Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects. The search engine giant's life sciences division started the project in 2014 with Alcon, Novartis' eye-care division, to better manage diabetes by putting sensors on a contact lens to measure glucose levels for people with the disease. 'Our clinical work on the glucose-sensing lens demonstrated that there was insufficient consistency in our measurements of the correlation between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations to support the requirements of a medical device,' Verily said https://blog.verily.com/2018/11/update-on-our-smart-lens-program-with.html

Reuters November 17, 2018 01:05:16 IST
Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

Alphabets Verily pauses project on glucosesensing lens

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Verily said on Friday it is pausing research on glucose-sensing lens, one of its earliest projects.

The search engine giant's life sciences division started the project in 2014 with Alcon, Novartis' eye-care division, to better manage diabetes by putting sensors on a contact lens to measure glucose levels for people with the disease.

"Our clinical work on the glucose-sensing lens demonstrated that there was insufficient consistency in our measurements of the correlation between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations to support the requirements of a medical device," Verily said https://blog.verily.com/2018/11/update-on-our-smart-lens-program-with.html.

(Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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