Eric Lefkofsky and Tempus Fight for Cancer Patients
Tempus Labs is a revolutionary creator of groundbreaking technology concerning cancer drugs and therapies. They use gene therapy and gene editing to help patients with diseases that were until previously untreatable. The company was founded less than five years ago by Eric Lefkofsky.
The results of Tempus’s labor has resulted in several of their products being FDA approved. Voretigeneneparvovec-rzyl, which is marketed at Luxturna, was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration right before the New Year. The drug was created to treat a rare form of vision loss that results from mutations of a certain gene.
Tempus, under the leadership of Lefkofsky also developed glucose sensors that can be used to directly dose insulin on a basis varying from person to person. The new discovery, which has also been FDA approved, is marketed as Abbot’s FreeStyleLibre Flash glucose monitor and is applied to the arm instead of requiring a person to prick their finger. The monitor can be set up to send data directly to a smartwatch or phone.
Who is Eric Lefkofsky?
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of medical technology innovator Tempus. In 2006, he created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable organization where he assists cancer patients in having a more fulfilling life. Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School. As well as being involved in advancement of medicine, he voyages in the worlds of art and theater. Other companies that Lefkofsky is involved in include, but are not limited to, Trustee of Luie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago and Steppenwolrd Theatre Company.
Lefkofsky Family Foundation
The Lefkofsky Foundation was founded in 2006 by Eric Lefkofsky and his wife Liz with the purpose of advancing initiatives that relate to enhancing the lives of the community around them. The foundation primarily focuses medical research but also works to expand cultural initiatives in and around Chicago and is an advocate of human rights for women and young girls.
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