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Fri

15

Dec

2017

Newsletter December 15

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.

Gold screen-printed electrode versus classic gold electrode

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we have a pragmatic view on electrochemistry, screen-printed electrodes and biosensors.

 

We understand that when converting a lab assay into a manufactured biosensor one has to understand that there are compromises betwen beautiful electrochemical data and a sensor that both works and does so at a cost that the market can afford. Find out more on our website here

Quickly calculating the manufacturing costs of SPE.

 

Zimmer and Peacock offer a range of standard screen printed electrodes (SPE) and a customisation service. In this video we show how to use our online calculator to obtain a budgetary pricing on custom electrodes.

 

There are two ways in the calculator to drive down the cost of electrodes and that is to reduce the dimensions and to increase the number of electrodes ordered. Find out more here

Pavel @ Zimmer and Peacock

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we have a strong team of scientist and engineers who bring passion to our standard products and the services around biosensors and medical diagnostics.

 

This week we are focusing on Pavel, who is ZP's European Technical Sales Manager. Pavel is energetically travelling across Europe engaging with scientists and engineers and bringing ZP's solutions to our clients' projects and programmes.

 

To discover more about Zimmer and Peacock or to find out how we can help with your biosensor and medical diagnostic development please visit our website.

BIOMEDevices 2017 - Zimmer and Peacock

 

Zimmer and Peacock were delighted to meet so many people at BIOMEDevices who agree that point-of-care, implantable and wearable biosensors is the future of health and well-being.

 

On the stand we discussed the history from the simple glucose strip, progressing through to implantable glucose sensors to fully integrated and wearable biosensors.

 

 

Thu

14

Dec

2017

Gold screen-printed electrode versus classic gold electrode

At Zimmer and Peacock we have a pragmatic view on electrochemistry, screen-printed electrodes and biosensors.

 

We understand that when converting a lab assay into a manufactured biosensor one has to understand that there are compromises betwen beautiful electrochemical data, and a sensor that both works and does so at a cost that the market can afford.

 

In the adjacent image we show a cyclic voltammogram obtained on a screen-printed electrode from Zimmer and Peacock at 100 mVs-1 in 50 mM H2SO4 vs Ag/AgCl.

The electrode used is from the ZP range found by clicking the button below.


In the adjacent image we show a classic voltammogram from a gold electrode with an external platinum counter electrode and an external Ag/AgCl reference electrode.

At Zimmer and Peacock we understand the differences between classical gold electrodes and screen-printed gold electrodes, and  are able to advise on how to take an assay developed in the lab on a pristine gold electrode and translate it onto a real-world mass produced electrode, whilst doing so at a cost that the market can afford.

If you are interested in translating your lab developed assay into a commercial sensor or biosensor please don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock..


Mon

11

Dec

2017

Quickly calculating the manufacturing costs of SPE.

Zimmer and Peacock offer a range of standard screen printed electrodes (SPE) and a customization service.In this video we show how to use our online calculator to obtain a budgetary pricing on custom electrodes.

 

There are two ways in the calculator to drive down the cost of electrodes and that is to reduce the dimensions and to increase the number of electrodes ordered.

 

Please click the buttons below.


Sat

09

Dec

2017

Pavel @ Zimmer and Peacock

At Zimmer and Peacock we have a strong team of scientist and engineers, who bring passion to our standard products and the services around biosensors and medical diagnostics.

 

This week we are focusing on Pavel, who is ZP's European Technical Sales Manager. Pavel is energetically travelling across Europe engaging with scientists and engineers and bringing ZP's solutions to our clients' projects and programmes.

 

To discover more about Zimmer and Peacock or to discover how we can help with your biosensor and medical diagnostic development please click the buttons below.


Sat

09

Dec

2017

BIOMEDevices 2017 - Zimmer and Peacock

Zimmer and Peacock were delighted to meet so many people at BIOMEDevices, that thought that point-of-care, implantable and wearable biosensors is the future of health and well-being.

 

On the stand we discussed the history from the simple glucose strip, progressing through to implantable glucose sensors to fully integrated and wearable biosensors.

 

We have included some links and videos below to help navigate and discover Zimmer and Peacock.


Please click the buttons below to find out more about us.


Sat

09

Dec

2017

Newsletter December 8

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 and Peacock - Health Monitoring of Fish

 

Zimmer and Peacock were delighted to attend the Tekmar Conference and Expo. Our scientists and engineers discussed our biosensor technologies for the monitoring of fish and conditions within the pens.

 

Please watch the videos and click the buttons below to find out more about ZP and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us. Please click here to read this post in Norsk.

Electrodes for Research versus Electrodes for Manufacturing

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we manufacture electrodes, which upon the addition of polymer, enzymes, antibodies, RNA, DNA, aptamers, ionophores etc become biosensors, sensors and medical diagnostics.

 

We have a division in our products and services which is based on whether the electrodes are intended for research and the research community or whether the sensors are for product development and are going into a finished product in the medium term.

 

Find out more on our website here. 

Tekmar Day One

 

Zimmer and Peacock are a leading company in the development and subsequent manufacture of new sensors and biosensor technologies for monitoring fish pens and fish in the aquaculture industry.

 

This year we are exhibiting at Tekmar in Norway where we are showing our AnaPot platform and Blood analysers for fish.

 

The ZP effort is to understand the conditions within the pen and the biochemical status of the fish so we can monitor the wellbeing of the fish and predict or alert for evolving issues.

Thu

07

Dec

2017

Zimmer and Peacock - Overvåkning av fiskehelse

Zimmer & Peacock er svært fornøyd etter å ha deltatt på Tekmar konferanse og utstilling i Trondheim 5-6 desember 2017. Vi fikk mye god informasjon på konferansen, og fikk vist frem vår teknologi og kompetanse innenfor biosensor og analyser som kan gjøres av fisk, og miljøet fisken er i.

 

Se på videoene vi har lagt ut, og klikk deg eventuelt videre under for å finne ut mer om ZP. 

Har du spørsmål, ta kontakt med oss.

 



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Wed

06

Dec

2017

Zimmer and Peacock - Health Monitoring of Fish

Zimmer and Peacock were delighted to attend the  Tekmar Conference and Expo. Our scientists and engineers discussed our biosensor technologies for the monitoring of fish and conditions within the pens.

 

Please watch the videos and click the buttons below to find out more about ZP and if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

 



Tue

05

Dec

2017

Paper Microfluidics and Paper Electrodes

ZP was approached by a research student with a question about their paper electrodes they had made in their academic labs; at the moment there is a lot of  interest within the academic literature as paper microfluidics and paper biosensors are seen as a strategy for reducing the  costs of biosensors and medical diagnostics.

At Zimmer and Peacock we screen-print, digitally print, sputter,  etc to fabricate our electrodes on substrates ranging from ceramics, PET, Mylar, Kapton, glass etc, therefore we were happy to advise the student on their results.

 

The researcher was fabricating carbon electrodes on paper and was functionally  testing their electrodes with 10 mM K3Fe(CN)6 containing KCl 100 mM, the researcher was concerned and thought that maybe their electrodes did not work.

 

The first thing ZP said was ‘…send us your data…’; we took a look at the data and confirmed that the electrodes were in fact working.  The electrodes were not optimal and therefore the cyclic voltammograms were not classical and there was a variation between electrodes, but for ZP the electrodes were working, but just not as well as the researcher was expecting/hoping.

 

Whenever one is working on a sensors or a medical diagnostic it is worth asking what are you trying to achieve, are you:

 

  • ONE - Performing a proof-of-principle to demonstrate that an idea works.
  • TWO - Are you trying to prove that the electrodes are functional and superior or at least as good as a classical electrode material.
  • THREE – Are you trying to achieve both  TWO above  and manufacture/fabricate these electrodes in a reproducible way.

 

In terms of difficulty ONE is the easiest to achieve, followed by TWO and with THREE being the most difficult to achieve. We often find that people are trying to achieve THREE but to fully achieve THREE then one needs to manufacture large batches of electrodes, and show that they can continue manufacturing electrodes with the same performance for several months, what we are in fact describing is a manufacturing line.  On an manufacturing line the controls and procedures that are in place include:

 

  • Raw material are tested, controlled and stored correctly.
  • The manufacturing equipment is routinely calibrated and maintained and there are specific machines dedicated to specific products.
  • The environment is controlled in terms of light, temperature, humidity and particulates.
  • The is a quality control system measuring the inputs into the manufacturing system and measuring the output of the system, including  functional testing of the electrodes.
  • The process will have trained operators following standard operating procedures and keeping quality records.

 

The author would suggest that to achieve THREE above one needs to be following A to E. A good metric for how well one is manufacturing a sensor is the coefficient of variation (CV), it is worth being mindful of the electrochemical glucose sensors for testing diabetics whose CV values are 15 % to 20 %.  To return to our researcher they were trying to achieve THREE, which was the hardest target, and because they were in an academic lab surrounded by undergrads, grads and post grads the control parameters were not necessarily in place.

 

If you have a question regarding electrochemistry, biosensors, medical diagnostics and how ZP's technologies can help please click the buttons below and feel free to contact us.


The student sent through the data and we were able to have a look, the 4 CVs shown are electrodes made at the same time and are tested with the same solution.


