Google Life Sciences Unit Rebrands as ‘Verily’
Alphabet Inc's activity sciences unit, which was ahead a allotment of the tech company's Google X analysis and development unit, has best Absolutely as its new name as it seeks added afterimage in the fast-growing medical technology sector.
The name change follows Google's alteration to the ancestor name Alphabet, which in October became the about traded aggregation that houses Google's amount chase and web announcement business, as able-bodied as maps, YouTube and its "moon shot" ventures such as driverless cars.
According to Verily's new website (www.verily.com), the company's mission is "to accompany calm technology and activity sciences to bare new truths about bloom and disease."
Verily already has several projects in the works, including the development of a acute acquaintance lens in affiliation with the Swiss drugmaker Novartis that has an anchored glucose sensor.
"We achievement this acute acquaintance lens will accomplish it easier for bodies with diabetes to adviser themselves continuously by barometer the glucose in their tears," the aggregation said on its website.
The company's analysis aggregation is additionally adventure a multi-year project, accepted as the Baseline study, that aims to analyze ancestry associated with a advantageous animal and the changes that booty abode as individuals alteration from bloom to disease.
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(Reporting by Julie Steenhuysen; Editing by Bill Rigby)
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