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Molecular Imprinting Techniques Used for the Preparation of Biosensors

CapSenze Biosystems AB, Lund SE-22363, Sweden
Department of Biotechnology, Lund University, Lund SE-22369, Sweden
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Academic Editor: Flavio Maran
Sensors 2017, 17(2), 288;
Received: 5 December 2016 / Revised: 10 January 2017 / Accepted: 28 January 2017 / Published: 4 February 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biosensors and Molecular Imprinting)
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Molecular imprinting is the technology of creating artificial recognition sites in polymeric matrices which are complementary to the template in their size, shape and spatial arrangement of the functional groups. Molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) and their incorporation with various transducer platforms are among the most promising approaches for detection of several analytes. There are a variety of molecular imprinting techniques used for the preparation of biomimetic sensors including bulk imprinting, surface imprinting (soft lithography, template immobilization, grafting, emulsion polymerization) and epitope imprinting. This chapter presents an overview of all of these techniques with examples from particular publications. View Full-Text
Keywords: molecular imprinting; biomimetic sensors; bulk imprinting; surface imprinting; epitope imprinting molecular imprinting; biomimetic sensors; bulk imprinting; surface imprinting; epitope imprinting

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