To help the student understand why their data was distorted we used an example of our sensors from the  literature. We showed them a series of cyclic voltammograms (CVs) on a gold electrode of ferri/ferrocyanide. We discussed that the best CVs were on the bare gold but as we added more biochemical layers to the gold the CVs became more and more distorted as we were blocking the electrodes and increasing the resistance of the electrode (increasing the charge transfer resistance Rct). As a side comment it is absolutely not necessary to have an electrode producing beautiful electrochemistry data in order to have an electrode applicable to the market place.


When you do a side-by-side comparison between the student’s data and data from a coated ZP sensor you would argue that they were both distorted and we advised the student that the distortion was due in their case due to poor conductivity of the ink.


We sketched out a line, which was compelling as it went through the origin and argued that in their data there was an high resistance (possibly/probably the ink) and this resistive element was distorting their data in line with Ohms Law.


Next we asked the student to do was to run some amperometric experiments as we wanted to illustrate the point that your electrodes don’t have to give classical cyclic voltammograms to be a good sensor ;our instructions were ‘…hold a single electrode in an amperometric experiment at -300 mV vs RE and test the same  1, 2, 5 and 10 mM K3Fe(CN)6 again in 100 mM KCl..’  We drew a sketch of what we were expecting.


The student did as requested and the results were very close to what ZP had predicted.


The predicted data and actual data were similar, in the actual data the 2 mM and 5 mM showed similar responses and could be accounted for by a drift in the electrodes with repeated use or a variable in the experimental set-up. In addition the scientist measured the resistance of their electrodes and found they had several kOhms of resistance . Lastly they found that the electrodes’ had resistance that varied by 15 to 20 % across their batch.


We finished the free consultation to the student by writing a summary which was ' ..we have designed a paper electrochemical sensor where the electrodes were printed using a conductive carbon ink. We have characterized these electrodes using cyclic voltammetry and amperometry. 

 

 

  • By cyclic voltammetry – it was clear that the CVs were not classical for a reversible electron transfer when we characterized the electrodes using 10 mM K3Fe(CN)6; rather the CVs were distorted, and behaved somewhat like a electrochemical system in series with a large ohmic resistor, it was therefore concluded that the electrodes had quite high impedance, which most probably reflected the print thickness and the organic binders used to create the ink. When tested with a voltmeter we discovered that the electrodes indeed had kilo-ohm resistance.
  • By amperometry – many commercial sensors and biosensors in fact do not operate by cyclic voltammetry but rather by amperometry, e.g. the majority of glucose sensors on the market operate using amperometry and therefore we wanted to test whether we could gather meaningful results when testing by amperometry, therefore we again tested using K3Fe(CN)6 but at four concentrations: 1, 2, 5 and 10. Our hypothesis was that it was more meaningful to test our electrodes using the analytical method most likely to be used in a real-world commercial environment.  We found that the sensors could clearly separate a 1mM solution from a 10 mM solution, whilst could not separate 2 from 5. We could therefore conclude that we have functional paper based electrodes, but we would have to further optimize if we want greater assay resolution. We have noted that for some assays it is important to have a sensors able to resolve concentrations, i.e. home diabetes monitoring, whilst for other assays such as hCG detection for pregnancy testing only requires a YES or NO answer, so we can conclude that the electrodes are good enough for assays where YES or NO was appropriate whilst for other applications the electrodes would have to be improved to increase the assay resolution.

Our electrodes are made using a workflow which consists of: making the inks, printing the inks and curing the inks. Each step can be a source of variation and we know that these sources of variation accumulate to give us a 15 to 20 % variability in electrical resistance of our electrodes across a manufactured batch of electrodes. We also understand that it’s only through high volume commercial manufacturing that electrode variability can be drive down

 

 

 

 

Tue

05

Dec

2017

Electrodes for Research versus Electrodes for Manufacturing

At Zimmer and Peacock we manufacture electrodes, which upon the addition of polymer, enzymes, antibodies, RNA, DNA, aptamers, ionophores etc become biosensors. sensors and medical diagnostics.

 

We have a division in our products and services which is based on whether the electrodes are intended for research and the research community or whether the sensors are for product development and are going into a finished product in the medium term.

 

The questions we are often asked is '...how do you ensure your electrodes are repeatable/suitable for my application/product...'. The short answer is that if the sensors are on our website and sold via the webstore etc then we visually inspect them.  In this note we discuss how we guarantee electrodes that are intended for product development and manufactured products by sampling and appropriately electrochemically functionally testing them.

 

ELECTRODES INTENDED FOR PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS

 

If the sensors/electrodes are intended for a development programme or a manufactured product, where repeatability etc is important then we functional test samples from the batch and ensure their functional performance is within agreed limits.

 

The functional QA testing is done for each customer  for a fundamental electrochemical reason, and the reason  is that the way we test a sensor for a customer has to reflect the way the electrode will be finally be used by their final customers.

 

There are so many ways a final electrochemical assay will be run on a biosensor and medical diagnostic product including: cyclic voltammetry, differential pulse voltammetry, square wave voltammetry, pulse voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, amperometry, single frequency analysis, etc.  ZP are an experienced industrial electrochemists,  and we know that if we test all our electrodes for a customer/client by cyclic voltammetry but their assay is in fact amperometry then the testing in the factory is not close enough to the real-world-use-case to truly say that what is shipped from our loading bay has the performance to work in your product. For example if your assay is amperometry as -100 mV vs reference then we need to test samples from the batch sensor/electrode at -100 mV vs. reference, if you're assay is single or multiple frequency analysis then we need to test at those frequencies.

 

To have repeatable and stable medical diagnostic product there needs to be a close partnership in place between the supplier of the electrodes and the partner  some basic parts need to be in place.

 

  1. A mutual NDA/CDA in place so we can have a technical conversation.
  2. An understanding from ZP's side as to how the electrodes will be used.
  3. ZP proposes a  factory tests, including an electrochemical assay with a PASS/FAIL criteria.
  4. ZP ships electrodes/batches in accordance with a PASS in the factory testing.

WAFER AND BATCH MAPPING.

 

Zimmer and Peacock has a database in place which allows us to map out the entire production process and link an electrode's position within manufacturing to the electrode's functional performance. In effect we give each electrode within a manufacturing batch a unique identifier number (UIN) and we are then able to track that individual electrode through manufacturing to functional testing.

The principle is that if you are controlling inputs to a manufactured product then the product output will be a function of how well you control the inputs, but there are parameters that can be overlooked and are not kept constant for all electrodes within a batch of electrodes, and these are time and position within the manufacturing run.  At ZP we are unique in the contract electrode, biosensor and medical diagnostic world as we are sampling and functionally testing electrodes and are able to link sensor/electrode function to the electrodes position and time of manufacturing. We are able to do this in parallel manner as to get high numbers for statistical analysis.

Tue

05

Dec

2017

Tekmar Day One

Zimmer and Peacock are a leading company in the development and subsequent manufacture of new sensors and biosensor technologies for monitoring fish pens and fish in the aquaculture industry.

 

This year we are exhibiting at Tekmar in Norway where we are showing our AnaPot platform and Blood analysers for fish.

 

The ZP effort is to understand the conditions within the pen and the biochemical status of the fish so we can monitor the wellbeing of the fish and predict or alert for evolving issues.


Sat

02

Dec

2017

Newsletter December 1

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 - Validating a clinical analyser in a new application

 

At ZP we are developers and manufacturers of biosensors and medical diagnostics, but we are always focused on the objectives of our clients, and so if we think an instrument already exists that will move our client forward rapidly we will purchase it, validate it and put it to work in that programme. In this video we are doing just that with the PetScan 2 from Abaxis.

Smiles all round after a successful demonstration

 

Two happy ZP team members after a successful ChilliPot - Scoville Meter demonstration!

 

Zimmer and Peacock are passionate about technology that improves lives and business. The ChilliPot - Scoville Meter is just one of those products, as it  makes decision making in the Food Industry fact based, as the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter is an objective measurement on the hotness of Chilli products.

Validation of the Chilli Sensor Technology

 

In this video we discuss the amount of development that has taken place in our labs to ensure the chilli hotness technology is robust for the real world.

ZP - Contract CGM Development and Manufacturing

 

Zimmer and Peacock has one of the most experienced independent CGM development and manufacturing teams in the world. Our industrial experience in CGM development comes from several years of developing and troubleshooting CGM sensors in Europe and North America.

 

Working with Zimmer and Peacock on your development is straightforward as we meet, discuss and advise you on the unique features you want to bring to your CGM, and then we will produce a technical proposal to work against.

 

Questions and discussion points include:

 

Linearity – What linearity is required?

Resolution – What glucose resolution do you require, e.g. 0.1 mM/2 mg/dL?

Stability of signal – When in 5 mM/90 mg/dL concentration of glucose for how long is the signal stable before showing ± 10 % deviation.

Interferences – How sensitive is the sensor to interferences, such as acetaminophen and ascorbic acid.

Which sterilization technique will we apply?

Biocompatibility, a discussion on the wetted materials and the medical grade materials we will use.

Test jigs for the parallel testing of biosensors

 

The parallel testing of biosensors and medical diagnostics is important when developing and manufacturing.

