Newsletter March 3

Welcome to this week's newsletter from Zimmer and Peacock.  This newsletter is a mixture of news, stories and tech notes from Zimmer and Peacock.  If you want to subscribe to our newsletter or have any questions regarding Zimmer and Peacock and our passion for biosensor technologies please don't hesitate to contact us.

Zimmer and Peacock in Norway


This week most of the Zimmer and Peacock team are in Norway focusing on some really interesting science and engineering.


It has been hard work but very rewarding and the outcome will be that we are able to get better diagnostics for patients.

When the sample volume becomes too small in a medical diagnostic 


In medical diagnostics, there is always the ambition to produce sensors with smaller and smaller volumes, especially in the example of capillary fill and microfluidic sensors.  One of the technical issues that can be run into is when the sample volume is too small relative to the biologically activity on the sensor and all the sample is consumed or significantly depleted during the assay time.


Read more on our website here and if this sounds like something you could also be experiencing, then feel free to contact us.

BioMEMS PhD Position - Norway


A BioMEMS PhD Position has become available in Norway. The student would be expected to design a new CMOS sensor array platform consisting of alternating photodiodes and ISFET sensors based on an existing prototype, packaging into a sensor format suitable for integration in an in vitro test platform, and perform measurements in vitro using thin films of BR protein. This project will use microsystems technology to probe protein function at a fundamental level never done before in literature and act as a test platform for a commercial retinal implant under development with a large global market potential. 


Formal requirements: Masters degree in Electronic Engineering, Physics, Microsystems Technology or equivalent. Knowledge of CMOS design and bio/molecular electronics/BioMEMS would be an advantage. 


For more information and to register your interest visit our website

Cambridge Healthtech Institute 


Zimmer and Peacock officially launched our US business last week by exhibiting at the Tri Med and  POC Symposium organized by the Cambridge Healthtech Institute at the Moscone Center San Francisco.


We would like to say a big thank to the CHI team for organizing a very successful conference and exhibition.

Getting the sample to the sensor


At Zimmer and Peacock, we understand that a sensor is nothing without being able to get the sample to the sensor in a clean and reproducible manner.


In the image our engineer has had to design a sampling device so that the sample gets to the sensor in the most pristine state. At Zimmer and Peacock, we are not just the sensor guys. Click here to see more images of our engineer in his design!