In the field of health care, Scott Rocklage has 20 years’ experience and credibility. He has been involved in the approval of three applications made by FDA for new drugs and has entered six drug candidates into clinical trials. He became the Managing Partner of 5M Ventures in 2004, but it was in 2003 that saw him join the company. He has served in other companies such as Cubist Pharmaceuticals where he held the chairmanship position, in Nycomed Interventional as CEO and Chairman and in Salutar and Catalytica he was in R&D. Positions he is still maintaining is the chair of the board at Achaogen, Relypsa, and Semprus.
Rocklage received his B.S. in the field of chemistry from California University, Berkeley and got his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he had specialized in chemistry. He got the best support while undertaking his Ph.D. as his supervisor was the Noble Prize winner in Chemistry, Professor Richard R. Schrock.
Scott contributes to different organizations and political agendas. His first contribution to the Federal Political contribution was in 2002 for $ 500 and the most recent contribution being a $500 made in 2012, but in total his contributions amount to $ 3,900.
Scott Rocklage understands well the need to give back to the community and recently together with his wife contributed $ 250,000 to help with the renovation of nanochemistry and nanotechnology lab space. He worked hard to gain acceptance in the then-nascent Richard R. Schrock research group and was able to be part of a fun, dedicated group. There was a lot of competition in MIT for projects, glove-box time thus created quite the volatile atmosphere. Thus the best performance was brought out by each student and Scott is still making strides in his career using the same spirit. His contribution to the department was no struggle as he knew MIT gave him a solid foundation for his professional life and career and he was just saying thank in a loud way.
Making partner in 5M Venture is a great achievement, 5M Ventures is a company specializing in startup companies. Its focus is mostly the media for equity, in that it buys a stake in companies as a way to grow capital transactions with a hope of getting space for advertisement. The company headquarters is Paris France and focuses on investing in businesses to customer sector companies. This is a company with a team of professionals as well as investors that have a passion for building a market leader. The company invests in the education sector, the internet and mobile sector to deal with any difficulties a customer faces. Talk of professionals and you will understand why Scott Rocklage made partner.