 

Zimmer and Peacock produce tests rigs for the high throughout testing of biosensors as part of our clients' development and manufacturing programmes. 

 

If you have a question regarding biosensor development and manufacturing please feel free to contact us.

An interview with a ZP founder

 

ZP is successful at making our customers and collaborators successful and getting their biosensors and medical diagnostics into the clinic.

 

In this interview our director discusses what motivates us and how we develop and manufacture biosensors for others others.

Zahner and ZP live webinar - recording

 

Zahner and Zimmer and Peacock held a live webinar where Zahner demonstrated their latest software. If you have any questions for Zahner and ZP please don't hesitate to contact us.

Profilometry analysis of ZP  Sensors

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we are happy to be helpful. In this image our collaborator asked us to get profilometry data on our sensor and being the company that we are, we were happy to do that.

Biosensor Wafer Mapping and Functional Testing

 

There are several ways of working with ZP and one of those is a collaboration where we fabricate sensors/electrodes and you (our collaborator) functional test the sensors/wafers.

 

The reason collaborations work with Zimmer and Peacock is because we have a seamless way of you linking the test data you gather with our manufacturing data. This means that we are able to link sensor function with sensor manufacturing this allows us to understand how manufacturing is affecting performance and allows us to improve issues like sensor variation and sensor sensitivity.

When we are manufacturing the sensors for a customer, client or collaborator one of the investigations we to perform is wafer mapping. Essentially wafer mapping means tracking a sensor from manufacturing all the way through to functional testing, so we can spot whether there is a link between how a sensor finally performs and it's position within the manufacturing run.

 

When we are working with a client we perform wafer mapping as part of product performance, the practicality is that we will be sending you hundreds if not thousands of sensors/electrodes to you for testing, each sensor comes with a unique identifier number (UIN). Find out more on our website here

Thu

30

Nov

2017

Biosensor Wafer Mapping and Functional Testing

There are several ways of working with ZP and one of those is a collaboration where we fabricate sensors/electrodes and you (our collaborator) functional test the sensors/wafers.

 

The reason collaborations work with Zimmer and Peacock is because we have a seamless way of you linking the test data you gather with our manufacturing data, what this means is that we are able to link sensor function with sensor manufacturing this allows us to understand how manufacturing is affecting performance and allows us to improve issues like sensor variation and sensor sensitivity.

When we are manufacturing the sensors for a customer, client or collaborator one of the investigations we to perform is wafer mapping. Essentially wafer mapping means tracking a sensor from manufacturing all the way through to functional testing, so we can spot whether there is a link between how a sensor finally performs and it's position within the manufacturing run.

 

When we are working with a client we perform wafer mapping as part of product performance, the practicality is that we will be sending you hundreds if not thousands of sensors/electrodes to you for testing, each sensor comes with a unique identifier number (UIN). 

 

In the images below we explain the source of the UIN, and how if you include the UIN in the file name then Julia (our Cloud database) will automatically analyse the data and create wafer maps, calibration curves, figures of merit etc.

The source of the UIN is that we make sensors/electrodes in wafers, and within a wafer are a number of sensors. In the adjacent image we show an electrode batch is made of five wafers and that there are 52 sensors/electrodes within the wafer.


If we send you a sensor/electrode with the UIN S03 W5 then it is sensor/electrode 3 on wafer 5.


You will receive sensors/electrodes from us, for example S03 W5 and you will test it. For example you might test it with  2 microM  of analyte and analyse it by open circuit potential. We are assuming that you are using one of the AnaPot instruments.


Next we need you to save the data into the Julia database. For this example the filename would be, 2 uM S03 W5 OCP.pst

 

The logic for the file name is that it tells us that it was 2 microM of analyte tested on sensor/electrode S03 W5 and the method of analysis was open circuit potential.

 

The OCP is important as Julia can do the mass manipulation of data and extract information from the the raw signals gathered in the lab.


Wed

29

Nov

2017

Zahner and ZP live webinar - recording

Zahner and Zimmer and Peacock held a live webinar where Zahner demonstrated their latest software. If you have any questions of Zahner and ZP please don't hesitate to contact us.


Wed

29

Nov

2017

An interview with a ZP founder

ZP is successful at making our customers and collaborators successful and getting their biosensors and ,medical diagnostics into the clinic.

 

In this interview our director discusses what motivates us an how we develop and manufacture biosensors for others others.


Tue

28

Nov

2017

Test jigs for the parallel testing of biosensors

The parallel  testing of  biosensors and medical diagnostics is important when developing and manufacturing.

 

Zimmer and Peacock produce tests rigs for the high throughput testing of biosensors as part of our clients'  development and manufacturing programmes. 

 

If you have a question regarding biosensor development and manufacturing please feel free to contact us.


Mon

27

Nov

2017

ZP - Contract CGM Development and Manufacturing

Zimmer and Peacock has one of the most experienced independent CGM development and manufacturing teams in the world. Our industrial experience in CGM development comes from several years of developing and troubleshooting CGM sensors in Europe and North America.

Working with Zimmer and Peacock on your development is straightforward as we meet , discuss and  advise you  on the unique features you want to bring to your CGM, and then  we will produce a technical proposal to work against.

 

Questions and discussion points include:

 

  • Linearity – What linearity is required?
  • Resolution – What glucose resolution do you require, e.g. 0.1 mM/2 mg/dL?
  • Stability of signal – When in 5 mM/90 mg/dL concentration of glucose for how long is the signal stable before showing ± 10 % deviation.
  • Interferences – How sensitive is the sensor to interferences, such as acetaminophen and ascorbic acid.
  • Which sterilization technique will we apply?
  • Biocompatibility, a discussion on the wetted materials and the medical grade materials we will use.

 

 

Feel free to contact ZP regarding CGM development and manufacturing.

 


Sun

26

Nov

2017

Validation of the Chilli Sensor Technology

In this video we discuss the amount of development that has taken place in our labs to ensure the chilli hotness technology is robust for the real world.


Fri

24

Nov

2017

Smiles all round after a successful demonstration

Two happy ZP team members after a successful ChilliPot - Scoville Meter demonstration.

 

Zimmer and Peacock are passionate about technology that improves lives and business. 

 

The ChilliPot - Scoville Meter is just one of those products, as it  makes decision making in the Food Industry fact based, as the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter is an objective measurement on the hotness of Chilli products.


Fri

24

Nov

2017

ZP - Validating a clinical analyser in a new application

At ZP we are developers and manufacturers of biosensors and medical diagnostics, but we are always focused on the objectives of our clients, and so if we think an instrument already exists that will move our client forward rapidly we will purchase it, validate it and put it to work in that programme. In this video we are doing just that with the PetScan 2 from Abaxis.


Fri

24

Nov

2017

Newsletter November 24

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.

Cleaning gold electrodes

 

When you are a client of Zimmer and Peacock you are backed by our passion and knowledge, including online real-time advice and troubleshooting.

 

In a recent conversation a collaborator had an issue of unexpected peaks in their cyclic voltammetry when testing in PBS with no redox active materials.

 

The PBS was also used to test some carbon electrodes, where no redox activity was seen; this led to the conclusion that the peaks were most likely due to species adsorbed on the gold surface.

 

At ZP we love gold electrodes, but know that gold is a lot more active than one would expect and it will adsorb species from the atmosphere over time. In this case we suggested to the client rinsing the electrodes in methanol and wiping with a cloth, which the collaborator did.  After two washes they had reduced the peaks to 'zero'.

ZP - Meet us at BioMed Device San Jose

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be at the BioMed Device San Jose Conference on the 6 and 7 December in San Jose California, come and meet us there.

 

We will be talking about our standard products and our services all focused around biosensors and medical devices.

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Development

 

At ZP we partner with clients on the development of their CGM sensors, all the way through to the sensor's manufacturing.

 

In this video ZP are describing an experiment for the screening of interferences associated with CGM sensors.

 

If you have a CGM sensor idea or prototype that requires development and/or manufacturing then please don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock.

Thu

23

Nov

2017

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Development

At ZP we partner with clients on the development of their CGM sensors, all the way through to the sensor's manufacturing.

 

In this video ZP are quickly describing an experiment for the screening of interferences associated with CGM sensors.

 

If you have a CGM sensor idea/prototype that requires development and/or manufacturing then please don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock.


Thu

23

Nov

2017

ZP - Meet us at BioMed Device San Jose

Zimmer and Peacock will be at the BioMed Device San Jose Conference on the 6 and 7 December in San Jose California, come and meet us there.

 

We will be talking about our standard products and our services all focused around biosensors and medical devices.


Tue

21

Nov

2017

Cleaning gold electrodes

When you a are client of Zimmer and Peacock you are backed by our passion and knowledge, including online real-time advise and troubleshooting.

 

In a recent conversation a collaborator had an issue of unexpected peaks in their cyclic voltammetry when testing in PBS with no redox active materials.

 

The PBS was also used to test some carbon electrodes, where no redox activity was seen; this led to the conclusion that the peaks were most likely due to species adsorbed on the gold  surface.

