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Researcher and Doctor-Scott Rocklage

Genetics disorders have been the one business fro Expansion Therapeutics. In the recent past, the pharmaceutical organization has been raising funds to fight the hereditary illness in their listing. One of the hereditary disorders is myotonic dystrophy type 1 also known as DM1. IN its effort to fight the condition the medical company has added about $55.3 million. The DM1 symptoms are seen when the RNA reaches the toxic level. Expansion Therapeutics has not been fighting the genetic disorders alone, instead, other medical organizations have been helping them among them 5 AM Ventures, Sanofi, Kleiner Perkins, RA Capital Management, Alexandria Venture as well as Norvatis Venture Fund.


Medical experts explain that RNA are molecules which are usually transferred from the DNA and are later converted into proteins. When the RNA reaches the toxic level an individual experiences DM1, which also defects the body operations including the respiratory system, the muscles, the heart, central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, as well as the hormonal system. DM1 is hereditary and affect the whole family. Experts say that the effects get even stronger as the generations increases. Scientists have not found the exact treatment of DM1. Since the foundation of Expansion Therapeutics, the firm has been responsible for fighting and treating hereditary conditions. According to experts expansion repeat disorders are hereditary illnesses and they do not respond easily to treatment.


In 2003 Scott Rocklage joined 5 AM Venture. When Scott joined the firm he was a venture partner and after a year working with 5 AM Venture he was promoted to a Managing Partner. Dr. Scott has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He has gained vast knowledge and experience in the healthcare sector and his leadership skills have led the approval of three new drugs in the United States of America by the FDA. He graduated from the University of California, Berkely with a B.S in Chemistry, and Massachusetts University where he received his Ph. D in Chemistry. Dr. Rocklage has been operating from his office based in Boston MA. For the years he has been in the medical industry he has been working together with other like minded entrepreneurs to bring his ideas into reality. Learn more:

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