The three year old Tempus Labs is using its innovative new big data analytics technology to radically transform cancer care. Co-founded by Chicago based entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus Labs is a top health tech start up. It collaborates with many of the comprehensive cancer centers run all around the country by the National Cancer Institute.
The services offered by Tempus Labs include a range of cancer testing procedures, liquid biopsies performed on Cell-free DNA, patient tumor and germline DNA sequencing, patient and tumor RNA sequencing and immune system characterization, drug testing of tumor cells organoid cultures, as well as machine learning of all layers of information including medical imaging, pathology and electronic medical records.
Due to the significant impact Tempus Labs is having on cancer care, Dr. Eric Topol included the company on his annual list of the top 10 technological advances with the potential to shape and transform medical care soon. Other groundbreaking technologies on the list include biotechnologies for gene editing and gene therapy, a new deep-learning algorithm for diagnosing benign and malignant skin cancer and the KardiBand watch for diagnosing atrial fibrillation.
Rapid pathogen sequencing technology to allow for fast public health responses during outbreaks, two new glucose sensors that directly dose insulin and the cancer treatment technology Chimeric antigen receptor T Immunotheraphy were also on the list. The drugs, Axicabtageneciloleucel for aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, tisagenlecleucel-T for young patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood pressure watch and artificial intelligence technology for diagnosing eye diseases better and cheaper round out the list.
Tempus Labs co-founder Eric Lefkofsky is a Southfield, Michigan native. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with his Juris Doctor and went on to co-found numerous companies including Lightbank, Mediaocean, Groupon, InnerWorkings, Uptake Technologies and Echo Global Logistics. Lefkofsky is an adjunct professor at the Booth School of Business of the University of Chicago and is on the board of many Chicago-area cultural institutions. A caring philanthropist, Eric Lefkofsky co-founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation with Elizabeth his wife. The organization supports medicine, education, human rights, art and culture initiatives worldwide.
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12,000 tons of processed chicken produced annually is a lot of chicken for one company. So doubling that production and producing 24,000 tons (that’s 48 million pounds!) of processed chicken annually is a whole lot more! That’s exactly what OSI Food Solutions is doing by increasing production at Toledo, Spain facility two fold with an investment of 17 million euros to complete the project in 2017.
When you combine their chicken, pork and beef production amounts together it results in a quality product output that totals over 45,000 tons a year as a result of this expansion project. 90 million pounds of high quality meat and poultry will come out of the Toledo plant operation per year. Extending the current staff from 140 people to 160 with the expansion requiring 20 new jobs be added to keep up with the new production numbers. One of the new jobs created is the role of Product Development Manager, whose responsibilities will include oversight of new products developed as well as refining and improving current products produced.
The already successful OSI Food Solutions already high demand has progressively increased and OSI Food Solutions reacted accordingly. Annually for the regional area of Portugal and Spain, chicken demand has had a 6% increase in growth has been consistent over the last 10 years with the last 3 years showing an 8% increase with demand expected to continue to rise in the near future
The capacity addition enables OSI Food Solutions to carry out a strategy for expansion that will satisfy current customers as they continue to grow themselves as well as attract new customers within the retail and food service marketplaces. As well as expand their own line of products offered and new additions to their high quality product list.
The following upgraded additions were included in the recent expansion project:
Hot water and nitrogen tanks
Facility supplies storage
A new production hall
Service areas for oil
A product development kitchen
Refrigerated rooms for waste container storage
F social area for employees
Shipping and receiving areas
In total the entire expansion resulted in 22,600 square feet of new state of the art additions to the facility that was originally built in 1990. These latest moves will assure that OSI Food Solutions sustains it’s past success well into the future.
Having access to a therapist at any time; that was the goal of Talkspace CEO Oren Frank when he founded the company with his wife in 2012. Talkspace is an online platform that connects users to mental health professionals and allows them to engage in therapy sessions over the phone.
Using text messages, e-mails, phone calls, and video chatting, Talkspace allows its users to talk with their assigned therapist whenever they need too. Talkspace has different plans, each with different features. The $32 a week plan, for instance, gets users a daily text message from their mental health professional. The $49 a week plan gives multiple text messages a day, plus a monthly 30-minute video chat with a therapist.
This new platform is allowing healthcare professionals to help more people than they were ever able to before. Talkspace seeks to end the stigma that has been built around therapy and to allow anyone who feels that they need therapy to be able to access it.
Recently, the insurance company Magellan Health made a deal with Talkspace and will soon be offering Talkspace to customers who have Magellan Health insurance. Frank hopes that easy access to therapy will reduce the number of mental health crises in America.
