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Chinese Academy of Science Details Findings in Food Technology

June 26, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Weekly News -- Current study results on Food Technology have been published. According to news reporting from Chongqing, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "A rapid and facile visual method for the detection of melamine (MA) in whole milk based on aptamer-modified gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) was described in this paper. This strategy combined aptamer as a MA recognition element with AuNPs as the color indicator, providing a rapid and on-site detection of MA by naked eyes or UV-Vis spectrometer."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Science, "The whole analytical process could finish in 30 min without any assistance of any instrument. Under the optimized condition, the proposed method could be used to detect MA in whole milk with a detection limit of 1.5 mg/L in naked eyes and 0.5 mg/L with UV-Vis spectrometer."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The simple rapid technique provided a promising tool for on-site screening of MA adulterant in milk as well as in-house diagnosis."

For more information on this research see: Aptamer-based rapid visual biosensing of melamine in whole milk. European Food Research and Technology, 2014;238(6):989-995. European Food Research and Technology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer -; European Food Research and Technology -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W. Yun, Chinese Academy Sci, Chongqing Inst Green & Intelligent Technol, Chongqing 400714, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include H. Li, S.Q. Chen, D.W. Tu, W.Y. Xie and Y. Huang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Chongqing, Food Technology, People's Republic of China

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