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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.

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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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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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.


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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.

 

 


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

 

 


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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Thu

07

Sep

2017

Newsletter September 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.

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Thu

07

Sep

2017

Sensor Developer Partners

Zimmer and Peacock are contract developers and manufacturers of sensors, biosensors and medical diagnostics.

 

We work with our clients by providing standard products and through custom services from  design to development to manufacturing.

 

Please click the buttons below to find out more and to contact us.


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Wed

06

Sep

2017

Cambridge University Masterclass - Sensors and Biosensors

Cambridge University is hosting a MasterClass in Electroanalytical Chemistry with a focus on sensors and biosensors.  

 

This 2-day Masterlcass will include practicals where you will use: glucose sensors, oxygen sensors, potassium sensors and chilli hotness sensors.

 

This is aimed at anyone with an interest in electroanalytical  techniques.


Wed

06

Sep

2017

Accessories for the PECC-2 Cell

In this video Zimmer and Peacock talk about the accessories for the PECC-2 Cell, which includes the optical rail, the slider and holder.

 

Please contact Zimmer and Peacock regarding pricing on these accessories.


Mon

04

Sep

2017

Sensors in Medicine - London

Zimmer and Peacock were featured in Sensors 100 - Sensors in Medicine.

 

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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Sun

03

Sep

2017

Mass Produced Graphene Electrodes

Graphene has shown to be a wonder material, with a number of applications including electrodes for applications including electrochemical sensors and Chem-FETs.

 

An issue that has arisen is the preparation of such devices by current manufacturing techniques is very expensive. In a recent conversation a researcher told Zimmer and Peacock that a square centimetre of graphene in a electrode format cost well over $500 to produce, therefore the cost of development was prohibitively expensive.

 

Zimmer and Peacock have overcome the issue by producing standard graphene electrode products and also having a custom graphene electrode production service.

 

Click the buttons below to find out more


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Fri

01

Sep

2017

Newsletter September 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.

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Wed

30

Aug

2017

Does size matter?- understanding size/area effect on your biosensor

In the adjacent table we have the areas (cm2) of our standard electrodes. This means that with all things being equal then the electrochemical signal from one a sensors changes as a scientist uses these different electrodes, assuming that area is part of the signal intensity. 

From the table with all parameters otherwise being constant we would expect the signal gathered on a ZP101 sensor to be approximately 18.5 times greater than that gathered on the ZP104.

The reason that ZP has different sizes of electrodes is that we expect all our customers to eventually go to market and so an important question will be 'how big does your sensor need to be?' The reason we ask the question is for a number of  reasons including:

 

  1. We can generally reduce the cost of the mass produced sensors as we reduce their size.
  2. Many of our clients and collaborators are working in continuous monitoring biosensors including continuous glucose monitoring and continuous lactate monitoring where the sensors will be implanted and so there small sensors are a necessity.

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Tue

29

Aug

2017

Zimmer and Peacock - Norway Team Bonding

A Friday afternoon in Norway and the Zimmer and Peacock biosensor and medical diagnostic development and manufacturing team are hard at it brainstorming the next generation of biosensors.

 

 

If you have any questions on how our team of scientists and engineers can design, develop and manufacture your next generation of sensors please don't hesitate to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you


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Sun

27

Aug

2017

ZP launches Chilli Technology Group

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Sat

26

Aug

2017

ZP signs an exclusive licence with the University of Oxford and Oxford Innovations

Today Zimmer and Peacock is delighted to announce that is has been award the exclusive worldwide licence by Oxford Innovation to the Chilli hotness technology invested by the Compton Group at the University of Oxford.

 

 

The Compton Group's technology allows for the quick and easy measurement of a chilli/chill products spicy heat/pungency, which is reported as the Scoville Heat Unit (SHU).

 

Zimmer and Peacock are delighted to commercialise this invention as the ChilliPot.

 


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Sat

26

Aug

2017

ChilliPot - Chilli hotness sensor

ChilliPot is the world's first commercial quick test for measuring the hotness of chillies and chilli products.

 

The ChilliPot technology was invented  by the Compton Group at the University of Oxford and is exclusively licensed to Zimmer and Peacock.

 


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Fri

25

Aug

2017

Newsletter August 25

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.

