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.

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)

- CEO Candidate - 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.

- CEO Candidate - 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.

- CEO Candidate - 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
Mallik Metukuri
Associate Director, Clinical Scientist, Immunology
Johnson & Johnson (non-NC)

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. (RTP) »

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.

- CEO Candidate - 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
Vince Narbut
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.

- CEO Candidate - Manufacturing Operations Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs Technology & Product Development
Dana Newell
President and CEO
Benton Newell Communication LLC »

Visionary problem-solver with a keen-eye on marketing, social media and operations strategy for medium, small, and start-up businesses. Experienced professional working with life sciences and healthcare companies for over 25 years.

Website Development Sales & Marketing Operations Business Plan Writing Business Mentoring Business Development
Jessie Nicholson
Sales Account Manager
Scientific Calibration Inc. »

With ISO 17025 accredited services, you will receive a calibration certificate, which exceeds GLP, GMP, ISO 9000 and CAP requirements. Whether you choose mail-in, on-site or pick-up, we will serve your equipment to the highest of standards.

Compliance Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Sales & Marketing Quality Assurance & Control
Michael O'Connor
Director of Sales
ARES Scientific LLC »

Since 2009 we have been helping the scientific community identify and implement the most innovative and sustainable products for their facilities, through a pre-qualified portfolio of premier and specialized manufacturing companies.

Operations Laboratory Supplies & Equipment Laboratory Space

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 Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development Quality Assurance & Control Contract Research (CRO)
Anil Peer
Principal Consultant
Brevitas »

Our objective is to help organizations achieve tangible results and lasting improvements via successful project delivery, continuous process improvement, and effective change management.
We are an energetic team of 70+ field-experienced professionals with skills in Engineering & IT Project Management, Commissioning, Qualification & Validation (CQV), Computer System Validation (CSV), Data Integrity, Quality, Compliance & Operational Excellence, Regulatory Affairs, and Training.

Compliance Information Technology Manufacturing Operations Quality Assurance & Control
Stephen Peterson
Technical Operations Manager
Yonkers Industries Inc. »

Twenty Five (25) years of diverse engineering, construction, CQV and capital project management expertise within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Industrial, Manufacturing and Chemical Process sectors.

Manufacturing Engineering/Instrumentation Operations Technology & Product Development
Nguyen Phan
Senior Business Consultant
BroadMoar Consulting Group »

Marketing & Branding Strategist helping businesses get more customers without ads, get them to come back and get them to buy more on each visit.
Additional: Product Marketing, Distribution Channels, Reputation & Visibility Marketing and Management

Business Development Business Plan Writing Education & Training Information Technology Market Research Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development Website Development
Tom Pitler
Operating Executive
Kineticos Life Sciences Consulting

Business development, executive management, preclinical and clinical development, pharmaceuticals, neuroscience; Former President, NeuroGate.

- CEO Candidate - Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Clinical Development Licensing & Technology Transfer Market Research Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Guy Rachmuth
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Enterprise
IQVIA (Durham)

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
Natarajan Rajagopalan

Over 40 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both management and technical leadership roles involving development of biotechnology products, drug delivery systems, leading and managing R&D organizations and working effectively with external partners and academic institutions on projects and various technology/innovation initiatives. Broad background and expertise in pharmaceutical sciences, parenteral technologies for development and manufacture of both small and large molecules including monoclonal antibody and peptides, drug product commercialization and knowledge of regulatory expectations for registration of pharmaceutical products in global markets. Understanding of the genetic medicine field with experience in development of lipid nanoparticle delivery systems for gene therapy products and development / manufacture of mRNA based formulations. Expertise in the areas of ADME and biopharmaceutics as applicable to both small and large molecules as well as understanding of subcutaneous absorption of macromolecules and its application to development of patient self-administration delivery systems for biologics. Extensive experience in partnering and collaborating with academic institutions, national research institutes, participating in various consortiums and industrial partnerships to drive the innovation agenda for the organization. Broad experience in conducting due diligence evaluations for assessment of new technologies and in-licensing of both early and late phase clinical assets.

Manufacturing Preclinical Development Technology & Product Development
Er Ralston
Executive Coach & Trainer

Er Ralston brings over thirty years of experience in numerous business improvement interventions. He is an accomplished coach, trainer, and advisor, specializing in operational excellence and planning to facilitate growth and profitability.

- CEO Candidate - Business Mentoring Operations Quality Assurance & Control
Stephen Rizzo

CPA with experience as CFO in multiple companies.

- CEO Candidate - Accounting Banking & Insurance Business Development Business Plan Writing Finance Human Resources

Life sciences; Business law; Securities law; Mergers, acquisitions & divestitures; Taxation; VC & private equity financings

- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Corporate Legal Finance Government Relations & Policy Human Resources Information Technology Laboratory Space Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer Technology & Product Development
Kathryn Roberts
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.

- CEO Candidate - Manufacturing Operations Quality Assurance & Control
David Saravitz
Patent Attorney
Williams Mullen »

Patent preparation & prosecution; AgBiotech, diagnostics, biologics, biofuels, biomaterials, genome editing, protein expression systems & genetic engineering; legal opinions, due diligence, counseling & portfolio mgmt; corporate R&D experience

Intellectual Property
Steve Schneier
Square Hill LLC »

Square Hill is a healthcare consulting company that offers management consulting, commercial management and web and technology solutions.

- CEO Candidate - Business Development Business Plan Writing Education & Training Market Research Operations Reimbursement Sales & Marketing Website Development
John Shishilla
Maple Hill Consulting LLC

Retired Medtronic Executive. Globally capable medical device consultant with broad and deep expertise.

- CEO Candidate - Board Development Business Development Business Mentoring Business Plan Writing Education & Training Engineering/Instrumentation Intellectual Property Licensing & Technology Transfer Market Research Medical Writing Sales & Marketing Technology & Product Development
Jerry Sledge
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
Lois Smart
Smart Consulting Services Inc.

30 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

Compliance Operations Quality Assurance & Control Regulatory Affairs
Cyrus Stacey

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/, Diosynth, Eisai.

Compliance Laboratory Space Licensing & Technology Transfer Manufacturing Operations Regulatory Affairs Technology & Product Development
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