18th September 2013
Google launches new company with aim to defeat aging
Google today announced Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being – in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases. Arthur D. Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer and a founding investor.
Announcing this new investment, Larry Page, Google CEO said: “Illness and aging affect all our families. With longer term, moonshot thinking around healthcare and biotechnology, I believe we can improve millions of lives. It’s impossible to imagine anyone better than Art — one of the leading scientists, entrepreneurs and CEOs of our generation — to take this new venture forward.”
“I’ve devoted much of my life to science and technology, with the goal of improving human health," Levinson commented. "Larry’s focus on outsized improvements has inspired me, and I’m tremendously excited about what’s next.”