Special Issue "Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) Biosensors"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Iva Chianella
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School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: piezoelectric biosensors/sensors; electrochemical biosensors/sensors; optical biosensors/sensors; molecularly imprinted polymers; molecularly imprinted nanoparticles; novel assays development; nanomaterials
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Dear Colleagues,

In the past few decades, molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) have gained significant interest as stable and robust alternatives to biomolecules such as antibodies and enzymes. Particularly, MIP as films or nanoparticles have been showing great promise for the fabrication of highly sensitive, specific, and robust ‘bio’sensors/affinity sensors.

For this Special Issue, we seek manuscripts that describe the exploitation of MIP films or MIP nanoparticles for the development of electrochemical, optical, acoustic, or magnetic affinity sensors for a wide range of applications (e.g., medical, environmental, industrial, food, and security).

Both reviews and research articles will be published. Reviews should provide a critical evaluation of the current state-of-the-art of, for example, the use of MIP for the fabrication of a particular type of sensor (i.e., electrochemical, optical, acoustic, or magnetic). Critical reviews on the current exploitation of MIP sensors for a particular application (e.g., medical, environmental, industrial, food, and security) are also of interest. Original research papers that present either novel methods to prepare MIP films or MIP nanoparticles-based sensors or novel applications of MIP sensors are also welcome.

Dr. Iva Chianella
Guest Editor

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biosensors is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Molecularly imprinted polymers
  • MIP
  • Molecularly imprinted polymers nanoparticles
  • Molecularly imprinted polymer films
  • MIP based electrochemical sensors
  • MIP based optical sensor
  • MIP based acoustic sensor
  • MIP based magnetic sensor

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Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles Based Sensor for Cocaine Detection
Biosensors 2020, 10(3), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/bios10030022 - 04 Mar 2020
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The development of a sensor based on molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for the detection of trace levels of cocaine is described in this paper. NanoMIPs for cocaine detection, synthesized using a solid phase, were applied as the [...] Read more.
The development of a sensor based on molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs) and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) for the detection of trace levels of cocaine is described in this paper. NanoMIPs for cocaine detection, synthesized using a solid phase, were applied as the sensing element. The nanoMIPs were first characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and Dynamic Light Scattering and found to be ~148.35 ± 24.69 nm in size, using TEM. The nanoMIPs were then covalently attached to gold screen-printed electrodes and a cocaine direct binding assay was developed and optimized, using EIS as the sensing principle. EIS was recorded at a potential of 0.12 V over the frequency range from 0.1 Hz to 50 kHz, with a modulation voltage of 10 mV. The nanoMIPs sensor was able to detect cocaine in a linear range between 100 pg mL−1 and 50 ng mL−1 (R2 = 0.984; p-value = 0.00001) and with a limit of detection of 0.24 ng mL−1 (0.70 nM). The sensor showed no cross-reactivity toward morphine and a negligible response toward levamisole after optimizing the sensor surface blocking and assay conditions. The developed sensor has the potential to offer a highly sensitive, portable and cost-effective method for cocaine detection. Full article
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