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A portable fluorometer for the rapid screening of M1 aflatoxin in milk
Author(s): C. Cucci; A. G. Mignani; C. Dall'Asta; G. Galaverna; A. Dossena; R. Marchelli; R. Pela
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Paper Abstract

A compact fluorometric sensor equipped with a LED source and a high sensitivity PMT detector has been implemented for the selective detection of native fluorescence of aflatoxin AFM1 in liquid solutions. This compact and easy-to-handle device is addressed to the rapid monitoring of AFM1 in milk, enabling the detection of concentrations up to the legal limit, which is 50 ppt. The system is suitable for preliminary screening at the earlier stages of the industrial process, and makes it possible to discard contaminated milk stocks before their inclusion in the production chain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6189, Optical Sensing II, 61892D (22 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666718
Show Author Affiliations
C. Cucci, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
A. G. Mignani, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara, CNR (Italy)
C. Dall'Asta, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
G. Galaverna, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
A. Dossena, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
R. Marchelli, Univ. of Parma (Italy)
R. Pela, Univ. of Parma (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6189:
Optical Sensing II
Brian Culshaw; Anna G. Mignani; Hartmut Bartelt; Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Editor(s)

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