Google has started on an adventure that could change health care and medicine as well as add a whole new avenue of work. Google’s Head of Life Sciences, Andrew Conrad, recently announced that the company is building a nanoparticle platform that could one day be used to continuously measure a person’s health through ingestible nanoparticles. Gigaom brought this interesting news to us in their article, “After indexing all the things, Google now wants to go into your bloodstream.”

Indexing just took on a whole new meaning. Without mentioning anyone specifically, Conrad did say that Google wants to partner with others to make this nano platform commercially available. Google would leave all the data capturing and the cooperation with doctors and healthcare providers to those partners. Google’s role would be more like GE, which also doesn’t own everyone’s MRI, but simply is behind the technology powering MRI machines.

Melody K. Smith

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