The Services Center B.R.I.T. of the University of Catania for Research and Innovation in Bio- and Nano-technology uses high-end scientific equipment of great complexity, providing a highly qualified interdisciplinary service available to the departments of the University of Catania and Italian public and private bodies, promoting Bio- and Nano-technological research activities developed at the University.
In particular, the Services Center has been conceived to:
- Promote access to complex and expensive scientific equipment with high running costs, by sharing their use among research groups of the University of Catania.
- Encourage submission of research projects for funding research groups of the University of Catania.
- Encourage the interaction between the academic component of the University of Catania and entrepreneurs, the working world and industrial research and development.
- Facilitate information and training activities in Bio and Nano-technologies.
The Center has two laboratories (Biotech and Nanotech), each of which has been developed on three platforms oriented for synergistic research. It is equipped with specialized technical staff and has administrative autonomy.