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The MIP Discovery team are dedicated to progressing molecularly imprinted polymer technology, and have published over 60 publications.

2021 – Target: Troponin I

Immobilization of Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles onto Surfaces Using Different Strategies: Evaluating the Influence of the Functionalized Interface on the Performance of a Thermal Assay for the Detection of the Cardiac Biomarker Troponin I” ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, June 2021, 23;13(24):27868-27879

2020 – Target: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) peptide and Trypsin

Thermistors coated with molecularly imprinted nanoparticles for the electrical detection of peptides and protein” Analyst, June 2020, Online

2019 – Target: Ascorbic acid (AA)

NanoMIP-based approach for the suppression of interference signals in electrochemical sensors” Analyst, 2019, 144, 7290-7295

2019 – Target: 4-nitroaniline (4-NA) and 2,4-dinitroaniline (2,4-diNA)

Development of a homogenous assay based on fluorescent imprinted nanoparticles for analysis of nitroaromatic compounds” NanoResearch 12, pages3044–3050(2019)

2019 – Target: heart-fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP) and ST2

Thermal Detection of Cardiac Biomarkers Heart-Fatty Acid Binding Protein and ST2 Using a Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticle-Based Multiplex Sensor Platform” ACS Sensors Published online15 October 2019

2019 – Target: Copper

“Synthesis and application of ion-imprinted nanoparticles in electrochemical sensors for copper (II) determination” CHEMNANOMAT, Volume5, Issue6 June 2019 Pages 754-760

2018 – Target: Trypsin and THC

“A Novel Capacitive Sensor Based on Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticles as Recognition Elements” BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS Volume 120, 30 November 2018, Pages 108-114

2018 – Target: Trypsin, Biotin, Peptide

“A novel thermal detection method based on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles as recognition elements” Jan 2018 NANOSCALE

2017 – Target: Cocaine

“New potentiometric sensor based on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles for cocaine detection”

2016 – Target: 4-ethylphenol

“Solid-phase synthesis of imprinted nanoparticles grafted on gold substrates for voltammetric sensing of 4-ethylphenol”
SENSORS AND ACTUATORS B-CHEMICAL Volume 236, 29, Pages 839-848

2016 – Target: Vancomycin

“Solid-phase synthesis of electroactive nanoparticles of molecularly imprinted polymers. A novel platform for indirect electrochemical sensing applications”

2015 – Target: Bacteriophage MS2

“Detection of Waterborne Viruses Using High Affinity Molecularly Imprinted Polymers”
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Volume: 87 Issue: 13 Pages: 6801-6807

2015 – Target: Diclofenac

“NanoMIP based optical sensor for pharmaceuticals monitoring”

2015 – Target: 4-ethylphenol

“Molecularly imprinted high affinity nanoparticles for 4-ethylphenol sensing” Conference: Conference on EUROSENSORS Location: Freiberg, GERMANY Date: SEP 06-09, 2015 EUROSENSORS 2015 Book Series: Procedia Engineering Volume: 120 Pages: 1132-1136

2014 – Target: Vancomycin

“Selective vancomycin detection using optical fibre long period gratings functionalised with molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles”
ANALYST Volume: 139 Issue: 9 Pages: 2229-2236

2014 – Target: Histamine

“Direct potentiometric quantification of histamine using solid-phase imprinted nanoparticles as recognition elements”
BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS Volume: 58 Pages: 138-144

2014 – Target: phosphates

“Conductance based sensing and analysis of soluble phosphates in wastewater”
BIOSENSORS & BIOELECTRONICS Volume: 52 Pages: 173-179

2012 – Target: Melamine, Atrazine

“Cubic Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles with a Fluorescent Core”


“Conjugated Polymers with Pendant Iniferter Units: Versatile Materials for Grafting”
MACROMOLECULES V: 44 Issue: 7 Pages: 1856-1865

Direct Replacement of Antibodies with Molecularly Imprinted Polymer Nanoparticles in ELISA-Development of a Novel Assay for Vancomycin
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Volume: 85 Issue: 17 Pages: 8462-8468 Published: SEP 3 2013

Surface-modified multifunctional MIP nanoparticles
NANOSCALE, Volume: 5, Issue: 9, DOI: 10.1039/c3nr00354j, Published: 2013

Introducing MINA -The Molecularly Imprinted Nanoparticle Assay
SMALL Volume: 10 Issue: 6 Pages: 1086-1089 Published: MAR 2014

Does size matter? Study of performance of pseudo-ELISAs based on molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles prepared for analytes of different sizes ANALYST   Volume: 141   Issue: 4   Pages: 1405-1412   Published: 2016

Formation of target-specific binding sites in enzymes: solid-phase molecular imprinting of HRP
NANOSCALE   Volume: 8   Issue: 21   Pages: 11060-11066   Published: 2016

A comparison of the performance of molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles for small molecule targets and antibodies in the ELISA format
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS Volume: 6 Article Number: 37638 Published: NOV 24 2016

Development of molecularly imprinted polymers specific for blood antigens for application in antibody-free blood typing
CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS Volume: 53 Issue: 11 Pages: 1793-1796 Published: FEB 7 2017

Modulation of Quorum Sensing in a Gram-Positive Pathogen by Linear Molecularly Imprinted Polymers with Anti-infective Properties
ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION Volume: 56 Issue: 52 Pages: 16555-16558 Published: DEC 22 2017

A pseudo-ELISA based on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles for detection of gentamicin in real samples
ANALYTICAL METHODS Volume: 9 Issue: 19 Pages: 2853-2858 Published: MAY 21 2017

Biomimetic Silica Nanoparticles Prepared by a Combination of Solid-Phase Imprinting and Ostwald Ripening
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS Volume: 7 Article Number: 11537 Published: SEP 14 2017

Novel assay format for proteins based on magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles—detection of pepsin
Journal of the Chinese Advanced Materials Society, Volume 6, 2018 – Issue 4

Molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticle-based assay (MINA): Application for fumonisin B1 determination
The Analyst 143(14), May 2018

A novel assay format as an alternative to ELISA – MINA test for biotin
DOI: 10.1002/cnma.201800393, September 2018

Highly Efficient Abiotic Assay Formats for Methyl Parathion – MINA as Alternative to ELISA
Analytical Chemistry, December 2018

Competitive pseudo-ELISA base on molecularly imprinted nanoparticles for microcystin-LR detection in water
Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2019 Article in press