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.
Sneak preview of new 3 microlitre capillary fill sensors from ZP
Zimmer and Peacock are constantly developing and improving. We absolutely know that biosensors need a way of getting the sample to the sensor in a controlled way and with a controlled volume. In this picture we have been trying out sensors with capillaries for controlled volume and controlled fill.
ZP - Training Page for New CIMPS Users
On this page on our website Zimmer and Peacock have consolidated resources for new users of the Zaher CIMPS systems. As always if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.
Test run on new sensors
The Zimmer and Peacock team have been trying out a new pilot run of some new biosensors we are about to release. Take a look at the video to find out more.
PECC-2 Cell - A discussion on whether the reaction on the counter electrode causes interference on the working electrode
We are told as undergraduates that when our electrodes are small, our electrolyte volumes are relatively large and the counter electrode is far way enough from the working electrode, then we can ignore what is happening on the counter electrode, and treat the working electrode as if it is isolated.
These assumptions may not be the case in the PECC-2 where the working electrode is often relatively large, approximately 2 cm2, whilst the electrolyte volume is relativly small at 7.3 cm3. In the PECC-2 cell we therefore have a volume to area ratio of 4:1. If we contrast this with a more traditional disk electrode, then we may have a 0.2 cm2 electrode in a 10 cm3 volume and so we have a volume to electrode area of 50:1. Whether the volume to area ratio is an issue in the PECC-2 cell depends the average or approximate current you pass during your experiment and the time over which you do your experiment.
Read more of our discussion on our website here.
ZP - Featured at Select Bio
Zimmer and Peacock are presenting at Biosensors and Biodetection 11 October 2017.
Martin Peacock, Director, Zimmer and Peacock, Wednesday, 11 October 2017 at 14:00
From Academia to Commercialization – A Case Study
Martin Peacock is an industrial bioelectrochemist, having worked at GSK and Abbott Diabetes, before catching the entrepreneurial bug and founding a number of companies. Martin has now set up companies in California, the UK and Norway and so has both a strong technical understanding coupled with the realities of manufacturing and commercializing biosensor technologies. Martin still authors academic papers, alongside writing business plans and developing business strategies.
Three new videos from Zimmer and Peacock
We have recorded three new Zimmer and Peacock videos! Watch them all on our website here.
Magnetic base for magnetic beads
In this video we show our new magnetic base for biosensor applications using magnetic beads.
Polishing Screen Printed Electrodes
In this video we show how to polish a screen printed electrode from Zimmer and Peacock.
Integrating with third part potentiostat
In this video we have made a adaptor that connects to a potentiostat made by another manufacturer.
Zahner installation in London by Zimmer and Peacock
This week Zimmer and Peacock installed a Zahner CIMPS system in London for the study of photoelectrolysis, photovoltaics, Graetzel Cells and Perovskite Cells.