Scott Rocklage is one of the most prominent men in the medical industry. He is a managing partner at 5AM ventures, which fund life-science based company at their early stages. This is perhaps the main reason for the name 5AM
Rocklage has been with 5AM Ventures since the year 2003. He joined the company as a venture partner, but a year later he became a managing partner. He is placed in charge of the office that is in Waltham. The 5AM boss is really passionate about discovering better life-science tools that will provide solutions to the most oppressing human problems.
Prior to joining 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage worked for Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Scott Rocklage co-founded Cubist Pharmaeuticals in the year 1994 and immediately became a founding partner. For the next 7 years, he was to work as the president of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. In the year 2000, the board of directors agreed to make him chairman of the board. He stayed with the company until the year 2003, when he left for an opportunity to work at 5AM Ventures. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase and Idea Mensch | Scott Rocklage
Before founding Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Rocklage with Nycomed Salutar Inc. He was the president and CEO of the company since the year 1990. Two years later, he received a promotion and was made chairman in the year 1992. He stayed with Nycomed for two more years before leaving for Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Other than working with Cubist Pharmaceuticals and Nycomed Salutar Inc., Rocklage has worked with companies Illypsa, Catalytica Pharmaceuticals, Pulmatrix, Achaogen, and Cidar Therapeutics. On top of that, he is recognized for having gotten the Food and Drugs Administration to approve three drugs. Additionally, he holds over 30 patents and over 100 publications.
Cumulatively, Rocklage has over 3 decades of experience in the medical industry. He is also well educated as he holds a PHD of Philosophy in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
While studying for his PHD, Scott Rocklage studied at a chemistry nobel prize winner’s (Richard Schrock) lab. Rocklage also boasts of having a bachelors’ degree in Chemistry.