Below is the rolling news feed from Zimmer and Peacock. Our news feed represents that Zimmer and Peacock is a fast moving active company with lots of well-directed activity.

Sun

14

Aug

2022

Sensors for aquariums

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors. ZP has sensors for monitoring chemical parameters that impact our environment, with application into aquarium systems, where is it important to control the chemical environments.

 

Please click the buttons below to find sensors for monitoring: salinity, nitrate, potassium, phosphate, ammonium, calcium, pH, chloride, dissolved oxygen etc.





Sun

14

Aug

2022

Wearable biosensor form factor

ZP is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of wearable biosensors, on this page we discuss three wearable form factors for biosensors: invasive, semi-invasive and non-invasive.


In the adjacent video we discuss the pros and cons of these different wearable formats.


ZP is the world leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors including sensing technologies suitable for health care markets and monitoring athletes.

 

The sensors technologies available from ZP includes:

 

1) Lactate, suitable for monitoring anaerobic respiration.

2) Glucose, suitable to understand the fuel in the body.

3) Hydration, understand the ratio of water to electrolytes.

4) Cortisol, understand the stress on the athlete.

5) Testosterone, understand the hormonal state of the athlete.


Fri

12

Aug

2022

Cannabinoid to API

Cannabinoid to API is the technology stack for developers, businesses and entrepreneurs for going from an idea to a prototype minimally viable product, where the idea centres around the detection/measurement of: cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD).

 

The Sensor to API is a generic productization platform from ZP, but on this page we focus specifically in on cannabinoids as the molecules of interest, this allows developers to works on a range of samples and applications, including: saliva, blood, urine, oils, production quality, toxicology, drugs of abuse etc.


DEFINITION: Cannabinoid  to API

Cannabinoid to API is a very short phrase with a very powerful meaning, as it is a tangible start to your journey from idea to detect to cannabinoids to a MVP product in hand and data in the Cloud.

ZP OmniSense

ZP OmniSense

400,00 €
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12 month subscription Djulu

A 12 month subscription to Djuli

1.188,00 €
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MiniOmniSense

MiniOmniSense meter- note phone not included

500,00 €
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  • Generally ships within 3-4 weeks
CBD test solution

10 ml of 0 % CBD, 10 ml of 10 % CBD

250,00 €
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  • Available
  • Generally ships within 3-4 weeks

If you require direct support of ZP you can purchase this by clicking the adjacent button.


Tue

09

Aug

2022

Glucose to API

Glucose to API is the technology stack for developers, businesses and entrepreneurs for going from an idea to a prototype minimally viable product.

 

The Sensor to API is a generic productization platform from ZP, but on this page we focus specifically in on glucose as the molecule of interest, this allows developers to works on a range of samples and applications, including: saliva, blood, urine, diabetes, human health, veterinary, food, biotech etc. 

DEFINITION: Glucose to API

Glucose to API is a very short phrase with a very powerful meaning, as it means whether your idea is to detect glucose in saliva or glucose in blood etc, the glucose to API solution from ZP is your starting point.



ZPS GLU-000-00057 - Glucose sensor Gen 2

Glucose sensors for applications where the sensor is disposable or where continuous measurement is required. 

200,00 €
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  • Generally ships within 3-4 weeks
12 month subscription Djulu

A 12 month subscription to Djuli

1.188,00 €
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  • Available

 

ZP Biosensor Rinse Solution

This solution is for rinsing sensors between testing and for storage.

 

100,00 €

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  •  
  •  Generally ships within 3-4 weeks

MiniOmniSense

MiniOmniSense meter- note phone not included

500,00 €
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  • Generally ships within 3-4 weeks
Glucose calibration solution kit - ZPCH100000-00215

The product allows you to test your glucose sensors. 

The kit contains different concentration of Glucose: 0 mM, 2 mM, 4 mM, 6 mM, 8 mM, 10 mM, 12 mM, 14 mM, 16 mM, 18 mM, 20 mM.

Each glucose concentration is provided in a 10 ml volume.

340,00 €
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If you require direct support of ZP you can purchase this by clicking the adjacent button.


Sat

06

Aug

2022

Wearable Sensors, Wearable Therapy & Continuous Healthcare Monitoring

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of wearable biosensors and in this capacity we are delighted to be invited to TechBlick's online conference: Wearable Sensors, Wearable Therapy & Continuous Healthcare Monitoring

Title: Printed Wearable Sensors for Sports and Athletic Performance

 

Abstract: Printed sensors and electronics are the platform for developing and manufacturing wearable biosensors for improving the analytics available to athletes.

 

In this talk we will discuss:

 

1) Lactate sensors, suitable for monitoring anaerobic respiration.

 

2) Glucose sensors, suitable to understand the fuel in the body.

 

3) Hydration sensors, understand the ratio of water to electrolytes.

 

4) Cortisol sensors, understand the stress on the athlete.

 

5) Testosterone sensors, understand the hormonal state of the athlete.

 

Speaker: Dr Martin Peacock


Sat

06

Aug

2022

ZP a CDMO

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) in the wearable sensor, biosensor and in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) fields.

 

At ZP we have the team, the facilities and the quality management system (eQMS) to ensure that the development and manufacturing is performed to industry standards, whilst offering a unique scientific, engineering and technical insight from our multi-disciplinary team.


Sat

06

Aug

2022

ZP - Virtual Wards

Virtual wards are a combination of people, place and technology. Once  a patient may have been cared for in a hospital ward/bed the philosophy of virtual wards is that the person can be cared for in a place they call home, at ZP we see that virtual wards are a benefit for the patient, and should not be seen as simply a cost saving for the care provider; though the later is also true.

 

As listed above the three elements of virtual wards  are:

 

1) People - The patients, carer and health care providers are coordinated through technology.

2) Place - The patient is primarily at home and remotely monitored from home.

3) Technology - The patient maybe remotely monitored, for example by pulse oximetry  

 

 

At ZP we see our Sensor to API platform can be part of the Virtual Wards Strategy as our ability to sense clinically relevant analytes in handheld technology and send the data to the Cloud allows for decentralized testing but also ensuring the flow of clinical testing into the Virtual Ward IT System so it can be combined with the patients' data.


Wed

03

Aug

2022

Robotics for electrode modification

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, this includes manufacturing pieces such as screen printed electrodes, PCB fabricated electrodes, vapour deposited electrodes. On this page we discuss a unique robotic manufacturing  technology at ZP where we are able to connect to individual electrodes and perform coating processes upon the electrodes, the processes include dip coating, but also electrochemical processes such as: electroplating, electrodeposition, electropolymerization, MIPs, etc.


Sun

31

Jul

2022

Sensors for environmental monitoring

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors. ZP has sensors for monitoring chemical parameters that impact our environment.

 

Please click the buttons below to find sensors for monitoring: salinity, nitrate, potassium, phosphate, ammonium, calcium, pH, chloride, dissolved oxygen etc.





Sat

30

Jul

2022

ZP @AACC2022

Thank you for talking to Neeti and Martin at AACC 2022

ZP is the largest ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of  electrochemical biosensors and IVDs. We have put some useful button below but if you have any questions regarding ZP please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

ZP put a lot of technical updates out on LinkedIn, please follow our updates there.


Fri

29

Jul

2022

Summary of ZP at WT 41 San Francisco

Thank you for talking to Jim and Shivon at WT 41 San Francisco 2022, and discussing ZP's wearable and IVD technologies. Catch our blogs for the days.


BLOG

Day One


Wed

27

Jul

2022

41st WT Conference San Francisco Day 1

Zimmer and Peacock is the World's leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of wearable electrochemical biosensors, we recently attended the 41st WT Conference, and here is a personal blog.


