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.

HenryKopf
Revolution Law
Part time general counsel and collaborative services from former entrepreneur and patent holder focusing on corporate law, licensing, international transactions, IP plans, regulatory, strategic planning, tech transfer, securities, finance and contracts.
Board Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Corporate Legal, International Trade, Business Mentoring, Operations, Business Plan Writing
RichardKouri
Chief Evangelist, Center for Innovation Management Studies
NC State University
Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Market Research, - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Manufacturing
SarahLash
Marketing Manager
27 Software U.S. Inc.
27 Software is the global leader in developing customized software applications in a fraction of the usual time. Code is stable, secure and error free. We specialize in complex integrations, servicing businesses of all sizes.
Technology & Product Development
ThomasLaundon
Managing Member
Topkan Associates LLC
Serial life sciences entrepreneur; has founded and built multiple successful biotech companies, including several university spinouts; Ex- G1 Therapeutics, Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, ArtusLabs, PhaseBio, Synthematix, EnSolve, NCBC.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Board Development, Finance, Business Mentoring
RickLawless
Associate Director, Strategic Programs
Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC)
Biomanufacturing workforce development; GMP-like pilot scale manufacturing
Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, Education & Training, Technology & Product Development
JeffreyLeung
President
Medvizon Consulting Inc.
Seasoned executive and entrepreneur in product development and commercialization. Assumed diversified roles (CEO, COO, VP) in transforming nascent ventures into successful entities (Quill Medical, acquired by Angiotech 2006; Closure Medical IPO 1996).
- CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering/Instrumentation, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Market Research, Medical Writing
ThomasLivingston
CFO & Partner
Scale Finance LLC
A seasoned financial executive with broad and deep experience in a variety of industries, currently specializing in life sciences. Currently providing contract-based (time-shared) CFO services to multiple companies.
Accounting, Finance
MarkLombard
Managing Director
Human Capital Solutions Inc.
We are a business consulting firm specializing in executive search and professional recruiting. As a leader in executive search, Human Capital Solutions provides significant value via its proprietary business platform.
Human Resources, Board Development, - CEO Candidate -
JohnLudlow
Chief Scientific Officer
Brite Bio Inc.
Extensive experience in developing & managing cell therapy-related research programs and regenerative medicine/tissue engineered product develoipment; Currently working with Zen-Bio, Brite Bio; Formerly with Tengion, Vesta/Incara in RTP.
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Contract Research (CRO), Grants & Technical Writing, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Medical Writing
AngelaLynch
Consultant/Owner
ToxPlus Consulting LLC
ToxPlus Consulting partners with chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device companies to assist with toxicology and risk assessment needs for products in development. In addition, ToxPlus Consulting assist with technical and regulatory writing.
Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Grants & Technical Writing, Education & Training
NancyMacCreery
Principal Consultant
Broad Reach Marketing Services
Consultants with healthcare, software and business development experience offering: messaging and branding, pitch deck prep, launch strategies, public relations and communications –- digital content marketing, sales materials and conference displays.
Sales & Marketing, Website Development, Market Research, Education & Training
SanjoyMahanty
Director
TCG Lifesciences Limited
3 years ago I started working as a Director of BD with a Drug Discovery CRO called TCG-Lifesciences, Pvt. Ltd. I'm in the RTP area for 25 years mostly in the biotech area as a PhD scientist. TCGLS is well set up for providing drug discovery solutions
Manufacturing, Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Chemistry
ShaileshMaingi
CEO and Founder
Kineticos Life Sciences LLC
Kineticos is a consulting practice focused on helping innovators (pharma, biopharma, diagnostics), investors (private equity, VC) and enablers (CRO, CMC, labs) with growth, strategy, M&A, innovation, strategic sourcing and organizational development.
- CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing, Clinical Development, Reimbursement, Business Plan Writing, Preclinical Development, Business Mentoring, Operations, Business Development, Market Research, International Trade, Board Development
PhilippeMaitre
Former CFO, CEO (Big Pharma, Biotech, CRO public & private companies) to serve as CEO for startup. Brings deep Life Science experience (Strategy, Business Plan, M&A, BD, Licensing, IR, Capital Raise, Startup creation, critical situation turn around)
- CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Finance, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, Operations
ShonMallory
Industry Director, Biotechnology
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Raleigh)
With $18 billion in revenues, more than $700 million spent each year on research and development — and approximately 50,000 employees in 50 countries around the world, Thermo Fisher Scientific truly is The World Leader in Serving Science.
