About Us

Providing innovative solutions for over 30 years

We provide our customers with innovative bioanalytical solutions for protein and cell biology in life science research, pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic development.

With over 140,000 placements in laboratories around the world, our instruments have contributed to remarkable scientific research described in over 150,000 peer reviewed publications. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection and microplate detection. We are over 1,100 associates strong with rich domain knowledge to support scientific breakthroughs. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley, the center of technology and innovation, with offices around the globe.

Innovations with Ed Begley

Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr. featuring Molecular Devices

Innovations TV tours our corporate offices and laboratories in San Jose, California to demonstrate how new technologies enable great insights. Greg Milosevich, President of Molecular Devices provides an overview of our sophisticated portfolio and its impact on the development of novel therapeutics. Fabian Zanella Ph.D., Director of R&D for StemoniX Inc., a leading provider of ready-to-use preclinical plates of biologically-relevant human micro-organs, speaks to the latest advancements in stem cell research. Zanella also explains the importance of sophisticated instrumentation in the fast-paced environment of cell biology.

First microplate reader in space

Molecular Devices SpectraMax M5e reader, chosen for its durability, became the first microplate reader in space in May 2011. NanoRacks, a leading provider of commercial pathway solutions aboard the International Space Station, added the reader to their line of commercial research hardware, providing researchers the ability to conduct microplate reader experiments in microgravity for the first time.


They reconfigured the reader to operate comfortably in the zero-gravity environment of the space station. Upgrades included temperature control and the ability to configure every aspect of the researcher’s experiment from an Earth-based workstation using SoftMax® Pro, the leading data acquisition and analysis software. NanoRacks re-launched the reconfigured SpectraMax M5e reader back to the International Space Station on the SpaceX Commercial Resupply Mission-9 on July 18, 2016.


  • RoHS Certified

    RoHS Certified

    At Molecular Devices, LLC, our products are RoHS compliant and meet material restriction requirements adopted under European RoHS, Directive 2011/65/EU. This legislation restricts the use of Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Hexavalent Chromium, Poly-Brominated Bi-Phenyls (PBB), and Poly-Brominated Di-Phenyl Ethers (PBDE) in products that are put on the market in EU member countries.

    China RoHS Certified

    Please click here to see the China RoHS Compliance of Molecular Devices Products



    The European Union’s REACH regulation (Regulation No 1907/2006 on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) places obligations as manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemical substances and preparations. It also places obligations on importers of products. Article 33 of REACH requires suppliers to inform recipients if any article contains more than 0.1% (by weight per article) of any substance(s) on the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Based on the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on September 10, 2015, each component of a complex product is considered an article. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) periodically publishes SVHC candidate list on their website at URL: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table. A list of SVHCs present above 0.1% by weight in any article of Molecular Device’s products is available by emailing msdsinquiry@moldev.com.

  • WEEE Certified

    WEEE Certified

    Under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive and implementing regulations, when customers buy new electrical and electronic equipment from Molecular Devices they are entitled to:

    • send old equipment for recycling on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis (this varies depending on the country)
    • send the new equipment back for recycling when this ultimately becomes waste

    Instructions to both customers and recyclers/treatment facilities wishing to obtain disassembly information are found on the WEEE Information  page.


    Prop 65

    Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide warnings to Californians about significant exposures to chemicals that cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Proposition 65 also prohibits California businesses from knowingly discharging significant amounts of listed chemicals into sources of drinking water. Molecular Devices products are labeled and meet Proposition 65 requirements. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

Our Patents

At Molecular Devices, we provide 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 can be viewed here. For more information about any of these technologies, please contact us directly.


Danaher Integrity & Compliance

Integrity & Compliance

Please visit www.danaher.com/how-we-work/integrity-and- compliance for a copy of our Standards of Conduct, to make a report on the Danaher Integrity and Compliance Helpline, and for details regarding Danaher and its subsidiaries’ compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010.

Modern Slavery Act 2015 Compliance

Please visit http://investors.danaher.com/corporate-governance (under Policies & Reports) for details regarding Danaher and its subsidiaries’ compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


Molecular Devices Business Leaders
Molecular Devices Business Leaders

Our Leadership

Our diverse experience, business insights, and a shared purpose drive our everyday decisions to encourage our employees to reach their maximum potential.

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Nov 01, 2018

Molecular Devices introduces enterprise-level SoftMax Pro 7.1 GxP Software

Oct 23, 2018

Molecular Devices announces brand identity for its newly-formed biologics business unit

Aug 08, 2018

Upcoming Episode of Innovations TV Highlights the Molecular Devices High Content Imaging Platform

Nov 12, 2018

10th Annual PEGS Europe

Dec 8, 2018

ASCB 2018 - Booth #943

Feb 2, 2019

SLAS 2019



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