Electrochemical biosensors for rapid detection of foodborne Salmonella: A critical overview

Stefano Cinti, Giulia Volpe, Silvia Piermarini, Elisabetta Delibato, Giuseppe Palleschi

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Salmonella has represented the most common and primary cause of food poisoning in many countries for at least over 100 years. Its detection is still primarily based on traditional microbiological culture methods which are labor-intensive, extremely time consuming, and not suitable for testing a large number of samples. Accordingly, great efforts to develop rapid, sensitive and specific methods, easy to use, and suitable for multi-sample analysis, have been made and continue. Biosensor-based technology has all the potentialities to meet these requirements. In this paper, we review the features of the electrochemical immunosensors, genosensors, aptasensors and phagosensors developed in the last five years for Salmonella detection, focusing on the critical aspects of their application in food analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1910
JournalSensors (Switzerland)
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 18 2017


  • Aptasensors
  • Electrochemical detection
  • Food analysis
  • Genosensors
  • Immunosensors
  • Phagosensors
  • Salmonella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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