Special Issue "Micro-, Nano-fluidics and Biosensors in Food Safety Applications"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "B:Biology and Biomedicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dang Duong Bang
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Laboratory of Applied Micro and Nanotechnology (LAMINATE), Research group for Microbiology and Hygien, Division of Microbiology and Production, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark,Kemitorvet, Building 204 Room 214, DK 2800 Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: foodborne diseases; total-integrated system; lab-on-chip; clinical diagnosis; DNA, RNA applification
Dr. Vinayaka Aaydha Chidambara
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Laboratory of Applied Micro and Nanotechnology (LAMINATE), Research group for Microbiology and Hygien, Division of Microbiology and Production, National Food Institute, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: biosensors; immunosensors; aptamers; on-site testing; food safety; foodborne pathogens; rapid diagnostics
Dr. Trieu Nguyen
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Guest Editor
Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, Technical University of Denmark, Produktionstorvet, Building 423, room 026, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Interests: lab on a chip; DNA amplification; LAMP; PCR; microfabtication; microfluidics; nanofluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to the first ever estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases from the World Health Organization (WHO) in December 2015, globally every year almost 1 in 10 people falls ill from eating contaminated food and 420,000 die as a result. Foodborne illnesses not only cause health concerns but are also responsible for economic losses worth billions of dollars worldwide due to the direct costs of treatment and others relevant costs such as personal transportation and ability to work. In order to lower and work towards to the elimination of the probability of foodborne illnesses, the rapid and effective detection of foodborne pathogens is vital. The development of science and technology in last two decades, especially in micro and nanofabrication and the material sciences has opened an opportunity for the rapid detection of low concentrations and low volumes of reagents, giving rise to applications and implementation in the detection of foodborne pathogens. We will primarily focus on the current developments and working principles of rapid detection methods and integrated devices both on-chip and off-chip for foodborne pathogens. The emphasis will be on point-of-care devices and online monitoring, which are currently drawing most of the scientific and industrial attention towards implementation for both the rapid detection and treatment of foodborne pathogens.

Prof. Dang Duong Bang
Dr. Vinayaka Aaydha Chidambara
Dr. Trieu Nguyen
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Lab-on-a-chip
  • Microfluidics
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanofluidics
  • Food safety
  • Foodborne diseases
  • Pathogens
  • Point-of-care
  • Rapid detection
  • Treatment
  • Biosensors
  • Sample preparation

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A Fluidics-Based Biosensor to Detect and Characterize Inhibition Patterns of Organophosphate to Acetylcholinesterase in Food Materials
Micromachines 2021, 12(4), 397; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12040397 - 03 Apr 2021
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A chip-based electrochemical biosensor is developed herein for the detection of organophosphate (OP) in food materials. The principle of the sensing platform is based on the inhibition of dimethoate (DMT), a typical OP that specifically inhibits acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. Carbon nanotube-modified gold electrodes [...] Read more.
A chip-based electrochemical biosensor is developed herein for the detection of organophosphate (OP) in food materials. The principle of the sensing platform is based on the inhibition of dimethoate (DMT), a typical OP that specifically inhibits acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity. Carbon nanotube-modified gold electrodes functionalized with polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride (PDDA) and oxidized nanocellulose (NC) were investigated for the sensing of OP, yielding high sensitivity. Compared with noncovalent adsorption and deposition in bovine serum albumin, bioconjugation with lysine side chain activation allowed the enzyme to be stable over three weeks at room temperature. The total amount of AChE was quantified, whose activity inhibition was highly linear with respect to DMT concentration. Increased incubation times and/or DMT concentration decreased current flow. The composite electrode showed a sensitivity 4.8-times higher than that of the bare gold electrode. The biosensor was challenged with organophosphate-spiked food samples and showed a limit of detection (LOD) of DMT at 4.1 nM, with a limit of quantification (LOQ) at 12.6 nM, in the linear range of 10 nM to 1000 nM. Such performance infers significant potential for the use of this system in the detection of organophosphates in real samples. Full article
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A Complete Protocol for Rapid and Low-Cost Fabrication of Polymer Microfluidic Chips Containing Three-Dimensional Microstructures Used in Point-of-Care Devices
Micromachines 2019, 10(9), 624; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi10090624 - 19 Sep 2019
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This protocol provides insights into the rapid, low-cost, and largescale fabrication of polymer microfluidic chips containing three-dimensional microstructures used in point-of-care devices for applications such as detection of pathogens via molecular diagnostic methods. The details of the fabrication methods are described in this [...] Read more.
This protocol provides insights into the rapid, low-cost, and largescale fabrication of polymer microfluidic chips containing three-dimensional microstructures used in point-of-care devices for applications such as detection of pathogens via molecular diagnostic methods. The details of the fabrication methods are described in this paper. This study offers suggestions for researchers and experimentalists, both at university laboratories and in industrial companies, to prevent doom fabrication issues. For a demonstration of bio-application in point-of-care testing, the 3D microarrays fabricated are then employed in multiplexed detection of Salmonella (Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Enteritidis), based on a molecular detection technique called solid-phase polymerase chain reaction (SP-PCR). Full article
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