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Designing Receptors for the Next Generation of Biosensors

  • Sergey A. Piletsky
  • Michael J. Whitcombe

Part of the Springer Series on Chemical Sensors and Biosensors book series (SSSENSORS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ana M. Costero, Margarita Parra, Salvador Gil, M. Rosario Andreu
    Pages 1-32
  3. Hannes Y. Kuchelmeister, Carsten Schmuck
    Pages 53-65
  4. Hannes Y. Kuchelmeister, Carsten Schmuck
    Pages 67-84
  5. Lisa C. Shriver-Lake, Stella H. North, Scott N. Dean, Chris R. Taitt
    Pages 85-104
  6. Alessandro Poma, Michael Whitcombe, Sergey Piletsky
    Pages 105-129
  7. Sreenath Subrahmanyam, Kal Karim, Sergey A. Piletsky
    Pages 131-165
  8. Ghulam Mustafa, Peter A. Lieberzeit
    Pages 167-187
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


Despite achievements in the application of enzymes, antibodies and biological receptors to diagnostics and sensing, the last two decades have also witnessed the emergence of a number of alternative technologies based on synthetic chemistry. This volume shows how synthetic receptors can be designed with characteristics that make them attractive alternatives to biological molecules in the sensory and diagnostics fields, with contributions from leading experts in the area. Subjects covered include synthetic receptors for a range of biomolecules, the use of antimicrobial peptides for the detection of pathogenic microorganisms, the development of molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) nanoparticles, the in silico design of MIPs and MIP-based sensors, and two chapters examining the development of sensors from an industrial point of view. The particular focus of all chapters is on practical aspects, either in the development process or the applications of the synthesized materials. This book will serve as an important reference work for business leaders and technology experts in the sensors and diagnostics sector.


computational design diagnostics molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) peptides synthetic receptors

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergey A. Piletsky
    • 1
  • Michael J. Whitcombe
    • 2
  1. 1., Cranfield HealthCranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Cranfield HealthCranfield UniversityCranfieldUnited Kingdom

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