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Piezoelectric sensors based on molecular imprinted polymers for detection of low molecular mass analytes
Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Silsoe, UK.
Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, Silsoe, UK .
Cranfield University, UK.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1815-9699
Akubio Ltd, Cambridge, UK.
2007 (English)In: The FEBS Journal, ISSN 1742-464X, E-ISSN 1742-4658, Vol. 274, no 21, 5471-5480 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biomimetic recognition elements employed for the detection of analytes are commonly based on proteinaceous affibodies, immunoglobulins, single-chain and single-domain antibody fragments or aptamers. The alternative supra-molecular approach using a molecularly imprinted polymer now has proven utility in numerous applications ranging from liquid chromatography to bioassays. Despite inherent advantages compared with biochemical/biological recognition (which include robustness, storage endurance and lower costs) there are few contributions that describe quantitative analytical applications of molecularly imprinted polymers for relevant small molecular mass compounds in real-world samples. There is, however, significant literature describing the use of low-power, portable piezoelectric transducers to detect analytes in environmental monitoring and other application areas. Here we review the combination of molecularly imprinted polymers as recognition elements with piezoelectric biosensors for quantitative detection of small molecules. Analytes are classified by type and sample matrix presentation and various molecularly imprinted polymer synthetic fabrication strategies are also reviewed.

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Blackwell Publishing, 2007. Vol. 274, no 21, 5471-5480 p.
Keyword [en]
drug; hapten; label-free; molecularly imprinted polymer; QCRS; quantification; quartz crystal microbalance; screening; small molecule
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Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65177DOI: 10.1111/j.1742-4658.2007.06079.xISI: 000250297600004OAI: diva2:395058
Available from: 2011-02-04 Created: 2011-02-04 Last updated: 2013-10-04

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