Yea, Verily! Google creates a new health and sciences division.

Nic Crowther
Tue 08 Dec

As national discussion continues to focus on innovation, here is today’s international lesson in confusing nomenclature.

Okay. Are you ready?

Google - which around 50 people are now correctly referring to as Alphabet – has renamed its Life Sciences division Verily.



Huh? What?

Stick with me. Verily (which means ‘truly’, or ‘certainly’) is the first stand-alone company under alphabet’s new structure. It’s likely to be the responsible for a number of exciting projects in the health sector, including Google’s sugar-sensing contact lenses, and this week’s reveal of every diabetic’s dream: a new patent for needle-free blood tests.


Part of a Google patent for something we don't understand


The promotional video has all the feels you might expect from such a schick corporation and, while we could get involved in a long discussion around the clarity of Alphabet’s corporate structure and cut-through for the broader public, it looks like Verily is designed to deliver truly innovative leaps in health and science technology.