Frequent occurrence of food contamination, growing concern about public safety, and the adoption of more stringent legislations have promoted research efforts in the agrifood industry as well as in environmental monitoring, attempting to guarantee improvements in food quality and safety. In addition, the increasing demand for sustainable agriculture has led to the introduction of novel processing methods for raw materials to achieve stable foods. For this reason, it is imperative that effiffi cient and reliable diagnostic tools be developed to detect potential h azards in agriculture and for food safety. In this context, biosensor technology represents the cutting-edge frontier in the agrifood and environmental fifields. Indeed, smart monitoring of chemical contaminants (i.e., pesticides, heavy metals, toxins, allergenic compounds, and food additives) represents one of the evolving issues challenging the assessment of food quality and safety. Progress in multianalyte screening, functional materials, microflfluidics and nanotechnology is amplifying the potential market of biosensors, making this technology more competitive in comparison with conventional lab-based procedures in terms of speed of response and operational fifield usage. However, despite the large number of publications and patents on biosensors for food analysis, only a few systems have been able to reach the market. Among the main drawbacks to be faced are the limited lifetime of biological components, mass production, as well as portability. In this chapter, current and future trends in analytical diagnostic tools are discussed, with the aim of promoting a deeper cooperation between research and industries and encouraging the use of biosensing technology as a more attractive option for the commercial sector.
Scognamiglio, V., Antonacci, A., D Lambreva, M., Arduini, F., Palleschi, G., C Litescu, S., et al. (2016). Application of biosensors for food analysis. In Food Safety: Innovative Analytical Tools for Safety Assessment (pp. 395-434). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [10.1002/9781119160588.ch11].
|Autori:||Scognamiglio, V; Antonacci, A; D Lambreva, M; Arduini, F; Palleschi, G; C Litescu, S; Johanningmeier, U; Rea, G|
|Titolo:||Application of biosensors for food analysis|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9781119160588.ch11|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore CHIM/01 - Chimica Analitica|
|Tipo:||Capitolo o saggio|
|Tipologia:||Contributo in libro|
|Citazione:||Scognamiglio, V., Antonacci, A., D Lambreva, M., Arduini, F., Palleschi, G., C Litescu, S., et al. (2016). Application of biosensors for food analysis. In Food Safety: Innovative Analytical Tools for Safety Assessment (pp. 395-434). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [10.1002/9781119160588.ch11].|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in libro|