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.

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.

Click to see our ZP branded Carbon Electrode


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.

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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
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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


Fri

22

Apr

2022

Sensors in Medicine 2022 - ZP

Clinical diagnostic medicine and healthcare monitoring are arguably the most important applications of biosensor technology. The Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated both the need for advanced diagnostic sensors as well as the capability of research groups around the world to respond rapidly to this unprecedented need. The 10th Annual Sensors in Medicine 2022 conference will highlight the newest trends in sensor technology, their medical and healthcare applications, and the most recent commercial developments.

ZP will be presenting at Sensors in Medicine 2022 on our sweat sensing technology.

TITLE: Sweat Lactic Acid Sensing - From Idea to Minimally Viable Product


Wed

20

Apr

2022

Functionalizing screen printed electrodes

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors. One of the workflows within ZP is the thick film printing of electrodes and then their subsequent functionalization with materials to give them specificity to the analyte of interest. On this page we discuss some non-destructive analysis at ZP to determine coating quality.

Functionalization

Zimmer and Peacock has several techniques for functionalizing an electrode, including: self-assembled monolayer (SAM), electro-deposition, drop-coating, dip-coating etc.

 

ZP is unusual in that we are able to perform functional testing of the sensors using the analytes of interest but we are of course also able to perform passive/non-destructive testing.

 

On this page we discuss ZP vision technology for imaging the working electrode and quantifying the coverage of the working electrode.

Non-destructive testing

In the adjacent image we compare four electrodes with: zero coatings, single coatings, two coatings, three coatings. The ZP technology can colour code the working electrodes to determine the coverage of the electrodes, see Figure 1.0.0.

The ZP non-destructive analysis similarly allows us to automatically detect features on the electrodes, see Figure 1.0.1.

Figure 1.0.0.

Figure 1.0.1


Tue

19

Apr

2022

BES 2022 Conference Day 2

Day 2 of the XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics started with a plenary lecture from Kylie Vincent from the University of Oxford, who spoke about Electrochemical control over metalloprotein single crystals. This lecture focused on bridging the solid state and the solution phase with electrochemical structure and metalloenzymes.

Throughout the day, there were plenty of bio (inspired) sensor and diagnostic presentations, all relevant to the field that ZP are most passionate about- biosensors and medical diagnostic devices. A special mention from day 2 goes to keynote lecturer Johan Bobacka from Åbo Akademi University, Finland. Johan’s talk focused around the upcoming field Magneto Hydrodynamic Extraction (MHE) of Interstitial Fluid for Non-invasive Wearable Biosensing. 

 

 

The lecture discussed the importance of non-invasive/minimally invasive biosensing. Experiments on porcine skin were reported as an ex vivo model (closest to human skin). This was done in order to test the method of extraction.

 

An extraction cell was developed, see figure 1, including a hydrogel that contained a certain concentration of glucose. A magnetic field was applied to this extraction cell using neodymium magnets and a current was applied in a direction perpendicular to the magnetic field, in order to extract fluid, shown in figure 2. A comparison was  to compare how much glucose was extracted using this active technology versus passive diffusion in comparison to magneto hydrodynamic extraction. 

 


                         Figure 1: Extraction Cell Set Up                                                              Figure 2: Magneto- Hydrodynamics on Porcine Skin

This non-invasive MHE biosensing was conducted on 5 volunteers who had  fasted for 9 hours before and who were then given 5 grams of glucose. A good correlation was shown between the MHE signal and Capillary Blood Glucose (CBG), with time lags between MHE and CBG taken into consideration. It was found that MHE is 13x more efficient than reverse iontophoresis- another non-invasive biosensing method first commercialised by Cygnus in their glucose watch.

Despite there being a few more questions regarding how much volume you can extract using a magnet, if it is an implantable CGM, and the clearance for this method, the scientific community is becoming closer to figuring out the complex solution to wearable CGM using non- invasive technology such as MHE. Screen printed biosensors and different approaches to combining biosensors to skin and tackling that biosensor-skin interface is what Zimmer and Peacock strive to achieve along with the rest of the diabetes community.

