In this proceedings we will present a research project financed by Piedmont regional government (Italy) and finalized to
the realization and commercialization of functional devices for cellular bio-sensing based on diamond. Partners of the
project are: Crisel Instruments, Torino University, Torino Polytechnic, INRIM, Politronica, Bionica Tech, Ulm
Here the main features of the final devices will be briefly summarized.
We envisage an active diamond-based cellular substrate that can simultaneously stimulate and detect a variety of signals
(chemical, optical, electrical) to and from neuroendocrine cells, in a fully biocompatible environment for the cellular
system under test. Such a device can be realized by fully exploiting the peculiar properties of diamond: optical
transparency, biocompatibility, chemical inertness, accessibility to a conductive graphite-like phase; properties that will
be further explored and tested during the project.