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. & Genomics;Pharmaceutical & Drug Discovery
siRNA/shRNA screening, CRISPR screening, custom CRISPR services, chemical screening, high-content screening, Labcyte Echo Acoustic Dispenser, Velocity11 liquid handling system, Cellomics ArrayScan, BMG Clariostar multimodal plate reader
Open to all academic investigators as available.
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, Clinical Development, Operations, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing
Associate Broker
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.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Finance, Laboratory Space, Manufacturing, Operations
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
Talent Consultant Life Science Med Device
Management Recruiters of Raleigh
Industry Pro. Management Recruiter Experienced to find that right fit talent in a retained search. Driving your critical needs and key motivator to the right audience of talent and matching the most appropriate producer who will deliver results!
Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Data Management, Education & Training, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Campbell University
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
Contract Research (CRO), Compliance, Clinical Development, - CEO Candidate -, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Preclinical Development, Operations, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Education & Training
Assistant Professor of Physiology
Fayetteville State University
Physiologist; in vivo R&D; viral vaccines (incl. seasonal flu); Formerly with Embrex, Immunobiosciences
Technology & Product Development
Senior Director, Clinical and Medical Services
RTI Health Solutions
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
Intellectual Property Attorney
Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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.
Chemistry, Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Regulatory Scientist
Womble Bond Dickinson
I have extensive experience in Regulatory Affairs and as a basic and clinical research scientist and have guided clients through the complex regulatory landscape governed by the US FDA.
Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Manufacturing
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 Performance, Nutrition, & Physiology
kinematic/kinetic/electromyographic monitoring, visual and proprioceptive feedback/perturbations
Open to outside users collaborating with UNC-Chapel Hill investigators.
www.ncrc.appstate.eduHuman Performance, Nutrition, & Physiology
Flavonoids, exercise testing, immune function
www.CenterforDesignInnovation.orgHuman Performance, Nutrition, & Physiology;Design Services & Machining
Rapid prototyping, Motion capture, Data analysis, Visualization and modeling
Open to outside users collaborating wtih CDI investigators.
Human Performance, Nutrition, & Physiology;Imaging & Microdissection
Transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, freeze-fracture, immunohistochemistry, high speed video analysis Performance, Nutrition, & Physiology;Other -omics & Analytical
Betaine, choline & metabolites, dimethylglycine, fatty acids, folate, homocysteine, methionine, phospholipid fatty acids, plasma, taurine, trimethylamine n-oxide (TMAO), trimethylamine (TMA), s-adenosylmethionine, sarcosine & Microdissection
Advanced light microscopy; Zeiss LSM 710 confocal; Zeiss Axioimager M2; Bitplane Imaris software; Metamorph software & Microdissection
Microscopy; microscope; imaging; light; image; processing; laser scanning; confocal; live cell; tissue; colocalization; fluorescence; FRAP; FRET; photoactivation; 3D; volume render; deconvolution; time lapse; montage; stereo; high-content screening
Imaging & Microdissection
Microdissection, LCM, User-operated
Open to outside users collaborating with UNC-Charlotte investigators. & Microdissection
Light microscopy, fluorescence imaging, confocal, multiphoton, live cell imaging, image analysis
Open to outside users collaborating with Duke investigators. & Microdissection
Optical microscopy imaging, Laser scanning confocal microscopy imaging, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) imaging, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging, and SEM/TEM x-ray elemental analysis. & Microdissection
light microscopy, electron microscopy, confocal, live-cell imaging, transmitted electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, light-sheet microscopy