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.

Development & Safety MD PhD, UNC, GSK, UCB, CRO, BioTech, CNS, MS, Biologics, Epi, Immunology, FDA, EMA, Asia, Project Leader experience: Avail for Dev & Safety issues, realistic venture evaluations, temp CMO, reg & public communication, due diligence
Medical Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -
Target and pathway validation; modality selection;phenotypic assay development;high throughput screening;SAR analysis;safety profiling; mechanism of action studies;technology evaluation. Former VP of Biological Sciences, GSK R&D.
Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Operations
ViaVerus LLC
ViaVerus works with clients to generate first-to-market sales for new products & services. We engage the customer/market early to validate a product plan, optimize sales strategy, refine product design & create a marketing plan; Primary market research
Sales & Marketing, Market Research, - CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Development
PedMed Consulting LLC
Serving your needs for pediatric and neonatal medicines regulatory approval both in the EU and US
Education & Training, Medical Affairs, Medical Writing, Regulatory Affairs
Senior Consultant
Biologics Consulting Group Inc.
Consultant with 30+ years of experience in biopharmaceutical facility design and validation; clinical and commercial manufacturing; quality systems; regulatory submissions and agency inspections.
Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Manufacturing
Sales Account Manager
Scientific Calibration Inc.
Calibration services (ISO accredited) for autoclaves, balances, biosafety cabinets, centrifuges, thermal cyclers, cold storage, incubators & pipettes; IQ/OQ/PQ validations; Reconditioned lab equipment; Cryogenic storage; Clients include Quest, LabCorp
Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Quality Assurance & Control, Sales & Marketing
Perissos Inc.
Pharma marketing & medial executive with over 25 yrs experience across multiple categories. Strategic direction from early development through end of life cycle to maximize asset value via marketing, clinical development & medical affairs strategies.
Sales & Marketing, Medical Writing, Medical Affairs, Education & Training, Market Research, Clinical Development, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
Global Head, Biostatistics
RTI International
We provide you with an impartial analysis and interpretation of your data—from clinical trials to post-marketing studies. We are experienced in complex analytic techniques with particular emphasis in outcomes research and real world studies.
Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Data Management, Bioinformatics
Owner and Principal Consultant
Class Three LLC
Class Three provides regulatory support to early-stage start-ups that are developing novel medical devices. These devices have no predicate and cannot be cleared via 510(k). They are typically classified as higher risk devices.
Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control
Founder, President and CEO
Modoc Research Services Inc.
Small niche CRO offering early-stage project managment, clinical monitoring and medical writing services; Proof-of-concept, Phase 1 & 2; Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Women's Health, Dermatology
Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Medical Writing
Alan has been in the employee benefits industry for over 25 years. He is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Banyan Consulting Group Inc.
Human Resources
Founding Partner
Passé Intellectual Property LLC
Passé IP is committed to helping local, national, and international clients achieve product success through the preparation, development, management, licensing, and leverage of a strategic patent or patent portfolio.
Intellectual Property
Senior Strategic Planner
Battelle is the world's largest non-profit R&D organization. As a 501(c) 3, we provide contract research support to federal and commercial clients.
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Engineering/Instrumentation, Government Relations & Policy, Information Technology, Operations, Intellectual Property, Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development
Rheology Testing Services
We offer an array of rheological tests on materials to quickly and quantitatively model real life applications. Outputs from these tests may provide better insight into product manufacturing, handling, performance, efficacy, and sensory attributes.
Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Preclinical Development, Quality Assurance & Control, Technology & Product Development
Senior Account Manager
A branding agency specializing in INN (International Nonproprietary Naming) and USAN (United States Adopted Name) and trade naming (brand naming) of pharma/biotech/medical device products. We conduct the safety-testing required by regulatory agency.
Clinical Development, Intellectual Property, Market Research
President and Chief Drug Development Consultant
Pharmakey LLC
R&D leader with (>)30 years in pharma & biotech (start-up, virtual operational settings). Oncology, ID, inflammation, respiratory, immune, CNS, biomarkers. Discovery, IND, clinical stages. Strat planning, operational oversight, fundraising and BusDev.
