Scott Rocklage’s Impact in Healthcare

Scott Rocklage is not afraid to take risks. According to him, an entrepreneur will only do well when he takes full control of their future. Staying true to himself is the best strategy he ever tried and because of it, he was able to achieve what he has now.

Mr. Rocklage’s passion is finding new and unique scientific ideas that help in saving people’s lives and with the improvement of technology, these ideas will get better and better. He works with scientists, physicians, and business executive to bring ideas to become potential medicines that will treat unmet medical needs.

Scott Rocklage became the managing director of 5AM Ventures in 2004 after he had joined the company as a venture partner the year before.

His extensive leadership and experience of over thirty years in the healthcare industry have led to the approval of three U.S. New Drug Applications; Cubicin, Omniscan, and Teslascan. He also entered six drug candidates into clinical trials. Scott Rocklage is an inventor or co-inventor of over thirty U.S. patents and has written more than a hundred reviewed peer publications.

Previous career

Before joining 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage was the chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Salutar. At some point, he was also part of the research and development department at Salutar and Catalytica. Scott served as the chairman of the board at relypsa and Novira and was an executive chairman of Ilypsa, Semprus, and Miikana. Dr. Scott Rocklage has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Current positions

Currently, other than being a managing partner, Scott Rocklage is also the Board Chairman of Kinestral, Cidara and Rennovia and he is on the board of Pulmatrix and Epirus Biopharmaceuticals. He is also on the Board of Associates of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.

Scott Rocklage is an organized person when it comes to prioritizing his work, time management and arranging his calendar. Dr. Rocklage’s interest in healthcare has made him successful in the industry and has made him be a leader that everyone is looking up to.

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