Following on from the creation of Alphabet via Google, the company has this week changed the Google Life Sciences division to Verily. Which will provide ‘an independent Alphabet company focused on using technology to better understand health, as well as prevent, detect, and manage disease’ says Alphabet.
The Google Life Sciences division was started by Google back in 2012 and more about the company can be seen in the video below.
Alphabet explains more about their team at Verily and what the company will focus on.
At Verily, that’s the world we want to create. Our multidisciplinary teams have access to advanced research tools, large scale computing power, and unique technical expertise. We work with partners from across the industry and many fields of research to develop new technology, launch studies, and start companies. Our mission is to bring together technology and life sciences to uncover new truths about health and disease.
The hardware team at Verily is building devices and tools that are smaller, more powerful, and more convenient than ever before. Smaller devices fit more easily into daily life so they can monitor conditions more consistently and proactively signal when something is amiss. For example, we are currently partnering to develop a contact lens with an embedded glucose sensor. We hope this smart contact lens will make it easier for people with diabetes to monitor themselves continuously by measuring the glucose in their tears.
For more information on the new Verily jump over to the official website for details via the link below.