 

At ZP we love gold electrodes, but know that gold is a lot more active than one would expect and it will adsorb species from the atmosphere over time. In this case we suggested to the client rinsing the electrodes in methanol and wiping with a cloth, which the collaborator did.  After two washes they had reduced the peaks to 'zero'.


Thu

16

Nov

2017

Newsletter November 17

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.

Thank you - Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing

 

Thank you to everyone who gave Pavel a warm welcome at SMCBS.

 

We were delighted to discuss that ZP is a fully committed partner for getting ideas and research to the market.

 

Please visit our website to explore our technologies and see our case-study of the ChilliPot.

 

We are a super friendly company so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

Blood filters on ZP Sensors

 

ZP has implemented blood filters directly onto our electrochemical biosensors.

 

In this image ZP has constructed a biosensor with a microfluidic channel and a filter for separating the red-blood cells from the sample to give a plasma like sample for the final detection.

 

Zimmer and Peacock performs contract development and manufacturing for other if you have a biosensor, sensor or medical diagnostic idea please feel free to contact us.

Sat

11

Nov

2017

Thank you - Surface Modification for Chemical and Biochemical Sensing

Thank you to everyone who gave Pavel a warm welcome at SMCBS.

 

We were delighted to discuss that ZP is is a fully committed partner for getting ideas and research to the market.

 

Please click the buttons below to explore our technologies  and see our case-study of the ChilliPot.

 

We are a super friendly company so if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


Fri

10

Nov

2017

Blood filters on ZP Sensors

ZP has implemented blood filters directly onto our electrochemical biosensors.

 

In the adjacent image ZP has constructed a biosensor with a microfluidic channel and a filter for separating the red-blood cells from the sample, to give a plasma like sample for the final detection.

Zimmer and Peacock performs contract development and manufacturing for other if you have a biosensor, sensor or medical diagnostic idea please feel free to contact us.


Fri

10

Nov

2017

Newsletter November 10

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 and Zahner YouTube Webinar- Workstations and Software for Electrochemistry

 

ZP and Zahner are two of Europe's strongest businesses with a specific focus on electrochemistry. In this first of a series of webinars ZP and Zahner will be giving a quick introduction to the Zahner workstations but with a practical focus, including a live demo of the software and gathering of data.

 

The webinar includes:

 

1) Finding and selecting methods based on application interest: Electrochemistry, Batteries, Fuel Cells, Solar Etc.

 

2) Choosing parameters to run an experiment.

 

3) Running the experiment.

 

4) Viewing the data.

 

5) Analysing the data.

 

To register please visit our website here

Kronach Impedance Days 2018

 

In 2017 Zimmer and Peacock attended the excellent Kronach Impedance Days and we are going back for their 2018 workshop.

 

The workshop is run by Zahner and includes practical sessions hosted by their scientists, engineers and collaborators from across the globe.

 

Zahner has one of the world's strongest electrochemistry teams with expertise in electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and solar; this course/workshop is a must for users of Zahner's instruments and those who want to have a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of electrochemistry and the applications. 

Electrodes for the analysis of Engine Oil

 

At ZP we have two skill important to the analysis of oil which are electroanalysis and the manufacturing of electrodes resistant to organic media/solvents/oils.

 

The video below is in two parts, first we discus ideas around how to analyse engine oil using electrodes and electrochemical techniques to try, and the second part is a guide to specific electrodes that have the right kind of chemical resistance to be used in the analysis of oils.

 

Please visit our website to find out more about the electrodes discussed in the video. We are a very friendly company so if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us!

ZP - Digital printing combined with 3D printing

 

At ZP it is not unusual to find us combining 3D printing of structures with digital printing of enzymes/aptamers/antibodies/DNA/RNA.

 

In the below images we are rapidly prototyping a medical diagnostic using both techniques.

 

Analyte detection on the breath/gas phase/vapour phase

 

Zimmer and Peacock are the only contract biosensor and medical diagnostic developers and manufacturers, with direct and multi-programme experience for analysing molecules carried within the breath/gas/vapour relevant to human health and well being.

 

Our experience ranges from simple ketone monitoring on the breath to NO/nitric oxide and others.

 

If you have any questions regarding our services and products relevant to detecting molecules on the breath and their relation to human health please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thu

09

Nov

2017

ZP and Zahner YouTube Webinar- Workstations and Software for Electrochemistry

ZP and Zahner are two of Europe's strongest commercial teams with a specific focus on electrochemistry.

 

In this first of a series of webinars ZP and Zahner will be giving a quick introduction to  the Zahner workstations, but with a practical focus, including a live demo of the software and gathering of data.

 

The webinar includes:

 

1) Finding and selecting methods based on application interest: Electrochemistry, Batteries, Fuel Cells, Solar Etc.

 

2) Choosing parameters to run an experiment.

 

3) Running the experiment.

 

4) Viewing the data.

 

5) Analysing the data.

The webinar is 20 minutes and is intended as a first taste of the software.

 

The webinar is on 29 November 2017 at 2PM GMT.

 

The Webinar will be streamed through YouTube so super simple to join.

 

 

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The button below will take you to the webinar which starts at 2 PM GMT on the 29 November.

Discover about Zahner by clicking these buttons.

Thu

09

Nov

2017

Kronach Impedance Days 2018

In 2017 Zimmer and Peacock attended the excellent Kronach Impedance Days, and we are going back for their 2018 workshop.

 

The workshop is run by Zahner and includes practical sessions hosted by their scientists, engineers and collaborators from across the globe.

 

Zahner has one of the world's strongest electrochemistry teams with expertise in electrochemistry, batteries, fuel cells and solar; this course/workshop is a must for users of Zahner's instruments and those who want to have a deeper practical and theoretical understanding of electrochemistry and the applications. 

 

 

ZP and Zahner will be hosting a live YouTube Webinars please click the button to find out more.


Wed

08

Nov

2017

Electrodes for the analysis of Engine Oil

At ZP we have two skill important to the analysis of oil, which are electroanalysis and the manufacturing of electrodes resistant to organic media/solvents/oils.

 

The adjacent video is in two parts, first we discus ideas around how to analyse engine oil using electrodes and electrochemical techniques to try, and the second part is a guide to specific electrodes that have the right kind of chemical resistance to be used in the analysis of oils.

We have included some buttons below to the electrodes discussed in the video, we are also a very friendly company so if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.


Tue

07

Nov

2017

ZP - Digital printing combined with 3D printing

At ZP it is not unusual to find us combining 3D printing of structures, with digital printing of enzymes/aptamers/antibodies/DNA/RNA.

 

In the adjacent image we are rapidly prototyping a medical diagnostic using both techniques.

 

 


Fri

03

Nov

2017

Analyte detection on the breath/gas phase/vapour phase

Zimmer and Peacock are the only contract biosensor and medical diagnostic developers and manufacturers, with direct and multi-programme experience for analysing molecules carried within the breath/gas/vapour relevant to human health and well being.

 

Our experience ranges from simple ketone monitoring on the breath to NO/nitric oxide and others.

 

If you have any questions regarding our services and products relevant to detecting molecules on the breath and their relation to human health please don't hesitate to contact us.


Fri

03

Nov

2017

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.

Thu

02

Nov

2017

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. 

 

Click the button below to read more.


Thu

02

Nov

2017

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.


Wed

01

Nov

2017

ANB Sensors features Zimmer and Peacock

ZP were delighted to be listed among the partner on the ANB website.

 

ZP wishes ANB best of luck as they gear up to revolutionize  ISE  technology.


Wed

01

Nov

2017

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.


Wed

01

Nov

2017

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.


Mon

30

Oct

2017

Happy Halloween from ZP

Mon

30

Oct

2017

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.

 

ZP are a super friendly company so please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Sun

29

Oct

2017

Detecting NO on the breath

At ZP we know that is it one thing to have a sensor, but though the sensor is at the heart of many medical diagnostic technologies, there is often an entire device around the sensor in order to collect and prepare the sample for final analysis.

 

In the adjacent image we have shown how the ZP NO (nitric oxide) electrochemical sensor fits into the overall workflow of NO on the breath to a final measurement of NO on a point-of-care device.  The simplified workflow is:

 

1) Exhalation of the patients breath.

 

2) Condensation of the patients breath.

 

3) Chemical reaction within the EBC (exhaled breath condensate)

 

4) Final measurement on the sample.

 

Every stage of the workflow has to be reproducible in order to make a clinical assessment on the patient.


There are two ways of working with ZP: 

 

  • ONE - Work with ZP as your contract developer and manufacturer..
  • TWO - Adopt the biosensors developers kit from ZP and tap into ZP's expertise in biosensor development and manufacturing.

Sun

29

Oct

2017

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.


Fri

27

Oct

2017

Newsletter October 27

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.

HPLC versus ChilliPot - Scoville Meter

 

At ZP we are big fans of the HPLC methods for measuring the hotness of chillies, but we are also very cognisant of the issues associated with owning, using and maintaining an HPLC system so in the latest video from the ZP Chilli Technology Group we compare the HPLC methodology of measuring Chilies with the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter.

Monitoring conditions in cell, tissue, microbiology experiments

 

At ZP we have one of the first essentim Labs systems for monitoring the conditions of microbiology experiments including cell and tissue culture.

 

In the video below we show the hardware and software, but please visit our website to find out more.

