5 AM Promising Future with Scott Rocklage
Scott M Rocklage became part of 5AM Ventures as a partner in 2003. In 2004, he became the managing partner of the company. With enough expertise in healthcare management, Dr. Rocklage has significantly benefited 5 AM Ventures and also with his leadership responsibilities.
5 AM Ventures is a venture capital company offering early-stage, growth capital, startup and seed investments to customers. It provides services related to health and consists of medical technology, biopharmaceutical, life sciences and research instrument industries. The California based firm was founded in 2002 by Andrew Schwab and John Diekman. Read more: Scott Racklage | Bloomberg and Scott Rocklage | LinkedIn
Moreover, the company focuses on drug development companies mainly those aiming at developing drugs on particular therapeutic areas like diabetes, metabolic diseases, oncology and anti-infective drugs.
Under medical technologies, 5 AM Ventures focuses on diagnostics, delivery, medical services, material science and imaging agents. Under Scott Rocklage leadership, the company received approval of three U.S New Drug Applications namely OmniscanTM, TeslascanR, and cubicinR.
Mr. Scott Rocklage has served as the CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and president and chief executive officer of Nycomed Salutar among other companies. Scott has also served as a board chairman of various companies like Relypsa, Rennovia, Cidara, and Kinestral among others. Dr. Rocklage attended the University of California, Berkeley where he earned a degree in chemistry.
Scott also has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT where he led research in the laboratory of Richard R.Schrock. He has over 100 publications and has invented more than 30 US patents. Scott works with entrepreneurs like scientists, business executives to physicians to come up with new ideas to treat unmet medical needs.
Being able to target specific genotypes or mutations to curb cancer cells is the latest trend that excites Scott as its saves lives. To succeed in his business and to be more productive, Rocklage is well organized and is conscious o time management, prioritization and calendaring. Team Selection and choosing the right employees for high performance is what he encourages people who want to start companies.
Risk taking is one advice that Scott gives to entrepreneurs and not straying too far from realistic strengths. Under his leadership, 5 AM Ventures has experienced significant improvements in the industry.