Detection of Foodborne Pathogens Using Biosensors

C. F. Fronczek, Jeong Yeol Yoon

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To prevent the outbreaks of foodborne diseases, early detection of common pathogens is necessary. This can be achieved by using field deployable biosensors. In this chapter, traditional laboratory-based assays are discussed: culture plating and colony counting, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Subsequent efforts to make these laboratory assays into field-deployable biosensors are discussed, specifically using the lab-on-a-chip (LOC) platforms, paper microfluidics, and smartphones.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAntimicrobial Food Packaging
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780128007235
StatePublished - 2016


  • Colony counting
  • Culture plating
  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
  • Lab-on-a-chip (LOC)
  • Paper microfluidics
  • Particle immunoagglutination assay
  • Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)
  • Smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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