Google partners with Dexcom to create Glucose monitoring device

By | August 13, 2015


When Alphabet was created it was said that Google will handle all internet service related products and remaining company will be handled by Alphabet Inc. So it looks like the Life Science Division, which is currently handled by Alphabet rather than Google has struck the deal with Dexcom to create a new product for diabetic people.

The company is planning to build a disposable wearable device, which would monitor the blood glucose. With the size of a bandage, the device can be connected to the cloud where the data of the monitored blood glucose level will be collected. According to the partnership deal, Dexcom will provide the sensor technology whereas the Life Sciences team of Google will work on the electronics platform of the device. The company strongly believes that this low-cost glucose monitoring device can replace the regular finger stick device which is commonly used.

Andrew Conrad, the head of Google’s Life Sciences division said, “We’re committed to developing new technologies that will help move health care from reactive to proactive. This collaboration is another step towards expanding monitoring options and making it easier for people with diabetes to proactively manage their health.”

There is no clear news that when this new device will be available in the market for the public to buy and use it. Google is also working on some other devices for diabetic patient after signing the deal last year with Novartis to develop smart contact lenses to monitor blood sugar.