Wearable Sensors - ZP

 

ZP knows that the future of health and well-being is wearable sensors with continuous monitoring, and transmission of the data to the Cloud.

 

In this video ZP shows a sensors for temperature, relative humidity, pressure and light. The sensor can operate on one charge for up to one month.

 

For ZP these physical parameters are really the first step, as ZP has a unique core technology of biosensors and flexible electronics which allows for the expansion of functionality to glucose, lactate, potassium, oxygen etc.

 

If you share ZP's vision that physical sensing is only  the first step in sensors for health and well-being then contact us to discuss the monitoring of biochemical signals for health and well-being applications.

Light sources for Zahner CIMPS Systems

 

The Zahner CIMPS systems have several sources of light, one of which is a tuneable light source where the wavelength can be selected and scanned.

 

The other way is the use of the lamp. In the video below we show how the LEDs are readily changed. Please note that over 50 light sources are available for the lamp, operating 265 nm to 1550 nm. A full list of modular light-sources that fit into the lamp can be found on our website here.

Questions regarding light source for Zahner tune-able light sources?

 

Zahner has two versions of tune-able light sources: TLS03 and the TL03/uv,

 

The TLS03 goes to 365 nm whilst the TLS03/uv goes to 295 nm. Find out more on our website here.

Static field generation using electrodes

 

At ZP we fabricate electrodes by sputtering and screen printing. These are often used in biosensor and medical diagnostics, though we have an increasing number of enquires for using these electrodes for static field generation.

 

Our initial suggestion for electrodes for static field generation is a modification of the ED-IDRA1-Au/Pt.

Ultramicroelectrode array - ZP and Micrux

 

Zimmer and Peacock are the official distributors for Micrux in the USA and UK. We are delighted to announce the expansion of the product line with the introduction of four new ultramicroelectrode arrays in platinum and gold.

 

Visit our website to find out more.

Thu

26

Oct

2017

How to measure the hotness of Chilli?

Please pop-over to the ZP Chilli Technology Group to see how to measure the hotness of Chilli.

Wed

25

Oct

2017

Monitoring conditions in cell, tissue, microbiology experiments

At ZP we have one of the first essentim Labs systems for monitoring the conditions of microbiology experiments including cell and tissue culture.

 

In the adjacent video we show the hardware and software, but please click the button below to find out more.

 


Wed

25

Oct

2017

Wearable Sensors - ZP

ZP knows that the future of health and well-being is wearable sensors with continuous monitoring, and transmission of the data to the Cloud.

 

In these pictures and video ZP shows a sensors for temperature, relative humidity, pressure and light. The sensor can operate on one charge for up to one month.

 

For ZP these physical parameters are really the first step, as ZP has a unique core technology of biosensors and flexible electronics which allows for the expansion of functionality to glucose, lactate, potassium, oxygen etc.

 

If you share ZP's vision that physical sensing is only  the first step in sensors for health and well-being then contact us to discuss the monitoring of biochemical signals for health and well-being applications.


Watch the video for a quick talk through on wearable sensors

Contact ZP to discuss integrating biochemical sensors into a wearable format, including: glucose, lactate, potassium, oxygen etc.


Wed

25

Oct

2017

Light sources for Zahner CIMPS Systems

The Zahner CIMPS systems have several sources of light, one of which is a tuneable light source where the wavelength can be selected and scanned.

 

The other way is the use of the lamp. In the video below we show how the LEDs are readily changed. Please note that over 50 light sources are available for the lamp, operating 265 nm to 1550 nm. A full list of modular  light-sources that fit into the lamp can be found by clicking the button.


Tue

24

Oct

2017

Questions regarding light source for Zahner tune-able light sources?

Zahner has two versions of tune-able light sources: TLS03 and the TL03/uv,

 

The TLS03 goes to 365 nm whilst the TLS03/uv goes to 295 nm.  

 

 


Tue

24

Oct

2017

Static field generation using electrodes

At ZP we fabricate electrodes by sputtering and screen printing. These are often used is biosensor and medical diagnostics, though we have an increasing number of enquires for using these electrodes for static field generation.

 

Our initial suggestion for electrodes for static field generation is a modification of the ED-IDRA1-Au/Pt.


Tue

24

Oct

2017

Ultramicroelectrode array - ZP and Micrux

Zimmer and Peacock are the official distributors for Micrux in the USA and UK, and so we are delighted to announce the expansion of the products line with introduction of four new ultramicroelectrode arrays in platinum and gold.

 

Click the buttons to find out more.


Mon

23

Oct

2017

HPLC versus ChilliPot - Scoville Meter

At ZP we are big fans of the HPLC methods for measuring the hotness of chillies, but we are also very cognisant of the issues associated with owning, using and maintaining an HPLC system so in the latest video from the ZP Chilli Technology Group we compare the HPLC methodology of measuring Chilies with the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter.


Fri

20

Oct

2017

Newsletter October 20

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.

Analysis of screen-printed and sputtered electrodes

 

Why are sputtered electrodes and screen-printed electrodes so variable?

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we supply screen-printed electrodes, sputtered and ablated electrodes and hybrid electrodes where we mix manufacturing techniques. One of the most common complaints we hear regarding electrodes manufactured by others is that the electrodes are too variable both within an electrode batch and between electrode batches. Find out more about this problem and our solution on our website here

Zimmer and Peacock visiting Lab Innovations 2017

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be visiting Lab Innovations to meet with colleagues. As one of the leading providers of biosensors, sensors, screen-printed electrodes we will be happy to meet you there and discuss your sensor and biosensor needs.

Food Matters Live

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be attending the Food Matters Live Expo on 21-23 November 2017. We will be there to talk about our Chilli Hotness Sensor - ChilliPot-Scoville Meter.

Made in Horten - Norway

 

Zimmer and Peacock's Norwegian team were exhibiting at the Made in Horten Expo.

 

We were delighted to meet the local companies, vendors and a large contingent of students from NTNU.

 

If you have any questions regarding Zimmer and Peacock and our facilities in Horten please don't hesitate to contact us.

ZP listed as Industrial Collaborators at Oxford University

 

Zimmer and Peacock are proud to be named among the collaborators of the Compton Group at Oxford University.   

 

Zimmer and Peacock are resource and energetic developers and manufacturers of electrochemical biosensors and sensors and so are delighted to be actively collaborating with Richard and the team.

ZP at Oxford University

 

ZP were at Oxford University this week cementing relationships with the Compton Group.

 

Zimmer and Peacock are proud licensees of the Group's Chilli hotness measurement technology.

Chilli Sensor grabs world attention

 

Zimmer and Peacock are delighted by the global media attention for the ChilliPot Scoville Meter. The only handheld meter for measuring the hotness of chillies and chilli products.

Thu

19

Oct

2017

Sensors for Food and Agriculture

Zimmer and Peacock will be giving a talk at the Sensors for Food and Agriculture, we will also be exhibiting at the expo running alongside the conference.

 

ZP will be presenting on the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter for measuring the hotness of chillies.


Thu

19

Oct

2017

Analysis of screen-printed and sputtered electrodes.

Why are sputtered electrodes and screen-printed electrodes so variable?

THE PROBLEM

At Zimmer and Peacock we supply screen-printed electrodes, sputtered and ablated electrodes and a hybrid electrodes, where we mix manufacturing techniques. One of the most common complaints we hear regarding electrodes manufactured by others is that the electrodes are too variable both within an electrode batch and between electrode batches.

 

Zimmer and Peacock are fairly unique in the world of electrochemical sensors and biosensors in that our focus is partly on the R and D of these sensors, but really our focus is on making sensors in high reproducible volumes and getting our collaborators through clinical trials and to market.

One of the questions we will answer in this note is ‘why when I buy a batch of screen-printed or sputtered electrodes they are different when I buy the same electrodes 6-months later.’ We appreciate that the reason for this is evident to some but let us list some reasons below:

 

REASON ONE – The electrodes are possibly from different batches. Though the manufacturer is trying to make a reproducible product they are in reality not achieving this. The reason is a volume one, what we mean by this is they are actually making quite small numbers of electrodes maybe 500 to 2000 or 20,000 sensors/electrodes depending on their facility and fabrication technique; when they finish the manufacturing run they clean the machine down and the next day they are making a slightly different product.  Then 6-months later they decide to make a second run of products but the person, the machine set up, the raw materials, the ambient conditions are not an exact replication of the previous run and the electrodes that are now produced have different properties to the original batch of electrodes.

 

REASON TWO –The second reason for irreproducibility is just the standard operating procedures within the fabricating facility are not in place or are not well adhered to so the recipe for how to make an electrode is not written down or followed properly.

 

REASON THREE- Very few contract manufacturers of electrodes for the R and D market are able to perform large numbers of functional testing of the electrodes. A visual inspection or contact angle test is often performed, but unfortunately this is not indicative of electrochemical functionality.  The issue is of course that electrochemistry has many AC and DC techniques so it is difficult for a manufacture to test for and guarantee repeatable performance across the range of electrochemical techniques.

 

 

 

 

THE SOLUTION

What is the ZP solution?