Also discussed on the second day was Paper-based (bio)sensors as smart and sustainable point of-care devices, shown in figure 4. The development of these paper based sensors starts with wax printing, where the pattern is designed and printed. The next steps in the process is heating to modifying and then screen printing. The aim is to use a porous paper as a support to contain the required reagents, delivering a reagent free device and reducing ink management. Smart paper based biosensors are becoming more prevalent as scientific discoveries are made in this field. Using paper to detect an analyte on the surface  e.g the detection of chloride, without a separation system is of increasing interest.

                     Figure 3: Paper based biosensors                                                                        Figure 4: End of an informative and successful day

Tue

19

Apr

2022

Bringing an immuno-type sensor to market on a gold electrode

On this page we describe the cost to achieve regulatory approval and the technology stack required to bring an immuno-type biosensor to market, when using a gold electrode as the working electrode of the biosensor

INTRODUCTION

Many groups that use a recognition element such as an: aptamer, antibody, ssDNA, receptors etc, use a gold working electrode, this is because the self assembled molecular layer (SAM) chemistry where a thiol group (SH) is tethered to a gold electrode (Au) is a robust tactic for functionalizing electrodes into electrodes with specificity to the analyte of interest.

PRIOR ART

Zimmer and Peacock is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and are well versed in functionalizing our Au-303 electrodes into biosensors, using SAM chemistry. An example of this type of work is shown in Figure 1.0.0, where the Au-303 electrode has been functionalised with a macromolecule. The binding of the subsequent protein analyte is subsequently detected using impedance spectroscopy.

Figure 1.0.0

ROADMAP

For those who have a plan to go to market with gold electrodes functionalized in an immunosensor configuration then ZP has a roadmap. The strategy at ZP is not to treat the gold electrode in isolation of the total system. At ZP we see that the gold electrode is just a single part of the technology as we see the total system is a combination of: electrode, functionalization chemistry, microfluidics, electronics, mechanical, electrochemistry, data science,  regulatory affairs, quality management system (QMS), clinical support, etc.

 

One of the first steps at ZP is to plan out the total plan to get to regulatory approval and market, we call this process Client Onboarding.

ZP Accelerator

One of the first steps with ZP is to get out of the lab and start testing real samples on our ZP Accelerator platform. Many developers, entrepreneurs and start-ups think that they need perfect products in order to start to gather pre-clinical data, at ZP our philosophy is that it is best to get the sensors into the real-world and start testing real samples- we call this the ZP Accelerator.

Regulatory Approval

For an IVD the most common route to market is a 510k or a PMA, these are discussed in our regulatory article.


Mon

18

Apr

2022

Severinghaus Electrode

The Severinghaus Electrode is used to measure the carbon dioxide (CO2, pCO2), and has been employed to measure pCO2 in blood gas analysers.

 

The carbon dioxide dissolved through the polymer membrane. Upon diffusing through the membrane the carbon dioxide forms carbonic acid through an equilibrium with water, the subsequent dissociation of carbonic acid forms a pH change, which could be measured with ZP's hypervalue pH electrode. 

 

The change in pH is proportional to the carbon dioxide in the sample.


Sun

17

Apr

2022

Thank you for contacting ZP

Thank you for reaching out to ZP we will be back in contact soon.


Zimmer and  Peacock


Sun

17

Apr

2022

EGOFET


Wed

13

Apr

2022

ZP Gas Sensors and Gas Sensing Technology

ZP has a stack of technology from gas sensors to gas sensing electronics. In the adjacent image we show our ZP GFET board being used on conjunction with a PCB board mounted gas sensing element.

 ZP Swansea is expanding capabilities in the gas phase. Our test and development capabilities includes: nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide, ammonia, hydrogen.


