Newsletter June 16

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.

How to integrate Zimmer and Peacock sensors with a third part potentiostat


Zimmer and Peacock had an enquiry which we have summarised below.




We need:


1)    Glassy carbon screen printed electrodes


2)    Connectors to connect them with over Ivium poteniostat (compactstat)


3)    Flow cell or reaction chamber for your electrode (ideally we want to do using without flow, i.e. in stationary fluid conditions )




Find out our answers by visiting our website

BES 2017 - XXIV International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics


Zimmer and Peacock are exhibiting at the XXIV International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum on all the various aspects of bioelectrochemistry, to disseminate the knowledge of bioelectrochemistry and promote exchanges on recent findings and collaborations. The symposium features all aspects of the highly interdisciplinary areas of bioelectrochemistry and bioenergetics.

Glassy Carbon Electrodes and Screen Printed Carbon Electrodes


At Zimmer and Peacock we provide both glassy carbon disk electrodes and screen printed carbon electrodes.  


A glassy carbon disk electrode is a very pristine surface for analytical electrochemistry, and so is popular in the research phase of a programme. If the researcher has an ambition to take their technology to market then they will often have to translate their results from a glassy carbon onto a screen printed carbon electrode.


The benefit of a glassy carbon electrode is that it is very homogeneous surface, the same electrode can be used again and again with polishing, the material in a glassy carbon electrode is predominately  carbon. The downside with a glassy carbon electrode is that it is often not a practical electrode in products, particularly where the electrode is expected to be disposable/semi-disposable. The advantage of the screen printed carbon electrode is that it can be a disposable element and an entire electrochemical cell can be printed into a very small area. These sensors become very low cost when manufactured in volume.


At Zimmer and Peacock we are happy to look at your data from the glassy carbon electrode and advise how the same assay/analysis will work on the corresponding screen printed carbon electrode.