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we are pragmatic industrial bioelectrochemists, which means we understand that electrodes made for the R and D market though may look consistent, but they will in fact not have the within and between batch reproducibility required for electrodes and sensors that are intended for real-world applications.  What ZP does that is different is when we are on a  programme that is truly aimed at getting customers to market we functionally test large samples of electrodes from a batch  in a manner that its appropriate to the final application.  We demonstrate this below., where we have functionally tested a high number of sensors from a batch of sensors (electrode with biologically active component printed on top), and performed statistical analysis on the batch so we can understand the variability within the batch.  

Our pass criteria is not are the sensors perfect, but rather are they good enough for the real-world application. In this case, can the sensors separate sick patients  from healthy controls.

The Figures above constitute a wafer mapping procedure.

The analysis of the electrodes was a functional test  so we have sacrificed 10 % of the batch of electrodes/sensors in order to perform the study. 

The issue with the screen-printed electrodes/sputtered electrodes is that you can have a number of surrogate tests such as visual inspection, contact angle measurement etc, but the only test that will really tell you how your sensors/electrodes will perform in the field is a functional test.

 

When manufacturing sensors, biosensors, screen-printed electrodes and sputtered electrodes it is not enough to characterize one batch of electrodes; the characterization has to be repeated every time a batch of electrodes are made. The issue at the heart of anyone making biochips is that batch calibration has to take place every time and not on one or two electrodes but typically multiple tens to hundreds of sensors. 

In the images below ZP is showing the data from two further batches of sensors, it is important to know that there are several man days of effort to gather and analyse this data and is partly why sensors/scree-printed electrodes/sputtered electrodes have a high cost when intended for critical applications such as medical diagnostics.

The Figures above constitute a wafer mapping procedure.

The reality of making screen-printed electrodes, sputtered electrodes, and sensors is that they are not necessarily functionally tested or tested in high enough numbers to have really characterized the batch of sensors/electrodes. ZP is unique in that we have the capability of making high volumes of screen-printed/sputtered electrodes and to functionally test them to ensure them in the final application. ZP offers two levels of products:

 

1) Standard Research Products and Service – these are products and servie sufficient to get to proof-of-principle.

 

2) Manufacturing for clinical trials and on  market products - here we put in several man days to test the electrodes/sensors to ensure overall bath performance, and between batch performance.

 


Wed

18

Oct

2017

Zimmer and Peacock visiting Lab Innovations 2017

Zimmer and Peacock will be visiting Lab Innovations to meet with colleagues. As one of the leading providers of biosensors, sensors, screen-printed electrodes we will be happy to meet you there and discuss your sensor and biosensor needs.


Wed

18

Oct

2017

Food Matters Live

Zimmer and Peacock will be attending the Food Matters Live Expo. We will be there to talk about our Chilli Hotness Sensor - ChilliPot-Scoville Meter.


Tue

17

Oct

2017

Made in Horten - Norway

Zimmer and Peacock's Norwegian team were exhibiting at the Made in Horten Expo.

 

We were delighted to meet the local companies, vendors and a large contingent of students from NTNU.

 

If you have any questions regarding Zimmer and Peacock and our facilities in Horten don't hesitate to contact us.


Mon

16

Oct

2017

ZP listed as Industrial Collaborators at Oxford University

Zimmer and Peacock are product to be named among the collaborators of the Compton Group at Oxford University.   

 

Zimmer and Peacock are resource and energetic developers and manufacturers of electrochemical biosensors and sensors and so are delighted to be actively collaborating with Richard and the team.


Mon

16

Oct

2017

ZP at Oxford University

ZP were at Oxford University today cementing relationships with the Compton Group.

 

Zimmer and Peacock are proud licensees of the Group's Chilli hotness measurement technology.


Mon

16

Oct

2017

Chilli Sensor grabs world attention

Zimmer and Peacock are delighted by the global media attention for the ChilliPot Scoville Meter.  The only handheld meter for measuring the hotness of chillies and chilli products.


Fri

13

Oct

2017

Newsletter October 13

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.

£100,000 awarded - Low-cost sensor joins battle to save the world’s water resources

 

Zimmer and Peacock developers and manufacturers of low cost sensor platforms has been called out in an award given to ANB SensorsLtd. Find out more on our website here

ZP - launches new and improved glucose sensors

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we recognise that one of the most important biosensors is still the glucose sensor, and therefore we are launching our new glucose sensor for continuous glucose monitoring and discrete glucose monitoring.

 

The ZP glucose sensor is a unique formulation as it can be used either for discrete measurements and disposed of after each use, or it can be left in place for continuous measurement.

Diabetes Technology Meeting

 

Zimmer and Peacock are experts in the development and manufacturing of continuous-glucose-monitoring technology, and so we will be attending the Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, please contact us to meet us there to discuss your CGM needs.

IEEE - NIH Point of Care Technologies

 

Zimmer and Peacock are world leader in the development of Point-of-Care Technologies and so we will be exhibiting at the IEEE-NH 2017 in Bethesda. The conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders in healthcare to elucidate the barriers and challenges in the broad delivery of quality, accurate, and affordable health care.

 

Features include discussions on the role of point-of-care diagnostic systems in quality global healthcare from the perspectives of all stakeholders, especially in underserved and under-resourced populations; and barriers and challenges to adoption and mechanisms by which innovative technologies can be collectively addressed and overcome by collaboration across all stakeholders for quality global healthcare. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, the conference will also provide opportunities for stakeholders to explore collaborations and synergies to accelerate healthcare system development, validation, deployment and adoption in a manner consistent with the needs of the stakeholder groups, and to achieve the overall goal of improving healthcare at affordable cost.

Zimmer and Peacock - Cambridge Sensors Day 2017

 

As part of our support of Sensor Development at Cambridge University UK Zimmer and Peacock has several members of the team at the Cambridge University 2017 Sensors Day. Contact us to meet us there.

3D printed flow cell - extra images

 

We have had a lot of enquires regarding 3D printed parts for sensor and biosensor applications, in particular for the 3D flow cell fabricated at TUM; so we have put some extra images here.

ZP were at International Symposium on Sensor Science

 

Thank you for chatting with us at the International Symposium on Sensor Science in Barcelona, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

 

We have put some quick link buttons to our services and products here.

ZP - Sensors MidWest 2017

 

Thank you for chatting with us at Sensors MidWest 2017. As discussed we are contract developers and manufacturers of biosensors, 

 

We have included some buttons on our website here which act as short cuts to our products and services or to contact us, so please if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask as you will find us very responsive.

ZP and Aliksir - SWIG 2017

 

Aliksir and ZP - two sister companies focused on sensors including sensors for water testing were at SWIG 2017, click the video for a summary of what was discussed.

2017 - University of Cambridge Electroanalytical Workshop

 

Zimmer and Peacock and CambEChem Ltd participated in the University of Cambridge Workshop on Electroanalytical Chemistry.

 

The workshop featured lectures delivered by Professor Adrian Fisher and Dr Nathan Lawrence, and three practical stations manned by Zimmer and Peacock and Aliksir. We are hosting the event in the same format in 2018 and are taking registrations now, click here to register.

Thu

12

Oct

2017

ZP - launches new and improved glucose sensors

At Zimmer and Peacock we recognise that one of the most important biosensors is still the glucose sensor, and therefore we are launching our new glucose sensor for continuous glucose monitoring and discrete glucose monitoring,

 

The ZP glucose sensor is a unique formulation as it can be used either for discrete measurements and disposed of after each use, or it can be left in place for continuous measurement.


Thu

12

Oct

2017

Diabetes Technology Meeting

Zimmer and Peacock are experts in the development and manufacturing of continuous-glucose-monitoring technology, and so we will be attending the Diabetes Technology Meeting in Bethesda, please contact us to meet us there  to discuss your CGM needs.


Thu

12

Oct

2017

IEEE - NIH Point of Care Technologies

Zimmer and Peacock are world leader in the development of Point-of-Care Technologies and so we will be exhibiting at the IEEE-NH 2017 in Bethesda.

The conference will provide a forum for all stakeholders in healthcare to elucidate the barriers and challenges in the broad delivery of quality, accurate, and affordable health care. Features include discussions on the role of point-of-care diagnostic systems in quality global healthcare from the perspectives of all stakeholders, especially in underserved and under-resourced populations; and barriers and challenges to adoption and mechanisms by which innovative technologies can be collectively addressed and overcome by collaboration across all stakeholders for quality global healthcare. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, the conference will also provide opportunities for stakeholders to explore collaborations and synergies to accelerate healthcare system development, validation, deployment and adoption in a manner consistent with the needs of the stakeholder groups, and to achieve the overall goal of improving healthcare at affordable cost.


Wed

11

Oct

2017

Zimmer and Peacock - Cambridge Sensors Day 2017

As part of our support of Sensor Development at Cambridge University UK Zimmer and Peacock has several members of the team at the Cambridge University 2017 Sensors Day.

 

Contact us to meet us there.


Mon

09

Oct

2017

3D printed flow cell - extra images

We have had  a lot of enquires regarding 3D printed parts for sensor and biosensor applications,in particular for the 3D flow cell fabricated at TUM; so we have put some extra images here.


Sun

08

Oct

2017

ZP were at International Symposium on Sensor Science

Thank you for chatting with us at the International Symposium on Sensor Science in Barcelona, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact us.

