History of Our Innovation

For over two decades, New Objective has led high-sensitivity LC-MS research through innovative life-science sample prep and emitter technologies. Founded in 1997 on PicoTip® technology, New Objective has remained on the cutting edge of nano and micro bore chromatography and mass spectrometry through engaging, ongoing communication with our customers, continuous innovation, and unwavering commitment to quality.

With the high performance and ease of use engineered into all our products, the original PicoTip product line of emitters quickly expanded to include emitters with an integral frit allowing to spray off the column for zero-dead-volume operations. Additional technologies soon followed with the IntegraFrit™ and PicoClear™ creating an entire toolbox for performing high-sensitivity, zero-dead-volume, reproducible nanobore chromatographic assays.

By integrating our patented and proprietary products into PicoChip® and FlowChip™ we provide portable, out-of-the box solutions for nano and micro spray that routinely deliver high-performance, optimal peak capacity and ruggedness from sample to sample, assay to assay, lab to lab and trial to trial.

All of our product lines are engineered and manufactured to exacting tolerances using a proprietary combination of laser, chemical, and precision mechanical micromachining techniques, which have been innovated within our facilities and are exclusive to New Objective. Market demands for simple, easy and scalable solutions have driven the integration of our better, more rugged and reliable technologies to comprehensive packaged and portable solutions making them the standard for LC-MS analysis.

Performance. Quality. Value.

Technology – PicoTip Powered®

GlassTip™ – Introduced in 1997, the iconic GlassTip which helped tolaunch the company and the PicoTip branded line of precision engineered emitters, brought to market the ultimate in sensitivity, high-performance and quality for demanding applications inclusive of intact and native protein analysis, delivering attomole sensitivity which has been widely referenced since its inception.

SilicaTip™ – Introduced in 1997, the widely-used and well-recognized SilicaTip launched the company and the PicoTip branded line of precision engineered emitters and quickly became the standard for the emerging proteomics market. Fabricated from fused-silica and enabling highly-sensitive nanospray analysis with unparalleled tip-to-tip reproducibility and long-lifetime, the SilicaTip has become the gold standard by which all other emitters are measured.

TaperTip™ – Introduced in 1999 with next level performance as part of the PicoTip portfolio, the TaperTip is a rugged and robust precision tool expanding from nanospray to microspray capabilities, manufactured on precision engineered platforms exclusive to New Objective.

Integrated Technology – Zero-Dead Volume 

PicoFrit® – Introduced in 1999, PicoFrit is a revolutionary innovation in analysis building on the precision engineered SilicaTip, integrating an emitter and column into one and delivering to the market the standard for low-flow, high-performance analysis and chromatographic separations.

IntegraFrit– Introduced in 2000, the IntegraFrit is equally iconic with identical advantages for online sample preparation, building on the revolutionary innovation of the PicoFrit, with zero-dead volume and integral frit technology.

Integrated Solutions – Digital Column Packing

PicoClear – Introduced in 2007, a revolutionary true zero-dead volume connection solution integral to the proprietary, custom and digital column packing system at the heart our column manufacturing.

Portable Solutions – Simple, Scalable, Easy-to-Use

PicoChip® – Introduced in 2011, the PicoChip solution for nanoflow LC-MS integrates the industry standard for analysis – the PicoFrit – into a simple, easy-to-use, scalable solution packaged for safety, portability, and unified global workflows.

FlowChip™ – Introduced in 2018, the FlowChip builds on the standard for analysis in the PicoFrit and the simple, easy-to-use, scalable solution of PicoChip, enabling standardized global workflows with its safe, portable self-contained packaging engineered for microflow LC-MS and a portfolio of applications inclusive of Proteomics, Metabolomics and Lipidomics.