Choosing the best column length for your lab

Choosing the best column length for your lab

The best column length for your lab will depend on your sample types, sample cohort size, and preferred performance indicators. Please submit a support ticket if you would like to further discuss your options.

Please note that the below lifetime expectancies are based on recommended gradients. Actual lifetime expectancy will vary depending on your instrument configuration, set-up, and sample types. 

25cm Aurora Series column
(25cm x 75µm ID, 1.6µm C18)
  1. Enables deep proteome analysis for samples like tissue and cell lines
  2. Great for academic and research laboratories
  3. Recommended 90-120 minute gradients, 20 min overhead = 12 - 15 samples/day
  4. Average lifetime of 300+ injections

15cm Aurora Series column
(15cm x 75µm ID, 1.6µm C18)
  1. Enables deep proteome analysis in rapid time
  2. Great for moderate sized sample cohorts (500 - 1,000+ samples)
  3. Recommended 17 minute gradients, 11 min overhead = 50 samples/day
  4. Average lifetime of 1500+ injections

5cm RAPID Aurora Series column
(5cm x 150µm ID, 1.6µm C18)
  1. Ideal for blood plasma, serum, and urine analysis
  2. Ideal for targeted workflows
  3. Great for large sample cohorts (1,000 - 20,000+ samples)
  4. Recommended 5 minute gradients, 3 minute overhead = 180 samples/day
  5. Average lifetime of 3,000+ injections



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