Professor Sylvain Martel, Director of the Nanorobotics Laboratory at Polytechnique Montreal, and a team of researchers from Polytechnique Montreal, the Université de Montréal and McGill University have achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research by creating new nanorobotics agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream and administering a drug with precision by targeting the active cancerous cells of tumours, without the usual side effects of chemotherapy.

This scientific discovery won top honours in the 24th annual “Discovery of 2016” award competition of Québec Science magazine which celebrates last year’s most impressive discoveries in Quebec.