Dr. Scott M. Rocklage joined 5AM Venture in 2003 where he became a venture partner and a managing partner in 2004. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. from May to July 2016 and in May 2016 he served as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. He has over 2 decades of healthcare management experience with strategic leadership responsibilities which led to the successful approval of three U.S. New Drug Applications by the FDA, thus entered six drug candidates into clinical trials. Dr. Rocklage has served as a CEO and a Chairman of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a President and a CEO of Nycomed Salutar, a President, CEO and a Chairman of Nycomed Interventional and also held multiple RꝸD positions at Cataytica and Salutar.

Scott M. Rocklage, PhD currently serves as a Board Chairman of Semprus, Achaogen and Relypsa in addition to the Boards of Pulmatrix, WaveRx, and Variation and also the Board of Associates at the Whitehead Institute. He was a former Executive Chairman of Miikana and Ilypsa.

Dr. Rocklage received his PhD in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Rocklage conducted his research in the laboratory of Richard R. Schrock who received a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005. For 3 decades now Dr. Rocklage is an inventor on over 30 U.S. patents and more than 100 peer reviewed publications. He is based in Boston, MA office.

Dr. Rocklage’s 5AM business idea came from life science based venture capital where its named 5AM because the company formation business is considered as early stage since 5AM is obviously early. He works with entrepreneurs to assist them in shaping their ideas into potential medicines so that they can reach the unmet medical needs hence bringing his ideas to life. What helps him grow his business is staying true to what the business knows to do well and he is not afraid of taking risks which makes him a highly recommended entrepreneur and also moving on quickly from a wrong person you have hired.


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