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Commercial Strategy

Commercial Strategy We provide strategic planning for healthcare and human service organizations as well as management and business development support to private sector firms in the biopharmaceutical industry.

» Projects: Grant Acquisition and Administration Support
Improving the Infrastructure for Neuroscience Research
Resetting the Strategic Directions of a Healthcare Agency
Formulating a National Strategy for Developing the Homeless Service Workforce
Grant Acquisition and Administration Support

Gryphon Scientific provides guidance to pharma and biotech companies wishing to access the research and development funds available from government agencies. To support the efforts of pharma business development personnel in obtaining non-dilutive capital, Gryphon Scientific provides a staff of life science experts with advanced degrees ranging from biology to virology and parasitology. Gryphon staffs are familiar with the specific requirements of each government funder and have experience with and understanding of the requirements of applying for funding. Gryphon can serve as cost-efficient surge capacity for pharma personnel who lack the internal resources to pursue potentially lucrative government grants and contracts by i) gaining an in-depth understanding of the company’s direction and goals, ii) locating available and relevant government solicitations, iii) designing a viable non-dilutive funding strategy, and finally, iv) supporting the proposal writing effort. Gryphon’s extensive scientific expertise combined with their knowledge of the government funding landscape and proven track record in securing government contracts make them capable allies in the quest for government funds.

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Improving the Infrastructure for Neuroscience Research

A Working Group of Faculty Neuroscientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a prestigious Boston-based academic medical center, launched a Neuroscience Comprehensive Research Center (NCRC) bringing together faculty from three Departments (Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Psychiatry) and four Divisions (Sleep Disorders, Pain, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology).  Gryphon Scientific was commissioned to prepare a strategic plan for developing the organization and infrastructure for the NCRC. The plan was informed by three surveys: The first, and most important, a survey of 167 neuroscience faculty (instructor and above) on their needs and expectations for the NCRC. This online survey was completed with an 81% response rate. In addition to looking inside the Brigham through the faculty survey, we also examined the environment for neuroscience research and BWH’s standing vis a  institutions through an inventory and analysis of grant programs in both the government and private sectors as well as discussions with selected research sponsors. The final component was a study of peer institutions to look for best practices in the organization or administration of neuroscience research.

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Resetting the Strategic Directions of a Healthcare Agency

Long viewed as the last stop for people on the deepest edge of poverty, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH) has developed an array of medical, dental, and behavioral health services to meet the needs of its patients. The result has been a gradual increase in the intensity of services, placing inevitable limits on numbers served and the ability of the agency to foresee a world without homelessness. In the face of an ever increasing population of people experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque, the agency commissioned Gryphon Scientific through the Center for Social Innovation (C4SI) to help reset the agency’s strategic directions. The review process designed by Gryphon and implemented in collaboration with C4SI, began with a review of relevant institutional documents and an internal assessment including a survey of AHCH staff, Board members, and consumer advisors as well as three focus groups of frontline staff, managers, and consumers. The process was also informed by an external scan that included interviews with AHCH funders and community partners as well as benchmarking interviews with eight HCH projects around the nation selected as exemplars for one or more aspects of their operations.

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Formulating a National Strategy for Developing the Homeless Service Workforce

For the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through the Center for Social Innovation, Gryphon served as lead author of a monograph for homeless service executives and policymakers exploring how we might improve the nation’s response to homelessness by developing a coherent, national workforce development strategy for homeless service providers.  The monograph was summarized in an article published in the Open Health Services and Policy Journal in 2010, as well as a series of short articles on the Homeless Resource Center website.

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