November 16, 2018 / 6:24 PM / 25 days ago

Alphabet's Verily pauses project on glucose-sensing lens

Nov 16 (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 here. (Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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