About Us


During his tenure as a biological weapons inspector in pre-war Iraq, Managing Director, Dr. Rocco Casagrande, inspects a device designed to spray anthrax spores from an L29 pilotless aircraft.

About Gryphon Scientific

Founded in 2005, Gryphon Scientific is a small business with a unique focus on projects that require expertise in the physical and life sciences as well as public health, economics and management.

The backgrounds of our staff enable us to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. In addition to experience in the laboratory and in policy shops, Gryphon analysts inform their work with hands-on experience from the field. Our staff members have gathered public health data from disaster sites across the globe, sampled from derelict biological and chemical munitions and tested samples retrieved from the anthrax attacks in 2001.

In addition to a level of innovative thinking and creativity that typically exceeds contract expectations, we recognize the importance of effective communication and have been complimented on the quality and clarity of our science writing.

The energy of our small business environment as well as our commitment to technical excellence attracts staff with the highest qualifications and clients who consistently report high levels of satisfaction with our work.

Our Organization

Life Science Analytics consists of projects in four practice areas:

CBRNE Defense Food and Agricultural Safety
Infectious Disease Modeling Science Policy Research

Disaster Preparedness includes work in:

Disaster Response Planning and Humanitarian Assistance

Commercial Strategy focuses on:

Strategic planning for health care and human service organizations

The Gryphon


The gryphon is a chimera, a mythical creature with an eagle-like head and wings and the body of a lion. Favored decorative motifs in the ancient Near East, gryphons were fabled to guard the spirits of Pharaohs. Apart from the strong and regal characteristics of lions and eagles, the gryphon brings together two creatures in a single body and thus provides a graphic representation of our combined focus on the physical and life sciences, as well as economics, management, and public health.