Does the name Eric Lefkofsky sound familiar? Have you heard this name previously? If you haven’t, the name Groupon should ring a bell. Eric is the creator of Groupon and as of right now, he remains a shareholder of the business but has decided to use his energy to focus more on his new business venture, Tempus.Tempus is a fairly new concept that allows for patients to have their DNA analyzed by professionals who can aim a better treatment plan towards their individual health needs. The Tempus business is partnered with a large collection of prominent hospitals that work with those in labs to help better understand the DNA of the cancer patients. The database will collect specific genomic DNA to compare to others and then begin a treatment plan specific to each individual case.
Technology is always changing and for this reason, someone needed to come up with a better understanding of the data needed for patients in order to help patients be treated better for their cancer. With Tempus, the technology is there to help those live longer lives than before. Now the physicians are able to collect all the information they need to make a better and more informed plan for their patients.There are a number of nonprofits as well as startups that work to help to find a cure or treatment of a disease.
The business industry is able to screen for more things as the cost has decreased to perform certain tests than ever before. It is also easier and cheaper to store the data needed to perform tests and get results.Because Eric worked hard to partner with prominent hospitals, the data that is collected is stored and analyzed. There is a 20,000 square foot lab that is used primarily for collecting and analyzing all data. This lab helps to build a DNA database as well as a patient profile which is used to help cancer patients.