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.

Moha BaraaReda
Managing Director
- CEO Candidate -, Administrative Support, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Compliance, Corporate Legal, Education & Training, Finance, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Market Research, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Website Development
Director, Market Landscape Research Service
Office of Commercialization and Economic Development (OCED) - UNC-CH
The Market Landscape Research Service delivers custom analytical reports, providing a strategic view of the patent and competitive landscape and opportunities for grants and funding. We support business development and commercialization planning.
Market Research
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP
Capital markets, securities law, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital and corporate law.
Corporate Legal, Board Development
Ryland Ricks LLC
Grant writing (NIH, USDA, DoD, NSF) for cutting edge technologies in the medical and agriculture sectors specializing in SBIRs. Developing commercialization plans for phase 2 SBIR submissions
Grants & Technical Writing, Medical Writing, Business Plan Writing, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Technology & Product Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Certified Public Accountant
Independent financial consultant; Certified Public Accountant; Background: Scale Finance, Osmotica Pharmaceutical (VP, Treasurer), Endeavor Pharmaceutical (CFO, VP), aaiPharma (Controller, VP), Federal Paper Board (Controller), Big Four CPA firm Manager
Accounting, Finance, - CEO Candidate -, Banking & Insurance, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Human Resources
Life sciences; Business law; Securities law; Mergers, acquisitions & divestitures; Taxation; VC & private equity financings
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Finance, Board Development, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Government Relations & Policy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Space, Technology & Product Development
Business Development
Storr Office Environments
Consulting for Records Storage (Privacy+ Certified), Vault Storage, AAA NAID certified destruction, Document imaging/scanning (localized and cloud-based storage systems). Compliant- HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, and several other laws, regulations and standards.
Administrative Support, Sales & Marketing, Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Information Technology, Government Relations & Policy, Data Management, Compliance
Strategic marketing technology agency with full scope of services from strategy and marketing to app, web and technology development. Experience in the healthcare and medical device industry building digital app interfaces and web based management tools
Website Development, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development
Owner and Principal Scientist
Vista Biopharmaceutics LLC
We provide pharmacokinetic (PK) data analyses to explain disappointing preclinical & clinical results and provide solutions to improve safety and efficacy, shorten timelines, and reduce cost. Make drug development simple, reliable and predictable.
Bioinformatics, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Clinical Development
Managing Partner
Seasoned exec Finance & Strategy, international lead (NA, Europe, LAM), Fractional CFO. Define Business Model, pricing, value proposition; Commercial & investors package; Financial Plan; International market opportunities, transactions & partnerships.
Finance, Business Mentoring, International Trade, Board Development, Business Plan Writing, Data Management
Smith Anderson
Counsels emerging and mature companies in venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, Board governance, commercial contracts (including licensing), capital-raising transactions and strategic collaborations
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Principal Consultant
Anteo Pharma Inc.
Quality Operations and GMP Compliance Professional with 40 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Significant international experience in QA and QC leadership (Europe, America and Asia), with proven achievements in people development.
- CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Compliance, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Technology & Product Development
Williams Mullen
Patent law firm; life sciences, chemistry
Intellectual Property
Senior Vice President; Director, Sales
Specialty Underwriters LLC
The SU Group can reduce the cost of service/maintenance agreements up to 35%. This is accomplished by consolidating many agreements within the NC Biotechnology Center. The program offers professional vendor management and one point of contact.
Administrative Support, Banking & Insurance, Chemistry, Clinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Finance, Information Technology, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment
Williams Mullen
Patent preparation & prosecution; AgBiotech, diagnostics, biologics, biofuels, biomaterials, genome editing technology, protein expression systems & genetic engineering; legal opinions, due diligence, counseling & portfolio mgmt; corporate R&D experience
Intellectual Property
Square Hill LLC
Square Hill is a healthcare consulting company that offers management consulting, commercial management and web and technology solutions. The company is focused on delivering high-value offerings and best in class customer service.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, Market Research, Operations, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing, Website Development
Managing Director, Carolinas
As your business grows, so do your financial needs. Acuity understands this which is why we are known for our expert CFO services. You can rest knowing you have the support you need from the smartest financial leaders in the industry.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Finance
Smith Anderson
Counsels start-up,emerging growth & public companies through all stages of their lifecycle;public & private offerings of debt & equity securities,corp. formations, corp. governance,securities law compliance,disclosure & reporting,& mergers & acquisitions
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
Shaver Consulting Inc.
Environmental and agricultural regulatory and policy consulting
Regulatory Affairs, Government Relations & Policy, - CEO Candidate -
Managing Partner
Adam Shay CPA PLLC
Specialties: Tax planning, Tax preparation, Accounting, Financials, Financial Management, CFO; We love to work with business owners, be proactive with our clients & partners, change the way people think about accounting & taxes, and save them money.
Accounting, Operations, Finance, Business Mentoring
Managing Director
BD2 Strategies
Experience in vetting I/P and commercializing medical devices and healthcare I/T in orthopedics, cardiology, and gastroenterology. C-suite executive leader with extensive background in organizational development, strategy, and marketing.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Finance, Human Resources, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
Director Operations, Companion Diagnostics
Covance Inc. (Durham)
Companion diagnostics and biomarkers expertise: diligence, clinical utility, and financial. Managed six to seven-figure budgets to initiate and execute diagnostics projects. Experience with products that obtained FDA approvals and were launched.
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Clinical Development, Compliance
Managing Director
Supporting Strategies
Provides outsourced bookkeeping, controller and operational support for small to medium size companies, supporting HR Administration, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Month-end Financial Reporting and the Budgeting processes.
Accounting, Finance
25+ yrs industry experience in regulatory & quality mgmt positions, incl. start-up medical device companies. Directed/negotiated 510k clearances, IDE approvals, Modular PMA shell; Compliance; Facility inspections/ 483; Consent decrees; Quality systems
Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Compliance
Director of Business Development-Carolinas
The Fahrenheit Group
The Fahrenheit Group is a consulting and professional services firm that helps growth-oriented organizations overcome their most challenging hurdles to success.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Finance, Human Resources
Argus NeuroOptics LLC
Biopharma licensing, BusDev, tech transfer
Licensing & Technology Transfer, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development
13+ years of Marketing/Strategy/Analytics experience: product commercialization expertise – payer/provider access, reimbursement, customer segmentation, resource optimization, patient services, & digital marketing for launch of drugs/devices/diagnostics.
Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Market Research, Business Plan Writing, Reimbursement
Corporate Managing Director
Savills Studley Inc.
Marlene is a commercial real estate expert specializing in representing corporate end-users, both tenants and owner-occupants. She focuses her practice on life science and technology companies of all sizes.
Laboratory Space
Associate Director, QA
Eisai Inc.
20+ years of scale-up & tech transfer experience for Biologics from pre-clinical to commercial manufacturing; Biologics manufacturing, tech transfer/process development, lab validation, regulatory communication; Ex-Apex Biosciences/Curacyte, Diosynth,
Operations, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Compliance, Laboratory Space
Non-dilutive Funding and Proposal Development Consultant
NC State University
Project Management services for small and medium-sized life science companies seeking funding through SBIR and other Federal, State and private grants. Non-dilutive funding plans & grant writing services in ag, life sciences, IT, government, educatio
Grants & Technical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Website Development