Erif LefKofsky, co-founder of Tempus Labs and a respected entrepreneur with what appears to be a very bright future ahead. Tempus Labs was launched a mere three years ago yet has already garnered some significant attention. In fact, it was rated as a top ten health tech start up.
Tempus Labs has initiated effective collaborations with many of the National Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer centers across the country. Tempus offers a great variety of in-depth testing of cancer cells and the analysis of the cells against the immune system of the patient.
In terms of notable accolades, in addition to being cited as a top ten health tech start up, Tempus has also been featured on Eric Topol’s List. Topol’s List is an annual feature in which Dr. Eric Topol views advances which have made headlines over the past year and analyzes them against their potential to advance or shape, or perhaps even revolutionize medicine in near future.
Tempus Labs earned the nod in Dr. Topol’s List as one of several groundbreaking technologies, among them being gene editing and gene therapy. Technically, these are two technologies used in new ways for diseases once thought to be untreatable. Now Luxturna; Spark Therapeutics was approved by the FDA at the end of 2017. It is set to treat a rare form of blindness by targeting mutations to specific gene.
There are several other incredible possible treatments to watch, including one which actually does include a watch: a smart watch of sorts which regularly monitors blood pressure through a brief occlusion of the radial artery.
In its short time, Tempus has already raised $130 million in funding. The company currently has an interactive and analytical learning platform allowing physicians to deliver personalized cancer care for patients.
As for Eric Lefkofsky, he is considered the entrepreneur behind many other things, yet he also feels a calling toward philanthropy. He and his wife started the Lefkofsky Family Foundation whose primary goals seem the advancement of educational initiatives, fundamental human rights, and that medicine, art, and cultural which enrich human lives be recognized.
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For a doctor who made a name for himself in the Asheboro community, Dr. Haque takes pride in serving his community. He was inspired by the positive feedback from his satisfied patients to set up a clinic in Asheboro. Today, patients can find him in his clinic, Horizontal Internal Medicine. Dr. Haque believes that great ideas are as a result of thorough research, diligence, and hard work. He is also certain that doctors need to build healthy relationships and network with their colleagues for them to succeed.
As a doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Imran Haque is thrilled by the invaluable improvements in the field of medicine. According to him, technology has improved aspects of patient care like follow-up processes, referrals, ordering, and record keeping. He also notes that technology has simplified data-entry processes and improved coordinated care. Through these medical improvements, doctors like him excel in providing quality care and streamlining their workflow.
One of the habits that make Dr.Imran Haque productive in his entrepreneurial endeavors is multi-tasking. To ensure that he does not make mistakes, he is usually thorough in his projects. His advice to young entrepreneurs with interests in medicine is that they should not be quick to trust. He advises them to be cautious about people’s intentions. This is because some people may want to take advantage of their empathy and generosity.
About Dr. Imran Haque
Dr. Haque is a licensed doctor whose specialty lies in internal medicine. Dr. Haque is reputable in Asheboro for his outstanding medical services. He attributes his successful medical practice to the M.D he earned from the renowned Virginia University. Before earning the M.D, he was enrolled in an undergraduate degree in medicine program at Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE). The higher learning institution is situated in Santa Domingo.
Using his extensive experience in internal medicine, Dr. Imran Haque opened a health facility in Asheboro referred to as Horizontal Internal Medicine. The facility attends to patients with a wide range of illness. The facility also offers personalized medical examinations to improve the customer experience. Dr. Haque came up with the idea of the clinic with a goal of serving his community with quality medical services. Patients can consult with him through his office that is based within the clinic.
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