Dr. Scott Rocklage is a biochemist with degrees from University of California (BS in Chemistry) and MIT (Ph.D. in Chemistry). He has served on the board and continues to serve on the board of a myriad of biochemical and pharmaceutical companies. Some examples are Wave Rx, VBI Vaccines, Pulmatrix, Novira Therapeutics, Relypsa, Rennovia, Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research and Semprus Bio Sciences to name a few.
He has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare world. He is currently serving as the managing partner of 5AM Ventures. This is a biochemical company specializing in research to create new prescription drugs. And the company has done that in spades.
Under Scott’s leadership, the company has won FDA Approval for three new drugs. They are Teslascan, OmniScan, and Cubicin. Along with these he produced or co-produced nearly 30 US patents and has published more than a 100 peer reviewed articles. Read more: Scott Racklage | Crunchbase
While working on his Ph.D. at MIT he worked on his thesis under the tutelage of Noble Prize winning scientist Richard Schrock. In fact, it was while attending MIT that Dr. Scott was exposed to the intensity and competition of getting projects and then completing them. It was this kind of pressure cooker exposure that molded Dr. Scott into the successful chemist and businessman he is today.
However, it is not only in the world of business and biochemistry that Scott Rocklage is interested in. along with his wife, they donated money to help renovate a Nano Chemistry and Nano technology lab at MIT. The amount was $250,000.
Along with medical research, 5AM is a company that works closely with start up companies in the Biochemistry and healthcare field. The headquarters of the company is in Paris, France. The philosophy of the company is to work with those who are researching on cutting edge technology in the healthcare world.
Dr. Rocklage will even grant initial capital get things started. Sometimes, 5 AM will even get involved in short term management for start-ups if needed. From all of this, it is easy to see that Dr Rocklage is not intimidated about starting new businesses and that is why at the end of the day he why he is very successful from a business standpoint also.
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