Who We Are

Molecular Devices is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software and consumables for life science research, pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic development. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection and microplate detection. These leading-edge products enable scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and the discovery of new therapeutics.

Molecular Devices is committed to the continual development of innovative solutions for life science applications. The Company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices around the globe.


By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose - to be our customers' first choice for innovative systems, tools, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.

Our Business

Learn about our key products and applications as well as the markets--communities--we serve to support and enrich life science and drug discovery research. This content is available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Our History

Molecular Devices was established in 1983 and launched its first microplate reader in 1987. Since then, the company has continued to advance scientific instrumentation and software for a wide range of bioanalyses, focusing on the needs of life science and drug discovery researchers.

Our Brands

Molecular Devices invests heavily in producing high-quality products that our customers demand. The Molecular Devices trademarks are valuable intellectual property. Molecular Devices uses its best efforts to educate the public about proper trademark usage and to protect its portfolio of trademarks.

Our Technologies

Molecular Devices provides one of the widest ranges of bioanalytical systems for life science and drug discovery research available from a single supplier. Our systems are built on proprietary technology platforms that deliver high performance, flexibility, and reliability. Some of our key patented technologies are listed below. For more information about any of these technologies, please contact us directly.

ISO Certification

Molecular Devices is ISO9001:2008 certified. The company has implemented and successfully maintained a Quality Management System focusing all its processes across the entire value delivery chain on customer satisfaction and continual improvement.

Contact Us

Molecular Devices has one focus: our customers. Whether a recent adopter, long-time user, or prospective customer, your needs drive our actions. We are dedicated to providing you the support that you need from any of our business functions.