 

We have put some quick link buttons to our services and products below.


Sun

08

Oct

2017

ZP - Sensors MidWest 2017

Thank you for chatting with us at Sensors MidWest 2017.

 

As discussed we are contract developers and manufacturers of biosensors, 

 

We have included some buttons below which act as short cuts to our products and services or to contact us, so please if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask as you will find us very responsive.


Sat

07

Oct

2017

ZP and Aliksir - SWIG 2017

Aliksir and ZP - two sister companies focused on sensors including sensors for water testing were at SWIG 2017, click the video for a summary of what was discussed.


Sat

07

Oct

2017

2017 - University of Cambridge Electroanalytical Workshop

Zimmer and Peacock and CambEChem Ltd participated in the University of Cambridge Workshop on Electroanalytical Chemistry.

 

The workshop featured lectures delivered by Professor Adrian Fisher and Dr Nathan Lawrence, and three practical stations manned by Zimmer and Peacock and Aliksir.

We are hosting the event in the same format in 2018 and are taking registrations now.


Sat

07

Oct

2017

£100,000 awarded - Low-cost sensor joins battle to save the world’s water resources

Zimmer and Peacock developers and manufacturers of low cost sensor platforms has been called out in an award given to ANB SensorsLtd.


Fri

06

Oct

2017

Newsletter October 6

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.

Happy Thursdays at ZP

 

Happy Thursdays at ZP! Mads and Ni are busy preparing a small batch of biosensors.

TekMar 2017

 

Zimmer and Peacock are contract developers and manufacturers of biosensors for human and animal health, including sensors for monitoring the health of salmon.

 

Therefore we are exhibiting and presenting at the TekMar Expo In Trondheim 2017 on 5-6 December 2017. Contact us to meet us there.

First Day - Cambridge - Electroanalytical Workshop

 

Day One of the Cambridge University Master Class in Electroanalytical Chemistry.

 

Wow what a first day, over 17 delegates form Finland, Ghana, USA and the UK. Expert lectures and super hands on practicals. We are excited to be doing this again in 2018!

Chilli Hotness White Paper and More

 

Zimmer and Peacock recently launched the ChilliPot -Scoville Meter and had a massive response, we have written an article on the Nordic Chilli Scale and a white paper on how the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter operates.

 

Visit our website to view the article and white paper. 

Six New Value Screen Printed Electrodes from Zimmer and Peacock

 

Zimmer and Peacock has launched six new screen printed electrodes in carbon and platinum.

 

These new sensors were purposely designed for customers looking for sensors in large volumes and low pricing.

 

These new sensors are 7 mm x 25 mm, and connect into our AnaPot range of potentiostats and readers.

Capillary Fill Disposable Potassium Sensors

 

Zimmer and Peacock has launched the world's first disposable potassium sensors for general applications; this sensor is a drop-in for engineers and scientists to use in their applications.

 

Contact Zimmer and Peacock to understand how to apply the potassium ion sensor (ISE) to your application.

Thu

05

Oct

2017

Happy Thursdays at ZP

Happy Thursdays at ZP. Mads and Ni are busy preparing a small batch of biosensors.


Tue

03

Oct

2017

TekMar 2017

Zimmer and Peacock are contract developers and manufacturers of biosensors for human and animal health, including sensors for monitoring the health of salmon.

 

Therefore we are exhibiting and presenting at the TekMar Expo In Trondheim 2017 on the  5 and 6 December 2017.

 

Contact us to meet us there.

 

 


Tue

03

Oct

2017

First Day - Cambridge - Electroanalytical Workshop

Day One of the Cambridge University Master Class in Electroanalytical Chemistry.

 

Wow what a first day, over 17 delegates form Finland, Ghana, USA and the UK. Expert lectures and super hands on practicals.

 

We are doing this again in 2018.

 

 

 

 


Sun

01

Oct

2017

Chilli Hotness White Paper and More

Zimmer and Peacock recently launched the ChilliPot -Scoville Meter and had a massive response, we have written an article on the Nordic Chilli Scale and a whitepaper on how the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter operates.


Sun

01

Oct

2017

Six New Value Screen Printed Electrodes from Zimmer and Peacock

Zimmer and Peacock has launched six new screen printed electrodes in carbon and platinum.

 

These new sensors wee purposely designed for customers looking for sensors in large volumes and low pricing.

 

These new sensors are 7 mm x 25 mm, and connect into our AnaPot range of potentiostats and readers.

Zimmer and Peacock is an extremely technical and helpful company if you have any questions regarding our screen printed electrodes we are happy to answer them, please feel free to contact us.


Sun

01

Oct

2017

Welcome to the Cambridge Electrochemical Workshop

Welcome delegate - we look forward to meeting you at 9 AM on the 3rd October for the start of the Cambridge University Electrochemical Masterclass.

 

We are meeting at The Hausier Forum, the address is 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0GT.

 

I will be personal there to greet you so please take a look at the photo to remember me, but I will also sign post the venue on the day.

 

You don't have to bring anything apart form yourself as we have tried to anticipate everything you will need.

 

I look forward to welcoming you.


Sat

30

Sep

2017

Capillary Fill Disposable Potassium Sensors

Zimmer and Peacock has launched the world's first disposable potassium sensors for general applications; this sensor is a drop-in for engineers and scientists to use in their applications.

Contact Zimmer and Peacock to understand how to apply the potassium ion sensor (ISE) to your application.


Fri

29

Sep

2017

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.

 

Thu

28

Sep

2017

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!


Thu

28

Sep

2017

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.


Thu

28

Sep

2017

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.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.


Sun

24

Sep

2017

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 signa,l 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.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details regarding biosensor development, manufacturing and the integration of micro-swimmers for signal enhancement.




Fri

22

Sep

2017

Newsletter September 22

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.

Chilli Sensors - Video Demonstration of the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we are deadly serious when we say we take our collaborators from ideas all the way to market.

 

In the video below we demonstrate the new ChilliPot - Scoville Meter for measuring the hotness of Chillies and Chilli Products.

USA - Thin film electrodes

 

Zimmer and Peacock are happy to announce that we are an official distributor for Micrux's thin film electrodes within the USA.

 

MicruX develops metal-based (micro)electrodes fabricated by thin-film technologies on a glass substrate. A SU-8 resin protective layer is used to delimit the electrochemical cell enabling the use of very small sample volume. As well, the SU-8 layer enables the integration of a microfluidic stage with the electrochemcial sensors.The electrochemical sensors show excelent features for electroanalytical applications, including the development of (bio)sensors.

High technology and tradtional values - eating together everyday

 

The Zimmer and Peacock Norwegian team, without exception, has lunch together. Although our technology is cutting edge, our values are traditional.

 

The non-Norwegians in the team at first find this unusual, but in these modern days of very hectic business this simple tradition builds more team spirit than weeks of team building days out.

 

We are ready to turn your biosensor, medical diagnostics ideas and/or prototypes into manufactured products; please contact us with any questions.

Sneak preview - biosensor integrated with flex circuit

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we understand that one of the next technology revolutions is sensors everywhere and so we have prepared for our partners needs by manufacturing a platform where the circuit and sensor are all on the same flex circuit.

 

This low profile, low cost biosensor platform lends itself to low cost sensor applications, wearable sensors, sensors on drones. If you have a need, an idea or an application for our new integrated biosensor flex circuit platform please don't hesitate to contact us at Zimmer and Peacock.

Biosensors mounted on drones

 

In this video Zimmer and Peacock has taken a fully integrated biosensor and flex circuit and combined it with a drone. What we are demonstrating is that the low weight and intrinsic robustness of electrochemical sensing technology allows us to attach the biosensors to the drone platform and send these sensors into the field.  Clearly there are many hazardous or in accessible situations where sending people is not feasible or simply uneconomical.  In this simple demonstration we show how the integrated sensor and flex circuit platform from Zimmer and Peacock allows sensors to be carried by drones and deployed in real-world situations.

 

Zimmer and Peacock has biosensors and analog electronics at the heart of who we are and what we do, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock.

NHS England - Zimmer and Peacock

 

Zimmer and Peacock have been invited to speak at NHS England's Clinical Entrepreneur's Training Programme this Friday 22 September 2017.

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be talking about their experience in developing, and manufacturing medical diagnostics that are currently going through clinical trials, and also explaining that ZP is a rare company in that we invest in our customers.

Biosensor - Printable Feature Size

 

Zimmer and Peacock were asked what printing techniques and what feature sizes we could print with when applying proteins and other biomaterials to bioMEMS and biosensor substrates, and so we have made this short note.

 

We have two primary printing techniques when applying biologically relevant films to bioMEMS, which are piezo digital printing and screen printing.

 

The droplet size for the piezo printing is 10 nL and above, whilst the screen printing has a resolution of approximately 200 micrometers, see design rules.

Sensors in Medicine - London - ZP Talk

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be presenting at Sensors in Medicine 2017 in London, please come and meet us there.

 

Zimmer and Peacock have a range of biosensor technologies for those wishing to develop or have manufactured their biosensor or medical diagnostic technologies; please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss our standard products or services developed for those wishing to commercialise their discoveries

Zimmer and Peacock distribute Essentim

 

Zimmer and Peacock are proud to support and distribute Essentim, the wireless sensing solution for labs.

