Google X life sciences team spins out and becomes its own company under Alphabet

Google X is spinning out its life sciences group and making it a standalone company within new Google’s new parent company, Alphabet, Google cofounder Sergey Brin wrote in a Google+ post today.

Andy Conrad, who has been the head of Google Life Sciences until now, will be the new chief executive, Brin wrote.

“While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same,” Brin wrote in the Google+ post. “They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing — and, hopefully — transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.”