Nanoparticles based sensors for rapid detection of foodborne pathogens

Chen Paul, Yanbin Li, Tianhong Cui, Roger Ruan, Roger Ruan

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Rapid detection of foodborne pathogens is a key step in the control of food related diseases. Conventional methods for the detection of food pathogens, although typically sensitive, often require multiple time-consuming steps such as extraction, isolation, enrichment, counting, etc., prior to measurement, resulting in testing times which can be days. There is a need to develop rapid and sensitive detection methods. This review is intended to provide food scientists and engineers an overview of current rapid detection methods, a close look at the nanoparticles especially magnetic nanoparticle-antibody conjugates based methods, and identification of knowledge gaps and future research needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2013


  • Food pathogens
  • Magnetic nano-particle
  • Nano-sensor
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance

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