Dr. Scott Rocklage: Internationally-Known Scientist, Researcher and Biotech Industry Entrepreneur

Menlo Park, California based biotech company 5AM Ventures’ managing partner Dr. Scott Rocklage is an internationally known and well-respected scientist, researcher and entrepreneur. A University of California, Berkeley graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Rocklage earned his doctorate in chemistry from MIT. Since then he has spent over 30 years doing groundbreaking work. Learn more about Jim Larkin:  http://www.rennovia.com/team/scott-m-rocklage/

He has U.S. patents for over 30 inventions and has had his writings appear in over 100 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Rocklage has also played a prominent role in getting three drugs FDA approval and gotten clinical trials for several other drug candidates.

In 2003, Dr. Scott Rocklage became a venture partner at 5AM Ventures and in 2004 was made a managing partner.

At the life science venture capital firm, he works with early stage companies, entrepreneurs, business executives, scientists and physicians to transform innovative, cutting-edge ideas into medicines and treatment modalities to help people suffering with many different medical conditions. Read more: Scott Rocklage | Bloomberg and Scott Rocklage | Angel

The work many of these companies helps save people’s lives. Some of the companies are working on unique ways to treat cancer and develop exciting improvements for treating many other conditions.

Before he began working with 5AM Ventures, Dr. Rocklage gained healthcare management and leadership experience working as an executive with an impressive list of biotechnology companies. Nycomed Salutar, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Novira, Relypsa, Semprus, Miikana and Ilypsa are just a few of them.

He also worked in research and development with Salutar and Catalytica. Currently Dr. Scott Rocklage is on the board of directors of Pulmatrix, Epirus, Cidara, Rennovia and Kinestral. He has also made countless valuable contributions to a number of other biotech companies.

A visionary scientist and medical researcher, Dr. Rocklage is known for his measured risk-taking, excellent organization and time management skills and his belief that innovative, creative people can use entrepreneurship to make medical breakthroughs and take control of their future.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has worked with some of the leading scientists of our time. While at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he had the honor of sharing a lab with the 2005 Nobel Prize winner for chemistry Richard R. Schrock.

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