Eric Lefkofsky owns the startup company, Tempus, which mostly specializes with collecting and interpreting data from cancer patients. The latest partner to join the venture is the University of Chicago. The university has pledged doctors while Tempus provides the space and the amenities to make the molecular sequencing and analysis possible.
Tempus is a Data Mining Hub
Independent scientists working in different locales might end up taking months to analyze all that data and be on the same page. Thanks to the groundbreaking algorithms powering the innovation by Tempus, however, the researchers now have a simpler route. Computers make out patterns in a matter of microseconds. The findings are then used to come up with personalized care and management plan for breast cancer patients.
Too Much Information, Everywhere
Dr. Olufunmilayo Olopade says that research efforts often get thwarted by the absence of a single database containing all the info and stats about all the patients who’ve been diagnosed with particular cancer. Dr. Olopade is the dean School of Medicine, at the University of Chicago. The end-goal of the association with Tempus will be to bring the world’s largest clinical database of breast cancer molecular research.
The health-related startup appeared in 2006. The facilities are endowed with cutting-edge machines which utilize AI technology to process the Metadata derived from their studies. The research firm is housed in the same properties other successful companies by Eric like Drivin, Groupon and Lightbank used to be in. The establishment also collaborates with other prestigious research institutes like The Mayo Clinic, Cancer department of Northwestern University, University of Michigan and the Medical Center at Rush University. Eric Lefkofsky also co-founded Uptake Technologies and Mediaocean tech companies.
Exactly eleven years ago, Eric together with the wife, Liz, started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. These were a private organization created to serve a multitude of charitable acts and deeds. Top of the benefices list of Eric’s foundation is the Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.