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Nanomaterials 2017, 7(6), 119;

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Antibiotics Detection

Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 4 Pasteur St., 400349 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Basis of Electronics Department, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication and Information Technology, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, 28 Memorandumului St., 400114 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Received: 30 March 2017 / Revised: 16 May 2017 / Accepted: 17 May 2017 / Published: 24 May 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Functional Magnetic Nanoparticles in Nanomedicine)
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Widespread use of antibiotics has led to pollution of waterways, potentially creating resistance among freshwater bacterial communities. Microorganisms resistant to commonly prescribed antibiotics (superbug) have dramatically increased over the last decades. The presence of antibiotics in waters, in food and beverages in both their un-metabolized and metabolized forms are of interest for humans. This is due to daily exposure in small quantities, that, when accumulated, could lead to development of drug resistance to antibiotics, or multiply the risk of allergic reaction. Conventional analytical methods used to quantify antibiotics are relatively expensive and generally require long analysis time associated with the difficulties to perform field analyses. In this context, electrochemical and optical based sensing devices are of interest, offering great potentials for a broad range of analytical applications. This review will focus on the application of magnetic nanoparticles in the design of different analytical methods, mainly sensors, used for the detection of antibiotics in different matrices (human fluids, the environmental, food and beverages samples). View Full-Text
Keywords: antibiotics; magnetic nanoparticles; electrochemical and optical sensors; detection antibiotics; magnetic nanoparticles; electrochemical and optical sensors; detection

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Cristea, C.; Tertis, M.; Galatus, R. Magnetic Nanoparticles for Antibiotics Detection. Nanomaterials 2017, 7, 119.

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