Molecular Devices - Microplate Readers, Multiwashers and Microvolume Microplates

With the partnering of Molecular Devices and Sanbio, we can now help you improve your productivity and effectiveness, which will accelerate your research. With the innovative analytical solutions for cell and protein biology you can see more, do more and know more.


The one and only microplate reader in space!
Molecular Devices’ SpectraMax M5e Multi-Mode Microplate Reader Launched to International Space Station via NanoRacks, LLC
NanoRacks, LLC is installing a new, reconfigured Molecular Devices’ SpectraMax M5e multi-mode microplate reader on the International Space Station to perform experiments in microgravity.

VersaMax Microplate Reader


The VersaMax™ Microplate Reader from Molecular Devices bridges the gap between the affordability of filter-based readers and the flexibility of monochromator-based systems. The VersaMax reader uses a grating monochromator to select the wavelength, so the exact wavelength needed can be selected for every assay. With a range from 340 to 850 nm, an equivalence of 510 free filters, this reader is a versatile option for your research lab.

Using an advanced optical and electronic design, the VersaMax reader gives the same high performance with round-bottom, flat-bottom or half-area well plates. Dual wavelength readings report the actual absorbance at each wavelength, so data can be analyzed according to your preferences. The possibility to control the temperature up to 45°C allows kinetic assays at ambient and physiological temperatures.

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SpectraMax i3 Multi-Mode platform

SpectraMax i3

The SpectraMax® i3 Multi-Mode Platform is a multi-mode detection system that evolves with your future needs and offers an unlimited breadth of application possibilities. The SpectraMax comes with a standard spectral absorbance, fluorescence, and luminescence detection. Additionally, user-installable options allow the SpectraMax i3 System to grow with your changing applications needs to fulfill and go beyond the standard plate reader applications, protecting your initial investments.

Monochromator optics support Absorbance. Fluorescence, and Luminescence, while user-exchangeable cartridges expand the system's detection. Combined with the SpectraMax MiniMax Imaging Cytometer option, this platform is the most versatile microplate detection system available on the market.

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SpectraMax Paradigm Multimode Microplate Reader


The SpectraMax Paradigm reader’s flexible design allows for real-time system configuration in under two minutes. Detection cartridge modularity meets your current needs while providing flexibility to address future applications.

  • Dual PMTs provide fast read times
  • Excellent sensitivity and performance
  • Industry-leading SoftMax® Pro Software ready-to-run protocols get you started faster
  • Applications at your fingertips

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MultiWash+ Microplate Washer


The MultiWash+ Microplate Washer is perfect to users that have lower throughput applications, but still want the benefits of a microplate washer. Any assay that needs a washing step is amendable to be processed by the MultiWash+ Washer such as ELISA, FIA, LIA, Cytotoxicity assays and many more.


  • Walk-up usability
  • 4 Wash and rinse bottles included
  • Flexible system washes both 96- or 384-well plates
  • Automated rinse reduces clogging
  • Cross-wise aspiration reduces residual volumes
  • Vacuum and pressure free
  • On-board pumps which provides a quiet wash experience
  • Up to 20 protocols
  • 3 shaking modes

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SpectraDrop™ Microvolume Microplate


The SpectraDrop is user versatile, with different volume sizes and densitiy options, elegantly simple with multi-user design.

The specially designed, high-throughput solution for low volume DNA and protein measurement assures uniform and reproducible analysis. The SpectraDrop Microplate incorporates a specially designed adapter and slide pair providing a uniform multi-sample assembly. The simplicity of this allows each user to have their own slide combination, making it ideal for multiuser laboratories.


* 24 or 64 samples * 0.5 mm & 1 mm ( 2 µl or 4 µl) * No calibration needed

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