mentoring, Operations, Chemistry, - CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO)
TimHopper
Chief Marketing Officer
EG-GILERO
EG-GILERO is your single-source, trusted partner for design, development and manufacturing within the medical devices, drug delivery, and primary pharmaceutical packaging markets.
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, - CEO Candidate -, Engineering/Instrumentation, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing, Market Research
Medical & regulatory writing; Clinical development, Study reports; Ex-BW/GW/GlaxoSmithKline; Extensive experience in psychiatric and neurologic drug development.
Clinical Development, Medical Writing
Entrepreneurial marketing senior executive; Currently, Business Unit Manager (Bayer CropSciences); Former exec with Syngenta Biotechnology, Embrex, Immunobiosciences, Novartis/Ciba
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
JackHuisman
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
Information Technology, Clinical Development, Business Development, Sales & Marketing
StevenHultquist
Principal and Founder
Hultquist IP
Full service patent law firm with numerous NC-based life sciences clients.
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
AntonHutter
Partner; UK and European Patent Attorney
Venner Shipley LLP
European & UK patent attorney; global intellectual property trusted adviser; handling all aspects of patent, trade mark, design, copyright; biotech & pharma patent drafting & prosecution; oppositions; appeals; freedom to operate; London & Munich offices.
Intellectual Property
DerekJacobs
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
RobertJakobs
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Business software, Database tracking/reporting systems, Operations, Stock option tracking, Procurement, Budgeting/cash management; Former Sr. Director of Finance & Corporate Secretary (Icagen)
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Finance, Operations
ChantelleJohnson
Director
Stanton Chase International
Established in 1990, Stanton Chase is one of the leading global executive search firms. We operate through focused industry practice groups, each led by a global practice team leader. We are everywhere in the world our clients need us to be.
- CEO Candidate -, Human Resources
RussellJones
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 -
MichaelKardas
Senior Director, Drug Development Lead
IQVIA
Regulatory and clinical development professional for PPD, Steifel and Quintiles.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Market Research, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Business Development
WilliamKaufmann
Adjunct Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Expertise in cancer biology and genomics
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
RobertKeefer
Founder and CEO
Now Hear This Clinic
Business Development, International Trade, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Operations, Sales & Marketing
WilliamKelce
Principal Consultant
Parexel International
Preclinical and clinical development professional, specializing in: • Identification and assessment of new drugs (scientific, preclinical, CMC, clinical, regulatory and business); • Preclinical drug development (IND-enabling and NDA supporting studies);
Grants & Technical Writing, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Clinical Development, Medical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Education & Training, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control
KristenKennedy
Business Development Manager
Nixon Peabody LLP
Nixon Peabody is a full-service AmLaw 100 firm with more than 600 attorneys in 17 offices throughout the United States and abroad. We serve a wide range of clients in the Life Sciences and biotech space.
Corporate Legal
LauraKiefer
Principal
Scienovation Consulting LLC
NK Patent Law has 7 patent professionals with a focus on patents and trademarks. We customize our services to our clients’ needs and expectations related to pricing, responsiveness, and business targets.
Intellectual Property
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.
Business Development, Technology & Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Finance, - CEO Candidate -, Business Plan Writing, Business Mentoring, Board Development, Education & Training, Human Resources, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs