Since 2004, Scott Rocklage has been the managing partner of 5AM Venture Management, LLC. According to Rocklage, the name 5AM Ventures applies to the early stage company formation business that he is in. For most people, 5 a.m. is considered early, thus the company received its name. Scott Rocklage joined in 2003 and became managing partner in 2004. His background lies in working in the biotechnology industry.He has been the CEO of EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals Inc. until July 25, 2016, he served as acting CEO from May 6th until May 11th. His list of positions also include; President and CEO of Amersham Health, Co-President of Ilypsa Inc., President of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., and President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar, Inc.
Rocklage also has experience serving as the CEO, Chairman, and President of Nycomed Interventional Inc. He used his expertise working in R&D at Catalytica Pharmaceuticals and Salutar. Since 2013, Rocklage has been the Chairman of the Board of Cidara Therapeutics. He has also been the Chairman of Novira Therapeutics since 2012, Board Chairman of Rennovia Inc., and Board member of Kinestral and learn more about Scott.
Rocklage has an extensive background in healthcare management spanning over 30 years. His track record is filled with decisive and strategic leadership He was the key leadership behind the FDA’s approval of three new drug applications; Cubicin, Teslascan, and Omniscan. He has played a role as either the co-inventor or inventor of 30 patents in the U.S. His achievements don’t end there, Rocklage has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and Scott’s lacrosse camp.
For Rocklage, no day is common. Some days are filled with working with the team of the portfolio management company, while others are filled with the study of life science. On other days the time is consumed by board meetings and preparation for them and more information click here.
Rocklage received his education from multiple institutions, one of which was U.C. Berkeley where he received a B.S. in Chemistry. He also hold a Ph.D in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rocklage currently resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and resume him.