Lights and shadows on Food Microfluidics
These insights attempt to share with the community the lights and shadows of one emerging and exciting topic, Food Microfluidics, defined as microfluidic technology for food analysis and diagnosis in important areas such as food safety and quality. The reader is invited to question non-easy interrogations such as why Food Microfluidics, what is the next step and what could we do with the available technology. This article invites food analysts to be seduced by this technology and then to take an interesting trip departing from the main gained achievements, having a look at the crossing bridges over Food Microfluidic challenges or having a look at available technology to start. Finally, this trip arrives at a privileged place to gaze the horizons. A wonderful landscape – full of inspiration – for Food Microfluidics is anticipated. These insights have also been written wishing to give improved conceptual and realistic solutions for food analysis, with the additional hope to attract the community with exciting technology, in order to get novel and unexpected achievements in this field.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Lab on a Chip: Insights Issue