DAY ONE

 No conference is complete without the designated sightseeing trip before the conference begins,. Here we are at Golden Gate Bridge viewing the Bridge and Alcatraz Island, for me I think I can escape Alcatraz despite my colleague’s scepticism. 

Image 1 and 2

I brought along ZP’s wearable sensor technology and the miniature nature of our technology meant we were able to clear the airport security without incident, 

 

We had several technologies on the both including: wearable integrated circuits, our EC-flex that can be integrated with our hyper value sensors to monitor different biomarkers. The wearable sweat sensors that we have at ZP includes: lactate, chloride, sodium, and potassium.

 

This sweat detection technologies are useful for hydration monitoring, especially in athletes who are looking to monitor their performance. We also bought along our minimally invasive R&D microneedles that are inserted into the interstitial fluid to detect biomarkers such as glucose and ketones, which is highly relevant for patients with diabetes who are looking to monitor their glucose levels continuously with real-time monitoring. At ZP we are also aware of interest among athletes for monitoring glucose to understand 'fuel-on-board', and lactate for stress/fatigue.

Image 3, 4 and 5

 

Day 1 started with keynote speaker Joseph Parasido from MIT who spoke about the “New Ways Wearables Will Bridge Real and Virtual”. He presented the wearable revolution which started with expressive footwear for dancers (Refer to image 6), which then led to speed activity monitoring for the Boston Red Sox team, where sensor nodes were placed on the baseball players to measure the athletes performance statistics.

 

The first day of the WT Conference had different topics including “Consumerization of Healthcare” and “Wearables for Safety at Work”, however the topic that stood out to ZP was “Wearables as Enablers of the 5 Senses of the Metaverse”. 

 

 

 

Image 6

SMELL IN THE METAVERSE

 Aaron Wisniewski from OVR technologies  spoke on the power of smell in the metaverse -  “Smelling the Metaverse:  - How Olfactory Wearables are Changing our Digital and Physical Realities for the Better”.

In Aaron's talk we learnt that scent is a powerful part of every aspect of our lives, and our sense of smell is unique, linked to the limbic system in the brain (indicated in image 7), and that smell plays a major role in memory, emotion and behaviour, and in-part influences our unconscious behaviours and motivations. Not only can smell evoke an emotional response, it is also linked to our sense of taste with 80-90% of the 'taste experience', in fact coming from smell. Did you know that when tasting a strawberry, most of it the favour and essence comes from the smell, where a trillion different smells are detected? 

 

Smell  plays a large role in romantic kissing and has a big influence on who you love. We all have an odour signature, and it is based on a number of aspects including: our diet, what we drink and our immune system. When 2 people kiss, they are technically exchanging their genetic samples. If you enjoy kissing that one specific person, then you believe they are a good genetic match, with women being most attracted to the scent of a man who has a genetic code highly different from themselves. To take out the “love aspect”, people essentially use odour signatures and are naturally inclined to  scents that would put potential offspring at some genetic advantage. This all makes sense as our sense of smell is developed at just 10 weeks old in our mother’s womb and is a primary way to recognise our mother before the development of  ears and eyes.

 

 


However, despite the sense of smell being so significant to our emotions,  it has been forgotten in the digital era, and therefore Aaron has introduced his Digital Olfaction Solution, which is based on using immersive technologies to amplify and focus our sense of smell. His solution is personal, wearable and spatial (demonstrated in image 8). He discusses the architecture of scent, where he explains the creation of a scent unique to each person.

 

 

This device can not only help with training to save lives in high-risk industries like defence, oil & gas, and aviation to improve hazard ID analysis, but also wellness. Combing both virtual reality and olfactory training to induce feelings of calm and well-being and to trigger positive emotions, as 75% of emotions come from scent, therefore reducing high anxiety and stress levels in the body.

Image 7 and 8

TASTE IN THE METAVERSE

 A special mention also goes to Nimesha Ranasinghe who presented the concept of tasting in the metaverse, where it is now possible to virtually taste. Nimesha performed an experiment involving 3 main inputs, virtual stimulation, cutlery and colour, where a base solution of  fresh fruit juice was used and an electrical stimulation provided by 2 electrodes on the cutlery was combined  to produce a virtual lemonade taste sensation.

 

Nimesha has found that by stimulating and influencing  preconception and perception he can generate an overall lemonade flavour experience.

 

Tasting in the metaverse can provide the ability to use flavour media to improve peoples' lives in a positive way, for example in elderly patients and COVID patients who may have lost their sense of taste.

 

Image 9 and 10

 

The day ended with the Innovation Word Cup competition with great candidates, however the 3-minute pitch that stood out to ZP was a technology from Articulate Labs presented by Arjun, where they provide wearables for physical therapy and integrate it into everyday activity (Refer to image 11 and 12).

 

Day 1 of the 41ST WT Conference comes to an end with a networking reception and much excitement for day 2.

 

Image 11 and 12

Wed

27

Jul

2022

ZP @AACC 2022 Booth 1853

Come and see ZP at Booth 1853 at AACC 2022 this week.

 

We are discussing technologies for point of care and wearable biosensors.


Fri

22

Jul

2022

Biosensors for Sports and Athletes

ZP is the world leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors including sensing technologies suitable for athletes and monitoring performance. 

 

The sensors technologies available from ZP includes:

 

1) Lactate, suitable for monitoring anaerobic respiration.

2) Glucose, suitable to understand the fuel in the body.

3) Hydration, understand the ratio of water to electrolytes.

4) Cortisol, understand the stress on the athlete.

5) Testosterone, understand the hormonal state of the athlete.


Tue

19

Jul

2022

ZP is at AACC 2022 booth 1853

Zimmer and Peacock is the World's largest contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs. We will be exhibiting at AACC 2022, please come and see us at booth 1853.


Tue

19

Jul

2022

ZP @Achema 2022

Zimmer and Peacock will be attending Achema 2022, please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to meet at the expo.

 

We will be discussing sensors and biosensors in the process industries.


Mon

18

Jul

2022

Summary of Heavy Metal Detection/Sensing

ZP has a lot of information in the public domain regarding heavy metal detection, primary in water samples, though our capabilities can be extended into more complex sample types such as soil.

Thu

14

Jul

2022

Smart Wound Care

Any quick search of the internet will reveal hundreds of academic papers around the subject of smart bandages and wound care and at ZP we are delighted that many of these academic papers do you use electrochemistry technology at the heart of them. The reason that electrochemistry is particularly suitable for smart bandages and wound care is because it is a science which offers a low cost of test; if in doubt of the economic merits of electrochemistry then please consider why most home glucose test strips are electrochemical.

 

At ZP we have reviewed the literature and a common theme within the academic literature for wound care ideas are sensors for pH and uric acid. The pH of healthy skin is 4 to 5 and so as a wound heals it tends to move from a pH of maybe 7 towards pH 4 to 5. In a similar way if a wound is infected it tends to have a high concentration of uric acid due to the bacteria. At ZP we have a low-cost disposable pH and uric acid platform including both the sensors and the electronics, and hence why we are very interested in supporting companies in the development of their smart wound care technologies. At the same time ZP’s technology can be used to generate hypochlorous acid in-situ which can be used to reduce the bacteria load dramatically; effectively generating a bleach/oxidizing agent within the confines of the wound without having to change the dressing. With the promise of smart detection and smart treatment of wounds, we have travelled the world speaking to people regarding smart bandages and wound care and asked if the technology is so ‘doable’ why are there no smart bandages on the market. As with many things the reason why smart bandages and plasters have not moved forward is not a technical barrier, rather is linked to commercial reasons and the incumbent business models.

