Scott M. Rocklage has been working at 5AM Ventures since 2004 and has risen to become a Managing Partner. Dr. Scott healthcare management experience spreads over a period of more than three decades. He has also been credited with strategic leadership responsibilities that saw three US New Drug Applications approved. Dr. Scot has even managed to pass in various drug candidates into clinical trials. Dr. Scot was the Chief Executive officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as well as the president and CEO of Nycomed Salutar. He was previously the Board Chairman at Relypsa, Novira, and Achaogen. He was also served in the same capacity at the Board of Epirus and Pulmatix.
Dr. Scott used to be the Executive Chairman of Ilypsa and Semprus. As of now, Dr. Scott is the Board Chairman of Renovial Kinestral and Cidara. His idea of 5AM Ventures came about since they are involved in company formation business, which is an early stage, thus the name 5AM. Dr. Scott works with entrepreneurs in who are scientists, business executives, and physicians assisting them in coming up with ideas to produce potential medicines to treat different medical needs that are yet to be met.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Scot advises everyone to be fearless of measured risk-taking. Everyone should take control of their future through entrepreneurship unlike when one works for already established businesses. He argues that when you hire the wrong person, move on quickly since performance reviews and goals won’t change the fundamental nature of the employee’s performance characteristics. Dr. Scott Rocklage attended the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with B.S. in Chemistry. He later proceeded to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He used Richard R. Schrock (Chemistry Nobel Prize 2005) laboratory for his research.
Dr. Scott is credited with inventing or co-inventing in more than 30 U.S patent and peer-reviewed publications that are greater than 100. His experience in healthcare management and the scientific background makes him one of the best minds in the medical world. Dr. Scott operates from his MA office in Boston.
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