Microplate Reader Solutions

Complete lab tools for all your research needs

For nearly 30 years, we have partnered with scientists to expand the boundaries of their research. Our microplate readers and software are the industry's most cited and have empowered life science researchers to advance protein and cell biology―breaking the barriers to novel, landmark discoveries.

Select a reader that fits your application needs

Evaluating microplate readers doesn’t have to be overwhelming. First consider your application needs, and if your budget is modest, a single-mode reader dedicated to your main application would be the most logical choice.

The three most common read modes in a single-mode microplate reader are absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence. Learn more about each detection technology and common applications here.

A single-mode microplate reader is a good starting point. However, an upgradeable multi-mode reader can address all your future lab needs.

Our multi-mode plate readers provide great flexibility and include absorbance, fluorescence and luminescence with configurable options for fluorescence polarization (FP), time-resolved fluorescence (TRF), FRET, and AlphaScreen. Upgradeable modules are also available including western blot, cell imaging, and fast kinetics with injectors.

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Most wonderful instrument to work with, less issues technically and easiest software to analyze.

- Joshi Vasa, Dr. Reddys Labs Ltd.

Explore our SpectraMax series of microplate readers

Customer Breakthroughs

Ionic Transport Assays uses the SpectraMax i3 reader to study drug candidate-induced cardiotoxicity in stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes.

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SoftMax® Pro Software is the most published microplate reader control and data analysis software. If you’re in a GMP/GLP lab, our SoftMax Pro GxP Compliance Software helps you achieve FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

SoftMax Pro Software

The most published microplate reader control and data analysis software with preconfigured protocols and custom assay workflows.

SoftMax Pro GxP Software

Meet FDA guidelines in GMP/GLP labs with the most secure data acquisition and analysis software to achieve full FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

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The SpectraTest Validation Plates provide automated, comprehensive, and traceable validation of optical performance of our microplate readers.

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IQ/OQ/PM Services

Ensure ongoing compliance of your Molecular Devices microplate readers and be audit ready with our IQ/OQ/PM validation and compliance services.

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We are ready to help you solve your tough research challenges. Our proven solutions and highly qualified teams across the globe can help advance your next big discovery.