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Founded in 1983, Molecular Devices introduced its first Microplate Reader in 1987 and since then has continued to broaden its offerings of bioanalytical systems for life science and drug discovery research through a combination of internal R&D and strategic acquisitions.

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2003

  • Multi-Detection Microarray Analysis System with Dual-Mode Cuvette Port introduced

2002

  • Acquired Universal Imaging Corp.
  • Launched IonWorks® HT Automated Electrophysiology System
  • Announced the new GenePix® Personal 4100A

2001

2000

  • Acquired LJL Biosystems, Inc.

1999

  • Acquired Skatron Instruments A/S
  • Acquired Software.com, Inc.
  • Introduced GenePix® 4000A

1996

  • Acquired Noveltech Systems

1987

  • Introduced first microplate reader

1983

  • Molecular Devices established in Sunnyvale, California, USA