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.

AshokMendiratta
Retired
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
ZForm LLC
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 and Speaker
Joanne Mitchell, Ph.D.
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
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 -
DavidMorris
Acting Director, UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
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
ChrisMorrison
Owner
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
EditMuhari-Stark
Consultant
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
I am an experienced biotech development scientist. I have expertise in formulation for parenteral biologics, nanoparticle/polymer-based drug delivery vehicles in vaccines and immunotherapies, and have experience in managing Phase I/II analytical and
Chemistry, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
VincentNarbut
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
JessieNicholson
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
StephenO'Quinn
President
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 -
DawnOdom
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
JulieOmohundro
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
JulienneOrr
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
JamesPassé
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
FrankPasztor
Senior Strategic Planner
Battelle
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
MarkPatrick
Owner
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
BenPatton
Consultant
Brandsymbol
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
ChristopherPazoles
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
CharlesPennington
CEO
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
NguyenPhan
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
KennethPhelps
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
RachelPilloff
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