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Recent Progresses in Nanobiosensing for Food Safety Analysis

College of Food Science & Engineering, Central South University of Forestry & Technology, Changsha 410004, China
Department of Histology and Embryology, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Central South University, Changsha 410013, China
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Academic Editor: Huangxian Ju
Sensors 2016, 16(7), 1118;
Received: 2 May 2016 / Revised: 12 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 July 2016 / Published: 19 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanobiosensing for Sensors)
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With increasing adulteration, food safety analysis has become an important research field. Nanomaterials-based biosensing holds great potential in designing highly sensitive and selective detection strategies necessary for food safety analysis. This review summarizes various function types of nanomaterials, the methods of functionalization of nanomaterials, and recent (2014–present) progress in the design and development of nanobiosensing for the detection of food contaminants including pathogens, toxins, pesticides, antibiotics, metal contaminants, and other analytes, which are sub-classified according to various recognition methods of each analyte. The existing shortcomings and future perspectives of the rapidly growing field of nanobiosensing addressing food safety issues are also discussed briefly. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanobiosensing; food safety analysis; function of nanomaterials nanobiosensing; food safety analysis; function of nanomaterials

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Yang, T.; Huang, H.; Zhu, F.; Lin, Q.; Zhang, L.; Liu, J. Recent Progresses in Nanobiosensing for Food Safety Analysis. Sensors 2016, 16, 1118.

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