As the managing partner of 5AM Ventures, Scott Rocklage has worked very hard to establish his leadership acumen. To start with, Rocklage brings over three decades of healthcare management experience to the quality. He never compromises on the quality of his business principles, and this started when he became Chairman and CEO or Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
Rocklage’s dedication to his companies doesn’t just end with his employees. His immense experience has enabled his companies to market three jobs for FDA approval, including Omniscan, Teslascan, and Cubicin.
Besides this career highlight, Rocklage has also served as President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar and served as Board Chairman of Relypsa. In his current position as Board Chairman of Rennovia, Kinestral and Cidara, he is tasked with making important decisions about which drugs to market and why.
Dr. Rocklage was also an executive chairman of Llypsa when it was acquired by Amgen and the executive chairman of Mikana when it was acquired by EntreMed and Semprus when it was acquired by Teleflex. Rocklage has had a lot of education in order to prepare him for these many career successes, including going to some of the most prestigious schools and associating with some extremely important people.
Scott Rocklage was the recipient of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of California in Berkeley and holds a Doctoral degree in Chemistry from MIT. During his time there, Rocklage conducted his research in the lab of Richard R. Schrock, winning of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005.
Rocklage has invented or co-invented 30 different U.S. patents. He is the living embodiment of the commercial that discusses the long process of getting a drug to market. As the commercial details, it is a long and exhausting process, but at the end of it the narrator discusses how the drug saved his life and allowed him to live to his full potential.
We have dedicated individuals such as Scott Rocklage to thank for getting these drugs to market. It is through their perseverance that many more people are able to lead fuller lives.