Aurora Generation 3 | IonOpticks

The highest performing and most
user-friendly UHPLC columns.

plug + play
True zero
dead volume
fitting holds
>1700 bar

No compromise deep analysis
of complex samples.

25 cm nanoflow UHPLC packed emitter column with nanoZero® fitting.

The original game-changer in UHPLC.

The pinnacle of chromatography performance while minimising overall cost and stress on equipment. The Aurora Ultimate™ builds on the legacy of IonOpticks’ original 25 cm UHPLC line, delivering maximum peak capacity when throughput is less of a factor, but still a consideration.

Product Benefits:

  • + Extreme coverage and sensitivity without excessive time.
  • + Unlocks the true power of your mass spectrometer.

The perfect balance between throughput and depth of coverage in complex samples.

15 cm nanoflow UHPLC packed emitter column with nanoZero® fitting.

The ‘experiment in a day’ solution.

A product made for researchers, by researchers. The Aurora Elite™ is specifically tailored to achieve the deep discovery synonymous with Aurora Series™ columns, within the established timeframes of researchers who would like to maintain their “experiment in a day” velocity.

Product Benefits:

  • + High throughput
  • + Exceptional coverage for rate of throughput.
  • + Balanced throughput and depth of coverage.

Maximal throughput for biological fluid analysis and targeted workflows.

5 cm micro flow UHPLC packed emitter column with nanoZero® fitting.

Maximum IDs. Shorter gradients.

When high throughput matters, Aurora Rapid™ ensures you achieve IDs previously unimaginable at speed. Aurora Rapid™ provides the benefits of micro flow chromatography for analytical research.

Product Benefits:

  • + Ultra high throughput
  • + Micro flow
  • + System stability
  • + Comparatively less sacrifice of depth of coverage when high throughput is the driving motivation.
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Aurora emitter detail view

Aurora SeriesTM columns are designed and manufactured to remove all pre- and post-column dead volume, maximising the capacity of the chromatographic material to separate samples. Our fittings and integrated emitter tip eliminate the need for fiddly and time-consuming adapters, making Aurora columns the highest performing and most user friendly on the market.

Consistent results. Multiple experiments. Hundreds of injections.

Eight proteomics experiments on a single column, and counting.

Aurora emitter detail view

Generation 3 Aurora SeriesTM UHPLC packed emitter columns not only drive the highest proteomics performance available, but do so in a revolutionary plug-and-play format that has replaced the need for unreliable and fiddly bespoke connections. A key enhancement of Generation 3 has been increased longevity and consistency, while maintaining the unrivalled sensitivity, throughput and depth of discovery synonymous with previous generations.

IonOpticks' proprietary manufacturing process creates a product that performs consistently for longer.
Testing of our columns has demonstrated that with proper sample processing, Generation 3 Aurora SeriesTM columns can achieve elite results consistently for more than 3 months of solid use across a wide range of sample types.

“We’ve been acquiring data using the new
Generation 3 Aurora Series columns for
3+ months continuously, and they’re rock solid”

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Webb

Get more from your sample.

Aurora Series™ columns consistently deliver 20-25% more protein identifications compared to longer columns from competitors. Increase your IDs while reducing your load and equilibration times.

Results from a 1µg Hela cell tryptic digest using IonOpticks’ Aurora series columns featuring an integrated emitter tip (25cm X 75µm) compared to currently available commercial columns either with or without an integrated emitter tip (50cm X 75µm). Samples were run on a Thermo Q-Exactive Plus

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Designed by researchers, for

Developed by a team of academic scientists specialising in proteomics at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), our products are designed for use by:

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