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.

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
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
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
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
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 -
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
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
President and CEO
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)
Chief Marketing Officer
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
Canola and Wheat Seeds Manager
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
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
Principal and Founder
Hultquist IP
Full service patent law firm with numerous NC-based life sciences clients.
Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
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
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
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
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
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 -
Intero Life Sciences
Over 24 years of experience in senior technical leadership roles for world-class technology companies. Currently the CEO of Intero Life Sciences which is dedicated to developing the most advanced integrative bioinformatics platform.
Technology & Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Information Technology, Engineering/Instrumentation, Business Development, Data Management, Bioinformatics, - CEO Candidate -
Senior Director, Drug Development Lead
Regulatory and clinical development professional for PPD, Steifel and Quintiles.
Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Market Research, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Business Development
Chief Science Officer
Asystbio Laboratories LLC
Expertise in cancer biology and genomics
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing
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
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
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
Patent Attorney
NK Patent Law PLLC
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
Refining Workflow LLC
I look for gaps and try to fill them, connecting processes and tools to complete the big picture while also defining the steps needed to complete the project. I will guide your business process or project management needs to facilitate innovation.
Data Management, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development
Experienced medical executive Founder, CEO, CMO, Expert in product development and medical affairs. Consult and serve as interim medical officer
Operations, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Board Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -
Channel Manager
TCI America
TCI America Differentiators: Global Manufacturer;Organic Reagents Global Leader; More than 95% of Chemicals in Stock in USA & Japan; Fast Delivery in USA from East & West Coast Warehouses Unique Products Not Offered by Competitors High Quality
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Chemistry, Education & Training, Government Relations & Policy, Manufacturing, Market Research, Quality Assurance & Control, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Contract Research (CRO), Manufacturing, Technology & Product Development, Chemistry, Business Development, Preclinical Development