6 Ways Google's Verily Is Making Strides In The Healthcare Industry

t's not just a search engine; Google has grown into a corporate conglomerate with partnerships in several different industries, including healthcare. Verily, Google's life sciences division, has several projects lined up that could potentially change the healthcare field.

Here are six Verily projects:

1. Smart contact lenses. On Jan. 16, 2014, Google announced it was beginning to test a smart contact lens that could measure glucose levels in diabetes patients. In July 2014, Google formed a partnership with Swiss-based pharmaceutical company Novartis, which will license the technology. As of 2015, there were still about three-and-a-half years left until the duo projected the smart contact lenses would hit the market.

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