Special Issue "Recent Advances in MIP-Based Sensing"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Bart van Grinsven
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Sensor Engineering Department, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: bio-electronics; biosensors; electrochemical and thermal readout; lab-on-a-chip devices; microfluidics
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Dr. Hanne Diliën
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Sensor Engineering Department, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: bio-electronics; biosensors; molecular imprinting technology; biotechnology; point-of-care diagnostics
Dr. Kasper Eersels
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Sensor Engineering Department, Maastricht University, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: organic chemistry; polymer and hydrogel synthesis; molecular imprinting; biosensing; drug delivery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The integration of molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) as specific receptors in bio(mimetic)sensor platforms has been extensively demonstrated in previous years. Their stability under nonphysiological conditions and low-cost synthesis makes these synthetic receptors particular interesting in comparison to their natural counterparts. Molecular imprinting technology has evolved from the creation of simple polymeric particles for the separation of small molecules to more advanced synthesis routes creating highly sensitive and selective nanoparticles for the detection of virtually any target. These advances make it possible to create MIPs that are compatible with electrochemical, microgravimetric, optical, and thermal sensing approaches. With recent advances in microfabrication, signal processing, wireless transmission, and microfluidics, many sensors have evolved from large laboratory-scale prototypes to more elegant portable or wearable lab-on-a-chip devices. These high-tech biomimetic sensors could help to enhance advances in life science, medicine, environmental screening, and food safety through, e.g., point-of-care diagnostics or inline contamination monitoring.

This Special Issue is devoted to publishing new and original research on the development of novel high-tech sensors for the selective detection of relevant targets ranging from low-molecular weight molecules to larger macromolecular entities such as whole cells. We especially focus on sensor systems with dedicated applications in point-of-care diagnostics, environmental screening, controlling industrial processes, and food safety. Review articles on these topics are also very welcome.

With kind regards,

Dr. Bart van Grinsven
Dr. Kasper Eersels
Dr. Hanne Diliën
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • molecular imprinting
  • biosensing
  • point-of-care diagnostics
  • food safety
  • environmental screening
  • lab-on-a-chip

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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