Chicago-based entrepreneur, Eric Lefkofsky, has scored multiple success with Tempus, a company which uses a data-driven approach to combating cancer. It recently procured $80 million from fundraising. This achievement increased Tempus’ value to in excess of $1 billion and put it in the rank of unicorn status. According to the Chicago Tribune this is a rare accomplishment for a Chicago-based company.
To date Tempus has raised over $210 million, due to large firm investors. New Enterprise Associates and Revolution Growth previously funneled funds into Tempus and have been joined by T. Rowe Price Associates and Kinship Trust Co. The latest capital investments will go to increasing Tempus’ “clinical and molecular analytic platform,” according to the Chicago Tribune.
According to Lefkofsky, who co-founded Tempus in 2015, the company was developed out of frustration with a health care system that too often let powerful data and real world evidence go to waste.” Lefkofsky made this observation after a family member was diagnosed with cancer.
Lefkofsky said Tempus is “in a unique position to help usher in an era of precision medicine to support patients battling disease.”
Clinical and molecular data will be gathered from patients then combined and structured in an organized form. According to the news report, organizing a patient’s database could be as simple as adding a handwritten note to their file.
By adding structure more personalized options for treatment will be available and beneficial for the involved stakeholders. Physicians will have access to learning tools, newer patients will receive the same quality treatment as previous patients and drug companies will be able to enhance the drug development process.
Big data analytics will be the primary focus in facilitating cancer therapy at Tempus. Human genome sequencing coupled with advances in science and technology provides innumerable details from a large medical system.
Tempus laboratories, which are certified by CAP/CLIA, include comprehensive DNA and RNA sequencing and has a data processing capability to process 50,000 patients annually.
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Today, thanks to the benefits of modern medicine and healthy eating many people are living longer and staying active. With that in mind, taking care of your skin and looking your best should be a top priority. The company Jeunesse has been offering top of the line skin enhancement products since 2009. The company’s motto “We are Jeunesse. We are Generation Young.” is a testament to their dedication to promoting beauty from within.
Jeunesse’ product line includes creams and supplements that will make you glow no matter what your age is. Forget the coffee and try AM Essentials supplement instead. It’s packed with vitamins, minerals, biotins, and folates that are even vegan-friendly. AM Essentials will start your day off right and your skin will love you for it. Protect your body from free radicals with a delicious Reserve antioxidant fruit blend drink of pure ingredients like concord grapes, blueberries, and its special ingredient Resveratrol.
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The company was the brainchild of Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray. As experienced entrepreneurs, they hit the ground running to share their products globally. Their common goal is to get great, life-changing skincare and wellness products to the people in the most direct way possible. Jeuness also offers direct selling opportunities to individuals looking for a high-quality product to sell. With their global market growing, Jeuness will continue to blow away the skin care marketplace in 2018 and for years to come.
Waiakea Water is a brand of bottled water. It is sourced from Hawaii, and the brand is taking the cultural pillars of the Hawaiian people very seriously. In Hawaii, one of the most significant cultural values is to protect and care for the environment. The population has been in tune with nature for thousands of years.
In order to support that, Waiakea Water only uses bottles that are 100% RPET. The brand also uses low emission shipping. What is more, Waiakea Water actively takes part in the reforestation of the region as well as other programs to offset carbon. That led to Waiakea Water being certified with the certificate of CarbonNeutral®. In fact, Waiakea Water is one of the first in the world to receive the certificate among other premium bottled water brands.
The bottle of Waiakea is made of 100% RPET. That stands for recycled polyethylene terephthalate. It is the kind of plastic that is recycled post- consumerism. It has high advantages in terms of environmental conscientiousness as using this plastic serves to reduce waste. Other benefits of using 100% RPET bottles is that they need less energy and water to manufacture. It uses up to 85 percent less energy and up to 90 percent less water. Not only that, but it reduces the emissions of carbon by up to 90 percent.
One of the most significant projects that the Waiakea brand is working on is in regard of their bottles. While using 100% RPET is excellent, the brand wants to set the bar higher and use fully recyclable bio polymers. That means that the bottle will have an end of life and it will degrade biologically unlike conventional plastics.
The water of Waiakea is sourced from the Mauna Loa volcano. It comes from the eastern base of the volcano. It is a highly renewable source. Every year, it renews with 200 inches of snow melt and pure rainwater. Up to 393 million gallons can be sourced from the pool each day. Waikaea uses less than one percent of that vast number, which means that its source of water is highly sustainable and it does not noticeably reduce the water in the area.