Google is developing a pill that would hunt for cancer cells in human bodies according to recent media report.
Andrew Conrad, head of the Google X research lab’s Life Sciences Team, told the WSJ.D Live conference Tuesday that the particles can be directed toward different parts of the body by applying wearable magnetic devices to the skin.
The wearable would count all the particles and possibly compile information about what potential medical conditions they detected.
The project, which also came out of the Google X lab, measures glucose levels in tears using a miniature wireless chip and a glucose sensor. Google said it was looking for partners in the effort to bring the technology to market.
Google X has been working on developing game-changing technologies such as Google Glass, driverless cars and Project Loon to bring Internet access to remote places via a network of balloons.