Tempus and Eric Lefkofsky

In Chicago, Illinois, a significant paradigm shift is happening with how genomic data is used. This change is happening at a new technology company called Tempus. Tempus is a company that specializes in a unique system to battle cancer. This system includes a state of the art lab capable of using extensive amounts of data and technology to care for cancer patients.

The lab is a robotic laboratory that analyzes patients’ RNA and other data. It then sequences the data into a useable format. This sequencing only takes two to three weeks to happen. The company currently collects and sequences data for over 50,000 patients each year and read full article.

This data is then used to treat future patients. Doctors now have the ability to use this tool that will learn even more as more data is collected. This system is completely changing how cancer patients and their doctors use data in a clinical setting.

Eric Lefkofsky is one of the people the public can thank for this amazing technology. He is the co-founder and CEO of the company. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and then continued at the University of Michigan Law School earning his Juris Doctor. Recently, Lefkofsky returned to the University of Michigan to be an adjunct professor.

He is also a founder of Lightbank which is a venture fund that invests in disruptive technologies. Groupon, an e-commerce marketplace, is another of Lefkofsky’s many ventures. Eric Lefkofsky is also involved with Uptake Technology (analytics platform), Mediaocean (media procurement technology), and Echo Global Logistics (print and promotional solutions).

If all of these companies are not enough, Eric Lefkofsky also finds time to be charitable. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was founded in 2006 to bring high-impact initiatives faster to communities that are affected.

He is a trustee on the boards of the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Industry and World Business Chicago, The Museum of Science, and The Art Institute of Chicago. Lefkofsky has even published a book titled Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation.Lefkofsky believes in giving back to the community. If a person wanted to find out more about Eric Lefkofsky, he has a Twitter accounts.

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