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About us

Precision chromatography solutions developed by researchers, for researchers.

IonOpticks: Revolutionising Chromatography

Dr. Jarrod Sandow provides an overview of the beginnings of IonOpticks and our Aurora Series columns, currently the global leader in high-performance packed emitter columns.

About Us

IonOpticks produces high-performance nanoflow chromatography solutions for the global research community.

We specialise in the development and manufacture of columns for analytical applications in liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry (LC-MS) and high-end proteomics. Our highly reproducible methods provide a unique ability to enhance the sensitivity of mass spectrometry sample analysis, enabling scientists and clinicians to discover more from their samples.

Our team are experts in a broad array of LC-MS platform technologies and are driven by the need to improve chromatographic performance in order to achieve data quality and deep proteome coverage on a whole new scale.

Our columns are used for a broad range of applications within the field of biological and medical research including drug discovery, phosphoproteomics and shotgun proteomics. When powered by IonOpticks, the possibilities are endless.

Meet the innovators

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Webb

Director, Head of Research
BSc (MSc) PhD

Andrew is driven by an obsession to achieve higher quality outputs and analytics from MS instruments. He is the lead inventor and innovator, working closely with the team to test, refine and develop leading edge products and techniques for LC-MS applications. Andrew is also the Lab Head of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research's Proteomics Research Laboratory.


Dr. Jarrod Sandow

Director, Head of Product Development

Jarrod is a co-inventor of IonOpticks’ core technology and is driven towards developing innovative solutions for the global proteomics research community that will enable scientists and clinicians to discover more from their samples to accelerate advances in biological and medical research. Jarrod develops solutions to product development, production and quality control to ensure our products continue to be the market leader in chromatographic performance.


Dr. Giuseppe Infusini

Senior Scientist

Giuseppe has dedicated his career to the development of advanced techniques in mass spectrometry, including quantitative and structural proteomics. He has been instrumental in developing the stationary phase and column technology, with the aim of maximising peak capacity whilst ensuring both high efficiency and low carry over.