Wed

13

Apr

2022

BES 2022 Conference Day 1

 At Zimmer & Peacock, we aim to collaborate with and understand upcoming research from the brightest minds in the field of bioelectrochemistry, resulting in us travelling to Belgium for an academic conference held at the University of Antwerp, where they were hosting  the XXVII International symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics starting from  April 3 until 7, 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: An Interesting Surprise when Walking Through Brussels Airport

 

 The conference began with the Opening Ceremony, which hosted in the beautiful University of Antwerp, as shown in figure 3. During the Opening Cermony it was  discussed the importance of holding a conference on all the various aspects of bioelectrochemistry, to disseminate the new knowledge within bioelectrochemistry and to promote exchanges on recent findings and collaborations. The ceremony also provided a brief outlook on to the programme plan for the week, consisting of a wide range of scientific content along with the promise of a social program and a conference dinner, guaranteeing a warm and welcoming atmosphere to the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              

 Figure 2: Arriving in the Beautiful Antwerp Central Station

 

 

 

                   Figure 3: University of Antwerp                                  Figure 4: Interesting lecture from Erwin Reisner from University of Cambridge about Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis with biocatalysts

 There was an evening reception where many lecturers, professors and students wandered over to our exhibition stand and were intrigued by our compelling hyper value carbon sensors and our electrochemical data storage solution, known as Djuli. To finish off the evening, we were treated with hors d’oeuvres and champagne, celebrating the end of a first successful day at the BES 2022 conference.

 

Mon

11

Apr

2022

ZP Company Meeting April 2022

What makes ZP so special is the power of the ZP Spirit.


Mon

11

Apr

2022

Teaching electrochemistry using screen printed carbon electrodes

When teaching electrochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry one of the first methods taught in undergraduate courses and labs is cyclic voltammetry.

 

A classic undergraduate experiment is the recording of a cyclic voltammogram of ferrocyanide. In this note we describe an experiment and results for measuring a cyclic voltammogram on a screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE). 

 

When teaching undergraduate labs the use of SPCE is preferred because:

 

1) SPCE are a fraction of the cost of glass carbon electrodes etc. - click here.

 

2) The cost of 1 glassy carbon electrode it is possible to purchase 200 or more SPCE.

 

3) Electrochemistry is a very practical science with a clear route to commercialisation, therefore the teaching of electroanalytical chemistry using SPCE accelerates students on their route to productization later in their careers.


The practical lab session has two parts:

 

1) ACTIVATION - Activation of the SPCE to give an activated carbon surface.

2) RECORDING - Recording of the voltammetry.

To obtain the best possible results from the SPCE, first activate the surface.

Activation

The activation process is to polarise/apply a potential of 1.25 V to the working electrode versus the onboard reference electrode for 300 seconds. The activation solution was 1 M NaOH. After activation the electrode was rinsed with deionized water, and then it was ready to use.

Experiment

In Figure 1 a series of voltammograms are shown, these voltammograms are recorded on an activated hyper value screen printed carbon electrode electrode from ZP. The electrode were activated for 300 seconds before initiating the series of voltammetric experiments. The activation of the carbon surface is achieved using the conditions described above.

Analysis of the voltammograms

For a simple reversible redox process the peak height of the anodic and cathodic peaks are expected to be proportional to the square root of the scan rate. If we consider Figure 2 we can see that the anodic peak height and the cathodic peak heights are proportional to the square root of the scan rate. The relationship between redox peak heights  is line with Randles- Sevcik equation, and this indicates that the peak heights are under diffusion control. Further the peak height of the anodic and cathodic are the same as can be seen the peak height ratio analysis in Table 1.

 

In a truly reversible electrochemical redox reaction then the anodic peak to cathodic peak separation is approximately 59.2 mV/no. of electrons. If we consider Table 1 we see that the peak separation is approximately 75 mV, which suggests that the process is not reversible but rather is quasi-reversible. The data suggests that a reversible process maybe obtained by reducing the scan rate to approximately 1 mV/s.

Table 1

Figure 1

Figure 2


Sun

03

Apr

2022

ZP Company Meeting April 2022 - Hackathon

Welcome to the ZP Company Meeting Hackathon 2022. The Hackathon entries will require a 15 minute pitch upon which we will have a popular vote, so everyone will be able to vote.

 

The final winner  decision will be made by the judges, but who are heavily influenced by the popular vote.  The winner will be given a toggl code and the ability to work upon their idea using the resources of the company; of course this competition is only open to ZP's team :)

 

As part of the Company Meeting Hackathon we will have an update on progress from our winners from last time.

