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Google moves to manufacturing phase for Smart Contact Lens after Novart agrees to license idea

Google just decided that it was time to let the Smart Contact Lens project come into fruition. The search engine giant has decided to partner with Novartis, a pharmaceutical firm which plans to develop and commercialize the special contact lens to help improve eye care and manage diseases like diabetes.

According to a statement released to the press, Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez said its a key step for the pharmaceutical giant to go beyond the confines of traditional disease management, starting with the eye.

We are looking forward to working with Google to bring together their advanced technology and our extensive knowledge of biology to meet unmet medical needs

Google’s Smart Contact Lens was developed by the Google X team and it contains a tiny wireless chip and sensors which shall be used to measure the glucose level in tears to calculate blood sugar levels of people with diabetes.

The Smart Contact Lenses will be able to connect wirelessly with mobile  devices to provide continuous, minimally invasive measurement of the body’s glucose levels. The lenses have also been built with the ability to correct vision for people living with presbyopia who can no longer read without glasses. One of the pro features of the Smart Contact Lens is that it will have the ability to, for example, restore the eye’s natural autofocus.