Food Analytical Methods

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 40–53 | Cite as

Application of Enzyme Biosensors in Analysis of Food and Beverages

  • Rastislav Monosik
  • Miroslav Stredansky
  • Jan Tkac
  • Ernest Sturdik


The importance of analyses of different parameters in food products and monitoring of a production process requires quick and reliable analytical methods and devices. For this purpose, biosensors can be a suitable option, whereas most of the current quality control techniques are time consuming, expensive, and unpractical. In this paper, we describe biosensors developed for analysis of different components present in food samples, namely, glucose, fructose, sucrose, lactose, lactic, malic, acetic, ascorbic, citric and amino acids, ethanol, glycerol, and triglyceride. Biosensors showed desirable sensitivity, selectivity, and response time required for various applications. They are often designed to avoid interference from components present in a complex sample to be analyzed.


Biosensors Food analysis Enzymes Analysis 



This work was supported by the Slovak Research and Development Agency (project VMSP-P-0073-09) and the Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for the Structural Funds (project ITMS 26240220040).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rastislav Monosik
    • 1
  • Miroslav Stredansky
    • 2
  • Jan Tkac
    • 3
  • Ernest Sturdik
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health Protection, Faculty of Chemical and Food TechnologySlovak University of TechnologyBratislavaSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Biorealis LtdBratislavaSlovak Republic
  3. 3.Institute of ChemistrySlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovak Republic

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