The laboratory is committed to the development of micro and nanotechnologies and to their application in various fields. Its aims span all the spectra from basic research to technological transfer. Fundamental and applied activities are developed at the level of material growth, process development, device layout and realisation, and testing. Chilab is a laboratory of the Politecnico of Torino dedicated to the design and realization of micro and nano systems with a specific focus to the technological transfer. The laboratory collects both technological and fundamental knowledge in various fields. The competences on material development and analysis as well as those on processes, device and circuit design are integrated for the realisation of MEMS and NEMS for wide range applications.
On 2005 the Italian Ministry for University and Research funded Chlab for the creation of a Centre of Excellence involved in public and private researches in the strategic fields of nanotechnologies applied to biotech. LATEMAR (Miniaturised Electrobiochemical Technologies for Research and Analysis Laboratory) is a clustered laboratory that merges and coordinates the excellences in the basic research related to the development of micro and nano-devices and sensors for genomic, post-genomic and biomedicine together with R&D centres of Companies.
Focus of the Lab is the development of advanced devices for diagnostics and therapeutics in the biomedical, pharmacological and food fields, in particular for DNA, RNA, proteins and cells analysis.