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Journey of a Nanotweezer (The)

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  00:05:30  2015  HD 16/9  Color  Sound

Manipulating DNA with tweezers is now possible, using technology developed at a cutting-edge French-Japanese laboratory (LIMMS). The researchers designed silicon nanotweezers capable of grabbing and analyzing cells or molecular fibers. This microscopic instrument has already been used in Lille to test the resistance of DNA to irradiation.
LIMMS, Laboratory for Integrated Micro Mechatronic Systems, is a joint laboratory between French CNRS and The University of Tokyo.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : DALAISE Marcel (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processReal shots. Use of 3D images.
Voice over and interviews (live sound). Music.
PersonnalitiesCOLLARD Dominique(Directeur du LIMMS, CNRS et Univ. de Tokyo); PERRET Grégoire(IEMN, UMR CNRS, Univ. Lille 1, Univ. Valenciennes, ISEN Recherche- Ecole centrale de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq); LARTIGAU Eric(SIRIC ONCOLille); TARHAN Mehmet Cagatay(LIMMS, CNRS et Univ. de Tokyo)
NotesLIMMS : Laboratory of Integrated Micro Mechatronic Systems
IEMN : Institut d'électronique, de microélectronique et de nanotechnologie


Nanoscience ; DNA ; Nanotechnology ; Cancer



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PublicLarge audience
Original SupportHD
VersionFrench ; English
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