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Scott Rocklage medical career is pretty impressive

Dr. Scott Rocklage is Managing Partner for 5AM Ventures. They help build life science companies to their full potential. He has over three decades of experience in his field, particularly the healthcare management field. Under his leadership the FDA approved of three U.S. New Drug Applications. They are called Cubicin®, Omniscan™, and Teslascan®. Dr. Rocklage has also sat on a number of boards in his career. Scott received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California. After that he went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT to get his Ph.D. in Chemistry.


Everyday can be different for him with some days he is working with the portfolio company’s management team and other studying life science. It changes day to day. There is one thing that keep him productive each day and that is being well organized. Scott is on top of prioritization, keeping up with his calendar and time management. That is how he is able to get everything done that he needs. All that is important, but finding the right team from the beginning, one regret he has. The doctor suggest readers look at their future and think about what they want. You will not get rich while working for others, jumping into the pool or entrepreneurship can get you there. Of course it’s scary but you cannot succeed in life without some sort of risk involved. That’s just the truth. Scott Rocklage had taken a number or risks in his life and they have panned out well. He has worked as a President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of multiple big companies during his career. He has worked at Nycomed Salutar, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, and Nycomed Interventional. Dr. Rocklage is particularly interested in one trend that targets certain genotypes mutations to uniquely treat cancer. There has been a lot of progress with this type of treatment and has saved lives already. The future of this also look promising. A personal strategy Scott uses to grow his businesses is to stick to his strengths, not just go with the trends. You will experience more success when you focus on what you are good at.


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