Advancing your research

Designed to take you from hypothesis to data to market quickly

Our automation-friendly high-content imaging systems, cell screening systems, and microplate readers provide flexible scalability to take your research wherever you want to go.

Microplate Readers

Flexible, configurable, and reliable microplate technologies. Systems include the SpectraMax® i3x and iD3 Multi-Mode Microplate Readers, Maxline®, VersaMax™, and FlexStation® microplate readers with SoftMax® Pro Software.

Cellular Imaging Systems

High-content imaging and analysis systems that feature options and modules to address your specific research including objectives, filters, imaging modes, and environmental conditions.

Assay Kits and Reagents

Easy-to-use, robust assay kits and reagents for life science research, drug discovery & development, and bioassays. All assay kits and reagents are optimized for use on Molecular Devices instruments.

Microplate Washers

MultiWash™+ and AquaMax® Microplate Washers are compact, quiet, efficient and allow for easy set-up.

Micro-volume Microplates

The unique SpectraDrop™ Micro-Volume Plate offers a high throughput and accurate solution for low volume measurement.

Multi-Mode Microplate Readers

Easy-to-use, intuitive, configurable microplate readers with industry-leading SoftMax® Pro Software

Key applications

  • Cell viability and cell counting
  • DNA/RNA quantitation
  • Western blot detection
  • HTRF
  • Reporter gene assays

Featured Microplate Reader
Multi-user microplate readers with a large touchscreen and NFC functionality

Clone Screening and Imaging Systems

Clone screening systems for monoclonality verification and colony picking

Key applications

  • Monoclonality Assurance
  • Antigen-Specific Screening
  • Cell surface expression screening
  • Hybridoma Screening
  • Cell viability
  • Colony Forming Assay


Featured Cell Screening System
QPix™ 400 Mammalian Colony Picker Microbial screening colony picker with sample tracking and plate handling

High-Content Imaging Systems

Sensitive, robust automated cellular imaging systems for higher quality images, faster throughput, and more powerful analysis

Key applications

  • Live cell analysis
  • Cell counting
  • Organoids & spheroids
  • Stem cells
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Multiplexing


Featured Imaging System
Automated cell imaging systems take you from samples to results in minutes

Walk-up usability: Access to custom protocols and results with a single tap on large touchscreen
Background noise reduction
Push data to any computer
Flexibility to set up experiments using either filters or monochromators

More information : SpectraMax iD5 | SpectraMax iD3 | iD5 Datasheet |
iD3 Datasheet

Application Note: Monitor NF-κB activation with a sensitive dual reporter assay on the SpectraMax iD5 microplate reader

Identify colonies with a desired phenotype
Select colonies efficiently
Maintain sterility

More information : Datasheet

Application Note: Synthetic metagenomics: converting digital information back to biology

Start quickly with icon-driven CellReporterXpress software
Preconfigured templates for many cell imaging and analysis protocols including apoptosis and mitochondrial detection
Lab-friendly price enables automated imaging for every lab

More information :Video | Datasheet

Application Note: Evaluation of mitochondrial integrity and mitochondria membrane potential using automated cell imaging and analysis

Innovation is in our DNA

We enable scientists to find solutions to their research challenges and workflow bottlenecks. Our products span multiple platforms including analytical detection, clone picking, imaging, automation, and software.

We provide high-performance bioanalytical measurement solutions for life science research, pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic development. With over 140,000 placements in laboratories around the world, our instruments have catalyzed brilliant scientific research described in over 40,000 peer-reviewed publications. Included within a broad product portfolio are platforms for high-throughput screening, genomic and cellular analysis, colony selection and microplate detection. These leading-edge products empower scientists to improve productivity and effectiveness, ultimately accelerating research and scientific discoveries