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Who we are

Providing Innovative solutions for nearly 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.

Molecular Devices

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

Molecular Devices is a trusted life-science partner to researchers around the world.



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



Blazing trails toward novel, life-saving medicines born from chemical 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.

complete solutions

We design complete solutions for any application to meet customer needs today — and tomorrow

From basic research to novel cell and gene therapy development, our customers do it all. We empower them to advance discovery by developing holistic solutions that address their specific research requirements of today, yet can easily adapt as applications and research goals change over time.

Integrity & Compliance

Please visit 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.

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.

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.

  Empowering scientists
  scientific breakthroughs

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.