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In-situ detection of multiple pathogenic bacteria on food surfaces
Author(s): Yating Chai; Shin Horikawa; Jiajia Hu; I-Hsuan Chen; Jing Hu; James M Barbaree; Bryan A. Chin
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Paper Abstract

Real-time in-situ detection of pathogenic bacteria on fresh food surfaces was accomplished with phage-based magnetoelastic (ME) biosensors. The ME biosensor is constructed of a small rectangular strip of ME material that is coated with a biomolecular recognition element (phage, antibodies or proteins, etc.) that is specific to the target pathogen. This mass-sensitive ME biosensor is wirelessly actuated into mechanical resonance by an externally applied time-varying magnetic field. When the biosensor binds with target bacteria, the mass of the sensor increases, resulting in a decrease in the sensor's resonant frequency. In order to compensate for nonspecific binding, control biosensors without phage were used in this experiment. In previous research, the biosensors were measured one by one. However, the simultaneous measurement of multiple sensors was accomplished in this research, and promises to greatly shorten the analysis time for bacterial detection. Additionally, the use of multiple biosensors enables the possibility of simultaneous detection of different pathogenic bacteria. This paper presents results of experiments in which multiple phage-based ME biosensors were simultaneously monitored. The E2 phage and JRB7 phage from a landscape phage library served as the bio-recognition element that have the capability of binding specifically with Salmonella typhimurium and B. anthracis spores, respectively. Real-time in-situ detection of Salmonella typhimurium and B. anthracis spores on food surfaces are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9488, Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VII, 948805 (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2176163
Show Author Affiliations
Yating Chai, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Shin Horikawa, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Jiajia Hu, Changzhou Univ. (China)
I-Hsuan Chen, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Jing Hu, Changzhou Univ. (China)
James M Barbaree, Auburn Univ. (United States)
Bryan A. Chin, Auburn Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9488:
Sensing for Agriculture and Food Quality and Safety VII
Moon S. Kim; Kuanglin Chao; Bryan A. Chin, Editor(s)

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