Special Issue "Biosensors and Rapid Testing Bio-Analytical Platforms for Food and Water Analysis"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Claudia Preininger
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Health & Environment Department / Bioresources, Konrad Lorenz Strasse 24, 3430 Tulln, Austria
E-Mail: Claudia.Preininger@ait.ac.at
Phone: +43 50550 3527
Fax: +43 50550 3666
Interests: protein biomarker arrays for medical and food diagnostics; surface modification & biomolecule immobilization; bioassays

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent serious food-borne disease outbreaks and fear for bioterrorist attacks have led to increased public awareness and concern over food-borne illness and contaminated (drinking) water. This has resulted in consumer demands for intensified safety control of food and water regarding biological (bacteria, parasites, fungi) and non-biological agents (toxins, chemicals). Conventional analysis methods for non-biological contaminants like antibiotics, toxins, and pharmaceutical residues comprise high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), liquid (LC)-and gas chromatography (GC) in combination with different detection techniques and enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). While widely used in analysis laboratories HPLC, LC and GC are rarely applied in on-line monitoring or as early warning system. This is because of the sophisticated instrumentation which is not portable; and the laborious and complex sample pre-treatment (e.g. derivatization). ELISAs are well established and easy to use, but lack multiplexing capability and suffer from low sensitivity regarding bacteria detection (LODs are about 1000 cfu/g), while molecular methods and standard microbiological tests are accurate, but extremely time-consuming (several days), hence not appropriate for emergency testing.

Thus for rapid testing bio-analytical platforms, such as DNA and protein sensors that are simple in design and handling, portable and highly sensitive to allow for real-time quantification within the required measurement range are urgently needed.
This special issue will address such biosensor systems for food and water analysis.

Dr. Claudia Preininger
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • biosensors and sensor arrays
  • pathogens
  • chemicals
  • toxins
  • label- and label-free detection

Published Papers (9 papers)

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Sensors 2013, 13(11), 15085-15112; doi:10.3390/s131115085
Received: 2 August 2013; in revised form: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 14 October 2013 / Published: 5 November 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(5), 5737-5748; doi:10.3390/s130505737
Received: 22 February 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2013 / Accepted: 15 April 2013 / Published: 3 May 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 5109-5116; doi:10.3390/s130405109
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 25 March 2013 / Accepted: 10 April 2013 / Published: 18 April 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(4), 4214-4224; doi:10.3390/s130404214
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 23 March 2013 / Accepted: 25 March 2013 / Published: 28 March 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(2), 1763-1786; doi:10.3390/s130201763
Received: 17 November 2012; in revised form: 16 January 2013 / Accepted: 29 January 2013 / Published: 30 January 2013
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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 165-174; doi:10.3390/s130100165
Received: 5 November 2012; in revised form: 17 December 2012 / Accepted: 18 December 2012 / Published: 24 December 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 14041-14052; doi:10.3390/s121014041
Received: 9 July 2012; in revised form: 3 September 2012 / Accepted: 8 October 2012 / Published: 18 October 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 11684-11696; doi:10.3390/s120911684
Received: 5 July 2012; in revised form: 6 August 2012 / Accepted: 20 August 2012 / Published: 27 August 2012
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10487-10499; doi:10.3390/s120810487
Received: 4 June 2012; in revised form: 27 July 2012 / Accepted: 31 July 2012 / Published: 2 August 2012
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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