Who we are

Providing Innovative solutions for 40 years

Molecular Devices makes scientific breakthroughs possible for academic, pharmaceutical, government, and biotech customers. Dedicated to enabling life science labs of the future, where innovative technology and novel research converge, Molecular Devices empowers scientists to advance discovery, driving earlier diagnoses and safer therapeutics for patients. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Calif., with a footprint around the world, the company’s 1,200 diverse associates are moved by a vision to improve quality of life everywhere.

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Molecular Devices is a life-science technology innovator

Our integrated hardware and software solutions enable automated workflows—from start to finish—for any research application. Whether its cell line development, 3D biology, drug screening—or a combination of the three—our technology maximizes throughput and reproducibility to give researchers more time and greater insights.

Customers we serve

We’re a trusted life-science partner to researchers around the world

With a strong local presence around the world, our global in-house sales, service, and support teams work directly with customers in over 21 countries. We’re scientists supporting scientists. PhD-level experts provide comprehensive application support, method development, and turnkey protocols that empower customers to successfully address their most simple to complex biological research.

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Collaboration is key – From small startups to global pharmaceutical companies, we work closely with customers to help answer their most difficult questions.



Exploring answers to hard-hitting questions that solidify our understanding of biology or challenge the status quo.



Pharmaceutical and biotech companies that do life science research to develop novel, life-saving medicines born from chemical, cellular, and synthetic processes, with speed, reliability, and traceability.



Protecting and advancing public health by ensuring safety across food supplies, medical treatments, environmental substances, and more.

What drives us

Empowering scientists to achieve landmark discoveries

From innovative cell imaging solutions to intuitive analysis software, new technologies from Molecular Devices enable greater insights for customers. In this video, Susan Murphy, president of Molecular Devices, provides an overview of our sophisticated portfolio and its impact on the development of novel therapeutics. In addition, insights from StemoniX Inc., a leading provider of ready-to-use preclinical plates of biologically-relevant human micro-organs, reveals the importance of sophisticated instruments in the fast-paced environment of cell biology.

  Susan Murphy, President of Molecular Devices

Moved by a vision to improve quality of life everywhere

Accomplishing scientific breakthroughs can be a slow and arduous process. However, time is of the essence when dementia, cancer, cardiac disease, COVID-19, and more continue to upend lives around the world. This makes our corporate vision—to fast-track scientific discoveries to improve quality of life everywhere—significantly important. Our technology is helping pave the way for advanced disease detection, drug discovery, and therapeutic development, crucial for improving human health and wellness.

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