Chemistry, Laboratory Space, Manufacturing
BrooksMalone
Partner
Hughes Pittman & Gupton LLP
Partner at RTP CPA firm HPG who helps lead the technology, life science and medical device practices. Startup packages available to cost effectively set-up and scale your finance and tax team including government grants. Audits and corporate tax.
Accounting, Finance, International Trade
LaurinMancour
Account Executive, Trial Results Communication Programs
The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation
16+ yrs research experience in nonclinical investigations, pharmaceutical and device clinical research. Roles in quality, regulatory, study coordination, safety, monitoring, and research & professional education; Medical writing; ACRP Board
Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Grants & Technical Writing, Education & Training, Quality Assurance & Control, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing
FranMartin
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
PPD (Morrisville)
Pharmaceutical business strategy executive; commercialization & product launch; franchise strategy development; global planning; Ex-GSK
Sales & Marketing, Contract Research (CRO), Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Market Research, Medical Affairs, Reimbursement
CrisMasselle
Director, Business Development
Business-to-Business Marketing Communications
BtB Marketing Communications is a full-service, business-to-business, integrated marketing agency. We are B2B and nothing else. Our clients are technology driven and forward-thinking.
Sales & Marketing, Website Development
GeorgeMcGregor
Biomedical Engineer/Attorney
McGregor Law Office
Over 20 years of experience in biomedical research and development, management, intellectual property, contracts, licensing, business formations, litigation, and general legal practice.
Bioinformatics, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Grants & Technical Writing, Government Relations & Policy, Corporate Legal, Contract Research (CRO)
MichelleMcMullen
Partner / Attorney
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP
Patent procurement, enforcement and interference practice; Diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, peptide therapeutics, vaccines, metabolomics, stem cell, regenerative medical technologies, and waste water treatment & energy; Patent validity, infringement and FTO
Intellectual Property
AshokMendiratta
Chief Commercialization Officer
Southeast TechInventures Inc.
Business mentoring; Business plan; Product development plan; License/option; Lab space; SBIR & other grants writing
Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Technology & Product Development, Laboratory Space, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer
ThomasMercolino
President and CEO
VERINETICS
Currently, CEO, CertiRx (BATON)
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
ToddMerriweather
CEO
Vista Commercial Capital
We work with Biotech companies to help them take advantage ofR&D tax credits which can result in significant savings. If you use principles based in science or engineering to develop new products & services, give us a call.
Accounting, Finance
MalcolmMeyn
Freelance grant writing and review; pre-clinical R&D planning and project management; analytic and cell based assay design and development; Pre-IND and IND writing; preparation of technical material for legal, regulatory, and business purposes.
Grants & Technical Writing, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Market Research, Manufacturing
E.Mills
Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney
Nexsen Pruet PLLC
Registered patent and intellectual property attorney with deep experience in US and foreign patent and trademark portfolio building, maintenance, and acquisition. Particular experience in mechanical, biomechanical, and electromechanical applications.
Intellectual Property
DavidMinton
Managing Partner
DesignHammer Media Group LLC
DesignHammer is an award winning, full-service, boutique website design and development agency specializing in Drupal and WordPress, as well as integration with Salesforce.
Website Development
MarkMirkin
Partner
Rimon P.C.
I have devoted my entire career to addressing the business law needs of life sciences start-ups and emerging companies, especially with respect to financing transactions at all levels from formative to seed to convertible debt to venture capital.
Licensing & Technology Transfer, Finance, Corporate Legal
JoanneMitchell
Executive Coach
Dr. Mitchell is the leading success coach for science and technology professionals and businesses. An executive coach with science, commercialization and leadership experience, she delivers powerful coaching to dramatically transform your results.
Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development, Market Research, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Education & Training
EdwardMonachino
Director, Cross Disciplinary Research Development
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Former Asst Director for Technology NIH/NCI, and Special Assistant for Technology Transition DARPA, M&A, BD, grant/contract mgt, strategic planning, PM, technology transition, diagnostics, sensors, devices, imaging, micro/nanotechnology, and analytics.
Engineering/Instrumentation, Technology & Product Development, Government Relations & Policy