Shiraz Boghani is a man of determination in both hospitality industry and philanthropy by adding fresh air in both. The Founder and Chairman of the U.K.-based budget hotel network, Splendid Hospitality Group, has no stop since he started his ventures in the hospitality industry since the 1990s.
Apart from his initiatives in the industry, Boghani is also a dedicated face of the country’s philanthropy sector. Interestingly, he was introducing a new concept of limited service hotels from the 1990s to serve the large customer base from the middle-class sector. Shiraz Boghani and few other visionary hoteliers led a revolution that ensured significant addition of hotel rooms in London and other major cities of the U.K.
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Today, Splendid Hospitality Group grew into a total of 25 projects with 19 of them started operating. Boghani gives growth strategy and vision for the hospitality group and helps it to foray into other different areas of business. Some of the important projects that are currently operating under Splendid include Hilton London Bankside with as many as 292 bedrooms, Holiday Inn with 336 rooms, and The Grand Hotel. The contributions that changed the industry and the fate of Splendid Hospitality Group helped Boghani to be chosen as the “Hotelier of the Year” in the year 2016 by the reputed Asian Business Awards.
Apart from playing a major role in the country’s hospitality sector, he expressed his desire to play an active role in the community. With his commitment to the community, Boghani collaborated with many charitable groups and governmental institutions. He is a well-wisher of Central Asia’s Ismaili community. Boghani took various responsibilities and held many positions in the community. He was part of the community’s National Council, served National Conciliation and Arbitration board as its Chairman, and collaborated with Aga Khan University as its Resource Development Convener.
Boghani is also the Founder as well as Joint Chairman of a senior living home network based in the U.K. called Sussex Healthcare. The network is credited with providing individual care with special attention to people with severe conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, other neurological diseases, and more. In order to make its services different, the network reinvents better ways to engage the inhabitants of its homes by providing options to take part in various games, follow their passion, and more. The visionary leadership of Boghani helped Sussex Healthcare to make a significant growth since its foundation in 1985. Today, it has 20 senior living homes in the U.K.
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Boraie development is one of the key companies that is trying to improve real estates markets in New Jersy. According to the article that was published in Philly Purge, the current trend in the housing industry in New Jersy is worrying. New Jersey is one of the most densely populated towns in the States. The town has the highest shares and rates of residential mortgages which are quite an unpredictable and have accumulated massive debts.
The Realtor Chief Economist Lawrence Yun has seen a case in which the inadequate housing in New Jersey is likely to grow, and might turn into a housing emergency in town. This is if the current trend and the gap between the housing demand and the housing supply. There is a deficiency of houses that are an auction and sold and new homes in New Jersey are sold efficiently to the highest bidder. Economic experts hold to the notion that the situation is worsening. This is because building permits are restricted in May. Most homeowners are aware of this, and there is a tendency that some cartels are withholding their houses expecting a surge in prices in the coming months.
New Jersey is an ideal town for many people. The town has specific important characteristics making it one of the best towns in the States. The town is well connected to the transport systems making it the best destination for home buyers. The continued growth of job opportunities in the New Jersey is also a determining factor that has led to the surge of housing rates. For more details visit Crunchbase.
The current trend in the housing industry in New Jersy has seen many companies coming up with ways of managing the situation. Boraie Developments is one of such companies. Boraie has become one of the most sought-after companies in New Jersey. One thing that has stood making the company vital to others is the fact that its primary source of funding is private institutions. The company also works with strong financial institutions and construction engineers and architects with high experience and vision for the New Jersians. Visit State Theatre New Jersey for more.
Boraie Development has a high knowledge of the current trend of New Jersey housing situations. It is with this that makes the organization dedicated to providing exceptional housing services, attracting residents, tenants, and financial partners committed to providing lasting solutions. Under Omar Boraie, the president of the company, Boraie Developments is keen at focusing and on all areas of urban real estate’s markets and management to create affordable and quality housing.
Good things are happening for Highland Capital Management Korea, which is an affiliate of an L.P. with the name Highland itself. The goodness comes from a private equity fund worth 147 million dollars of committed effort. This is centered around healthcare, and that makes the benefits of the deal closed twofold.
A lot of this work is thanks to South Korea National Pension Service (NPS). It is the source of the funds for this deal. It has been around since 1988, and it is worth a little bit of money. The total of the NPS value falls under just half a trillion US dollars. Although, some establishments place the value of this organization around 465 billion dollars. Either way, it’s a lot of money. And, Highland Capital Management is fortunate to get on good side of NPS. Read this article at PR Newswire.