 

Currently wound care manufacturers produce products, these products are sold, and care professionals use these upon the patients. In order to fight infection and to keep wounds clean these are regularly replaced, and this workflow creates a good business model for bandage and wound care companies. At Medica 2019 we spoke to a German Wound Care Professional whose role was to drive out to patients and replace wound dressings. We asked him ‘…what was the cost around the materials…’ and he reported that it cost about 25 Euros/Dollars for a 10 cm2 of wound dressing material. So the material alone for dressing a wound is in the 10s to 100s of Euros/Dollars, whilst his time on site plus travel time made this a 100s of Euros/Dollars cost per visit. Therefore the cost of wound care in chronic diseases like diabetes runs into the 1000s of Euros/Dollars per year, yet the remote monitoring of wounds and the generation of antimicrobials within the wound area has not taken off, and the reason is that it is not in the interests of the incumbent companies within the wound care market to disrupt the status quo. The current wound care market is established and gives a regular payment. It is a classic situation where the person who would gain the most from smart bandages and wound care is the patient, but in Europe and the USA they are often not the direct payer, rather they are the indirect payer through their health insurance and so they have less direct influence on the health technologies they receive.

 

What it will take to bring smart bandages and wound care to marketer is an innovative start-up who is not an incumbent and so doesn’t have an interest in maintaining the current wound care workflow. The analogy would be that of Blockbusters versus Netflix, whereas Blockbusters had very little to gain in disrupting the way movies were viewed at home, whilst Netflix had everything to gain, as they were trying to win market from the incumbent. So at ZP, in our opinion, it is not the technology that prevents smart bandages and wound care, rather a start-up has not yet successfully brought the idea to market, though we do look forward to the Netflix of wound care.

Click the buttons below for sensors for Smart Wound Care.


Thu

14

Jul

2022

Djuli - The Near Future

The power at ZP is that we have the World's broadest range of off the shelf biosensors, and coupled to that we have the entire technology stack to go from sample to Cloud to API (Application Programming Interface).

 

The next stage in unlocking the power of these biosensors is to enable the meter to call upon the method files for each biosensor from our Cloud Djuli; the ability to call upon the method file is discussed in the adjacent embedded video.

 

At the time of writing this note the work flow of Djuli in unidirectional in that the meter collects data and sends it to Djuli, but in the near future for Djuli is a bi-directional workflow, where the user can choose the method file from the Djuli App store, the method file is used to run the meter and the meter data goes back to Djuli.


Wed

13

Jul

2022

Updates from ZP

Welcome to our update and information pages from ZP, on this page we have put information that we see useful, including: biosensor information, knowledge base information, sensors for Agriculture, educational videos, ZP Academy, sensors for food etc.

Education

Demo videos


Today ZP  is the World's largest ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors, and the range of off the shelf electrodes is in excess of 30 electrochemical biosensors,

ZP has the largest range of screen printed electrodes (SPE) om the market.


ZP tends to announce technical updates and employment opportunities through LinkedIn, so please follow us there.


There are free course on the ZP Academy

Sensors for food quality

Sensors for AgriTech

Sensors for AquaTech


Wed

13

Jul

2022

ZP attending security, safety and policing expos

ZP will be attending several security conferences through 2022 and 2023, if you wish to meet up with ZP at these conferences, please don't hesitate to reach out to ZP.


Mon

11

Jul

2022

Sensors for Reactive Oxidative Species

Zimmer and Peacock are an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, including sensor for Reactive Oxidative Species (ROS). At ZP we have multiple ways of detecting and quantifying g ROS, please see the button below to find out more.

Mon

11

Jul

2022

Electronics for electrochemical biosensors and IVDs

ZP is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, including the stack of technology from sensor to Cloud to Application Programming Interface (API).

 

On this page we link to electronics available from ZP, Arduino solutions, and Open-Source Potentiostats.

 

We also link to some historic pages on the ZP website linked to the MSP430 and LMP91000, but please note that ZP has moved away from this chipset.


Sun

10

Jul

2022

Miniaturizing the comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)

The Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is a test measure up to fourteen analytes in the blood.

 

The mission at ZP is to work with our partners and collaborators to miniaturise the CMP tests into a point-of-care device (PoC).  

 

The technology stack at ZP allows our collaborators to quickly move to a minimally viable product (MVP) PoC system, with the MVP having Bluetooth connectivity to the meter and connectivity to the  Cloud.


Test Normal Range
Glucose  65 - 99 mg/dL
Calcium 8.7 - 10.2 mg/dL
Sodium 135 - 145 mmol/L
Potassium 3.5 - 5.2 mmol/L
Carbon dioxide 20 - 32 mmol/L
Chloride 97 - 108 mmol/L
Albumin 3.5 - 5.5 g/dL
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) 25 - 150 IU/L
Alanine transaminase (ALT) 0 - 55 IU/L
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 0 - 40 IU/L
Bilirubin 0.1 to 1.2 mg/dL
Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) 5 - 26 mg/dL
Creatinine 0.76 - 1/27 mg/dL

Click the button below to find out the biosensors we currently have or contact us to discuss your specific needs.


Sat

09

Jul

2022

Electrochemical - Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assays (LAMP)

ZP is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, as part of the team's experience is the development of molecular assays, including Electrochemical Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assays (LAMP). As well as the assays ZP has developed the relevant hardware.


Fri

08

Jul

2022

Making a sealed well on a screen printed electrode

For application assays including: PCR,, LAMP etc, then it is sometimes necessary to seal the solution in place, to have the solution heated, and to have the materials compatible with molecular assays.

 

ZP is one of the few companies with the expertise in supporting clients in their molecular assay developments.


Tue

05

Jul

2022

Madelecs at JE22

ZP were delighted to be guests of Madelecs at JE22. Madelecs is an electrochemistry and biosensor company located in Grenoble France. 

 

On the Madelecs stand were technologies from ZP and Zahner.


Zahner products presented in French.

ZP products presented in French.


Zahner products presented in English

ZP products presented in English


Sat

02

Jul

2022

ZP @ Warwick University

ZP was at Warwick University this week as part of our support for the University., as ZP has a facility on the Warwick Science Park.


Fri

01

Jul

2022

Monitoring in vegetables

Precision Agriculture and horticulture is of growing technology interest. Though there have been academic interests in monitoring fruit whilst it grows there has not been a commercial platform upon which developers can work.

 

At ZP we have a technology stack from vegetable to Cloud.


Fri

01

Jul

2022

Monitoring in chillies

Precision Agriculture and horticulture is of growing technology interest. Though there have been academic interests in monitoring fruit whilst it grows there has not been a commercial platform upon which developers can work.

 

At ZP we have a technology stack from fruit to Cloud.


Fri

01

Jul

2022

Monitoring in strawberries

Precision Agriculture and horticulture is of growing technology interest. Though there have been academic interests in monitoring fruit whilst it grows there has not been a commercial platform upon which developers can work.

 

At ZP we have a technology stack from fruit to Cloud.


Fri

01

Jul

2022

Real time invivo monitoring in Agriculture and Horticulture

Zimmer and Peacock is the World's leading contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors, our sensors are used in human health, animal health, horticulture, AgriTech, AquaTech, etc. The ZP technology stack allows us to biosense into the products themselves and monitor the crop during the growth period.


Mon

27

Jun

2022

Inflammacheck


Wed

22

Jun

2022

ZP @CDT Student Day

ZP is delighted to be attending and exhibiting at the CDT Student Day on the 27 September 2022 at the University of Birmingham Edgbaston Hotel.


Wed

22

Jun

2022

Mediated electrodes

At ZP we are experts on the modification of electrodes including the deposition of mediators upon the electrodes. In the adjacent image we have modified a platinum surface with a ruthenium purple mediator.


Tue

21

Jun

2022

Minimally Viable Assay - Detection of Cocaine in oral fluids

In this video we describe the ZP stack of technologies from ZP that can move an electrochemical assay from a scientific paper to a minimally viable assay/sensor.

 

The commercialisation of academic work starts in the first paper and so we encourage collaborators onto our screen printed electrodes, in the case of this video our hypervalue carbon electrodes.


