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Fighting cancer with nanotechnology: Sylvain Martel at TEDxUdeM

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Fighting cancer with nanotechnology: Sylvain Martel at TEDxUdeM

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Sylvain Martel is the Director of the nanorobotics laboratory at Polytechnique Montreal, where he studies medical applications of nanotechnology. Using guided micro-transporters to deliver drugs, cancerous cells can be locally targeted, thus inhibiting their growth. Innovators, Prof. Martel and his team have demonstrated major progress with a breakthrough technology that could revolutionize cancer treatment.

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Sylvain Martel - Les nanotechnologies dans la lutte contre le cancer

Directeur du laboratoire de nanorobotique de l'école Polytechnique de Montréal, Sylvain Martel se penche sur l'application médicale de la Nanotechnologie. Le professeur Martel et son équipe sont à l'origine d'une avancée spectaculaire dans la lutte contre le cancer, utilisant des micro-transporteurs téléguidés pour livrer des médicaments en ciblant très précisément les cellules cancéreuses. Une percée qui risque de révolutionner le traitement contre le cancer.

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