According to the Norcal News published on 23rd May 2017, Eric Lefkofsky has launched another company, Tempus. This Company will be assembling a genomic database for cancer. Doctors will be using the database to compare DNA of patients so as to know the best therapies for each. This will help cancer patients to live longer and even cure some cancer cases.The Zeal behind the founding of Tempus was trend in medical physicians collecting a lot of medical data, but lack an efficient method for analyzing it for future use. Tempus brings a big technological innovation in the medical field. Its work will even be more possible with the reduced costs of screening genes and storing data.
According to Eric, Tempus Company has advantages in this technological innovation since it has partnered with prominent hospitals with which they can collect huge and reliable data that acts as a sufficient sample size. Also, Tempus has got a spacious and equipped laboratory that will be used for screening and testing the genes. Eric has come up with software that can compare cancer patients DNA profiles. These comparisons will help in finding treatments for patients with the same genetic profiles.Since 2015, Eric Lefkofsky stepped down as the CEO of Groupon so that he can fully concentrate on building Tempus. He then hired Kevin White who is a renowned Geneticist for his work at Genomics and Systems Biology Institute at the University of Chicago. Eric joined Tempus together with his business partner, Brad Key well.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the CEO and co-founder of Tempus Company. He also founded the Lightbank fund that invests in disruptive technologies. Eric co-founded Groupon where he was the CEO before he stepped down to concentrate on Tempus in 2015. Other companies that were co-founded by Eric are Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, Echo Global Logistics and InnerWorkings.Together with his wife, Liz, Eric established ta charitable organization by the name Lefkofsky Family Foundation. Eric holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan. He also has a doctorate from the Law School at the University of Michigan.