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LEAKED MEMO: Alphabet's healthcare unit Verily suspended bonuses mid-pandemic to fund diversity programs instead, frustrating employees (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google sister company Verily Life Sciences has suspended employee spot bonuses for the remainder of 2020. It says it will redirect the money into diversity and inclusion programs instead. Employees aren't happy about it. In an internal letter sent to management, viewed by Business Insider, employees are calling on leadership to reinstate spot bonuses and subsidize diversity efforts by other means. The decision "implies that these efforts are charity causes not worthy of their own investment," ...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Alphabet, Business Insider, Google Life Sciences, Andrew Conrad, Business Insider Employees, Verily Life Sciences, COVID, Carolyn Wang, Hugh Langley


The man who helped create Google's life sciences venture is launching a biotech hub to help solve healthcare's biggest problem

Vikram Bajaj, a VC and the cofounder of Google Life Sciences, now called Verily, is launching an incubator for healthcare and life science startups called Foresite Labs. Cofounding the new venture is Jim Tananbaum, the CEO of Foresite Capital, the Silicon Valley venture firm where Bajaj serves as managing director. Foresite Labs has a star-studded advisory board that includes executives from leading health-tech institutions like Stanford, Harvard, Johnson & Johnson, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Bio...
Tags: Google, UK, Stanford, Trends, Harvard, Healthcare, Silicon Valley, University Of California Berkeley, Jeff Bezos, Illumina, Google Life Sciences, Johnson Johnson, SVP, Nash, Gilead, Daphne Koller


Verily working on smart shoe prototype that can track your health

As reported by CNBC, Alphabet research company Verily has been looking for partners to co-develop a pair of smart shoes that can track a wearer's weight and detect falls. Verily, the branch under Google's parent company Alphabet previously known as Google Life Sciences, has allegedly been showing off a pair of prototype smart shoes to potential partners who could aid in the development of the intelligent sneaks, according to CNBC who spoke with three individuals familiar with the matter. The w...
Tags: Google, News, Cnbc, Alphabet, Google Life Sciences, CNBC Alphabet


Alphabet’s Verily said to be working on health-tracking shoes to measure movement, weight and falls

Alphabet's Verily life science arm seems to be planning on bringing health-tracking shoes to measure movement, weight, and falls. The company is looking for partners to co-develop these shoes. Sources reveal that Google's company in recent months has shown a prototype of the design in private meetings, hoping to attract partners to build the shoes and take them to market.  However, it is not known if the company is still actively pursuing the project. If Verily does progress with the project,...
Tags: Google, Blogging, Rumors, Silver Lake, Alphabet, Google Life Sciences, Verily


We talked to the top scientist at Alphabet's life-sciences company about the common thread uniting all its seemingly random health projects — and how she plans to spend $1 billion

Verily, the enigmatic life-sciences company formerly known as Google Life Sciences, recently raised $1 billion and appears to have its hands in a wide range of health initiatives. The company is building advanced contact lenses; releasing hordes of bacteria-infected (and thus sterile) mosquitoes in Fresno, California; and building a watch that helps researchers gather data for clinical studies. Verily's chief medical officer told Business Insider there's one thread that unites all of its proje...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Trends, Mega, Silver Lake, Alphabet, Business Insider, Google Life Sciences, Fresno California, Morgan Healthcare Conference, Stanford Yale, Jessica Mega Verily, Harvard Mega, International Data Corporation That, Egon Durban Silver Lake


Bio Roundup: $74B for Celgene, Two CAR-T Tales, Ready for SF & More

In 2018, my Exome colleagues and I published hundreds of stories about health, medicine, the biopharma industry, government policy, and more. You’ll find a few of our favorite stories in this review of some of the year’s best from across the Xconomy network. Topics ranged from the worries over CRISPR genome editing and Wild West biohacking, to Nobel Prize-fueled drug approvals and the headaches around drug prices (even for drugs meant to cure headaches).What will make our Best of 2019 list? You...
Tags: Ipo, Trends, CMO, Merck, Ceo, Vc, Lung Cancer, Fundraising, Venture Capital, M&a, Private Equity, Fda, National, Manufacturing, Immunotherapy, Abbvie


Alphabet's life science company just raised another $1 billion for a mysterious bet on healthcare

Enigmatic life science company Verily has raised a mega funding round of $1 billion led by technology investment firm Silver Lake. Formerly called Google Life Sciences, Verily aims to develop tools that help collect and organize health data. Current projects include a continuous glucose monitor for diabetes and better contact lenses. As part of the investment, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat will join Verily's board. Verily, the enigmatic life science company formerly called Google Life Sciences, has...
Tags: Apple, Google, Singapore, Trends, Novartis, Silver Lake, Temasek, Ruth Porat, Durban, Google Life Sciences, Andy, Alcon, Ruth Porat Alphabet, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Silver Lake Formerly, Google Life Sciences Verily


