Paper published in the Journal of Chinese Advanced Materials Society

12.12.18

Novel assay format for proteins detection based on magnetic nanoMIPs

We are pleased to present yet another example of a successful replacement of conventional antibody binders and enzyme reporters with molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles (nanoMIPs). A novel and fully abiotic assay format for protein quantification has been developed with pepsin-specific nanoMIPs bearing magnetic properties. The assay, where coloured or fluorescent polystyrene beads serve as a label instead of enzyme, can be applied to identify proteins in a wide range of clinical, forensic and environmental samples

Work is presented in Novel assay format for proteins based on magnetic molecularly imprinted polymer nanoparticles—detection of pepsin and published in the Journal of Chinese Advanced Materials Society, with contributions made by Joanna Czulak, Antonio Guerreiro and Francesco Canfarotta from MIP Diagnostics, alongside colleagues at The University of Leicester.