Newsletter November 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.

ZP launches Oxygen Sensor


At Zimmer and Peacock we have launched our new oxygen sensor.  ZP believes in making sensors and biosensors commodities, so that they can add the most value to society. 


Visit our website to find out more. 

Cambridge Sensors Day - ZP


ZP were delighted to attend the Cambridge Sensors Day. It was a great opportunity for us, as many of the principles at ZP live and work in the Cambridge area, so it was great to meet the local sensor community.


We talked about how the ZP developers kit is not just for research, but is in fact  the route to the first product to market, which we demonstrated through our Chillie Hotness Product.

ANB Sensors features Zimmer and Peacock


ZP were delighted to be listed among the partners on the ANB website. ZP wishes ANB best of luck as they gear up to revolutionise ISE technology.

Self Diagnostics in local media


At ZP we are excited by Self Diagnostics who are bringing health and wellbeing decision making straight to the consumer.


Self Diagnostics think globally and are acting locally, as can be seen by their recent feature in the North Hertfordshire and South Cambridgeshire Magazine, the Listing.

New Enzymatic Hydrogen Peroxide Sensor from ZP


ZP has launched a new enzyme based hydrogen peroxide sensor. The use of the enzyme in the detection of hydrogen peroxide allows for increased specificity.

Happy Halloween from ZP!

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. Find out more on our website here.

Potting/sealing a sensor


At ZP we appreciate that screen-printing/sputtering electrodes is a good way of mass-producing electrodes, but we also know that in many applications we need electrodes/sensors in a probe format. In this video we show an easy way for converting a 'flat' electrode system into a probe sensor.