PCB Detection

Zimmer and Peacock (ZP) have been successful in developing and commercializing electrochemical sensors and have partnered with collaborators to make simplified assays.  We recently had an enquiry an on how to build a sensor for the detection of PCBs (polychlorobiphenyls), that was robust and most importantly was practical in terms of of manufacturing and rapid deployment into the field.

Our first suggestion was an electrochemical transduction technique, where the PCB selectively binds to the surface and subsequently blocks the reporter molecules reaching the surface; the blocking is the source of the signal, see the adjacent figure.


ZP has previously used this technique for the detection of other analytes, including published work for the detection of HepG2.

ZP suggested that the work be performed on our  biosensor developers kit, which is part of our commercialization platform. The use of the biosensor developers kit has already shown to accelerate projects from the lab to the field illustrated, as demonstrated by the ChilliPot – Scoville Meter - click the buttons below to find out more.


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