Google is at it again with innovation to benefit humanity! As many of you know, Google has been placed into a subcategory of the Alphabet corporation in order for google to run ventures that aren’t necessarily related or in the same field.
The new Life Sciences division announced that diabetes would be the first major disease that they wanted to target. Technology has become so innovative and in tune to peoples needs by incorporating wearables, data and analytics that it seems like this would be the perfect time for Google to jump into the field. It’s also a no-brainer seeing how the cost of diabetes management in the U.S. alone was recorded at $245 billion in 2012.
Google’s emerging product to help with diabetes management is a contact lens that can measure glucose levels in tears. Google is partnering with the pharmaceutical company Novartis and they have already been granted a patent earlier this year.
Novartis Chief executive Joe Jimmenez stated that the project is progressing well with human trials beginning in 2016.