Nanobio was launched in 2001 by CEA Grenoble and Université Joseph Fourier in association with Grenoble's university teaching hospital (CHURG) and with the financial backing of local authorities. It is a regional innovation cluster specializing in micro and nanotechnology applied to life sciences and medicine.
Its goal is to develop new, miniaturized tools to improve analysis, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of diseases, in particular cancer.
Nanobiotechnology has become a major field of research worldwide, as its possible applications concern not only healthcare but also the environment.
Several of the projects underway at Nanobio aim to develop new tools for the bacterial analysis of water, food traceability, etc.