Erick Lefkofsky Cancer Fighting Startup Partners with Healthcare Organization

When he started Tempus in 2015, Eric Lefkofsky had a goal of seeing that every cancer patient received personalized cancer care. Through the provision of genomic sequencing services and analysis of molecular and therapeutic data, Tempus empowers physicians to make real time and data-driven decisions. There was no better way the startup could achieve this than partnering with healthcare organizations in the country.

Partnership with Mayo Clinic

In this partnership, Tempus will work with Mayo’s Center for Individualized Medicine where the former will carry out sequencing and molecular analysis for 1000 Mayo patients. The patients are participants of the of immunotherapy studies relating to lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, bladder cancer, and melanoma click here.

The sequencing will help guide future treatment options avoiding cases where patients receive treatment that may not work. Physicians, on the other hand, are hopeful that the partnership will increase survival rates of the patients.

Personalized Medicine Partnership with Northwestern Lurie Cancer Center

Lurie Cancer Center is designated as one of the country’s Comprehensive Cancer Center that is dedicated to fighting cancer through the provision of precision medicine. Recently, the Institute started a new initiative called OncoSET which has a goal of providing customized treatment and personalized care for all cancer patients. With the new partnership, Tempus will act as the partner providing genomic sequencing and analysis.

Benefits of the Partnerships

Tempus has partnered with other cancer centers including Ruth University Medical Center. These partnerships are a great way of collecting extensive data. From data gathered, physicians will be in a better position to realize mutation patterns. With this kind of information at hand, pathologist and oncologists will know which treatment will work for which patients, visit facebook.

Use of technological infrastructure that collects, analyzes, and stores data that matches clinical trials makes things easy for physicians. In this case, Tempus will be acting as an operating system for oncologists whereby they can use the data collected to decide the way forward.

Eric Lefkofsky Philanthropic Deeds

In addition to his dire need to support physicians in their quest for seeking a cure for cancer, Eric Lefkofsky is involved in other charitable works. He mainly focuses his assets on helping medical research, health care, education, arts and culture, and human rights.

Eric contributes to these sectors through Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable trust he started with his wife in 2006. When the foundation’s focus is supporting other charitable organizations around the world, most of the funds are focused on Chicago, Eric’s hometown.

OSI Group Has Acquired Baho Food

OSI Group has taken on a food manufacturing company, Baho Food and made an official announcement about the transaction. Baho Food is a privately owned Dutch company and is involved in food processing business including meat products. They pride in providing numerous food services in the retail industry. The financial aspect of the transaction was not disclosed, and its merger control approval was not concluded either.

Baho has been in operation for over 60 years and has several subsidiaries in Netherlands as well as Germany. These subsidiaries include Vital Convenience, Henri van de Bilt, Bakx Foods, Gelderland Frischwaren and Q Smart Life. Some of the services they offer include retailing convenience foods and snacks, different kinds of deli meats and attending to customers in eighteen European nations.

David G. McDonald who is the President and also the Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, says that the acquisition of Baho food is a great opportunity for OSI Group to outspread their operations in Europe. McDonald who is based in Aurora, Illinois added that the products and brands acquired from Baho Food match the processing strengths of OSI and will assist them to improve their competencies to attend to the growing needs of their clients.

The entire management team of Baho Food along with their Managing Director John Balvers remains with the company and intend to collaboratively join efforts with officials of OSI Group to take the company to the next level. Together they can develop and execute future strategies using the capabilities born from both companies so as to achieve a dynamic growth of the combined business.

Balvers expressed his delight at joining OSI Group and added that the company values their clients and suppliers as well, and this is a significant aspect of business success. He added that Baho Food would be able to apply the experiences and capacities offered by OSI business being part of the group. They will combine the strengths of each business, and it will assist them to serve their customers better by implementing plans that broaden product portfolio. Balvers believes that the acquisition transaction is a stepping stone for them to achieve their goals as they accelerate their strategies.

About OSI Group

OSI Group is a privately owned company whose core business involves meat processing and serves the retail as well as food service industry. The company has international headquarters in Aurora, Illinois. Otto Kolschowsky is a Germany immigrant who started a meat market in Oak Park in 1909, and he later expanded and relocated the business to Maywood. The wholesale meat trade became Otto & Sons Company in 1928. McDonald opened his first restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois and relied on Otto & Sons for meat supplies.

McDonalds restaurants and Otto & Sons grew in business together and in 1977 Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Industries. The company has a United States plant operating in Geneva, Chicago, West Chicago, Oakland, West Jordan, Fort, Iowa, Wisconsin, Atkinson and Riverside, California. Their products include bacon, pizza, meat patties, hot dogs, pork, poultry, fish vegetables as well as dough products. OSI has received several awards over the years they have been in operation.

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