Biology and Medicine

Biology and Medicine
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Nanotechnology Applications for Food and Bioprocessing Industries

Luis E Trujillo, Rodrigo Ávalos, Silvana Granda, Luis Santiago Guerra and José M País-Chanfrau

Nanoscience is an emerging technology today with great application in different fields. Biocatalysts design, identification of different bacterial strains, monitoring the quality of food by different biosensors, food packaging with smart systems, active, intelligent and nano-encapsulation of bioactive food compounds are examples of some of these applications in the food industry. In this paper, some topics related to the potential of nanotechnology in the food industry are updated. In addition, some concerns about nanotechnology application in this popular industry are also discussed.