Tue

21

Jun

2022

Minimally Viable Assay - Detection of Ascorbic Acid, Paracetamol, Dextromethorphan and Caffeine

In this video we describe the ZP stack of technologies from ZP that can move an electrochemical assay from a scientific paper to a minimally viable assay/sensor.

 

The commercialisation of academic work starts in the first paper and so we encourage collaborators onto our screen printed electrodes, in the case of this video our hypervalue carbon electrodes.


Tue

21

Jun

2022

Zimmer and Peacock at the Joint TCES/CDT Conference 2022

Day 1

This week, Zimmer and Peacock attended the TCES Conference at the University of Birmingham where we exhibited our technologies and met with fellow researchers in the field. Day 1 began with a warm welcome from the TCES conference chair and a briefing on the agenda and plan for the entirety of the conference. 

 

We also attended the poster session where we discussed the research being made by students in industry at the moment. This included using revolutionary methods being implemented for specialized cancer treatments. During these sessions, several students made their way around to the exhibitor’s area where they met with us and were able to see our sensors. During our talks with students and lecturers, we even discussed and exhibited our technologies, including our potentiostats and our electrochemical data storage software, Djuli. 

@zimmerandpeacock ZP at the TCES/CDT Conference at Birmingham University🏫🧬🧪#zp #biosensors #birminghamuni #birmingham ♬ Perfect Day - Tundra Beats

On day 1, we attended multiple talks from keynote speakers where we caught up on the advancements made in industry in recent years. We were given a briefing on the agenda and plan for the entirety of the event, including the Welcome Barbeque at Edgbaston Park Hotel later on in the evening. 

 

 

We also attended the posters session where we reviewed research made by students at the moment. This included in vitro models to be used for personalized cancer treatments, as well as utilizing mass spectroscopy as a method to analyse volatile organic compounds in breath. This to[pic is especially relevant to Zimmer and Peacock's applications as we develop methods for diagnostics and health monitoring. Attending this session and discussing the respective students' research allowed our representatives to gain an insight into their project as well as share ZP's current advancements.

Towards the end of the day, we attended the Welcome Barbeque at Edgbaston Park Hotel where we were the gold sponsors of the event. At our stand, we discussed our technologies and exhibited them at our stand, while also enjoying the social event, alongside our colleagues. At the Welcome Barbeque, we had our potentiostat, the ZP Anapot, and our sensors on display where our colleagues presented them at the stand. 

 

 

 

Day 2

Following the success of day 1 and an exciting welcome barbeque, day 2 began with a welcome talk from the TCES Conference chair and president, followed by the interesting student and lecture talks. We had the opportunity to attend the ImagingBioPro workshop with the theme being ‘Imaging Development in Tissue Engineering’. The workshop exposed us to a variety of new topics where we learned about the new imaging methods being utilized in industry and the advancements currently being made. At the workshop, we learned about the challenges and future of artificial intelligence to be incorporated in healthcare. Several thought-provoking questions came up during the workshop, such as the possibility of using existing data to predict diseases.

 

Additionally, we attended a talk regarding the utilization of ultra-high speed to quantify microbubble-induced cell strain for the repair of bones. During this talk, we were introduced to cell-microbubble interactions and the methods in which this may occur. However, there are some limitations to this including the mechanical mechanism in which the biological response is induced. Amongst other useful talks, we also attended talks regarding mechanical properties of tissues for applications in tissue engineering.

On this day, multiple other companies gave their own industrial talks to students and lecturers alike. We had the opportunity to chat with their representatives and learned about what they do in their respective fields. We then attended the poster session where we viewed students’ posters and their presentations on their fields of research.

 

Day 2 at the conference was an exciting day as our director, Martin Peacock, gave a short talk to explain what Zimmer and Peacock do on a day-to-day basis. During his talk, Martin discussed the bridge between biology and the digital world and how electrochemical biosensors help bridge this gap. He also explained how he thinks the next big disease is not asthma or cardiovascular diseases-it is simply starvation. As a result of this, Zimmer and Peacock is dedicated to taking technologies that have traditionally been used for developing glucose in the blood, to now being used for measuring nitrate in soil. Following his talk, a number of students were interested in our technologies and the ZP lifestyle, so we were able to have a chat with them as well.

 

 

Day 3

The final day of the TCES conference began with a talk from the keynote speakers about different aspects in TCES and bone repair. Following this, the rest of the talks that day were split into two themes; ‘Mechanobiology and Bioengineered Models as well as ‘Enabling technologies and Biomaterials’. Through these talks and poster flashes, we gained useful insight into the advancements currently being made in industry and how they may be implemented. To mark the end of a successful conference, a short prize ceremony took place to award and commend the students on their hard work.

 

After a successful and interesting conference, we gained a lot of new insight into industrial advancements being made currently as well as shared our own technologies. The TCES conference was a great experience and allowed us to effectively present our work, as well as meet with academics and lecturers with valuable industrial insight.

Tue

21

Jun

2022

Minimally Viable Assay - Rhodamine B

In this video we describe the ZP stack of technologies from ZP that can move an electrochemical assay from a scientific paper to a minimally viable assay/sensor.

 

The commercialisation of academic work starts in the first paper and so we encourage collaborators onto our screen printed electrodes, in the case of this video our hypervalue carbon electrodes.


Mon

20

Jun

2022

ZP @Biosensors 2023 - World Congress on Biosensors

Zimmer and Peacock will be exhibiting at Biosensors 2023 World Congress in Busan Korea on the 5 to 8 June 2023. Please meet us there.


Sat

18

Jun

2022

Oxygen and Lactate Sensors

ZP's oxygen and lactate sensors.


Fri

17

Jun

2022

AST and ALT electrochemical biosensors

Zimmer and Peacock are a leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors, many of our off-the-shelf biosensors are enzyme based, including oxidases and dehydrogenases.

 

On this page we highlight two assays that are widely used in the medical field: ALT and AST:

 

  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)

ALT and AST are commonly reported on patient  blood test reports as these molecules can indicate the health of the patient and particularly their kidney health status.

 

Contact ZP to discuss ALT and AST biosensors.


Fri

17

Jun

2022

ZP and Madelecs at MedFit - Grenoble September 2022

Madelecs and ZP will exhibit at MedFIT iin Grenoble on the 20 and 21 st September 2022.

 

MedFIT is your unique opportunity to connect with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic and digital health sectors. As a leading European partnering event, MedFIT provides the ideal environment to build partnerships for all public and private actors, to source innovative and competitive early-stage R&D projects, to speed the emergence of collaborative projects, to increase licensing opportunities, to obtain funding and to facilitate market access.


Thu

16

Jun

2022

Are Ag/AgCl electrodes pH sensitive?

In a recent webinar ZP touched upon whether silver/silver chloride electrodes are pH sensitive, and in the webinar we showed data to directly answer that question?


Thu

16

Jun

2022

Electrochemical detection of CBD and THC

In a recent ZP webinar we discussed the electrochemical/electroanalytical detection of CBD and THC, both using direct electrochemical detection and using an immuno-assay.


Wed

15

Jun

2022

Norway Health Tech Festival

Today is the second day of the Norway Health Tech conference and this time we are exhibiting in Oslo. This is defined as a separate conference and is called Norway Health Tech Festival.  

 

It has been a pleasure to meet professionals from the health sector and present them our contribution on how to achieve a CE marking. Part of our uniqueness is our ability to perform both contract development of new biosensor or a new assay, but then also to scale the technology into our manufacturing workflows.


Wed

15

Jun

2022

ZP in Swansea 30 June 2022

ZP will be attending and speaking at Swansea University's Knowledge Transfer Event on the 30 June 2022, therefore we will be on the Bay Campus and we are happy to arrange meetings at the campus and in the local area.

