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J&J, Google surgical robotics joint venture earns Indian regulators' approval

The Competition Commission of India said in a Tweet that it has approved the formation of Johnson & Johnson's joint venture with Google in surgical robotics.

FDA turns to Google for help spotting adverse events

The FDA has approached Google for help identifying adverse drug events in search data. The regulator hooked up with Google to access the insights of Evgeniy Gabrilovich, an engineer at the tech behemoth who has published papers on the subject of mining search queries for adverse event reports.

FDA may tap Google to beef up drug-safety monitoring

The FDA is planning to team up with tech giant Google to identify previously unknown side effects of meds.

Google to pair its cloud-computing power with Broad's analytic tools

Google has signed up a high-profile collaborator to work on its burgeoning cloud genomics platform. The agreement will see the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard work with Google to create new tools that pair their respective strengths in data analysis and cloud computing, starting with the offering of GATK as a service.

Google steps up wearables plan with clinical trial-focused wristband

Google has revealed its pitch to establish wearables as a cornerstone of clinical trials. The wristband health tracker is aimed squarely at the clinical trial and healthcare sectors, setting it apart from consumer-focused rivals from Apple and Fitbit.

Google and the Broad Institute join forces for genomic data sharing

Google is teaming up with The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to create new ways of sharing genomic data and reduce barriers associated with storing and processing genetic information.

Google teams with the Broad to tackle Big Data

Google Genomics is partnering with the Broad Institute to address some of the infrastructural issues around storing huge data sets as well as developing new tools needed to analyze the data and come up with some new directions on human health and treatments.

Backing from Google Ventures drives Oxford Uni spinout fund past £300M target

Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI) has eased past its £300 million ($475 million) fundraising target. The University of Oxford-focused investment vehicle pulled in a total of £320 million after Google's VC wing contributed to a fundraising drive that had already attracted Neil Woodford and other big names in British biotech.

Google takes deeper dive into med tech with health-tracking wristband

Google has not wasted any time since launching its life sciences division group a couple of years ago, sinking funds into med tech projects to expand its reach in wearable health. Now the company is charging full speed ahead with one of its initiatives, developing a health-tracking wristband device with its eye on FDA approval.

Amazon, Google duke it out for control of cloud genomics

The battlefront between Amazon and Google covers a diverse range of fields, from online search and advertising, to smartphones and shopping. Increasingly, genomics is emerging as another hotspot, with both companies scrambling to establish themselves as the place to store and analyze DNA data.