November 16, 2018

Verily (Google) Halts Glucose Sense Contact Lens

It made a lot of news stories since it was first announced but Verily aka Google has put the breaks on the glucose-sensing contact lens. You can read their statement here.

In part they say:
Our clinical work on the glucose-sensing lens demonstrated that there was insufficient consistency in our measurements of the correlation between tear glucose and blood glucose concentrations to support the requirements of a medical device.

Meanwhile, regular old school continuous glucose monitoring has advanced in accuracy, coverage, and its place in automated insulin delivery systems.