SAMLAB, standing for the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory, is part of the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT) of the University of Neuchâtel. SAMLAB is located on the premises of the technological center at Rue Jaquet-Droz 1, together with the "Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechique SA" (CSEM), as well as the newly established incubator NEODE.
SAMLAB has well-established expertise in micro- and nanotechnology. Multi-disciplinary research activities have encompassed many diverse applications from the life sciences to telecommunications. Microfabricated probes for atomic force and near field optical microscopy, micromechanical devices for optical fibre networks, discrete microsensors and miniaturised chemical analysis systems for environmental and clinical analyses, and micro-instrumentation for space research are examples of SAMLAB current research activities.