With over three decades of healthcare management experience, Dr. Scott M. Rocklage has been a managing partner at 5AM Venture Management LLC since 2004.
In that capacity, Rocklage works with entrepreneurs – scientists, physicians or business executives – to help them turn their ideas about medicines and life-saving medical treatments into reality.
5AM Venture Management is a life-science venture capital firm that got its name because it helps form companies that are in their early stages and 5AM is early.
5AM Ventures has offices in San Francisco, California and Waltham, Massachusetts. Rocklage utilizes a hands-on approach to building companies and fostering investment opportunities.
He is also an inventor and co-inventor and holds over 30 U.S. patents. His strategic leadership responsibilities resulted in the approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration of three new drug applications for Omniscan, Teslascan and Cubicin. Rocklage’s writings have also appeared in more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Rocklage joined 5AM Ventures as a venture partner in 2003 and was named a managing partner a year later. Prior to that, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and president and chief executive officer of Nycomed Salutar.
Rocklage admits to being well-organized, especially when it comes to time management, calendaring and prioritizing the work that needs to be done.
He has also held positions in research and design at both Salutar and Catalytica. Rocklage has also served as chairman of the board for Relypsa and Novira.
In addition, Andrew Rocklage is a board member at Kinestral and on the board of associates at the Whitehead Institute, Cidara and Epirus. He is also the former executive chairman of Ilypsa and Miikana. Rocklage also serves as a director for MDS Proteomics, Inc.
He received his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and his doctorate in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he did research work in the laboratory of Nobel Prize winner Richard R. Schrock. Rocklage and his wife, Patty, recently donated a sum of money in support of MIT and the students i9t serves.