In 2003, Dr. Scott Rocklage joined the 5AM Ventures team and in 2004 he was promoted to Managing Partner. He has over 30 years experience in management in healthcare. His leadership abilities are phenomenal and that landed the FDA approval of three new drugs. They are Omniscan, Cubicin and Teslascan. Dr. Scott Rocklage has held several positions over the course of his career. He served on the board as Chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and held numerous positions within the companies of Catalvtica and Salutar. Dr. Scott Rocklage actively is on the board as Chairman of Cidara, Rennovia, Epirus, Pulmatrix, and Kinestral. Dr. Rocklage has created or co-created more than 30 United States patents and over a 100 peer related publications. His office is located in Boston, MA.
He was interviewed by Ideamensch and it offered insight about his background and how the ideas of his business came to be. 5AM Ventures is his business that is based on science and life. For Dr. Rocklage, a typical day varies. Some of his days are spent researching untouched areas of life science and other days are spent working on his management portfolio. And when he’s not doing that, he is attending board meetings.
The ideas that become reality come from the people he works with. Dr. Rocklage works with various scientists, business executives, and physicians to help bring their ideas to life in areas where medical needs have not be touched or treated. One project that has captivated his interest is cancer treatments using mutations in different ways. He wants to save lives or extend patients that has been touched with cancer.
Organization keeps Dr. Rocklage on track with managing his time with the busy schedule he keeps on a daily basis. He was asked what would he change if he could start over again. Dr. Rocklage’s reply was to put more focus on more people. Team selection is imperative when starting a new company and what Scott knows.
Dr. Rocklage has offered advice to entrepreneurs out there and that is to not be afraid of risk-taking. That when you can control your future, you advance further than you would if you worked with an already established company. Stay true to what you can do well and don’t stray from your strengths. The best advice he can give the community is to read this classic book called “Good To Great“. This will help those on the outside understand performance and business.
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