 

Entries to the Hackathon are not limited to product ideas, of course as a creative team we tend to focus on products, but some of the most innovate companies, for example Amazon, also focus on internal processes to help with overall company efficiency - so don't be constrained in the good ideas we want you to bring to the Hackathon.

 

Please submit your ideas by the end of the morning of the 7 April 2022.


Sat

02

Apr

2022

BES Contact me


Sat

02

Apr

2022

ZP Exhibiting @ Joint TCES/EPSRC CDT Conference 2022

Zimmer and Peacock will be exhibiting at the CDT Conference 2022 on the 13 to the 15 June 2022.

 

 

JOINT TISSUE AND CELL ENGINEERING SOCIETY AND ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL CENTRES FOR DOCTORAL TRAINING CONFERENCE 2022

MONDAY 13TH - WEDNESDAY 15TH JUNE 2022

 

 

It is a great honour to welcome you all to the Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) conference website and to introduce the programme for the meeting.

 

We are delighted that Birmingham can host this face to face meeting of the TCES community. The ethos of providing an interactive networking event to our tissue and cell engineering community of researchers is a vital part of the TCES. We are pleased to be able to showcase recent advances across this field despite the major challenges we all have had to face this past year.

 

This year we are combining with our our Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) community and holding a joint event over 3 days giving us an opportunity to catch up on the research activities across 6 CDTs linked to our community. The event will have in person presentations from International and UK keynote speakers in the field with themes crossing the multiple areas involved in Cell and Tissue Engineering such as biomaterials, biomechanics, imaging, mathematical and 3D tissue models.

 

Authors will present their work in multiple formats; oral, flash talk and poster presentation. Furthermore, we will have a poster section with drinks and networking opportunities that encourages discussion. Additionally, we have a number of sponsor talks and conference booths which are important links to our industry community.

 

 

The organising committees are pleased to be able to showcase our campus and city. Birmingham will be hosting the Commonwealth Games to be held in the late summer 2022. The Conference Dinner for TCES will be held in the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a delightful venue for mixing either inside, outside in the gardens or within the greenhouses surrounding the dinner hall. There are four glasshouses which range from the Tropical House through to the Subtropical, Mediterranean and Arid Houses. Overall, there is 15 acres of landscaped greenery which should be lovely in June. The dinner will be held adjoining the greenhouses and we encourage all to attend if possible. On the Monday evening , we will hold a Welcome Barbecue at Edgbaston Park Hotel.

The three days will bring all of us up to date on developments in our CDTs and the TCES community. We have lined up a stimulating mixture of medias to inform and encourage lively debate with all of us. We encourage our Early Stage Investigators to apply for the opportunity to present in the Robert Brown Award session.

On behalf of all the organising committees, it is my pleasure to encourage you to come to Birmingham in June to experience all that we have to offer. We all look forward to seeing you in person.

Alicia El Haj

Chair of TCES/CDT 2022 Organising Committee 

Thu

31

Mar

2022

Trouble Shooting ZP's ISE OEM board

Here is a check list to follow when troubleshooting the ZP ISE OEM board.

 

 

1) Please confirm that all the instructions from the website  - click here 

2) Check if they a USB FTDI driver is installed.

3) Check if the COM Port is enumerated

4) Check if the COM Port is not used by any other application

 

Please send us an image of the following:

 

1) Test Setup with device, USB, sensor and PC

2) Device manager -> COM port results

3) Serial Monitor Output Messages (e.g., Tera Term)

4) Settings of the serial monitor (for the Tera Term Menu – Setup => Serial Port)

4) Closeup of front and back side of the device with serial number

 

Check:

 

1) if there is power led glowing when they connect the USB cable.

2) Operating system that you are using Windows 7,8,10, or 11, Mac, or Linux.

3) Try with another PC  

4) Try with another USB cable


Wed

30

Mar

2022

Collaborating and sharing data with ZP

In this video we discuss how ZP can receive your data.


One of the most powerful features of Djuli is the ability to share data with colleagues, as long as your colleagues have Djuli accounts and you know their email address you can share with them.


Djuli is a Cloud database for the storage, sharing and analysis of electrochemical data - click the logo to find out more.

