MIP Diagnostics designs and manufactures nano-structured molecularly imprinted polymers (nanoMIPs) for use in a range of assays and diagnostics.
nanoMIPs are prepared via a proprietary imprinting process involving self-assembly of binding monomers around a target template – these monomers are then polymerised to generate a ‘chemical receptor’ with high affinity and specificity to the template.
As chemical polymers nanoMIPs are very stable and robust, have similar affinity and specificity to antibodies, and can be prepared for any target, including: small molecules, proteins, viruses and whole cells. NanoMIPs are also amenable to a wide range of functionalisation, e.g. they can be made magnetic or fluorescent.
Unlike antibodies nanoMIP production does not require use of animals and they have a long shelf life at room temperature. NanoMIPs have broad applications, including: sensing, imaging, purification, analysis and diagnostics. Indeed, they have the potential to displace antibodies in many applications.
MIP Diagnostics offers a custom service and can design and develop nanoMIPs for your application in as little as four weeks. Contact us for more information: email@example.com