The purposes for making this deal are very strategic in their nature. But for the most part, it’s about seeing progress in the healthcare field while at the same time extracting profitable returns. This also offers a Highland a good opportunity to learn about co-investments to achieve mutual gains internationally. Specifically, the objective is to see progress and profits in Korea, China and United States.
As far as things go in Asia, Highland Capital will be cooperating with Stonebridge Capital to achieve these goals. Stonebridge is a Korean private-equity firm, which has experience in this field. This is a good thing for Highland Capital because this particular equity is the first venture with healthcare as its nature for the group, in this particular market.
This venture is somewhat of a first time for Asian investors as well, as they prefer direct or multi-purpose funds to invest in. Really, it’s all about helping the masses, as the investment funds for this collaboration focus on middle-market healthcare facilities. Making things work with NPS is pretty much a sure bet for Highland Capital. They have a lot of assets under management in many different projects.
It’s all about serving the good of the people, as America becomes more advanced or grey. This demographic in healthcare also proves to be a huge deal. This is on top of the fact that the subject of healthcare itself is quite the big to do in US politics, as way of life these days. This means a lot of work has to be done, and the simple fact is Highland Capital wants a piece of the action. Another factor to this projected success of this investment is the value-based return models that say things should go just fine. Read this article at Dallas News.
Jason Hope recently donated $500,000 to the SENS Foundation, which is a non-profit organization that is located in California that focuses on developing, promoting, and ensuring that many people will have access to rejuvenation biotech that they are working on. Hope has payed attention to the work of Dr. Aubrey de Grey and has been interested in the work that the SENS Foundation is doing for many years, and he feels that their approach to the problems associated with human aging could have great impact on the world. Hope expressed his support for the SENS Foundation and his hope that his donation will help to move their work forward quicker.
Mike Kope, Chief Executive Officer of the SENS Foundation, made the announcement about Jason Hope’s donation while speaking at “Breakthrough Philanthropy,” which is an event that took place at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. He went on to express the importance of putting together a refreshed biotechnology industry and explained that this was the purpose for the SENS Foundation. After speaking a bit more about the Foundations purpose, Kope explained that the donation made by Jason Hope would be a huge help and that it should move the company forward a lot faster with its anti-aging related work.
Aubrey de Grey explained that Jason Hope’s donation would, specifically, help the SENS Foundation to work on breaking molecular bonds that are a part of the reason why older people suffer from diabetes, long-sightedness, and skin aging. She stated that his contributions would be especially helpful with the work the foundation is doing to prevent Arteriosclerosis. Many people present at the “Breakthrough Philanthropy” event expressed how impressed they were with how much Mr. Hope really cared about helping to cure the diseases that plague the elderly.
— Jason Hope (@JasonHope) February 11, 2016
Jason Hope is an entrepreneur, futurist, investor, and philanthropist who has a passion for technology. His real skill is in the way that he is able to predict future trends in technology by observing what is going on now. He is an advocate for the Internet of Things, which has to do with devices that are connected to the internet that make peoples lives easier. Hope works with businesses offering them insight into technology and how they can best integrate technology into their business models. He studied at Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Finance, and he continued his education at ASU’s W.P. Carey School of Business where he received an MBA.
TMS Health Solutions is very dedicated to all their patients. They not only provide therapy for their patients but they also follow up on them to make sure that they are progressing. TMS therapy El Dorado Hills has proven to be an effective treatment for patients who are resistant to the more common ways of treating clinical depression. People who are resistant to treatment are considered to have Treatment-Resistant Depression, and antidepressant medicine will not help them. What they need is an alternative and TMS therapy El Dorado Hills is that alternative.
Depression can be difficult to diagnose, but some of the symptoms can include feelings of anxiety, worthlessness, despair, and loss of hope. It can also be difficult to concentrate and to complete daily tasks. For those who have Treatment-Resistant Depression, it can be easy to lose hope, but TMS therapy El Dorado Hills offers hope when all hope seems lost. It has been proven that TMS had a reduction of symptoms in patients after just six weeks of treatment and 33 percent of their patients had no symptoms of depression. TMS therapy does not have the side effects that many antidepressants do and patients receiving TMS treatment can resume their normal activities after their TMS sessions.
TMS Health Solutions understands that it can be difficult to live with depression that is why they are devoted to finding the best treatment plan for all of their patients. They also know that while one type of treatment may work for one person, it may not work for another, so they customized treatment for all of their patients.
TMS Health Solutions uses the butterfly to symbolize their practice because it represents the transformation that their patients go through.
