Tempus, Inc. is a company that was founded to help doctors treat cancer much more effectively. It built a huge database of past cancer patient’s whole genomic sequences and DNA as well as RNA sequencing of tumors and other medical information. This database can be accessed by doctor’s which through machine learning helps them pinpoint what cancer therapy will work most effectively for each individual patient. This eliminates much of the guesswork that doctors have had to go through in the past when treating patients with cancer and it is far more efficient.
Tempus is based in Chicago, Illinois. It was co-founded by entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and a long-time business partner. When helping someone he knows go through cancer treatment Lefkofsky was surprised to learn how antiquated much of the technology was that they were using. As he has been in the technology industry for over 20 years he saw a great need to change this situation so that patients would be more likely to have a favorable outcome when it comes to cancer.
Eric Lefkofsky is also the chief executive officer of this medical technology company. Since the company was founded in 2015 it has developed collaborations with a number of universities across the United States. He has also partnered with the majority of America’s top cancer centers. The ultimate goal is to help everyone diagnosed with cancer being treated with the online database that his company has built.
As an entrepreneur in the technology sector, Eric Lefkofsky had founded or co-founded a number of companies. These include Groupon, Lightbank, Mediabank, and Echo Global Logistics amongst others. He earned his undergraduate degree in 1991 from the University of Michigan and also attended this academic institution’s law school where he graduated in 1994 with his law degree.
In 2006 Eric Lefkofsky, along with his wife Liz, established a charitable organization called the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. They donate money to nonprofits around the world such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, John Hopkins Medicine, Stanford Medicine, the Partnership for Safe and Peaceful Communities, and Teach for America amongst many others.
For More info: www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-lefkofsky