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Microfluidics for food and nutrition applications

Ekonomou, Sotirios I.; Kyriakoudi, Anastasia; Saad, Saliha; Mourtzinos, Ioannis; Stratakos, Alexandros Ch.


Sotirios I. Ekonomou

Anastasia Kyriakoudi

Saliha Saad
Associate Professor in Biomedical Sciences

Ioannis Mourtzinos

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Alexandros Stratakos
Associate Professor in Sustainable Agri-Food Production


Dimitrios A. Lamprou

Edward Weaver


Fluid flow at the micro- and nanoscale exhibits unique phenomena that can be used to create components suitable for conducting biological studies. This chapter provides an overview of the current state-of-the-art microfluidic technology applications in food and nutrition. The chapter also presents studies on the nano-encapsulation of antimicrobial and antioxidant essential oils (EOs) and their compounds, the detection of foodborne pathogens and nutritional biomarkers, and the assessment of nutritional biomarkers for detecting and quantifying macro- and micronutrients. This technology has great potential for developing and commercial
ising low-cost, low-volume, and easy-to-use point-of-care (POC) testing devices with commercial benefits for the public health and food safety sector, promoting human health and wellbeing.


Ekonomou, S. I., Kyriakoudi, A., Saad, S., Mourtzinos, I., & Stratakos, A. C. (2024). Microfluidics for food and nutrition applications. In D. A. Lamprou, & E. Weaver (Eds.), Microfluidics in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Formulation, Drug Delivery, Screening, and Diagnostics (335-357). Springer (part of Springer Nature).

Online Publication Date Jun 21, 2024
Publication Date Jun 22, 2024
Deposit Date Jun 24, 2024
Publicly Available Date Jun 22, 2025
Publisher Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Pages 335-357
Series Title AAPS Introductions in the Pharmaceutical Sciences
Book Title Microfluidics in Pharmaceutical Sciences: Formulation, Drug Delivery, Screening, and Diagnostics
Chapter Number 14
ISBN 9783031607165
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Additional Information First Online: 22 June 2024