Tempus is a technology startup firm whose CEO is Eric Lefkofsky, who is also the firm’s co-founder. The organization is one of the top ten Chicago’s tech startup firms. It has developed software that provides an analysis of cancer clinical and molecular data. Tempus is currently working with systems in hospitals and educational institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, Duke University School of Medicine, the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Centre and the University of Michigan to bring in technology in oncology.
The firm’s software seeks to analyze the collected data from different academic institutions and hospitals and provides a software solution that can allow the comparison of a patient’s genetic profile to the firm’s database of other patients who are cancer patients. The software will give doctors, and researchers access to clinical trials to determine the most promising treatments. The firm also provides patients with gene sequencing tests at the firm’s River North laboratory.
Cancer as a disease has become a global concern with everyone being affected by it. Any advancement in the treatment of the disease relieves the burden on cancer patients and doctors. Tempus is bridging the gap between the collected data from cancer patients and the development of customized treatments that work for the patients. Wirth the recent $70 million funding given to the firm, the company will make data analysis possible for the cancer data collected by hospitals and educational institutions.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is an American businessman. He’s the co-founder as well as CEO of Tempus, co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Groupon, mediaOcean and InnerWorkings and Lightbank. He is the founder of the Lefkosfsky family foundation which provides funds for high impact projects that improve lives in the communities.
The foundation frequently gives donations to fund cancer research. He’s a member of The Giving Pledge since 2013 whose members commit to donating at least half of their total wealth during their philanthropy lifetimes. Eric also serves as the chairman board of trustees at the Steppenwolf Theater Company and serves on the board of trustees in different organizations including; World Business Chicago, Lurie Children Hospital based in Chicago, the museum of science and industry and the Art Institute of Chicago.