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Nanobiotix is taking advantage of the ability of nanoparticles to absorb and transform energy to treat cancer. The company's nanoXray technology uses standard x-ray to activate injected cell-targeting non-drug nanoparticles. Today, Nanobiotix is focused solely on cancer applications of its technology, but the company believes there are other targets for the technology, including cardiovascular diseases.
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