Further Biotech Push: Google Acquires Hi-Tech Spoon Firm Lift Labs

Search engine giant Google has acquired another biotech firm, Lift Labs, which develops a mechanical spoon for people suffering from diseases.

GoogleExpanding into Life Sciences

The company continues to push deeper into biotech and health sciences.

Lift Labs is best known for making a special spoon designed to make it easier to eat for people with Parkinson’s or essential tremor.

Industry watchers expect Google to explore how the technology could be used in other ways to improve the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and make life easier.

‘Quality of Life’

Though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, both companies issued a statement to confirm the acquisition.

“Today we’re welcoming the Lift Labs team into Google X. Their tremor-cancelling device could improve quality of life for millions of people,” said Google in a statement.

Lift Labs, on the other hand, said: “Google will enable us to reach even more people living with Parkinson’s or essential tremor who could benefit from using tremor-cancelling devices every day.”

The San Francisco-based company will join Google’s Life Sciences for next-generation projects.