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.

NCBIO is the trade association for NC's life science community. NCBIO works with federal, state and local officials to improve North Carolina’s attractiveness as a location for life science discovery, innovation and commercialization.
Government Relations & Policy
JohnTaylor
Entrepreneur-in-residence
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Biotech executive; Currently, CEO of Spyryx Biosciences; Ex-Synageva, Javelin Pharma; Particular expertise in rare and orphan diseases; other areas of considerable experience: drug delivery, pain, metabolism
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
JohnTherien
Partner
Smith Anderson
R&D collaborations, patent and technology licensing, university licensing, M&A; agricultural biotechnology, drugs and biologics, diagnostics, medical devices, genetic engineering, agronomic traits, animal health, precision ag, microbials
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Experienced, professional consultant delivering a unique combination of technical and business information in all areas of life science: market research; business plan writing; strategic information & intelligence; SBIR grant preparation.
Business Plan Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Market Research
BillyUsrey
COO and Vice President
BioTechnology Transfer LLC
Regulatory, esp. Med Dev & Biologics (Cell therapies, viruses, vaccines); CDRH, CBER
Operations, Regulatory Affairs
NealWestphalen
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
MSRCosmos LLC
MSRCosmos provides software solutions, products, & services to some of the world’s leading brands & companies from various verticals. We specialize in the most-modern & proven technologies like BIG-DATA ANALYTICS, SAP, CLOUD, MOBILITY, ORACLE
Bioinformatics, Information Technology
GeorgeWildeman
CEO
SWIR Vision Systems Inc.
Identifies opportunities, creates partnerships, assesses competition & markets, captures VOC, designs clear marketing messages and programs, develops go-to-market strategy and successful product launches, manages business ops through growth phase.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Business Mentoring
JohnWilson
Principal Writer and Senior Consultant
PharmTox Regulatory Writers LLC
A regulatory professional with over twenty years of drug development experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Strengths include project management, reviewing data, and composing high quality nonclinical documents for submission to global regulatory
Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs
BillWofford
Attorney
Hutchison PLLC
Corporate law, fundraising, acquiring and out-licensing technology, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.
Business Development, Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
JeffWolfe
Attorney
Forrest Firm
Jeff Wolfe is an attorney in the Winston-Salem office of the Forrest Firm, P.C. His practice areas cover the entire lifecycle of businesses and non-profits, including formation, financing, day-to-day contracts, and exits.
Corporate Legal, Finance, Intellectual Property
Life sciences-based legal practice; Licensing & IP Transactions Education: B.S. in Biology, Duke University; M.S. in Biology, University of California, San Diego; J.D. , University of Virginia
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer