Paper-based microfluidic devices for food adulterants: Cost-effective technological monitoring systems
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/4109
EDITED VERSION: https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0308814622011359
UNESCO SUBJECT: 3309.12 Aditivos Alimentarios ; 3309 Tecnología de los Alimentos ; 2302.90 Bioquímica de Alimentos
DOCUMENT TYPE: article
Analytical sciences have witnessed emergent techniques for efficient clinical and industrial food adulterants detection. In this review, the contributions made by the paper-based devices are highlighted for efficient and rapid detection of food adulterants and additives, which is the need of the hour and how different categories of techniques have been developed in the past decade for upgrading the performance for point-of-care testing. A simple strategy with an arrangement for detecting specific adulterants followed by the addition of samples to obtain well-defined qualitative or quantitative signals for confirming the presence of target species. The paperbased microfluidics-based technology advances and prospects for food adulterant detection are discussed given the high-demand from the food sectors and serve as a valued technology for food researchers working in interdisciplinary technological frontiers.
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