Special Issue "Polymer-Based Sensors for Bioanalytes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: molecular imprinting; artificial receptors; real-life measurements; QCM; capacitive measurements; low-cost sensing; bioanalyte sensing
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Chemical sensing started from detecting small "inorganic" molecules, such as oxygen. However, current sensor development is increasingly driven by the need to analyse biological species. Potential application areas range from diagnostics through food to public safety. This fostered substantial development in the field of biosensors: They make use of biological materials as the recognition element, e.g. glucose oxidase in glucose test strips. Recent years have seen increasing interest in designing novel artificial matrices for sensing bioanalyses to overcome inherent limitations of bioreceptors in terms of ruggedness and long-term stability. Many of those approaches utilize polymer-based setups, be it as artificial receptors, such as molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP), or as a means to allow producing sensor systems in a cheap and straightforward way. The latter case comprises printable sensor electronics, micro total analysis systems, and miniaturized, polymer-based assays among others. The aim of this special issue of "Sensors" is to give readers an overview of innovative techniques in this rapidly evolving field.
Prof. Dr. Peter Lieberzeit
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- biomimetic recognition
- polymer nano- and microstructures
- metal-organic frameworks
- sol-gel synthesis