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.

VeronicaPonce de Leon
Operations Coordinator
Durham Green To Go
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.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Administrative Support, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Human Resources
Cytex Therapeutics Inc.
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
Head of Strategy and Corporate Development
Q² Solutions
As a senior level executive with significant experience in medical and healthcare technology development including P&L, Operations, and M&A experience. An entrepreneur’s approach to biomedical innovation and management.
- CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Clinical Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Operations, Technology & Product Development
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
Moha BaraaReda
- 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 Technology Commercialization (OTC) - 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
The Bluewater Group Inc.
The BlueWater Group, Inc. helps Organizations LAUNCH, GROW and SUCCEED by providing Manufacturing, Quality Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Auditing and Training.
Quality Assurance & Control, Manufacturing
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
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
Patent Attorney
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