Alphabet’s Biotech R&D Arm Verily Raises $1B to Fuel Growth

Verily, the biotech research and development company owned by Google parent Alphabet, has raised $1 billion in an investment round led by Menlo Park, CA-based private equity titan Silver Lake.The South San Francisco, CA-based company was formerly known as Google Life Sciences before Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) spun it off from the search engine giant and rebranded it in 2017. Other new investors in the round include Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other global investment management firms, Verily...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Singapore, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Vc, Healthcare, Private Equity, Biotech, Silver Lake, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, Google Life Sciences


Don't Miss Your Chance to Shape the Future of Medicine

To me, the most exciting initiative that's been triggered by President Obama’s focus on Precision Medicine is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort program. Its goal is to recruit a cohort of 1 million people in the U.S., all of whom agree to share their health data, including their medical histories, their health records, and their genetic data, with researchers and clinicians. The mission of the Precision Medicine Initiative is: To enable a new era of medicine through research, techno...
Tags: UK, Obama, White House, US, Harvard, Healthcare, Innovation, National Health Service, Estonia, Iceland, Nih, Electronic Health Records, Google Life Sciences, University Of Michigan, Patty, Broad Institute of MIT


Don't Miss Your Chance to Shape the Future of Medicine

To me, the most exciting initiative that's been triggered by President Obama’s focus on Precision Medicine is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort program. Its goal is to recruit a cohort of 1 million people in the U.S., all of whom agree to share their health data, including their medical histories, their health records, and their genetic data, with researchers and clinicians. The mission of the Precision Medicine Initiative is: To enable a new era of medicine through research, techno...
Tags: UK, Obama, White House, US, Harvard, Healthcare, Innovation, National Health Service, Estonia, Iceland, Nih, Electronic Health Records, Google Life Sciences, University Of Michigan, Patty, Broad Institute of MIT


Google Retinal Scans Can Predict if You Will Have a Heart Attack

Scientists working for Google’s parent company Alphabet have used artificial intelligence to determine a person’s risk of having a heart attack from their retinal scan. The method—detailed in a paper published on Monday, February 19, in the Nature journal Biomedical Engineering— involves analyzing blood vessels in an area of the eye called the retinal fundus. The researchers from Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, developed the algorithm in the hope of making accurate assessmen...
Tags: Google, Science, Alphabet, Google Life Sciences


Temasek fund invests $800 mn in Alphabet subsidiary

Singapore-based sovereign fund Temasek will invest $800 million in Verily, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on healthcare announced on Thursday. The infusion of cash, for which Temasek will get a minority stake, comes as Verily works to bring some of its creations to market. The bulk of the money will be pumped into Verily in the coming days, and the rest in the second half of this year, according to Verily, formerly known as Google Life Sciences but rebranded after the internet giant became Alph...
Tags: News, Singapore, Temasek, Google Life Sciences


Alphabet's life science spinoff raises $800M from Singapore investor

Verily Life Sciences, one of the startups spun out of Alphabet, disclosed on Thursday it has closed an $800 million investment from Singapore-based Temasek, an investment company that recently landed in the Bay Area with plans to expand its holdings in North America. Verily, previously known as Google Life Sciences, says it’ll get the majority of the money in the coming days, with the remainder coming later this year. Temasek will take a minority stake in the company and get a seat on Verily’s…...
Tags: Singapore, North America, Temasek, Google Life Sciences, Bay Area


Alphabet’s Verily life sciences company lands $800M investment from Temasek

 Alphabet’s health-focused subsidiary Verily, formerly Google Life Sciences before the great corporate alphabetization, has received an $800 million investment from Temasek, the majority of which is to be delivered mostly over the next few days, with a smaller portion of funding coming in the second half of 2017. Temasek is an investment company based in Singapore, with investments across… Read More
Tags: Health, TC, Singapore, Tech, Temasek, Google Life Sciences


A $75 Million `Brave Idea' Aimed At Wiping Out Coronary Heart Disease

Last November, the American Heart Association issued a huge challenge, the biggest single offer in our 92-year history. We went looking for one person with a radically different approach to curing one of the most devastating cardiovascular diseases, coronary heart disease. And to show how committed we were to finding a new solution to an old problem, we were among the funders putting up a combined $75 million to give it a try. We dubbed this opportunity "One Brave Idea" and on Wednesday we unv...
Tags: News, Boston, Astrazeneca, Huffington Post, Google Life Sciences, Thomas Edison, Macrae, Harvard Medical School, Brigham, American Heart Association, Nancy Brown, Women s Hospital, Andy Conrad


AI for an Eye

While they predate the warm and fuzzy moniker that is “wearables,” contact lenses are one of the more common pieces of technology applied to the body today. But, unlike most other commercial wearable devices, corrective contact lenses have not been particularly sexy. They help us see as well as we should see and then their job ends. Or, at least, that’s where it has historically—yes, like everything from cars to shoes to refrigerators, the contact lens is about to get “smart.” The innovation of ...
Tags: Google, Feature, Technology, Samsung, Blog, Seo, Sony, Fda, Novartis, Ai, Imdb, Facetime, Google Life Sciences, Eth Zurich, Consumer, SamMobile


