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Functional Polymers Structures for (Bio)Sensing Application—A Review

Faculty of Chemistry, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
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Polymers 2020, 12(5), 1154; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12051154
Received: 9 April 2020 / Revised: 13 May 2020 / Accepted: 15 May 2020 / Published: 18 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Energy, Electronics and Sensing)
In this review we present polymeric materials for (bio)sensor technology development. We focused on conductive polymers (conjugated microporous polymer, polymer gels), composites, molecularly imprinted polymers and their influence on the design and fabrication of bio(sensors), which in the future could act as lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices. LOC instruments enable us to perform a wide range of analysis away from the stationary laboratory. Characterized polymeric species represent promising candidates in biosensor or sensor technology for LOC development, not only for manufacturing these devices, but also as a surface for biologically active materials’ immobilization. The presence of biological compounds can improve the sensitivity and selectivity of analytical tools, which in the case of medical diagnostics is extremely important. The described materials are biocompatible, cost-effective, flexible and are an excellent platform for the anchoring of specific compounds. View Full-Text
Keywords: conducting polymers; molecularly imprinted polymers; composites; electrochemical sensing; microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip conducting polymers; molecularly imprinted polymers; composites; electrochemical sensing; microfluidics; lab-on-a-chip
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Spychalska, K.; Zając, D.; Baluta, S.; Halicka, K.; Cabaj, J. Functional Polymers Structures for (Bio)Sensing Application—A Review. Polymers 2020, 12, 1154.

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