Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. He is a self-made billionaire. Eric Lefkofsky grew up Southfield, Michigan. He was the son of a structural engineer Bill Lefkofsky and Sandy Lefkofsky as schoolteacher. Upon graduating high school, he attended the University of Michigan in the year 1987. He later graduated in the year 1991, with top honors. However, he continued his education in University of Michigan School of law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993. After completing his studies, he and his campus friend, decided to purchase Bradon Apparel with the capital they had borrowed from their relatives.
However, he love for technology led him to create Tempus. Tempus is a health-technology company that is in the process of building the world’s largest infrastructure to help modernize the treatment of cancer. The company was founded in 2015, to help consolidate, merge, clean up, and digitize cancer patients’ clinical information. The consolidation of this information will help physicians learn more about cancer for the data and help more people in the future. To ensure the aim of Tempus is accomplished they include molecular data through DNA sequencing. Tempus has established a sequence of data pipelines that help cleanse, collect, and analyze the molecular and clinical data.
Their efforts will help usher in the use of precision medicine. The aim of the entire process Tempus undertakes is to ensure that every cancer patient’s molecular and clinical data is in one place. Having the data in one place will assist the physicians to make data-driven and real-time decisions with their clients. The data will also help physicians learn more about cancer from the patient’s information. It will also give physicians a clue on how to manage it with the treatment options available.
With the strides Tempus has taken to ensure the success of their work, it has earned them a spot on the top ten health technology in Chicago. Tempus has also established various partnerships with several academic and health institutions. The information they offer the institutions especially the health institutions proves helpful when it comes to assisting cancer patients.
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