 

If you would like to meet us whilst we are in Swansea please connect with us.


Tue

14

Jun

2022

ZP - Norway Health Tech in Oslo


Tue

14

Jun

2022

Norway Health Tech #HelseViken

 

I dag har vi fått muligheten til å utstille i Drammen under Norway Health Tech Konferansen. Dette er bare første dagen av konferansen og imorgen vil du kunne finne oss i Oslo med enda flere internasjonale deltakere. 

 

 

Gjennom konferansen har forskjellige bedrifter og organisasjoner holdt presentasjoner. HelseHub og VestreViken var en av de. Forskjellige temaer har blitt tatt opp, som for eksempel den framtidige eldre bølgen, framdriften på pleie- og omsorgsområdet og digitale løsninger for lege-pasient konsultasjoner. Etter å ha møtt mange diverse helsepersonell med forskjellige bakgrunn, gleder vi oss til å lære enda mer i Oslo imorgen, og vi håper å se deg der!


Tue

14

Jun

2022

ZP - Norway Health Tech Demo Day Drammen


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Mon

13

Jun

2022

Custom Screen Printed Electrode

The ZP Hypervalue  Carbon electrode is by far the most successful and high quality carbon screen printed electrode made available to the R and D community. 

 

On this page we describe how we can rebrand these electrodes for clients with their brand.

 

Please note that ZP can also produce these electrodes as GRAPHENE also, contact us regarding this.


300 x Branded_HyperValue Carbon SPE

These electrodes are on  sheet of 300 electrodes, where the sheet has been perforated so that the electrodes can be easily removed from the sheet. The electrodes are perforated in such a manner so that the ZP logo is not on the final product. We will a fix a label with your brand onto each electrode.

350,00 €
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Click to see our ZP branded Carbon Electrode


Sun

12

Jun

2022

Zimmer and Peacock at the SCI Postgraduate Conference!

Zimmer and Peacock was delighted to be exhibiting at the SCI Electrochemistry Postgraduate Conference at Loughborough University. At our stand, we exhibited our various technologies including our Anapot and Djuli, our database that allows data storage, processing, visualization, and sharing. We attended multiple presentations made by postgraduate students discussing key themes of electrochemistry including sensors, fuel cells, and batteries. At the conference, we gained a lot of insight into the advancements made in the electrochemistry world and had the opportunity to attend the posters session and discuss the student’s projects. By networking with speakers, we learnt about advancements being made to using Redox Flow Batteries (RFB) and the challenges being faced in their technology. We also learned about techniques being implemented for the early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as the utilization of polymers of intrinsic microporosity (PIMS). Our exhibitors were very delighted to witness the technological advancements being made to the electrochemistry world, as well as gain insight into the students’ projects. 

Sun

12

Jun

2022

ZP - TCES/CDT


Thu

09

Jun

2022

Prinse'22 Seminar

 

 

 

Prinse'22 is an intelligence industry seminar with several side events. This inspiring international event hosted +200 participants around the world, while offering an excellent setting for networking and matchmaking. ZP had the opportunity to exhibit and present our work, while broadening our knowledge around printed technology.

 

 

 

The program included several company visits in Oulu region, company pitches, networking and roundtable discussions about topics like health tech, food or batteries. These activities covered topics from printed intelligence to system-level reliable, sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for Future Products 

 


Wed

08

Jun

2022

The Sensor Decade Conference

Even Zimmer and Martin Peacock holding a presentation
Even Zimmer and Martin Peacock holding a presentation

 

  

ZP has had the chance to share knowledge and experience with dynamic business incubators, leading researchers, highly motivated students and disruptive companies at the first Sensor Decade conference in Oslo, Norway.

 

 

This conference was hold from 1st-2nd of June and covered all the topics around sensor technology, starting form tiny sensor components to full smart sensor solutions. Major companies from all over Norway held presentations, discussions and exhibitions. Some of the companies are NEO, SINTEF, SONY, TOMRA and KONGSBERG MARITIME.

Professor Svein-Erik Hamran presenting the RIMFAX Radar
Professor Svein-Erik Hamran presenting the RIMFAX Radar

 

 

Passionate professors from several universities came to present their ongoing research projects. The topics of the conference covered everything from MEMS pressure sensors revolutionizing insight into bladder function for millions of people, to the RIMPAX Radar on Mars.

 

 

 

 

If you had the opportunity to attend the conference and visit our exhibition or listen to our presentation, we want to thank you for your support and don’t hesitate to contact us on this link. If not, we hope to see you at a future Sensor Decade conference. 

Tue

07

Jun

2022

CES 2023 Las Vegas

Zimmer & Peacock will be exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5th  to 8th in the Digital Health sector in the LVCC North Venue. The increased focus on wellness accompanying the rise of diabetes has accelerated the transformation of digital healthcare.

Come visit ZP at our booth 8672 where we will be showcasing our varied technology, ranging from our wearable sensor patch monitoring glucose and ketone, our hydration monitoring device, our microneedles functionalised to the biomarker of your choosing and our small electronics such as our own potentiostat and miniature PCB.


We will also display our Fishtag capsule representing a total biosensing system used for measuring glucose and cortisol real time in aquaculture, and our food sense technology, aiding in the food and beverage industry.

Sun

05

Jun

2022

ZP - Prinse22 Contact me


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Sun

05

Jun

2022

Nanopore Technologies from ZP

Zimmer and Peacock has a unique MEMS and BioMEMS capability, including the ability to fabricate nanopores.

 

In the adjacent image we show some designs from ZP's new Advanced Nanopore Starter Kit.


Fri

03

Jun

2022

Commercial Electrochemical Hormone Sensors

A number of hormones are of interest to health and other applications. The hormones most commonly discussed include: thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), insulin, cortisol, testosterone, androstenone, etc.

 

ZP has a number of hormone sensors available on the webstore, those sensors not on the webstore can be developer by ZP as part of a proof-of-principle study.


Please click the buttons below to find some of our webstore options.

Thu

02

Jun

2022

ZP @ Sensor Decade

 

ZP is Norway's largest ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, with a technology stack from sensors to API (application programme interface).

 

This week we were the only biosensor company exhibiting at the Sensor Decade Expo and Conference.


Tue

31

May

2022

Orthogonal sample testing at ZP

ZP has a range of standard lap kit for sample testing when we develop our electrochemical assays.


Mon

30

May

2022

ZP - Sensor Decade Contact me


Mon

30

May

2022

Mergers with ZP

At ZP we have a growth mentality and so mergers with strategically aligned companies are of interest to us:

 

Some principles in a merger with ZP includes:

 

1) An agreement that the merger is motivated to bring growth both in ZP and also in the company merging into ZP.

 

2) The merging company will be independently valued by an accounting company such as RSM Global.

 

3) ZP will also be independently valued by RSM.

 

4) The company merging into ZP will be offered shares equivalent to their relative  valuation to ZP.

 

5) It is assumed that the merging company in the first instance will retain it's management team, and that the first efforts will be on a merger of sales and marketing.

 

6) In the case of merging company  where a founder from the merging company wishes to take an exit or have an exit in a certain amount of time exit then a mixture of cash and shares can be considered, 


Fri

27

May

2022

Analysis of cough sweets/cough drops

At ZP we understand the versatility of our analysis platform, including analysing complex samples such as cough sweets/drops.

 

In this study we needed to measure the active materials in the cough sweets/drops and show a difference between three flavours/versions of the product.

 

For ZP this was a reasonably straight forward effort as we were able to leverage the ZP Accelerator Technology.


SAMPLE PREPARATION

The work flow for the analysis was simple as the sweet/drop was dissolved in water and then a drop was analysed via the ZP Accelerator.


RESULTS

The great thing about the ZP electrochemical sensor platform is that we are able to analyse complex samples including cough sweets/drops using our ZP Accelerator, the raw signal was clear that we could see the difference in the sweets through the detection of the active materials.


