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Imprinted Polymers as Synthetic Receptors in Sensors for Food Safety

Sensor Engineering Department, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Maastricht University, P.O. Box 616,6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Cosimino Malitesta
Biosensors 2021, 11(2), 46;
Received: 22 January 2021 / Revised: 4 February 2021 / Accepted: 6 February 2021 / Published: 11 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in MIP-Based Sensing)
Foodborne illnesses represent high costs worldwide in terms of medical care and productivity. To ensure safety along the food chain, technologies that help to monitor and improve food preservation have emerged in a multidisciplinary context. These technologies focus on the detection and/or removal of either biological (e.g., bacteria, virus, etc.) or chemical (e.g., drugs and pesticides) safety hazards. Imprinted polymers are synthetic receptors able of recognizing both chemical and biological contaminants. While numerous reviews have focused on the use of these robust materials in extraction and separation applications, little bibliography summarizes the research that has been performed on their coupling to sensing platforms for food safety. The aim of this work is therefore to fill this gap and highlight the multidisciplinary aspects involved in the application of imprinting technology in the whole value chain ranging from IP preparation to integrated sensor systems for the specific recognition and quantification of chemical and microbiological contaminants in food samples. View Full-Text
Keywords: imprinted polymers; food safety; biomimetic sensor imprinted polymers; food safety; biomimetic sensor
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Arreguin-Campos, R.; Jiménez-Monroy, K.L.; Diliën, H.; Cleij, T.J.; van Grinsven, B.; Eersels, K. Imprinted Polymers as Synthetic Receptors in Sensors for Food Safety. Biosensors 2021, 11, 46.

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Arreguin-Campos R, Jiménez-Monroy KL, Diliën H, Cleij TJ, van Grinsven B, Eersels K. Imprinted Polymers as Synthetic Receptors in Sensors for Food Safety. Biosensors. 2021; 11(2):46.

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Arreguin-Campos, Rocio, Kathia L. Jiménez-Monroy, Hanne Diliën, Thomas J. Cleij, Bart van Grinsven, and Kasper Eersels. 2021. "Imprinted Polymers as Synthetic Receptors in Sensors for Food Safety" Biosensors 11, no. 2: 46.

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