Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky and the company he co-founded, Tempus Labs, is revolutionizing cancer care through the use of big data analytics. The Chicago based company was launched three years ago and has quickly been rated among he health tech industry’s top 10 start-up companies. Tempus has collaborated with many of the comprehensive cancer centers run by the National Cancer Institute as well as several academic institutions. The company will help shape and dramatically change medicine over the next few years with their groundbreaking technologies.
Founded in 2015, Tempus Labs has developed technology that can improve medical research in many areas. They include cancer testing, patient germline and tumor DNA sequencing, cell-free DNA liquid biopsies, RNA sequencing of tumors, tumor cell organoid cultures with drug testing, as well as machine learning of many layers of information including electronic medical record, medical imaging and pathology and much more. Tempus Labs is now mentioned on the list of top 10 transformative medical innovations published each year by Dr. Eric Topol.
In addition to Tempus technology, Dr. Topol’s list includes technologies for gene editing and gene therapy, a deep-learning algorithm for diagnosing skin cancer, the KardiaBand for diagnosing atrial fibrillation, pathogen sequencing technology and two new FDA-approved glucose sensors. The new cancer treatment Chimeric antigen receptor T Immunotheraphy is also on the list as is a blood pressure watch and artificial intelligence technology for use in diagnosing eye diseases.
Tempus co-founder and Chicago based serial entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky is from Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan,earned an undergraduate degree, then graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with his JD. He went found or co-found Lightbank, Groupon, Uptake Technologies, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean and Echo Global Logistics. Eric Lefkofsky is also a University of Chicago adjunct professor and author of the book ‘Accelerated Disruption: Understanding the True Speed of Innovation’.
A generous philanthropist, Lefkofsky supports numerous Chicago institutions including the Lurie Children’s Hospital, World Business Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Museum of Science and Industry. He also supports positive causes worldwide through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation.
Contact Eric Lefkofsky: www.lightbank.com/team/eric-lefkofsky