Fri

27

May

2022

ZP @SCI PhD Conference Loughborough 2022

ZP was delighted to be attending SCI's PhD Electrochemistry Conference in Loughborough this week, we attended the lectures, spoke with the students, and discussed our electrochemical sensor platforms.

@zimmerandpeacock ZP at the SCI Electrochemistry Postgraduate Conference held at Loughborough University! #zp #biosensors #electrochemistry #loughborough ♬ Sunrise - Official Sound Studio

Thu

26

May

2022

Seeedstat - DIY simple and low-cost potentiostat

With the following design a true low-cost and simple potentiostat is presented. Overall cost is around 10-14 $ to build the device. It is based on a small form factor Arduino clone: Seeeduino XIAO. The µContoller has a 10 bits D/A (real, not PWM!)  and 12 bits A/D converters. The project files contain the hardware design files:

• circuit diagram,

• bill of materials (list of components),

• gerber files.

You will also find the software components as well:

• Arduino sketch,

• Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Current version of the Arduino sketch describes the Cyclic Voltammetry (CV), Differential Pulse Voltammetry (DPV) and Chrono Amperomety (CA) measurements.


Thu

26

May

2022

Biosensing Conference - Sitges 2022

Zimmer and Peacock gave a live workshop at the Bio-Sensing conference 2022 and we attended and exhibited at the conference afterwards.

 

On this page you will find a summary video from ZP and a recording of the ZP workshop that we gave.


Thu

26

May

2022

Heavy metal detection in seaweed and water

At ZP we are very interested in AquaTech including the production of seaweed and the utilization of seaweed as a source of raw materials. 

 

In this video we discuss the measurement of heavy metals during the production cycle.


Thu

26

May

2022

FET Sensor versus Impedance Sensor

In this part of the webinar we discuss FET devices versus impedance sensors, and we discuss that when you use  a FET device you leave some of the assay information behind, where as an impedance method gives you more opportunities to extract a signal from your assay.


Wed

25

May

2022

ZP Cereals Event 2022


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Sat

21

May

2022

ZP @Prinse'22 2022

ZP will be attending and exhibiting at Prinse'22 2022 in Oulu Finland, June 8 - 9 2022.

ZP is Scandinavia's biggest ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of biosensors, wearable biosensors and IVDs.


About the Expo/Conference

Building sustainable world enabled by PrintoCent Community and Open Fab

PRINSE’22 will cover topics from printed intelligence to system-level reliable, sustainable and eco-friendly solutions for Future Products 

 

Now the first structural electronics solutions have been manufactured. PrintoCent roadmap work proved the need to broaden the scope to dedicated system design and manufacturing services for a wider range of applications. Structural integration in glass, in plastics, in laminates, and in biomaterials will explode the variety of product creation as will be seen with the Identified Future Products.

 

Besides top industry speakers and visionary keynotes, we are organizing training of integrated polymer photonic systems, trainings on Electrochromic visual interfaces and Reliability testing, round table sessions on printed intelligence in food safety, battery manufacturing and health tech, and visits to regional printed electronics companies.

 

This inspiring international event will host +200 participants around the world, while offering an excellent setting for networking and matchmaking. More than 50 industrial companies will be presenting. To facilitate collaboration with the great experts from industry leaders, we will also have an interactive Innovation Market Place and Bazaar with demos.

 

The location for the event is Oulu and this event website will be updated regularly, stay tuned!

Sat

21

May

2022

ZP @ 7th International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology


Thu

19

May

2022

Wearable Biosensors - Decentralized and Hybrid Clinical Trials

With physiological wearable biosensors now widespread consumer products and living in  a post-COVID-19 world there is a rapid shift away from traditional centralized clinical trials and towards decentralized clinical trials (DCTs) and hybrid clinical trials (HCTs).

 

In DCTs and HCTs technologies are used to monitor the patient in the form of wearable biosensors or point of care invitro-diagnostics. The key requirement is that these technologies are operable by the patient and connected to the Cloud so that the patient data can securely send data to the Cloud enabling the patient's clinical status to  be remotely monitored.

 

In traditional clinical trials patients may be expected to either be resident at or to regularly visit a centralised clinical centres, but in these next generation of studies the patient remains within their community, and so their is a shift towards patient centric studies;  is an evolution in the adoption of pre-existing technologies rather than a revolution in technology.

 

Today many of the point of care IVDS or wearable biosensors required for DCTS and HCTS  already exist, though the critical internet connectivity maybe lacking. As ZP we Cloud enabling wearable biosensors and IVDs so they can be used in decentralised clinical  trials.


What are HCTs and DCTs?

DCTs and HCTS are virtual studies where the interaction between the clinical trial coordinators and the patients can be much  more direct, with a  reduced reliance on patients visiting clinical research centres. In DCTs the patient monitoring may be 100 % decentralized, whilst in the HCTS there maybe some visits to a centre for check ups, but with a majority of the data coming into the study through remote monitoring.

Remote clinical trials.

As employment has become remote, semi-remote and hybrid with people working partly in the office and partly at home during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic  it was inevitable that clinical trials should also follow the same  paths.

The benefits of HCTs and DCTs.

The benefits of HCTs and DCTs includes: 

 

  1. Adaptability to schedules
  2. Increase patient's convenience
  3. Possibility to access a broader patient population
  4. Reduced costs with regard to fixed trial sites
  5. Increased compliance with the FDA sentiment of ' safely is critical'

Some of the perceived concerns of HCTs and DCTs are overcome when working with ZP, this includes:

 

  1. ZP identifying or enabling biosensor technologies with Cloud connectivity 
  2. ZP gather of biosensors or IVD data in their proprietary Cloud - Djuli
  3. A pre-existing workflow for remotely gathering biosensor and IVD data

Contact us


Tue

17

May

2022

Blood testing on an Android

On this page we show that it is possible to run ZP biosensors from a smart device, in this example an Android.

 

Many of the sensors in the ZP portfolio could be used on a smart device as illustrated on this page, though we focus on blood here discussions can be extended to other samples including: urine, saliva, tear drop, sweat etc.



Tue

17

May

2022

Multi-analyte water and gas testing

ZP has an infield sensor platform for bringing sensors data from the field to the Cloud.

 

The stack of technologies that we have at ZP are the sensors, both gas and liquid phase, the electronics to read the sensors, and connectivity via protocols such as WiFi and LoraWAN to bring the data to our proprietary database Djuli, and then from Djuli the data can be called upon by others into their Cloud service via an Application Programme Interface (API).

 

An example endpoint  for the sensor data would be a Geographical Information System (GIS) Cloud System, where  the sensor data is stored, retrieved, managed, displayed and analysed in the GIS Cloud. These GIS systems are now being used in: AgriTech, AquaTech, Land Management, Municipal Management etc.


The ZP sensor technologies that are deployed and the use of the sensor data is very specific to the application of interest and the business model of the ZP collaborator, but the technology can be used for sensing many concerns from odour detection, in the gas phase,  to water quality monitoring in the liquid phase.  If the chemical and biochemical data needs to be augmented with other sensing modalities including flow, temperature, pressure etc, then this can also happen.

 

For water quality monitoring the analytes that can be monitored includes: heavy metals (zinc, lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, copper), noble metal detection (silver, gold) and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

Mon

16

May

2022

Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing Market

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and in-vitro diagnostics (IVD), where our business model is to receive commissions to develop and manufacture electrochemical diagnostic products in line with the  customer requirements.

 

One of the biggest markets for IVD contract development and manufacture is cardiovascular diagnostic testing.

