Dr. Jose Rocca is the Founder and CEO of Solara Labs, leading a team that has formulated and manufactured customized products for a range of leading brands, representing over $200M in combined sales to consumers. Today, Solara Labs offers customers several proprietary applications found in products including multivitamin and single-ingredient fast-melt formulations, protein and amino blends, and customized botanical formulations in fast-melt, capsule, and bulk-powder formats — all developed and manufactured in the company’s family-owned facility in South Florida.
Prior to launching Solara Labs, Dr. Rocca served as Director of Research and Development at Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he developed new formulations to improve therapeutic efficacy and management of cardiovascular diseases. These efforts, combined with the commercialization of an industry-leading product that Dr. Rocca helped establish, contributed to the acquisition of Kos Pharmaceuticals by Abbott Laboratories.
Over his career, Dr. Rocca has filed 12+ patents (with seven issued) for the formulation of delivery technologies and pharmaceutical compositions. He has authored and presented numerous works on drug delivery systems in the U.S. and internationally. He is a member of the Controlled Release Society and American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. In addition to serving as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics at the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Dr. Rocca sits on the Scientific Advisory Board of several nutraceutical and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Rocca is a licensed pharmacist with a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Industrial Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Miami with his wife and three children.