An Evanescent Wave Fluorescent Immunosensor for Milk Quality Monitoring
As food safety is an ever more prominent global issue, the demand for rapid, simple, sensitive, and low-cost biosensor technology is continuously increasing. Evanescent wave fluorescent immunosensor technology shows enormous potential to detect chemical and biological analytes for food safety. This chapter discusses the underlying principles and configurations of an evanescent wave fluorescent immunosensor. We also review the applications of this technique in monitoring milk contaminants.