Submitted to: CRC Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: April 29, 2005
Publication Date: November 1, 2005
Citation: Maragos, C.M. 2005. Recent developments in immunochemical methods. In: Abbas, H.K., editor. Aflatoxin and Food Safety. 10th edition. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p. 269-290. Technical Abstract: The review describes recent developments in detection strategies for fungal toxins. The focus is predominantly on recent advances with biosensors, including evanescent wave technologies (surface plasmon resonance, fiber optic devices), lateral flow and dipstick devices, fluorescence polarization and time-resolved fluorescence, microbead assays, capillary electrophoretic immunoassays, and a description of the challenges faced in the application of these technologies to food analysis.