Molecular Devices was established in 1983 and launched its first micro-plate reader in 1987. Since then, the company has continued to advance life science research becoming the #1 brand in the global Life Science and Drug Discovery Market.

The company footprint includes:

  • Over 30 year history of innovation and quality
  • Over 130,000 installed base of instrument platforms in a prestigious customer base
  • Global sales, marketing and service footprint with 300 direct sales, service, and application scientists serving 29 countries and 120 distributors globally serving 64 countries
  • The first and only microplate reader in space

Danaher Life Sciences Platform

Molecular Devices, along with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Leica MicroSystems and AB Sciex is part of Danaher Life Sciences platform.


Automation Partners

Molecular Devices, a core member of the SiLa consortium for Standardization in Lab Automation, has extensive experience integrating with 3rd party automation:

  • Over 3,000 integrated systems
  • Simple protocol setup
  • Scalable from stacker to full automation

Our automation partners are: