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Special Issue "Nanobiosensors in Food Industry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Anton Ficai

Department of Science and Engineereing of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, RO-011061, Bucharest, Romania
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Interests: nanotechnology; drug targeting; drug delivery; nanomodified surfaces
Guest Editor
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu

Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucuresti, CP 060042, Romania
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Interests: nanbiomaterials; nanofibers; biofibers; drug delivery and targeting; 3D printed materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few decades, nanosensors have attracted attention for monitoring the biological and chemical entities that are associated with the food quality and have brought essential advances in the design, production, processing and control of food products. The use of nanomaterials in the design of biosensors improve the detection and reproducibility of the approaches, and also support fast, efficient and, many times, eco-friendly processing techniques.

The main purpose of this Special Issue is to highlight the current progress and the impact of nanomaterials, with unique properties in biosensing applied in the industry of food. This Special Issue will present novel approaches related to: fabrication, characterization methods, properties and applications such as: Food quality, food contaminants, food safety and quality assessment, food analysis, environmental monitoring, pathogen detection, food packaging and water purification, to mention just some of the most interesting.

Additionally, the proposed Special Issue aims to highlight the novel approaches related to the utility of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires, etc.) in food industry biosensing.

Dr. Anton Ficai
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanoparticles
  • nanotubes
  • nanorods
  • nanowires
  • biosensors
  • nanosensors
  • food quality
  • food contaminants
  • food safety
  • food analysis
  • environmental monitoring
  • pathogen detection
  • nanoasemblies
  • traces monitoring

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Research

Open AccessArticle A Nanoporous Alumina Membrane Based Electrochemical Biosensor for Histamine Determination with Biofunctionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles Concentration and Signal Amplification
Sensors 2016, 16(10), 1767; doi:10.3390/s16101767
Received: 15 September 2016 / Revised: 10 October 2016 / Accepted: 17 October 2016 / Published: 22 October 2016
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Abstract
Histamine is an indicator of food quality and indispensable in the efficient functioning of various physiological systems. Rapid and sensitive determination of histamine is urgently needed in food analysis and clinical diagnostics. Traditional histamine detection methods require qualified personnel, need complex operation processes,
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Histamine is an indicator of food quality and indispensable in the efficient functioning of various physiological systems. Rapid and sensitive determination of histamine is urgently needed in food analysis and clinical diagnostics. Traditional histamine detection methods require qualified personnel, need complex operation processes, and are time-consuming. In this study, a biofunctionalized nanoporous alumina membrane based electrochemical biosensor with magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) concentration and signal amplification was developed for histamine determination. Nanoporous alumina membranes were modified by anti-histamine antibody and integrated into polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) chambers. The specific antibody modified MNPs were used to concentrate histamine from samples and transferred to the antibody modified nanoporous membrane. The MNPs conjugated to histamine were captured in the nanopores via specific reaction between histamine and anti-histamine antibody, resulting in a blocking effect that was amplified by MNPs in the nanopores. The blockage signals could be measured by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy across the nanoporous alumina membrane. The sensing platform had great sensitivity and the limit of detection (LOD) reached as low as 3 nM. This biosensor could be successfully applied for histamine determination in saury that was stored in frozen conditions for different hours, presenting a potentially novel, sensitive, and specific sensing system for food quality assessment and safety support. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanobiosensors in Food Industry)
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