Special Issue "Multiplexing Biosensor Platforms for Food Quality Monitoring"

A special issue of Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374). This special issue belongs to the section "Biosensor and Bioelectronic Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 November 2023 | Viewed by 106

Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food and water contaminants can be categorized into several classes, including bacterial pathogens, heavy metals, toxins, adultrants and allergens. The presence and prevalence of diverse and potentially harmful contaminants in our food and environment require our continual attention The growing production of foodstuff and the ever-present threat of agricultural and food contamination have forced researchers to pursue the development of simple, rapid and cost-effective analytical approaches for harmful residues in agricultural products to ensure the health of consumers.

Since more and more products nowadays contain multiple processed ingredients, which are often shipped from different parts of the world and share common production lines and storage spaces, food safety and environmental monitoring has become a challenging task. Researchers studying different contaminants of processed food have developed distinct monitoring and sensing platforms and approaches in such a ways that the technologies that have emerged only address one problem in food contamination, but not the others.

Recent advances in the miniaturization of analytical systems and newly emerging technologies offer platforms with greater automation and multiplexing capabilities than traditional biological binding assays. Multiplexed bioanalytical techniques provide control agencies and food industries with new possibilities for improved and more efficient monitoring of food and environmental contaminants.

This Special Issue seeks a single integrated multisensing platform that can address all important food and water contaminants in a low-cost, widely deployable nanosensor array. Sensors of nanometer scale also have clear advantages for such monitoring, including the ability to be massively multiplexed with low energy consumption and single molecule detection limits.

We would like to invite reviews and original articles that focus on understanding biosensing systems with multiplexing concepts for food toxicants, pathogens, agricultural pesticides, heavy metal ions and other environmental and human-health-related analyte detection.

Dr. Shruti Shukla
Dr. Vivek K. Bajpai
Guest Editors

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  • food sensors with multiplexing
  • cost effectiveness
  • food toxins
  • food adulterants
  • human health
  • early disease detection

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