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Title: Automatic solid-phase synthesis of molecularly imprinted nanoparticles (MIP NPs)
Author: Poma, Alessandro
ISNI:       0000 0004 2735 3594
Awarding Body: Cranfield University
Current Institution: Cranfield University
Date of Award: 2012
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Molecularly Imprinted Polymers (MIPs) are potential generic alternatives to antibodies in diagnostics and separations. To compete with biomolecules in these technological niches, MIPs need to share the characteristics of antibodies (solubility, size, specificity and affinity) whilst maintaining the advantages of MIPs (low cost, short development time and high stability). For this reason the interest in preparing MIPs as nanoparticles (MIP NPs) has increased exponentially in the last decade. Cont/d.
Supervisor: Piletsky, Sergey A.; Guerreiro, Antonio R. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Molecular imprinting ; immobilised template ; affinity separation ; chemical reactor ; antibody mimics ; diagnostics