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Thu

24

Aug

2017

Finding the right pump for your application and specification

At Zimmer and Peacock we distribute  the Shenchen Precision Co., Ltd pumps, and so in this video we show you  a great tool on their website to help choose the right pump for your application.


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Thu

24

Aug

2017

Zimmer and Peacock provide magnetic beads for electrochemical assays

Zimmer and Peacock provide Abraxis magnetic beads for electrochemical assays, as we see magnetic beads as one of the most efficient way of concentrating the sample next to the electrode in an electrochemical assay.


Wed

23

Aug

2017

Magnetic Beads - enhancing sample concentration and increasing signal

In this video we show the principle of using magnetic beads in an electrochemical assay to concentrate sample and therefore to increase the signal.


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Wed

23

Aug

2017

Biosensor and Medical Development and Manufacturing - Switzerland

Zimmer and Peacock are partnered with Valve Technology AG to bring our biosensors and medical diagnostic expertise to the Swiss biosensor and medical diagnostics community.

 

We are meeting with a number of partners during the weeks starting the 4 September 2017, if you woudl like to meet please contact us and we'll be happy to meet and chat about development and manufacturing.


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Wed

23

Aug

2017

How to clean a sputtered electrode?

Metal-based thin-film (micro)electrodes require a surface pre-cleaning in order to remove any particles or dust, that would otherwise effect the electrochemical performance; repeatability, reproducibility and shelf-life. 

 

Please click the button below to download the cleaning protocol for thin film/sputtered electrodes.

Cleaning guide for Micrux electrodes
MicruX_thin-film_electrodes_cleaning.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

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Wed

23

Aug

2017

Sputtered Electrodes - Reproducibility

At Zimmer and Peacock we are pragmatic when it comes to biosensors and medical diagnostic development, we will use the manufacturing technology that is best in terms of performance and cost, and that is why we use both thin and thick film techniques when preparing electrodes for our customers.

 

The adjacent image are from some Micrux sensors and show that the RSD for these sputtered sensors was approximately 5 %.

 

Please click the buttons below to find out about think film electrodes, thick film electrodes and manufacturing services from Zimmer and Peacock.


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Tue

22

Aug

2017

Zimmer and Peacock were featured on the IEEE website

Zimmer and Peacock were featured on the IEEE website.

 

Zimmer&Peacock see that sensors are a critical part of some Social and Commercial Revolutions, including the Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Web and the growth of the In-vitro Diagnostics Market (IVD).

 

At Zimmer&Peacock, we are partnering with academia and industry to ensure that there are enough suitable and commercially available sensors to meet the requirements of these new and growing markets.  As part of this Zimmer&Peacock provides a range of products and services including sensors, the necessary hardware, and customer specific Android and iOS applications, IP generation and scalable manufacturing.   Part of the remit at Zimmer&Peacock is to innovate around our collaborator's inventions and to help bring ideas to market.


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Mon

21

Aug

2017

Electrodes, microfluidics and reagents

In this video Zimmer and Peacock show some of the elements that may be necessary for a medical diagnostic which includes: sensors, microfluidics and blister packs for reagents etc.


Sun

20

Aug

2017

Zimmer and Peacock connects to any electrochemical cell

Zimmer and Peacock is the natural place for scientists and engineers looking to develop or manufacture biosensors, sensors and medical diagnostics.

 

We have now made our AnaPot sensor/biosensor/medical diagnostic reader generically applicable to anyone who is looking for a state of the art, hand-sized USB powered potentiostat/impedance spectrometer.

 

Though a simple addition to our extensive product line, the AnaPot Generic Electrochemical Cell Cable allows the AnaPot Potentiostat/Impedance Spectrometer to be attached to any electrochemical cell for use in: analytical electrochemistry, batter studies, fuel cell studies, sensor development etc.

 

At Zimmer and Peacock we are here to help so please click the buttons below or to click to contact us with questions.


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Sun

20

Aug

2017

Screen Printed Electrodes for start-ups

At Zimmer and Peacock we love start-ups in the biosensor and medical space; our size, team,, management structure, standard products and services make us an ideal fit for companies starting on the path of commercializing a biosensor and/or a medical diagnostic platform.

 

In the adjacent photo a start-up needed our sensors for a show and tell with investors, and so the ZP order  team made sure they were packaged so as to present a wow factor for the investors.

 

Contact ZP to chat about us being your partners for the development and manufacturing of your sensor, biosensors and medical diagnostics.


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