Medical research is difficult. Very difficult. Imagine, over the course of a few years searching for one particular stone. Under this stone will be a material that you require for some reason. After years of looking, you finally find that stone, and after turning it over, it reveals hundreds more of that particular stone and the quest begins anew. This is medical science in a nutshell. Because of the vast complexities of the human body such as its ability to change and adapt, as well as the individual chemical and physical relationships within itself, medical researches face a difficulty unheard of in other industries. For every step taken forward, medical researchers must return and re-analyze old information to properly understand the new information. It’s a daunting and time consuming task. Tempus hopes to change all of that.
Tempus is an organization co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, an American entrepreneur. As the CEO and co-founder of Tempus, Lefkofsky hopes to revolutionize the way medical researchers and doctors view clinical data. With Tempus, Lefkofsky hopes to be able to turn the data acquired by an individual’s genomic structure into a library that can be viewed in real time. By giving researchers and physicians the ability to view genetic and medical history more efficiently, Tempus hopes to give patients a much more personalized experience. By personalizing and understanding the medical and genomic data, doctors can treat an individual’s needs with treatments tailored specifically to their ailments. This understanding of molecular information could possibly change the entire way medical science is approached.Lefkofsky, who is the co-founder and CEO of multiple companies, had humble beginnings in Southfield, Michigan. Starting and running various businesses throughout his life, Lefkofsky has proven he is a capable leader when it comes to business management. Lefkofsky is also known for being the CEO and founder or co-founder of multiple companies, most notably Groupon. Groupon is an ecommerce site that connects business to potential customers through discounts on the Groupon platform.
With Tempus, Lefkofsky will change many lives for the better, but it isn’t necessarily new ground for the entrepreneur. Lefkofsky, along with his wife started the Lefkofsky Foundation. The Lefkofsky Foundation is a vast philanthropic organization dedicated to bettering the world through direct social activity, science and education. With Tempus and the Lefkofsky Foundation, Eric Lefkofsky is doing his best to make a positive change in the world.