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.

Ben Gage
Managing Partner
YP2M HealthTech CoLab »

One Service Solution:
Providing a pre qualified science, medical, textile and emerging biz collaboration team in one service solution, packaged for founders and emerging corporations to commercialize health tech products including wearables.

Board Development Business Mentoring Business Development Clinical Development Compliance Human Resources Intellectual Property International Trade Manufacturing Market Research Medical Affairs Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Carla Gannon
Patent Attorney
Carla Gannon Law »

Patent preparation, prosecution & enforcement; Patent searches; Patentability, infringement and validity opinions; Due diligence; Trademarks and copyrights.

Intellectual Property
Mali Gupta
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy
Campbell University »

40+ yrs experience: implementing efficient QA/QC and CGMP compliant systems, conducting audits at pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetic, CM&RO companies, and teaching quality/compliance courses at PharmD, MS & BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Contract Research (CRO) Compliance Clinical Development - CEO Candidate - Regulatory Affairs Quality Assurance & Control Preclinical Development Operations Manufacturing Licensing & Technology Transfer Education & Training
Aisha Hasan
Intellectual Property Attorney
Barnes & Thornburg LLP »

Aisha counsels both large and start-up companies involved in a range of life-science technologies. She is skilled in building quality intellectual property assets for growth and monetization.

Chemistry Corporate Legal Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Brad Henke
President & Principal Consultant
Opti-Mol Consulting LLC »

Medicinal & synthetic organic chemistry; small molecules, peptides; drug discovery & design; technical due diligence; project management; IP creation/evaluation; metabolic & skeletal muscle diseases; formerly, Director of Medicinal Chemistry @ GSK

Chemistry Licensing & Technology Transfer Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Jeffrey Heybruck
Lucrum Consulting Inc. »

Lucrum Consulting is a full-service accounting firm offering accounting, bookkeeping and CFO services. We work with your existing team (CPA's, legal, insurance etc) to get more out of each person and reducing overall cost.

Accounting Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Finance
Joshua Higgin

Experienced Patent and Corporate Counsel specializing in in-house legal functions and IP portfolio management. Catering to early stage biotech and pharmaceutical companies in a fractional/part-time capacity.

Intellectual Property Corporate Legal Chemistry Licensing & Technology Transfer
Michael Hinckle
K&L Gates LLP (RTP) »

FDA regulatory & corporate, Pharma, medical device regulation. Rep. before the FDA, DEA, Dept. of Agriculture & State Boards of Pharmacy. ANDAs, 505(b)(2) NDAs, Citizen Petitions. Negotiation & drafting of licensing, supply, distribution & purchase.

Corporate Legal Licensing & Technology Transfer Regulatory Affairs Reimbursement
Tage Honore
Aestus Partners LLC »

Entrepreneur & Pioneer. Drug hunter: 40 drugs in clinical development, Neurology/Psychiatry, HRT and Cancer, 3 marketed. 14 y in Biotech. 23y in Pharma, 6y in Academia. Business streamlining and negotiation of strategic and financial agreements.

Business Mentoring Chemistry Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Operations Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development

Medical & regulatory writing; Clinical development, Study reports; Ex-BW/GW/GlaxoSmithKline; Extensive experience in psychiatric and neurologic drug development.

Clinical Development Medical Writing
Steven Hultquist
Principal and Founder
Hultquist PLLC »

Full service patent law firm with numerous NC-based life sciences clients.

Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Steve Johnson
Partner, COO
Grandview Capital Partners »

Johnson offers financial planning and analysis, business planning, and consulting services.

Operations Information Technology Finance Data Management Contract Research (CRO) - CEO Candidate -
Rich Kindberg
Founder & CEO
Kindberg Consulting Group LLC

Medical Device Co. Operating Executive; current CEO, KCG consulting, 4Sight Medical Solutions. Former President; Teleflex, Polyzen, Luminetx, Imagyn Medical Tech; worked for JNJ, CRBard, MedPlast. Extensive knowledge in global markets.

Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Education & Training Finance Human Resources Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Licensing & Technology Transfer Manufacturing Market Research Operations Preclinical Development Regulatory Affairs Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Janel Kinlaw
Refining Workflow LLC »

When you hire Janel, she is dedicated to your project on a daily basis providing weekly check-ins and recaps. Her attention to detail is key in every aspect of the day to day management of a project. Open to consulting opportunities and contracts.

Data Management Information Technology Technology & Product Development
Gerry Klein
Scintellix LLC »

Experienced physician in product development, medical affairs and medical monitoring.

Board Development Business Mentoring Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Medical Affairs Medical Writing Operations Technology & Product Development
Joe Kozubowski
Professional EOS Implementer
EOS Worldwide »

What I do: I help CEOs and business owners get what they want from their businesses without the stress and drama by providing a complete system with simple tools that help your senior leadership team do three powerful things that I call … “VISION-TRACTION-HEALTHY”.

