Founded by Eric Lefkofsky, Tempus Labs has been making an impact on the medical world for quite some time. The company has been in existence for only three years yet has already been rated as one of the top health tech start up in the nation. Tempus has worked exclusively with National Cancer Institute’s centers around the country. Tempus has already raised $130 million in funding and has excelled in a number of cancer services including RNA sequencing of tumors, sequencing of patients’ tumors and medical imaging.
Lefkofsky’s company Tempus has been recognized for their excellence. Tempus was recently featured on Eric Topol’s list. This yearly article features the latest advances in medical technology that has made headlines. Tempus Labs has also been recognized for a number of its unique technologies. The technology that has gotten the most recognition is gene therapy and gene editing. These technologies are used to help with diseases that many had thought to be untreatable. Voretigene neparvovec-rzyl is used to treat rare vision loss that can lead to blindness. Vivo manipulation has been used to treat Hunter syndrome.
A Michigan native, Eric Lefkofsky has been making an impact on the business world for quite sometime. Lefkofsky learned the value of hard work from his mother who was a school teacher and his father who worked as an engineer. A graduate from the University of Michigan, Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a tech company focused on battling cancer. Throughout his career, Lefkofsky has started and run several successful companies including InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics and the well known Groupon.
Lefkofsky has used his success to give back to others in a variety of ways. He started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a private charitable group to help in his local community. During his career he has served as a Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. He continues to be committed to helping other through his businesses and through charity. His impact should continue to be felt for many years to come.