GlaxoSmithKline and Google’s life science wing form new bioelectronic medicine company

 A fortnight after offering news that it will be using Apple’s ReasearchKit to conduct arthritis research, drug giant GlaxoSmithKline has announced that it will be teaming with Verily, the Alphabet-owned LLC formerly known as Google Life Sciences, to create Galvani Bioelectronics. The jointly owned venture (55-percent GSK, 45-percent Verily) will work to explore bioelectronic medicine,… Read More
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Science, Tech, GlaxoSmithKline, Google Life Sciences, Verily, GSK, LLC, Galvani


Google's parent company is working with a UK pharmaceutical giant to make 'bioelectronics'

Google's parent company Alphabet is setting up a new "bioelectonics" venture with FTSE 100 pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK will own 55% of the new joint venture, called Galvani Bioelectronics, while Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) will own the rest. The two companies will invest £540 million in the new UK-based business over 7 years, as well as contributing intellectual property rights to Galvani. Galvani will "enable the research, development, and...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Trends, Princeton, Malcolm Gladwell, San Fransisco, Stevenage, Alphabet, Google Life Sciences, GSK, Galvani


Google is working on 'bioelectronics' with a British pharmaceutical giant

Google's parent company Alphabet is setting up a new "bioelectonics" venture with FTSE 100 pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). GSK will own 55% of the new joint venture, called Galvani Bioelectronics, while Alphabet's Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) will own the rest. The two companies will invest £540 million in the new UK-based business over 7 years, as well as contributing intellectual property rights to Galvani. Galvani will "enable the research, development, and...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Trends, San Fransisco, Stevenage, Alphabet, Google Life Sciences, GSK, Galvani


West Coast Biotech Roundup: Acadia, Medivation, Verily, and More

Just a few weeks ago, the Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker committed $250 million of his Napster and Facebook fortune to a massive effort to accelerate ways to boost the body’s own immune system against cancer. Now he’s turning his attention to a different kind of biotech initiative, which you might describe as legalizing the cannabinoid receptor agonist. Parker is spearheading a California ballot measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use, and donated...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Facebook, Roundup, California, Entrepreneurship, Boston, Cancer, Funding, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Trends, Chicago, Hawaii, Innovation, San Diego


Google’s health group has a special 'connectivity bridge' to help it collect people's medical data (GOOG, GOOGL)

The life sciences company started by Google (now part of Alphabet) has created a special gadget to collect and sync medical information for people participating in clinical studies.  The so-called "Connectivity Bridge" was revealed in FCC filings on Tuesday, providing an early glimpse into the mix of innovative hardware and big data analysis that the company is developing to gain a foothold in the competitive healthcare business.  The connectivity bridge, which looks a little bit like a snorkel ...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Boston, Google Life Sciences, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Connectivity Bridge


Google invented this weird-looking gadget to collect people's medical info (GOOG, GOOGL)

The life sciences company started by Google (now part of Alphabet) has created a special gadget to collect and sync medical information for people participating in clinical studies.  The so-called "Connectivity Bridge" was revealed in FCC filings on Tuesday, providing an early glimpse into the mix of innovative hardware and big data analysis that the company is developing to gain a foothold in the competitive healthcare business.  The connectivity bridge, which looks a little bit like a snorkel ...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Boston, Google Life Sciences, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Connectivity Bridge


Don't Miss Your Chance to Shape the Future of Medicine

To me, the most exciting initiative that's been triggered by President Obama’s focus on Precision Medicine is the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort program. Its goal is to recruit a cohort of 1 million people in the U.S., all of whom agree to share their health data, including their medical histories, their health records, and their genetic data, with researchers and clinicians. The mission of the Precision Medicine Initiative is: To enable a new era of medicine through research, techno...
Tags: UK, Obama, White House, US, Harvard, Healthcare, National Health Service, Estonia, Iceland, Nih, Electronic Health Records, Google Life Sciences, University Of Michigan, Patty, Broad Institute of MIT, McKesson


Alphabet Gets A “V” By Renaming Google Life Sciences To “Verily”

 As Alphabet continues to rejigger their company structure, one of the teams left under the Alphabet umbrella has gotten itself a new moniker, according to Stat News. Verily is an independent Alphabet company with a focus on using tech to deal with health, as well as prevent, detect and manage disease. Read More
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Medicine, Government, Tech, Bio, GreenTech, Google Life Sciences, Verily


Google Wants To Monitor Your Mental Health

New submitter Alypius writes: Dr Tom Insel, the head of the NIH, will be joining Google Life Sciences to research how wearable technology, already used for monitoring physical activity and sleep, can be expanded to cover mental health issues such as depression. Dr. Insel will also be researching how to integrate tech to monitor other aspects of day-to-day living such as calorie and alcohol consumption. ...
Tags: Nih, Google Life Sciences, Insel, Google Wants To Monitor Your Mental Health, Alypius, Tom Insel