The start-up Nanobacterie, established in 2008, is a world leader in the medical applications of magnetic nanoparticles synthesized by magnetotactic bacteria, called magnetosomes. We have developed an innovative cancer treatment using these magnetosomes, which are administered to tumors and heated by applying an alternating magnetic field. This method of treatment is called magnetic hyperthermia. The heat released by the magnetosomes induces antitumor activity.
Contact: Dr. Edouard Alphandéry, Orsay, France