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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