Philosophy

We build great companies in order to make a dramatic difference for patients

The Third Rock Team

Our team has a proven record of translating disruptive technologies into valuable business enterprises. Working closely with leading scientific and business visionaries as well as industry partners, we identify opportunities to change the future of medicine and rigorously vet those ideas through our discovery process to develop the vision, strategy and plan needed to succeed.

A Formula for Innovation

We only invest in the best of those ideas. We are actively involved in the early stages of our companies’ development, typically serving as members of the founding management teams, to build a strong foundation, put in place the right people and culture, and set the companies on a path to scientific and operational excellence.

We believe in the companies we launch and make big initial investments, often complemented by strategic alliances, to enable our companies to advance life-changing therapies, devices and diagnostics. And by creating value for patients, we create value for our investors.

"We try never to forget that medicine is for the people. It is not for the profits. The profits follow, and if we have remembered that, they have never failed to appear. The better we have remembered it, the larger they have been."