Plate readers are one of the most basic laboratory tools used in drug discovery and life science research. A plate reader acquires and processes a range of biological and biochemical data--from measuring a simple colorimetric change in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or monitoring a complex kinase binding interaction via time-resolved fluorescence (TRF) to tracking data in regulated environments requiring FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.
With the wide variety of approaches to detecting biological and chemical changes in samples, plate readers are used extensively in many areas of research including disease studies, compound investigation, assay development, bioassay validation, quality control, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
Molecular Devices® has been developing microplate reader technology for over 25 years and has shipped over 30,000 units worldwide. Our products include plate readers, microplate washers, automation capabilities, GxP compliance tools, and microplate data acquisition and analysis software such as its premier SoftMax® Pro Data Acquisition & Analysis Software. Our expertise combined with our many patents in this area give researchers the most flexibility, sensitivity, and ease-of-use for the broadest range of microplate-based assays.
Molecular Devices offers a versatile range of multi-mode readers. Each system meets a different combination of needs from basic research to drug discovery. With seven different configurations, researchers can purchase the modes they need for their specific applications, and most of the readers can be upgraded with additional modes as the needs of the user change.
Molecular Devices offers a range of single-mode readers for absorbance, fluorescence, or luminescence detection of microplate-based assays, including six absorbance, two fluorescence, and one luminescence configuration. Each system supports a different set of research needs, depending largely on the applications of interest.
Easy-to-use comparison chart for selecting a Molecular Devices microplate reader based on your application needs.
We understand that the data you generate with our instrument systems are often used to make critical decisions. To help ensure you are able to make the best decisions possible, we offer a range of validation & compliance products, including validation documentation for software and hardware, calibration and validation tools, a range of service plans, and expert technical and applications support.
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Automation: Our instruments offer built-in automation or are compatible with solutions from automation partners.