Sensors Based on MIPs

Universal sensor platform

Sensors can be developed using MIPs as recognition elements, in order to impart selectivity towards a determined target compound.

MIPs have been integrated with a range of transducers based on electrochemical, optical, gravimetric and thermal detection methods. For sensor development nanoMIPs are advantageous, as they can be used for fabrication using existing techniques originally developed for natural receptors such as enzymes and antibodies. Also, due to their stability nanoMIPs can be dispersed in conductive inks and used directly for manufacture of screen-printed electrodes. Some of our polymers have been used to prepare sensors for targets including: 

  • Cocaine
  • Ethylphenol
  • Histamine
  • Phosphate
  • Vancomycin
  • Trypsin
  • Bacteriophages

We can also offer a universal electrochemical sensor platform for label-free detection and quantification of analytes independently of their electrochemical properties. The sensor can be easily tuned to target a wide range of compounds, from small inorganic ions up to large molecules such as proteins.

If you would like more information about our universal sensor platform, or how nanoMIPs can be used for sensor development please contact us at