A biotechnology company setting up shop in North Texas is increasingly common — the region has more than 60 companies and 27,000 jobs in life sciences.
But few can claim to share a parent company with Google.
San Francisco-based Verily Life Sciences LLC, which announced the opening of a new office in Dallas Thursday, is one of Alphabet Inc.’s “other bets,” a handful of experimental companies in a variety of different industries.
And it’s looking to expand the operational side of its business in Dallas-Fort Worth, one of the biggest up-and-coming biotech regions in the country. Formerly known as Google Life Sciences, the company focuses on health care software that ranges from clinical research platforms to predictive analytics for diabetes care.
“You look at the contribution of the economic activity that health care and life science and tech bring in Dallas, plus the combination of how biotech is sprouting up in the D-FW area, that was really…