Fri

22

Sep

2017

USA - Thin film electrodes

Zimmer and Peacock are happy to announce that we are an official distributor for Micrux's thin film electrodes within the USA.

 

MicruX develops metal-based (micro)electrodes fabricated by thin-film technologies on a glass substrate. A SU-8 resin protective layer is used to delimit the electrochemical cell enabling the use of very small sample volume. As well, the SU-8 layer enables the integration of a microfluidic stage with the electrochemcial sensors.The electrochemical sensors show excelent features for electroanalytical applications, including the development of (bio)sensors.


Thu

21

Sep

2017

High technology and tradtional values - eating together everyday

The Zimmer and Peacock Norwegian team, without exception, has lunch together, as though our technology is cutting edge our values are traditional.

 

The non-Norwegians in the team at first find this unusual, but in these modern days of  very hectic business this simply tradition builds more team spirit than weeks of team building days out.

 

We are ready to turn your biosensor, medical diagnostics ideas and/or prototypes into manufactured products; please contact us with any questions.


Thu

21

Sep

2017

Sneak preview - biosensor integrated with flex circuit

At Zimmer and Peacock we understand that one of the next technology revolutions is sensors everywhere and so we have prepared for our partners' needs by manufacturing a platform where the circuit and sensor are all on the same flex circuit.

 

This low profile, low cost biosensor platform lends itself to low cost sensor applications, wearable sensors, sensors on drones.  If you have a need, an idea or an application for our new integrated biosensor flex circuit platform please don't hesitate to contact us as Zimmer and Peacock.


Thu

21

Sep

2017

Biosensors mounted on drones

In the adjacent video Zimmer and Peacock has taken a fully integrated biosensor and flex circuit and combined it with a drone. What we are demonstrating is that the low weight and intrinsic robustness of electrochemical sensing technology allows us to attach the biosensors to the drone platform and send these sensors into the field.  Clearly there are many hazardous or in accessible situations where sending people is not feasible or simply uneconomical.  In this simple demonstration we show how the integrated sensor and flex circuit platform from Zimmer and Peacock allows sensors to be carried by drones and deployed in real-world situations.

 

Zimmer and Peacock has biosensors and analog electronics at the heart of who we are and what we do, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock.


Wed

20

Sep

2017

NHS England - Zimmer and Peacock

Zimmer and Peacock have been invited to speak at NHS England's Clinical Entrepreneur's Training Programme this Friday 22 September 2017.

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be talking about their experience in developing, and manufacturing medical diagnostics that are currently going through clinical trials, and also explaining that ZP is a rare company in that we invest in our customers.


Wed

20

Sep

2017

Biosensor - Printable Feature Size

Zimmer and Peacock were asked what printing techniques and what feature sizes we could print with when applying proteins and other biomaterials to bioMEMS and biosensor substrates, and so we have made this short note.

 

We have two primary printing techniques when applying biologically relevant films to bioMEMS, which are piezo digital printing and screen printing.

 

The droplet size for the piezo printing is 10 nL and above, whilst the screen printing has a resolution of approximately 200 micrometers, see design rules.


Zimmer and Peacock are able to digitally print and screen print onto a number of substrates.

Zimmer and Peacock are able to digitally print and screen print onto a number of substrates.


Wed

20

Sep

2017

Sensors in Medicine - London - ZP Talk

Zimmer and Peacock will be presenting at Sensors in Medicine 2017 in London, please come and meet us there.

Zimmer and Peacock have a range of biosensor technologies for those wishing to develop or have manufactured their biosensor or medical diagnostic technologies; please don't hesitate to contact us to discuss our standard products or services developed for those wishing to commercialise their discoveries


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Sat

16

Sep

2017

Zimmer and Peacock distribute Essentim

Zimmer and Peacock are proud to support and distribute Essentim, the wireless sensing solution for labs.


Sat

16

Sep

2017

Chilli Sensors - Video Demonstration of the ChilliPot - Scoville Meter

At Zimmer and Peacock we are deadly serious when we say we take our collaborators from ideas all the way to market.

 

In this video we demonstrate the new ChilliPot - Scoville Meter for measuring the hotness of Chillies and Chilli Products.


Fri

15

Sep

2017

Newsletter September 15

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.

Day One of EChem Birmingham

 

Zimmer and Peacock were at EChem Birmingham talking about electrochemistry, chilli sensors, productizing ideas and putting sensors on drones.

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact ZP on our website here.

Electrodes for Impedance and Conductivity

 

Zimmer and Peacock have a series of electrodes that are tailored towards applications where the resistance/impedance/conductivity of the electrolyte is the source of the signal.

 

Applications includes: label free detection, conductance measurements, blood coagulation, platelet activation, PT-INR detection etc.

 

The pertinent electrode specifications for applications where the source of the signal is a change in the conductivity/resistivity of the electrolyte are:

 

1) A parallel nature to the electrode configuration

 

2) A semi-uniform separation between the two electrodes

 

3) Known electrode areas

 

The Zimmer and Peacock electrodes are perfect for those wishing to make measurements of an impedance/resistivity/conductivity nature as the electrodes have an optimized layout whilst are manufactured by techniques which means they can be made in high volume and low cost for those wishing to go to market with their technology.

 

At Zimmer and Peacock, we recommend our 103, 108 and 109 electrode configurations, which can be run in a two or three electrode mode of operation.

 

We have included links on our website but please don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock with any questions.

Biosensors and Bioelectronics

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be exhibiting at the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Conference in Chicago this Fall.

 

About the conference

The Biosensors & Bioelectronics conference is conducted annually. Building on the achievement of the earlier conferences being held in Chicago (2013) followed by in San Antonio (2014), Atlanta (2015) and recently in Arizona(2016); Conference series LLC once again welcomes researchers and developers to share their experiences and ideas through research talks and presentations from diverse fields in advanced sensor technology.

 

This event offers a platform in bringing together a forum for students, postdocs and established scientists to exchange their ideas and contribute to an integrative approach to Biosensors & Bioelectronics Research. It provides a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and reliable knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as learning about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies. The meeting also provides an opportunity to highlight the recent developments besides identifying the emerging future areas of growth.

Sensors MidWest

 

Zimmer and Peacock will be taking our unique sensor products and services to Sensors MidWest.

 

The Sensors Midwest Education Program will feature Conference Theaters directly on the Expo Floor, covering three diverse areas including Applications, Technology, and Software Systems across two days of sessions. NEW for 2017 - Sensors Midwest is offering two 1/2 day Workshops on Medical Sensors Design and Automotive & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors.

Tue

12

Sep

2017

Electrochem 2017

Zimmer and Peacock were at EChem Birmingham talking about electrochemistry, chilli sensors, productizing ideas and putting sensors on drones.

 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact ZP.


Sun

10

Sep

2017

Electrodes for Impedance and Conductivity

Zimmer and Peacock have a series of electrodes that are tailored towards applications where the resistance/impedance/conductivity of the electrolyte is the source of the signal.

 

Applications includes: label free detection, conductance measurements, blood coagulation, platelet activation, PT-INR detection etc.

 

The pertinent electrode specifications for applications where the source of the signal is a change in the conductivity/resistivity of the electrolyte are:

 

1) A parallel nature to the electrode configuration

 

2) A semi-uniform separation between the two electrodes

 

3) Known electrode areas

 

The Zimmer and Peacock electrodes are perfect for those wishing to make measurements of an impedance/resistivity/conductivity nature as the electrodes have an optimized layout whilst are manufactured by techniques which means they can be made in high volume and low cost for those wishing to go to market with their technology.

 

At Zimmer and Peacock, we recommend our 103, 108 and 109 electrode configurations, which can be run in a two or three electrode mode of operation.

 

We have included links below but please don't hesitate to contact Zimmer and Peacock with any questions.


Thu

07

Sep

2017

Biosensors and Bioelectronics

Zimmer and Peacock will be exhibiting at the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Conference in Chicago this Fall.

 

About the conference

 

The Biosensors & Bioelectronics conference is conducted annually. Building on the achievement of the earlier conferences being held in Chicago (2013) followed by in San Antonio (2014), Atlanta (2015) and recently in Arizona(2016); Conference series LLC  once again welcomes  researchers and developers to share their experiences and ideas through research talks and presentations from diverse fields in advanced sensor technology.

 

This event offers a platform in bringing together a forum for students, postdocs and established scientists to exchange their ideas and contribute to an integrative approach to Biosensors & Bioelectronics Research. It provides a forum for accessing the most up-to-date and reliable knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practice in the field as well as learning about case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies. The meeting also provides an opportunity to highlight the recent developments besides identifying the emerging future areas of growth.


Thu

07

Sep

2017

Sensors MidWest

Zimmer and Peacock will be taking our unique sensor products and services to Sensors MidWest.

 

The Sensors Midwest Education Program will feature Conference Theaters directly on the Expo Floor, covering three diverse areas including Applications, Technology, and Software Systems across two days of sessions. NEW for 2017 - Sensors Midwest is offering two 1/2 day Workshops on Medical Sensors Design and Automotive & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors.


www.zimmerpeacock.com 2017