[/blockquote]Alphabet has re-branded its Google Life Sciences division and it is now called Verily. In a video introduction, Google has announced a new name for its Life Sciences division, under the Alphabet umbrella. “There’s no user manual for the human being,” a voice intones over an image of a child in the new video, announcing the name change. As part of the rebranding of the division, a new website, verily.com, is also live.
Google’s Life Sciences Division has previously tackled such projects as bandage-sized glucose monitors and researching a perfect “baseline” of human health, working as part of Google[x]. We expect Verily to continue those projects under the recently organized Alphabet structure. Indeed, the smart contact lenses the company announced it was building almost two years ago appear on the page for the new website. The page says;
“As a life sciences team within Google[x], we were able to combine the best of our technology heritage with expertise from across many fields. Now, as an independent company, Verily is focused on using technology to better understand health, as well as prevent, detect, and manage disease.”
The new Verily name was introduced in an interview with CEO Andy Conrad, who told the health science publication STAT that the name was related to the archaic word meaning “truly.”