Special Issue "Micro-, Nano-fluidics and Biosensors in Food Safety Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: foodborne diseases; total-integrated system; lab-on-chip; clinical diagnosis; DNA, RNA applification
Interests: biosensors; immunosensors; aptamers; on-site testing; food safety; foodborne pathogens; rapid diagnostics
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
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- Food safety
- Foodborne diseases
- Rapid detection
- Sample preparation