At the Forefront of Innovation

No two days are the same for the managing partner of 5 AM Ventures, Dr. Scott Rocklage. Dr. Rocklage received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he conducted research under Richard R. Schrock’s (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005) laboratory. Dr. Scott Rocklage has three decades of healthcare management experience, three FDA-approved drugs, 30 patents, and 100 peer-reviewed publications, as well as the backing of 5 AM Ventures, Dr. Rocklage is at the forefront of innovation. Under Scott’s leadership, 5 AM Ventures was able to raise $285 million in 2016 to bring the firm’s total raised capital to $1 billion, facilitate the acquisition or IPO of 14 companies and lead various companies to exits in the marketplace and more information click here.

Dr. Scott Rocklage has previously served as Chairman and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, President and CEO of Nycomed Salutar, and various research and development positions at Salutar and Catalytica. He has served as the former board chairman of Relypsa (NASDAQ: RLYP), Novira(acquired by Johnson & Johnson), Ilypsa (acquired by Amgen, Miikana (acquired by EntreMed), and Semprus (acquired by Teleflex). He currently serves as the chairman of Rennovia, Kinestral, Cidara (NASDAQ: CDTX), Epirus(NASDAQ: EPRS), Pulmatrix (NASDAQ: PULM). No one can parallel Dr. Rocklage’s experience and knowledge in the seed, early-stage, growth capital, startup investments, and spinouts market for drug development, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, product discovery platforms, research instrument sectors and medical technologies field. Seeing the many achievements and positions of Dr. Rocklage, it is easy to see why no two days are the same and resume him.

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Avi Weisfogel Gives Back through Donations to and Work with Operation Smile

You probably know Avi Weisfogel as being the dentist most famous for developing a novel treatment for sleep apnea through his company Dental Sleep Masters, which trains dentists in the identification and treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Weisfogel is also well known throughout the state of New Jersey as being the man behind Old Bridge Dental, one of the state’s most prominent and successful dental practices.

But Dr. Avi Weisfogel has always been interested in the role that medicine can play throughout the third world, particularly in allowing children who would otherwise not have a decent chance at a good life to have the opportunity to lead a normal existence. One of the problems that Dr. Weisfogel has focused on throughout the third world is that of cleft lip and cleft palate. This insidious illness affects the lives of primarily children, who, without surgery to correct the problem, would be unable to live normal lives. These children often end up dying before they reach their 10th birthday, due to the fact that they have increased rates of infection as well as malnutrition and other associated conditions and Avi’s lacrosse camp.

Dr. Weisfogel has long been a strong supporter of the organization called Operation Smile, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing life-saving surgeries to children throughout the third world who are suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. Dr. Weisfogel has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money to Operation Smile, and has also been a key component in their successful charity drives throughout the East Coast and learn more about Avi.

Recently, Dr. Weisfogel was behind a charity drive that raised a great deal of money for the organization. This money will be used to bring these life-saving treatments to children throughout Africa, the Philippines and Indonesia. Dr. Weisfogel himself has traveled with Operation Smile on occasion, providing expertise and even participating in the occasional surgery himself. Dr. Weisfogel says that Operation Smile is currently suffering from a shortage of qualified personnel. This stems from the organization being unable to pay market rates to the doctor’s with which it works, a serious problem faced by almost every humanitarian medical organization in the world today and Avi on Facebook.

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