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Tempus’s Joel Dudley on Building a New Infrastructure for Precision Medicine

Episode Notes

What if there were a single company that could connect hospital electronic health record systems to a massive genomic testing and analytics platform? It would be a little like Amazon Web Services (AWS) for healthcare—an enabling platform for anyone who wants to deploy precision medicine at scale. That’s exactly what Joel Dudley says he’s now helping to build at Tempus.

When Harry last spoke with Dudley in January 2019, he was a tenured professor of genetics and genomics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center and director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare. But later that same year, Dudley was lured away to Tempus, founded in 2015 by Eric Lefkofsky, the billionaire co-founder of Groupon.

Tempus is building an advanced genomic testing platform to document the specific gene variants present in patients with cancer (and soon other diseases) in order to match them up with the right drugs or clinical trials and help physicians make faster, better treatment decisions. In this week’s show, Harry gets Dudley to say more about Tempus’s business—and explain why it was an opportunity he couldn’t turn down.

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