24th Aug 2016

Montréal researchers are using nanobots to fight cancer


Sylvain Martel

Professor Sylvain Martel

Big news this week as Polytechnique Montréal’s NanoRobotics Laboratory announced the results of nearly 15 years of research in nano robotics! Professor Sylvain Martel and his research team developed a robotic micro-assembly process to steer drug-carrying (magneto-aerotactic) bacteria deep into treatment-resistant tumours or in geek terms: a ruthless army of nanobots capable of fighting cancer! A medical team navigating through blood vessels, if this sounds familiar, that’s maybe because you saw this movie 😉 Or maybe this other great 80’s flick starring Canadian actor Martin Short… Or maybe is it because you read this book by professor Martel describing how modern technology has made the scenario of the classic science-fiction movie Fantastic Voyage a reality!      

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