Co-Founded by Eric Lefkofsky Tempus Labs Addresses a Variety of Health Issues

Eric Lefkofsky is a lawyer by training holding a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. A humanitarian by nature he and wife Liz co-founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The LFF supports a variety of causes and organizations.

Arts and Culture-Steppenwolf Theatre Company and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Medicine-The Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. Education-The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. Eric serves as a Trustees for each of the organizations listed above.

An entrepreneur by profession Eric has co-founded five companies mostly in the field of business-related technology. Each company offers different services including funding for disruptive technologies, print and promotional solutions, logistics outsourcing, an analytics platform, and media procurement technology.

Three years ago Eric Lefkofsky co-founded Tempus Labs. Working with the National Cancer Institute Tempus’ objective is to better treat current and future cancer patients utilizing data gathered during the treatment of previous cancer patients.

The system Tempus created collects, analyses, and organizes data. Algorithms are generated that enable clinicians to determine a course of treatment. The Image Recognition feature uses radiological images and pathology reports to provide greater accuracy in forming a prognosis.

The medical advances Tempus has made are not limited to cancer treatment. The company’s work in gene therapy and gene editing have created treatments for two diseases that were previously classified as “untreatable”.

Gene therapy has proven effective in treating a genetic anomaly that leads to blindness. Gene editing has been tested as a treatment for Hunter Syndrome an illness that affects the skeletal, nervous, respiratory, and muscular systems. The results are still pending.

Tempus has developed a program that uses collected data to treat eye disease. The algorithms the system generates could conceivably detect ailments of the eye with greater accuracy and at a lower cost than eye care professionals.

Smart Watches have been turned into medical devices through Tempus’ efforts. The FDA has cleared a smartwatch that monitors blood pressure. Blood sugar information can be sent to smartphones and watches via two recently developed glucose meters.

About Eric Lefkofsky :

Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus

Born in Southfield, Michigan, Eric Lefkofsky, a self-made billionaire, emerged from somewhat humble beginnings. After he graduated from the University of Michigan in 1991, he sold carpet, and in 1993 received his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School. After law school, Lefkofsky had many ventures, some that eventually led to great wealth. One of those ventures is a very familiar company called Groupon, in which he became the CEO. According to Forbes, Lefkofsky stepped down as CEO and became chairman in 2015. In 2016, Lefkofsky co-founded the technology company, Tempus.

Tempus is not just any technology company. Lefkofsky’s motivation for Tempus was born when a loved one was suffering from cancer. Lefkofsky saw up close and personal a need for physicians to better treat their patients, and technology was the answer. His experience prompted him to use his platform to bring this technology to physicians and their patients.

Tempus has built a software system that helps physicians to make real-time decisions based upon data from genomic sequencing services. When a physician has access to this amazing advanced technology that analyzes molecular and therapeutic data, their patients have answers that would otherwise cost them precious time. This data allows doctors to personalizes care for each patient with speed, precision, and accuracy. Eric Lefkofsky, with the help of his team, has made this technology available, and has already began to help save lives and give people hope.

Lefkofsky is also quite the philanthropist. Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF) was founded by him and his wife, Liz, in order to enhance the well-being of others, particularly children. Their are four main focuses with LFF which are education, basic human rights, medical advancement, and arts and culture. The Lefkofsky’s believe that education is a basic human right, and LFF helps to make available formidable education for people in their community. The foundation also supports medical advancement, of cancer in particular, since it has affected the Lefkofsky’s personally. LFF also supports the arts and culture in their community with the belief that cities and communities thrive with its richness. LFF is located in Chicago, IL, where the Lefkofsky’s live.

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, self-made billionaire, husband and father, Eric Lefkofsky has come a long way from selling carpet at the University of Michigan. His contributions to technology in the realm of modern medicine has already helped many people. It will be amazing to see what he accomplishes I the next few years with Tempus and other ventures he has yet to unveil. Lefkofsky may be someone whom contributes to the longevity of life for some, and may even save the lives of people who would not have the opportunity if it had not been for the creation of Tempus.

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