 

 

THE MARKET

At the time of writing the Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing Market is approximately 6.8 billion USD, though with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3 %, this is expected to reach 15.4 billion USD by 2030. The growth in the market is due to both an ageing population and an increasing awareness of testing for diagnosing disease and disorders, including: arrhythmias, myocardial injury and acute coronary syndrome. Approximately 90 % of the diagnostic market today is IVD, which is a technology that particularly lends itself to ZP's electrochemical IVD platform.  As with many health related technologies the biggest markets are in North America, but the fastest growing markets are in Asia-Pacific.

THE BIOMARKERS

 

The biomarkers for cardiovascular disease are often proteins, that can be detected using ZP's electrochemical immunoassay technology, an non-exhaustive list of biomarkers for cardiovascular disease, includes: Troponins, IL-6, Fibrinogen, NT-proBNP, Lipoproteins A, Osteoprotegerin, VCAM-1, Pentraxin 3, MMP-9, MCP-1, Adiponectin.

CONTACT US

Sun

15

May

2022

Biosensor Developers Platform

Zimmer and Peacock is the perfect platform business for entrepreneurs and developers of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs. ZP has the world's widest range of off-the-shelf electrochemical sensors. On this pages we discuss our accelerator platform and how we can quickly move from idea to a proof-of-concept/proof-of-principle.

 

 

The biosensor form factors discussed on this page includes: in-vitro diagnostics, wearables, and in-field/environment applications.

ZP In-vitro diagnostic accelerator platform

ZP infield accelerator platform


ZP CGM and biosensor  wearables platform


Sun

15

May

2022

ZP CGM and Wearable Biosensors Accelerator Platform

ZP is the World's leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of CGM and other wearable electrochemical biosensors. The business model at ZP is to perform contract works for clients.

 

In this video we explain the technology stack at ZP from formulations, wire-sensors, microneedles, sweat sensors,  analogue electronics, wireless communication and Cloud based analytics.


Sat

14

May

2022

An IVD Hardware Roadmap

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, as part of our technology stack we also take care of the hardware necessary to drive a sensor or IVD. In the adjacent video we discuss the  roadmap we would expect just for the hardware.


Sat

14

May

2022

ZP Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Wearables Biosensor Workshop

Introduction

Zimmer and Peacock are the World's leading ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of Continuous Glucose Monitoring Technology and Wearable Biosensors.

 

In this workshop ZP will provide a technical introduction to CGM and other wearable biosensors, including: cortisol, lactate, purines and ketones. To augment the formal lectures ZP will also provide practical sessions where the attendees will construct biosensors and test biosensors.

Workshop Leader

The workshop will be lead by Dr Martin Peacock

Date and Time

Day One - 9:30 AM to 4 PM  - 14 September 2022

 

Day Two - 9:30 AM to 4 PM  - 15 September 2022


Venue

The workshop will be held in ZP's state of the art manufacturing facility, which is equipped with a state of the art lecture theatre.

 

Location: Zimmer and Peacock Horten, Vestfold, Norway.


Summary

Attendees can expect to:

 

1) Construct a continuous monitoring glucose sensor.

2) Test their continuous monitoring glucose sensor.

3) Construct a continuous monitoring oxygen sensor.

4) Test their continuous monitoring oxygen sensor.

5) Test a continuous monitoring lactate sensor

6) Test a continuous ketone sensor

7) Test a continuous purine sensor

8) Test a continuous cortisol sensor

9) Lean the theory of electrochemical continuous glucose monitoring sensor and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

10) Lean the theory of electrochemical continuous lactate  monitoring and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

11) Lean the theory of electrochemical continuous oxygen monitoring and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

12) Lean the theory of electrochemical ketone continuous monitoring and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

13) Lean the theory of electrochemical purine continuous monitoring and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

14) Lean the theory of electrochemical cortisol continuous monitoring and have the connection between theory and practise clearly explained.

 

Pricing will increase by 25 % after the July 2022. 

Only 30 places are available on this course.

Early Bird Registration - 2 Day CGM and Wearable Biosensor Workshop
2.500,00 €
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A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the end


Sat

14

May

2022

Visiting Academics Policy at ZP

Zimmer and Peacock has a very inclusive culture, and this extends to our academic colleagues around the globe.  ZP is often asked whether we can host visiting academics and so we have summarised our policy here:

 

1) We will consider hosting an academic at our facilities, we may require two references.

2) ZP is limited by immigration law:

  • We can't pay for or subsidise travel.
  • We can't pay for or subsidise accommodation.
  • We can't pay for or subsidise living expenses.

3) ZP can't be directly  involved in the organizing of a visas, we can provide a letter of support, but we can't incur high administration time in organizing visas.

4) ZP will assign technical work that is mutually interesting to the visitor and ZP, and is inline with the skills of the academic.

Do know that ZP has a unique culture and we hope you will apply.

 


Thu

12

May

2022

Infield Continuous Monitoring Biosensor Platform

Zimmer and Peacock has the widest range of electrochemical biosensors in the world, and many of those biosensors can be applied into applications where robustness and connectivity to the Cloud is required.

 

In this video we discuss the ZP Infield Continuous Monitoring Biosensor Platform, which can integrate with the range of ZP biosensors in order to be ruggedized for more demanding applications, including: aquaculture, environmental, agriculture, food, soil health, water etc.


Thu

12

May

2022

Detection of Arsenic in Water

In this video we discuss a paper for the detection of Arsenic in Water and translating that paper onto a carbon screen printed electrode.


Tue

10

May

2022

Sitges Workshop

Conference Biosensors Workshop

Come join Zimmer & Peacock in an interactive and informative ZP Biosensor workshop which will be held on the 22nd May from 2pm-5pm at Meliá Sitges Hotel Congress Centre in Sitges, Spain!

 

The ZP Biosensor workshop is a must for anyone interested in biosensor research, development and manufacturing, where electrochemical sensing is the sensing modality. 

 

The workshop is a mix of lecture and hands on demonstrations. The lecture material is firmly anchored in practical implementation and for every taught segment there is a practical demonstration or delegate practical.

 

The workshop also references real world products so that the attendees can see what has worked in the market.

 

 

What's included in the workshop is:

 

• Brief Introduction to electrochemistry

• Introduction and live demonstration of electrochemical techniques including: cyclic voltammetry, amperometry, potentiometry and impedance spectroscopy

• Introduction to biosensors: 

• Case study of taking a biosensor to market

• Practical - Hands on testing of glucose sensor and other sensor: chilli sensing, glucose sensing, pH sensing.


Sun

08

May

2022

BES 2022 Conference Diaries

Zimmer and Peacock attended BES 2022, as part of our time there we kept a diary of highlights, please click the images below to see highlights from each day.

Day One

Day Two


Day Three

Day Four


Day Five


Fri

06

May

2022

ZP @ Swansea University Innovations Award

ZP is a global developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, with locations around the world including Swansea. 

 

Thank you to the ZP Swansea Team who attended the Swansea University Innovations Award this week where ZP was one of the sponsors of the Awards.


Fri

06

May

2022

ATTD 2022 | Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes

Zimmer and Peacock attended the Advanced Technologies and Treatments in Diabetes-ATTD Conference in beautiful Barcelona held at the International Barcelona Convention Centre. We had the pleasure of exhibiting our continuous glucose monitoring technology at stand 46, and meeting new collaborators.


Our technology ranged from glucose strip sensors generally used for in vitro experiments and testing, to our generation 1 and 2 wire sensors which we use for glucose and cortisol monitoring, to our latest glucose monitoring solution- minimally invasive microneedles; these can be used in a wearable format to detect glucose in the interstitial fluid, and linked with a small PCB designed by ZP to transmit the data wirelessly to a smart device.

Thank you for meeting with us and if you have any further questions about our products that we exhibited at ATTD, please do not hesitate to get in contact us.


