Alphabet spins the life sciences division of Google X into standalone company

Alphabet spins the life sciences division of Google X into standalone company

Google’s Life Sciences team has graduated into a standalone entity. Previously part of Google X, it will now be a wholly owned subsidiary of Alphabet.

Via a Google+ post, Alphabet President Sergey Brin said Andy Conrad would act as Life Sciences CEO. Day to day, nothing will change:

While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.

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While at Google X, the team now working for Alphabet invented a glucose monitoring contact lens meant to help diabetics monitor blood sugar levels.

Sergey Brin [Google+]

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