Based in the MA office in Boston, Scott Rocklage has served as a Managing Partner at 5AM Ventures since 2004. Due to his vast experience in the healthcare department and great leadership roles, he led to the approval of New Drug applications in the USA. These are Teslascan, Omniscan, and Cubicin. He has also entered some drug contestants into trials in various clinics. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Nycomed Salutar, CEO and Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and also served in various positions at Salutar & Catalytica. His activities in Linkedin professional network.
Previously, he was the Chairman of two boards, namely Relypsa and Novira. Later, he served in the same position in other boards including Kinestral, Rennovia, Espirus, Cidara, and Pulmatrix. He has been the Executive Chairman of Miikana, Ilypsa, and also Semprus. He studied at the University of California where he acquired a B.S. in Chemistry. He later enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry. He has invented or co-invented more than 30 U.S.A patents and over 100 publications.
During an interview with ideasmensch, he stated that he does not have a typical day as different days demand different activities. He could be attending board meetings on some days, while on others, he could be working with his management team, or studying new parts of science among other activities. He then claimed that he brings his ideas to reality by working with different entrepreneurs, could be physicians, scientists, or even executives in the business sector. This is because their collaboration allows them to shape the stated ideas so as to come up with cures for medical needs that have not yet been met.
Dr. Scott Rocklage mentioned that the growth in targeting various genotypes or mutations so as to treat cancer excites him. This is because they have been able to extend patients’ lives and to save others. They are also proceeding to discover other ways to improve on their strategies so as to achieve their goal in this sector. So as to be more productive, Dr. Rocklage says that he is well organized regarding calendaring, time management, and also prioritization.