Fri

06

May

2022

BES 2022 Conference Day 5

The last day of the BES 2022 XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics came with a final plenary lecture from Alexander Kuhn, from ENSCBP, France on Bipolar Bioelectrochemistry, and a touching closing ceremony and a chocolate treat from Antwerp’s most famous chocolatier place, marking the end of a sweet and successful academic conference.

We aim to meet everyone again at the next BES XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics which will be held in May 2024 in Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Fri

06

May

2022

BES 2022 Conference Day 4

After an eventful conference dinner the night before, the conference began early on the 4th day of the BES 2022 XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics.  Julie Gehl gave an engaging plenary lecture on Treating Cancer using electroporation, and understanding the mechanisms and implementing in clinical applications.

 

ZP was particularly engaged by a later lecture on the construction of an enzymatic, oxygen- insensitive L-lactate sensor using soluble or grafted redox mediators presented by Roy Cohen.

 

Roy started off by stating the key facts, with the main point being that diseases require detection and treatment. He then explained the theory behind a generation 1 glucose sensor and the 3 different generations of sensors, indicated in figure 1.

Figure 1: Theory about enzymatic glucose sensors (different generations)

Glucose is a well known biomarker, a generation one sensor uses GOx (glucose oxidase) as the sensing enzyme and oxygen  as the mediator. The GOx enzyme catalyses the reaction between oxygen and glucose. with glucose initially converted to glucolactone, whilst the oxygen is converted to hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide can diffuse to the working electrode where it is oxidized back to oxygen and two electrons are released to the electrode. To understand the theory behind a ZP Type 1 Glucose sensor, you can refer to diagram in Figure 2.

 

 

Figure 2: Schematic of Type 1 Glucose Sensor  

In Roy's talk he stated that he '...wants to avoid using oxygen as an electron acceptor, as known in generation 2 sensors..' and he has started to look into 3rd generation sensors where the enzyme directly transfer the electrons to the electrodes. There are enzymes such as NAD-LDH (Lactate Dehydrogenase) which are more expensive, but the enzyme that Roy is interested in is FMN-LDH, with his final goal being an oxygen insensitive biosensor and biofuel cell device based on FMN L-Lactate Dehydrogenase.

 

The benefits of the enzyme FMN-LDH is that it solves limitations as it is oxygen independent and can detect lactate at low pH (refer to figure 3). This lactate biosensor can function as a biofuel, because by lactate oxidation with a redox reaction of oxygen reduction, this can generate electrical power. Therefore, it is an enzyme that achieves dual sensing of lactate and glucose, with the final goal being a wearable patch that carries out this dual sensing of the 2 biomarkers whilst also generating electrical power, indicated in figure 4 and 5.

 Figure 3,4 and 5

Tue

03

May

2022

BES 2022 Conference Day 3

Day 3 of the XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics began with a plenary lecture  3 from Moh El-Naggar from the University of Southern California, USA, who gave a fascinating lecture titled “From Single Molecules to Living Electronics: Unravelling Mechanisms of Microbial Electron Transport”.

 

 

Later there were many interesting presentations given by PhD students from Universities across the world, one of these talks that aligned with Zimmer & Peacock’s passions was by Marc Parilla on 3D printed microneedles based potentiometric sensors for wound monitoring. Marc discussed the advantages of microneedles such as the easy prototyping, the versatility and the cost effectiveness. Wounds have irregular shapes and so printing a patch according to the need of the user makes microneedles particularly beneficial.  The fabrication of the 3D printed microneedle device is the first step in the process. The piercing capability was then tested using parafilm layers to see if holes were created, see Figure 1. The microneedle were able to reach the epidermis layer and because the resin is mechanically resistant it can withstand the force. Porcine skin was also tested and as before the microneedles were able to pierce the skin.  Electrochemical deposition and morphological characterisation of the microneedle device was also performed. The microneedles had a response time of 50 seconds, and an interference study was completed, looking at oxygen and temperature influences, which is important as  skin temperature has a temperature of approximately 32 degC. An important challenge that Marc found and that is prevalent in all microneedle devices is biofouling on the electrochemical sensors. Later Marc wants to integrate with a wireless portable device, see buttons below.

 Figure 1: Piercing capability of Marc’s 3D printed microneedles

The future directions for microneedles in general and specifically for Marc’s research is towards:

  • long term stability,
  • evaluation of biofouling,
  • look at the advancements in 3D printers,
  • in vivo testing with wound models such as mice,
  • fully integrating microneedle sensors with a wearable device and then multiplexing it with other biomarkers.

Questions were asked from the audience such as sterilization of these microneedles and how long it can perform in the wound, which are all relevant  to Zimmer and Peacock’s microneedle work, see Figure 2.

Figure 2: Array of ZP’s titanium microneedles partially coated with platinum and gold

The second half of the day   included a tour around Antwerp, where we explored the Ramblas of Antwerp- Central Station- Stock Exchange. We got to explore from the Fashion catwalk ‘The Meir’ to the Opera house. We then saw the beautiful Central Station and of course the Diamond district, see Figure 3. 

Figure 3: Sights of Antwerp on the social guided tour

Finally the conference dinner was held at the Grand Café Horta, where we had a delicious three course meal marking the end of a fantastic and fun day, see Figure 4, 5 and 6.

Figure 4, 5 and 6: Delicious 3 course meal the conference dinner held at the Grand Café Horta.

Sat

30

Apr

2022

41st Wearables Technologies Conference

ZP will be exhibiting at the 41st WT Wearable Technologies Conference 2022 USA, July 26 -27 2022. Fort Mason Centre San Francisco.

Sat

30

Apr

2022

ZP will be exhibiting at Medica 2022

ZP will be exhibiting at Medica 2022, 14 - 17 November 2022.

Fri

29

Apr

2022

Customized and Multiplexed Electrodes

In the adjacent video we discuss how to achieve customization and multiplexing screen printed electrodes without the cost and risk of poor quality which comes from customizing too early in the commercialization process.


Fri

29

Apr

2022

ZP @SU Rugby Match

ZP was delighted to be guests of Swansea University at the Swansea versus Cardiff Varsity Match.


Thu

28

Apr

2022

Measuring vinegar and bicarbonate on the ecFLEX

Thu

28

Apr

2022

Life as an oncall at ZP

One of the best ways of joining ZP AS is to start as an oncall.

 

In this chat Vu describes her journey from Vietnam to Horten and the professional and personal benefits of joining ZP.

 

If you are interested in joining ZP please follow us on LinkedIn for recruitment opportunities.


Wed

27

Apr

2022

ZP @Booth 46 today (27 to 30 April)

Thank you for speaking with ZP at ATTD 2022 in Barcelona, below I have included links to: ZP CGM technology, microneedles and ZP's biosensors.


Tue

26

Apr

2022

ZP @ ATTD


Mon

25

Apr

2022

ZP Chilli Sensing Live Demos

ZP will be demonstrating the FoodSense and our ability to measure the hotness of chillies at the BBC's GoodFood Show and Gardner's' Word Live from the 16 - 19 June 2022.


Sat

23

Apr

2022

Webinar: Electrochemical Biosensors in Food and Agriculture

Abstract

Safety and quality are key issues for the food industry. Consequently, there is growing demand to preserve the food chain and products against substances toxic, and harmful to human health, such as contaminants, allergens, toxins, or pathogens. For this reason, it is mandatory to develop highly sensitive, reliable, rapid, and cost-effective sensing systems/devices, such as electrochemical sensors/biosensors. Generally, conventional techniques are limited by long analyses, expensive and complex procedures, and skilled personnel. Therefore, developing performant electrochemical biosensors can significantly support the screening of food chains and products. The webinar will focus on the state-of-the-art of electrochemical biosensors with potential use in food analysis and precision agriculture.

Time and Date

27 April 2022

11:30 AM - 12:PM IST (India)

8 AM - 9 AM CET (Europe)

Registration


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