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Micromachines 2016, 7(5), 86; doi:10.3390/mi7050086

Advances in Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Food and Water Analysis

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Graduate School of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
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Physical Sciences Department, Nueva Vizcaya State University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya 3700, Philippines
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Division of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 13 Nishi 8, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-8628, Japan
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ImPACT Research Center for Advanced Nanobiodevices, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8603, Japan
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Innovative Research Center for Preventive Medical Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
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Academic Editor: Joost Lötters
Received: 7 April 2016 / Revised: 26 April 2016 / Accepted: 2 May 2016 / Published: 9 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micro/Nano Devices for Chemical Analysis)
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Abstract

Food and water contamination cause safety and health concerns to both animals and humans. Conventional methods for monitoring food and water contamination are often laborious and require highly skilled technicians to perform the measurements, making the quest for developing simpler and cost-effective techniques for rapid monitoring incessant. Since the pioneering works of Whitesides’ group from 2007, interest has been strong in the development and application of microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) for food and water analysis, which allow easy, rapid and cost-effective point-of-need screening of the targets. This paper reviews recently reported μPADs that incorporate different detection methods such as colorimetric, electrochemical, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, and electrochemiluminescence techniques for food and water analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: μPADs; food analysis; water analysis; point-of-need μPADs; food analysis; water analysis; point-of-need
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Busa, L.S.A.; Mohammadi, S.; Maeki, M.; Ishida, A.; Tani, H.; Tokeshi, M. Advances in Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices for Food and Water Analysis. Micromachines 2016, 7, 86.

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