Novartis, Google Team on Smart Contact Lenses

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  • July 17 2014, 9:07am EDT

Alcon, the eye care division of global pharmaceutical and healthcare technology developer Novartis, has entered into an agreement with a division of Google Inc. to in-license its "smart lens" technology for all ocular medical uses.

Under the agreement, Google[x] and Alcon will collaborate to develop a "smart lens" that has the potential to address ocular conditions. The smart lens technology involves non-invasive sensors, microchips and other miniaturized electronics which are embedded within contact lenses.

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