By VISION, I mean getting your leadership team all on the same page with where you’re going, and how you’ll get there.

By TRACTION, I mean getting everyone in the organization to execute with more discipline and accountability toward your Vision.

By HEALTHY, I mean getting your Leadership Team to become a healthy, functional and cohesive team. (Because often they’re not … sometimes strong leaders don’t work well together).

And as goes your leadership team so goes the rest of your company … You get to the point to where everyone in the organization is crystal clear on your vision, executing with discipline and accountability on your vision and consistently gaining traction and advancing as a healthy, fun-loving, functioning cohesive team.

Why it works: All the great books that I’ve read (including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The E-Myth Revisited, Good to Great, Rockefeller Habits, The Goal, etc.) all come together in the book, Traction®.

If any of this resonates with you, I’d love to schedule a FREE 90 Minute Workshop to show you have to use EOS to experience Vision, Traction, and Healthy with your team.

Here’s my GUARANTEE … “If you don’t feel like you get value from our time together, then you don’t pay me” … straight forward, and simple.

Business Mentoring Education & Training Human Resources Operations Sales & Marketing
Nathan Letts
Patent Attorney
Olive Law Group PLLC »

Dr. Letts has over 20 years of life science IP law experience. He has worked in both law firms & startups. Previously, he was CEO & a co-founder of KinoDyn & led a successful Series A round. He was sole in-house counsel at diaDexus in the Bay Area.

Chemistry Business Plan Writing Clinical Development Compliance Corporate Legal Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer
Thomas Livingston
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
Nancy MacCreery
Principal Consultant
Broad Reach Marketing Services LLC »

Consultants with healthcare, software and business development experience offering: messaging and branding, pitch deck prep, launch strategies, public relations and communications –- digital content marketing, and sales materials.

Education & Training Market Research Sales & Marketing Website Development
Sanjoy Mahanty
Associate Vice President
TCG Lifesciences Limited »

6 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 27 years. Our CRO can help your drug discovery effort--and I'm very experienced in drug discovery research!

Business Development Chemistry Clinical Development Manufacturing Preclinical Development Sales & Marketing Contract Research (CRO)
Joe Mahoney
Mayer Brown LLP »

Joe Mahoney, Pharm.D., JD focuses his IP litigation and counseling practice in the areas of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals and medical devices.

Intellectual Property
Philippe Maitre
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & US Operations
Onxeo »

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)

Business Development Business Plan Writing Finance Licensing & Technology Transfer Operations
Brooks Malone
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 Banking & Insurance Business Mentoring Finance Grants & Technical Writing Information Technology International Trade
Dominic Mancini
VP, Business Development
Arbour Group LLC (non-NC) »

Arbour Group is a leading provider of regulatory compliance products and services for the global life sciences industry. Pharma, Medical Device, Medical Diagnostics.

Bioinformatics Business Development Compliance Contract Research (CRO) Data Management Information Technology Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Licensing & Technology Transfer Manufacturing Medical Affairs Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Technology & Product Development
Bridget McMinn

First Flight Venture Center is a non-profit science and technology incubator with 25,000 sq.ft of space, 50 offices & 18 wet labs. Programs for startups include LiftOff (subsidized grant writing program) and Hangar6, an advanced prototyping facility.

Business Mentoring Education & Training Grants & Technical Writing Laboratory Space Technology & Product Development
Mallik Metukuri
Principal Clinical Scientist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. »

Accomplished drug development professional with broad pharmaceutical development and clinical operations experience. Diverse background includes medical management, regulatory affairs, project management, drug safety, and clinical trial conduct.

Clinical Development Contract Research (CRO) Data Management Medical Writing Preclinical Development Regulatory Affairs
Mark Mirkin
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.

Corporate Legal Finance Licensing & Technology Transfer
Joanne Mitchell
Executive Coach and Speaker

The Leading Executive and Business Coach for Science and Technology Professionals. Expert in early stage technology commercialization, consultant, and mentor. Powerful Coaching Solutions to dramatically transform your results.

Business Mentoring Education & Training Business Development Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer Market Research Technology & Product Development
Andy Murphy
Senior Director, Early Research
Kriya Therapeutics Inc. »

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 managing Phase I/II analytical and stability programs.

Chemistry Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Shrikumar Nair
Associate Director Business Development
Pharmaron Inc. »

Pharmaron is a premier R&D service provider for the life sciences industry. Founded in 2004, Pharmaron has invested in its people and facilities, and established a broad spectrum of research, development and manufacturing service capabilities throughout the entire drug discovery, preclinical and clinical development process across multiple therapeutic modalities, including small molecules, biologics and CGT products. With over 19,000 employees, and operations in China, the U.S., and the U.K., Pharmaron has an excellent track record in the delivery of R&D solutions to its partners in North America, Europe, Japan and China.

Chemistry Clinical Development Manufacturing Preclinical Development
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