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GSK and Google form partnership to develop bioelectronic medicines

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4279 (Published 03 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4279
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has announced a new partnership with Google’s parent company, Alphabet, to carry out research into bioelectronic medicines.

GSK, the United Kingdom’s biggest drug company, will form a joint venture with Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences), a division of Alphabet. The joint venture, Galvani Bioelectronics, will focus on the research, development, and commercialisation of bioelectronic medicines. It will be 55% owned by GSK, and Verily will hold the remaining 45%.

The new company’s headquarters will be at GSK’s global research and development centre in Stevenage, UK. It will also operate a …

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