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Tue

29

Mar

2022

Developing Low Cost Microfluidics for IVDs

ZP is an ISO13485 contract developer and manufacturer of electrochemical biosensors and IVDs, and as part of this ZP understands the importance of microfluidics in bring a sample to sensor and controlling the volume of sample that is being bested.

 

ZP provides our expertise in microfluidic development and manufacturing through our contract services. 


Tue

29

Mar

2022

Meet ZP @ATTD - Booth 46

ZP will be at ATTD - Join us from 27-30 April 2022 in Barcelona for the 15th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes.

 

Meet us at Booth 46.

 

For 15 years, ATTD has stood at the forefront of diabetes innovation. Remarkable developments keep coming at full speed, and ATTD 2022 will again be the platform to present, review and discuss the latest changes.

 

We aim to move the diabetes field forward, with an ever-growing community that through promoting and enhancement of novel technologies and treatments strive to change the lives of people with diabetes.


Mon

28

Mar

2022

ZP grows again

The ZP Team and Facilities grow again in order to increase our ability to deliver our ISO13485 products and services in biosensing and IVD.


Mon

28

Mar

2022

ZP Gold Exhibitors at Electrochemistry Conference

Zimmer and Peacock are gold sponsors at the SCI Electrochemistry Postgraduate Conference 2022.

 

ZP is the UK's largest commercial electrochemistry team and we will be exhibiting our electrochemical products at the conference.


Sun

27

Mar

2022

Electrochemical Spectroscopy

Electrochemical Spectroscopy is the  replacement of Optical Spectroscopy techniques with their electrochemical equivalent.

 

Where as in traditional optical spectroscopy photons are generated at different wavelengths which interact with the material under study and the  resulting absorption spectrum is recorded, in Electrochemical Spectroscopy the voltage (potential) is varied and the flowing electrons are recorded as a function of voltage.

 

Though traditional electrochemists call these techniques voltammetry with prefixes including, differential pulse, square wave and cyclic, these terms obscure the true power of electroanalytical chemistry and so at ZP we refer to these voltametric  techniques as Electrochemical Spectroscopy, as it emphasise the applicability of the techniques outside of just electrochemistry. 


The power of modern Electrochemical Spectroscopy is unlocked by ZP's AI Cloud based platform Dulli, where we can compare tags to the corresponding electrochemical spectrums. Djuli allows Electrochemical Spectroscopy  techniques to be applied into complex real world samples.

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The sensors from ZP upon which Electrochemical Spectroscopy is built are intrinsically a low cost disposable platform.

Click image to find out more.


Fri

25

Mar

2022

ZP opens new Class 7 Clean Room

Zimmer and Peacock are delighted to open their newest Class 7 Clean Room for invitro biosensor manufacturing.

Thu

24

Mar

2022

Biosensors and Medical Diagnostics at LOPEC

ZP was delighted to be invited to speak at LOPEC 2022 on printed biosensors.


Fri

18

Mar

2022

Webinar - Electrochemical Techniques and Application to Electrochemical Biosensing

A live webinar from ZP in conjunction with Sunway University on electrochemical techniques and their application to electrochemical biosensors.

TITLE - Electrochemical Techniques and Application to Electrochemical Biosensing 

 

Co-hosted: Sunway University and Zimmer and Peacock

 

TIME  and DATE - 3 PM Malaysia 11 April 2022


Sat

12

Mar

2022

Internships at ZP for Warwick University Students

ZP is offering internships opportunities to The University of Warwick students.


Fri

11

Mar

2022

Gold PCB electrodes

Most gold PCBs though a good idea as a biosensor can't truly withstand the voltages and aqueous conditions that an electrochemical biosensor has to operate in.

 

The technology from Macias sensor provides a robust gold electrode that is far more robust and can withstand 0.5 M sulfuric acid.


Fri

11

Mar

2022

ZP at BioWales in London

Earlier this week, Zimmer and Peacock attended the BioWales event, hosted by MediWales at the Blake Morgan Offices in London.

 

This was a great opportunity for us to present to and connect with companies within the Welsh Life Sciences and health technology sectors. 

 

We received great feedback after presenting our company introduction to the group, as well as receiving a lot of attention at our stand. 

www.zimmerpeacock.com    2022