Newsletter September 29

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&Peacock will be presenting the last achievements in biosensors development at SMCBS 2017 in Poland!


Zimmer&Peacock will present the last achievements in biosensors development at the congress on Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing at Żelechów Palace in Poland!


The topic will be the modification and implementation of gold nanoparticles in clinical detection. 


Please contact us for more details regarding the products and services in biosensing applications!

Aliksir - Consulting, Sevices and Sensor design for the Water Industry


Zimmer and Peacock are product to announce the launch of a sister company Aliksir Ltd.  


Zimmer and Peacock are world experts in biosensor development and manufacturing, and the launch of Aliksir is the bringing together of sensor expertise with expertise in microbiology and water testing.

Facts about the ZP Spiral electrode


We get asked a lot about the ZP spiral electrode so here are some dimensional answers, the lengths of the electrode are.


WE:  2.0884 cm

RE:   2.1019 cm

CE:   2.1049 cm


The gap between electrodes is 300 micrometers and the width of an electrode is 200 micrometers.

Boosting the biosensor signal with the University of Exeter micro-swimmer


In this article Zimmer and Peacock (ZP) report on a methodology for boosting biosensor signal by increasing the mass transport to a ZP biosensor.  Specifically  we have coupled the micro-swimmer technology from the University of Exeter with the ChilliPot technology from ZP.


The ChilliPot is an entirely objective test based on technology developed by the University of Oxford in 2007 and is the fastest way of getting the Scoville Heat Uni (SHU) for  a chilli derived product.


In this study were able to improve the limit of detection and the system resolution of the ChilliPot by the integration of the technology with the Exeter ferromagnetic micro-swimmer.


The micro-swimmer was developed by the Platform Kinetics Group, and can be applied to a number of sensing and medical diagnostic improving both the resolution and limit of detection. The advantage of the micro-swimmer is that it can act on micro-litre volumes, such as a drop of blood, and increase the rate of transportation to the sensing electrode.


An additional advantage of the micro-swimmer is that signals that would otherwise change as a a function of time, become steady state and so signals due to the bio-molecule of interest becomes more apparent.