NanoMIPS are nanostructured polymer particles typically containing a single binding site for their target.
MIPs are exceptionally robust polymers [plastics], and nanoMIPS are sufficiently small to be essentially soluble.
Our proprietary technology includes a novel method to make nanoMIPs which circumvents the drawbacks of traditional MIP manufacturing methods. NanoMIPS are, as the name suggests, nanostructured polymer particles typically containing a single binding site for their target. They can also be fused to solid substrates, such as sensor surfaces, if required.
The robust nature of MIPs and nanoMIPs make them ideal reagents for a wide range of applications including point-of-care diagnostics and in field based testing. As they are synthetic polymers, MIPs can withstand harsh chemical environments such as extremes of pH, seawater, or high concentrations of organic solvents. In addition, MIPs have a very long shelf life at room temperature which makes them ideal when the cold chain cannot be guaranteed.
MIPs have successfully been created and deployed against all major target classes including peptides, proteins and other macromolecular structures, as well as smaller chemical entities such as drugs, their metabolites and commonly used biochemical species such as enzyme cofactors.
Using our proprietary nanoMIP design and development process, MIP Diagnostics can provide a proven nanoMIP typically within 4-6 weeks of receiving the target.
No immune response is required and no animals are used in the manufacture of our MIPs.