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Research Project: DEVELOPMENT OF SENSING AND INSTRUMENTATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SAFETY AND SANITATION INSPECTION IN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROCESSING

Location: Environmental Microbial & Food Safety Laboratory

Title: High throughput screening strategies and technology platforms for detection of pathogens: An Introduction

Author
item BHUNIA, ARUN - Purdue University
item TAITT, CHRIS - Naval Research Laboratory
item Kim, Moon

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2014
Publication Date: 9/1/2014
Citation: Bhunia, A., Taitt, C., Kim, M.S. 2014. High throughput screening strategies and technology platforms for detection of pathogens: An Introduction. In High Throughput Screening for Food Safety Assessment: Biosensor Technologies, Hyperspectral Imaging and Practical Applications, Chapter 1, Editors, A.K. Bhunia, M.S. Kim and C.R. Taitt. Woodhead Pub., Cambridge, UK. Chapter 1, p. 1-7.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Globally, foodborne pathogens are a major public health concern. In this chapter, we provide a broad description of the problem of food-borne diseases and current and future detection technologies for food safety assurance and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Current detection approaches include sample processing, culturing and detection using nucleic acid or antibody based method. Improvement in target recognition, and signal generation and analysis, can be combined to achieve more sensitive, faster, and more informative screening technologies. This introductory chapter summarizes potential application of high throughput screening approach in food pathogen testing and for development of advanced biosensor based technologies in coming years.