In Heidi Harris’ Tech News Spy article “Tempus, Eric Lefkosky, and the Rise of Data Enabled Precision Medicine”, the co-founder of Groupon attempts to change the world of healthcare by providing invaluable data to doctors.
The serial entrepreneur’s latest venture, Tempus, was created to provide modern technology and the benefits to cancer researchers and physicians. The goal is to change the way healthcare is provided to cancer patients by providing individualized treatment plans based on molecular and clinical data.
The company created the “world’s largest library of molecular and clinical data” that is paired with an analytics software to provide the necessary information to doctors. The information pairs genome sequencing data with clinical data to demonstrate which medicines are the most effective for different tumors and different molecular compositions. By doing so, the physicians and researchers will be able to look at the ceaselessly improved information and tailor the treatment to the individual and learn more about Eric.
Though the process of genome sequencing has been around since 2003, it was incredibly expensive. The first genome sequencing was over $100 million. However, with the improvement in technology and science, the cost is around $5,000. Tempus provides access to the information and in doing so allows the specialists to create treatment that is backed by data and more information click here.
Eric Lefkofsky was born on September 2, 1969 to a structural engineer and a school teacher in Michigan. He attended University of Michigan and graduated with honors. He continued his education at the University of Michigan Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate.
Eric Lefkofksy is a dedicated philanthropist. He and his wife began the Lefkofksy Foundation to enhance the quality of human life by reinforcing and supporting scientific, educational, and other charitable causes around the world. He is also on the board of directors at the Children’s Memorial Hospital and for the Art Institute of Chicago.
His entrepreneurial characteristics have driven him to create a variety of other companies along with Tempus. He may be most well known as the co-founder of Groupon, an ecommerce company that provides coupons to local events and activities. He is also the co-founder of InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Lightbank.