- CEO Candidate -, Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Operations
Ohmx Corporation
Core Competencies: International Business & Program Management, Strong Technical Background, IVD Marketing Strategist, Change Management, Strategic Planning, Project Leadership, Program Management, Process Improvements
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Manufacturing, Operations, Technology & Product Development
Project Management (initiation, planning, direction, goals, milestones onto operations); Project Health Management; Project Risk Management; Market Research & Penetration; Strategic & Business Mgmt with Lean Six Sigma; KPI and Metrics for performance
Operations, Education & Training
End-to-end drug development across a wide range of therapeutic areas and formulations, focused on executing 505(b)(2) approvals for repurposed compounds.
Contract Research (CRO), Clinical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Preclinical Development, Medical Writing, Market Research, Reimbursement, Technology & Product Development
Rachel is a plant scientist turned patent attorney, specializing in plant protection across the globe. Protects plants, flowers, fruits, horticultural products through plant patents, utility patents, and plant varietal protection certificates.
Intellectual Property
Business development, executive management, preclinical and clinical development, pharmaceuticals, neuroscience; Former President, NeuroGate (BATON)
Technology & Product Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Preclinical Development
VeronicaPonce de Leon
PhD in biochemistry from the Swiss Institute of Technology, entrepreneur in biotech and now vice-president at Genohm Inc. a Swiss Belgian Lims and ELN company specializing in NGS, diagnostics and clinical-research.
Human Resources, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Board Development, Bioinformatics, Administrative Support, Accounting, - CEO Candidate -
Founding Partner
CoMentum Advisors
Biopharmaceutical company founder, CEO, Director, VP. 20+ years experience providing advisory services in Bus Dev, Licensing, M&A, VC funding, Strategic Planning, Due Diligence) to emerging companies in the US, worldwide. Startups a specialty.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Board Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Plan Writing
Founder and Managing Partner
Breakthrough Life Sciences, LLC
Breakthrough Life Sciences is a specialty consulting firm that helps companies clarify their strategic focus, align resources, and move assets quickly and efficiently to higher value points. With over 25 years of experience
Technology & Product Development, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Market Research, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, Finance, Clinical Development, Business Plan Writing, Business Development, - CEO Candidate -
Managing Director
Kaliber Investments LLC
Life sciences exec with over 20 years experience in pharmaceutical & medical device companies ranging from startups to mid-caps; Experience raising capital, licensing products & building management teams; Roles ranging from Sales Representative to CEO.
Sales & Marketing, Operations, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Intellectual Property, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research
Life sciences research consultancy. Specialty in epidemiology, biostatistics/bioinformatics, drug/device safety, regulatory engagement, health economics (HEOR), scientific writing, biomarker discovery, personalized medicine, algorithm development.
Bioinformatics, Contract Research (CRO), Grants & Technical Writing, Data Management, Clinical Development, Intellectual Property, Regulatory Affairs
Executive Coach & Trainer
J. Er Ralston LLC
Er Ralston brings over thirty years of experience in numerous business improvement interventions. He is an accomplished executive coach, trainer, and consultant, specializing in operational excellence and planning to facilitate growth and profitability.
Quality Assurance & Control, Operations, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -
Independent Consultant
Cell & molecular biology and toxicology, neurotoxicology; SBIR/STTR; IP management; Pharma/Biotech/Government; US EPA; Tranzyme; Neurogen; Monsanto; Bayer/Miles
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Grants & Technical Writing, - CEO Candidate -
2005-present Executive Director of the National Center for the Biotechnology Workforce 2007- 2011 Director of NC BIO, NC’s Biosciences Advocacy group 2001-2004 CEO of Kucera Pharmaceuticals 1978-2001 Glaxo Wellcome Executive
Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Grants & Technical Writing, Sales & Marketing
Managing Director - Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch
The Research Triangle Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) sponsors educational programs on corporate board development, assists companies in locating statutory & advisory board members, and consults with individual boards.
Board Development, Education & Training