TMS Health Solutions was created by Dr. Richard Bermudes in 2007 and has since been treating patients suffering from depression. His vision has made it possible to build the psychiatric model completely form the ground up. TMS Health Solutions works one-on-one with the patient as well as their therapist, primary care giver, and psychiatrist in order to provide them with the very best care.
The clinicians at TMS Health Solutions are well-trained, experienced, and motivated to help their patients to get back to the lives that they want to live. TMS Health Solutions is always looking for new ways to help their patients and are continuously researching new and improved ways for treatment.
Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and left it in a state of disarray that way hard to piece back together. In 2017 there was flooding everywhere, homes where destroyed completely, and resources depleted. In the case of such disasters people and businesses need to pull together to help those in need. There were several companies and businesses that stood up to the plate to help. The local food bank in Houston, H-E-B, and Nabors Industries were first to respond to this horrible natural disaster that impacted so many lives.
What did Nabors did for Houston in the midst of this chaos? Their employees skipped their usual activities to help out where they were needed. They participated in special events, community projects, and fundraisers. Some of Nabors employees were sent to various locations including the Gulf Coast to help rebuild the state. Tony Petrello was at the helm helping out too where he was needed. He got Nabors to pay the employees their wages when they were helping the people of Hurricane Harvey. He also matched relief contributions. This totaled $173,622 before Mr. Petrello’s generous contribution, which ended up being called the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. This fund helped a lot of people out in their time of need. The charitable company also lent their on-site kitchen to make meals for families. With these facilities they were able to three hot meals a day on a large scale. Even though these amazing employees came to the rescue a small percentage of them were affected by Hurricane Harvey and needed help themselves. Anthony and his wife Cynthia is known for their philanthropic ways and regularly gives back. They regularly give back to the Texas Children’s Hospital where their daughter is a being treated. In particular they give to research to find treatment and a cure for children with neurological disorders, which their daughter has.
Anthony Petrello wears a number of hats at Nabors Drilling Industries. Not only is he Chief Executive Officer, but he is on the Executive Committee, is President, and Chairman of the Board for them. They are the world’s biggest natural gas and geothermal contractor.
The CEO was raised in Newmark, New Jersey where he grew up poor but worked hard to become successful. He married his college girlfriend and they had a daughter together. The compassionate duo are always giving back to the community, especially when it comes to children.
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Betsy Devos’s role as a reformer in Donald Trump’s Department of Education is one that she’s well prepared for. Even though most who have known her would have never predicted that she’d end up in politics, a recent interview suggests that she’s well-prepared for the challenge she’s undertaking. Devos’s trek into politics has surprised some people who know her best. She’s long been known as the generous and benevolent benefactor of various causes. Always a positive person, she’s lived a life that’s left her well above the fray that typically accompanies Washington politics. With this in mind, some have been surprised to see her get her hands dirty in this kind of fight. To Devos, though, it’s not about the dirty play of Washington politics. It’s about making big changes using her experience and insight.
The passion for education started early for Devos. Growing up in a wealthy, conservative family in Michigan, she experienced first hand how some schools are better than others. Her family wanted her to attend a religious school, keeping with the local tradition. It was in her early schools that she learned the skills necessary to make it in the business world. Her family benefited, it seems, from being able to choose where she went to school. They had advantages, though, and Devos understood this well. What she realized during this process was that children coming from families without wealth weren’t as lucky as her. Those parents had to settle for whatever the state of Michigan had to offer.
This is why her haunt into politics makes sense for some. As she prepared to send her own children to school, she came to learn how the system sometimes creates problems for parents who just want the best for their kids. Her charity work allowed her to improve education to a point, as she and her husband have been able to pour tens of millions into various charities over the years, but this wasn’t enough. She also wanted the ability to make widespread, sweeping change.
While the Department of Education has many possible places for reform, Devos the Reformer sees school choice as her primary battlefield. She cites studies from around the country that show what positive results can follow when kids are actually allowed the ability to go to better schools. Parents are happier, kids perform better and communities flourish. Devos saw the struggles on the faces of parents who were frustrated with their options many decades ago. As the Secretary of Education, she’s made it her personal mission to work on behalf of those parents.
Diving into politics does not come naturally for Devos. While she wants change, her life has been spent using money to create it. She’s been a positive person, smiling her way through community activism rather than having to deal with the sometimes underhanded politics of power. Still, it’s a role she relishes as she attempts to clean up a system that she believes has been broken for many years on end. Learn more: https://www.nccivitas.org/civitas-review/devos-hits-home-run-harvard/