Tempus Labs was co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, and shortly after its founding, it has already become one of the top ten startups in the healthcare tech industry. The company works with many of the National Cancer Institute’s cancer centers in the United States and focuses on genomic sequencing of cancer patients’ tumors, testing for cancer, characterizing the immune system and tumors of cancer patients, and more. Eric Topol featured Tempus on his well-known yearly list, and the company has been recognized as breaking new ground in healthcare tech sector. One of the areas that Tempus is leading the way in is in the gene editings and gene therapy, which are showing promise in treating diseases that have not been treated, as of yet.
Some other notable mentions were pointed out by Eric Topol, and one of them is the way that Stanford University scientists are putting together technology that can diagnose skin cancer. Another one was KardiaBand, which uses an ECG-apple watch that can help to diagnose atrial fibrillation. A technology that sequences pathogens also made the Topol list as well as a pair of glucose sensors that can get insulin into a person, directly. Last, but not least, an artificial intelligence tech that might be able to diagnose eye diseases better than a clinician can made the list, and it could be much more affordable than going to a clinician, as well.
Eric Lefkofsky is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Tempus, which is a company that focuses its efforts on the battle against cancer. To do so, the company uses the latest cutting edge technology to gather data on cancer patients and share it with physicians and other medical professionals who can use it to treat cancer in their patients. Lefkofsky is also a philanthropist who supports charitable organizations all over the world as well as those in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois. To make a bigger impact, his wife, Liz, and himself started up the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which is a private charity that helps to support the arts and culture, medicine, basic human rights, and educational initiatives and organizations.
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