Dr. Scott M Rocklage Helping to Cure Muscular Dystrophy

Scott M Rocklage is a PhD who joined a company called 5AM Ventures in 2003. He began as a venture partner and eventually became a managing partner in 2004. For over three decades Dr. Rocklage has been in the field of healthcare management. He helped to gain FDA approval for new drugs including Omniscan, Teslascan and Cupicin. He is an inventor or he helped in inventing up over 30 United States patents. He currently has an office in Boston Massachusetts.

Dr. Scott M Rocklage has been interested in the life sciences. He is also a venture capitalist. He has combined these two interests to form his company called 5AM Ventures. He choose this name because the company is in it’s early stages of development. Sometimes he finds himself studying life science based material. Other times he meets with management teams from portfolio companies and sometimes he attends Board meetings. He likes to work with people to turn ideas into medicines to help unmet medical problems people are experiencing.

Dr. Scott M Rocklage is interested with helping people who suffer from muscular dystrophy. His company 5AM Ventures and other investors are leading the way in this field of medicine. Over production of molecules known as RNA can lead to a condition know as DM1. This begins to effect many areas of the body including the muscles, heart, hormones, gastrointestinal system, central nervous system and the respiratory system. Currently there is no effective treatment for this disorder.

DM1 is an expansion repeat disorder. They are inherited in a persons genes and do not respond well when treated with today’s therapies. Dr.Scott M Rocklage has been working with a company named Expansion Therapeutics to change all of this. They are working on inventing small molecule medications that target RNA. People with DM1 disorder eventually get toxic levels of RNA in their bodies and this is what causes muscular dystrophy disorder. Currently the people involved in this project say that they are getting closer to developing small molecule medications to help to relieve the suffering that people with muscular dystrophy are going through.

 

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