Molecular Devices Enables Intuitive Functionality at Your Fingertips on the Apple iPad with the Latest SoftMax Pro Software

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Devices Inc., a leader in bioanalytical systems for drug discovery & development, life science research, and bioassay/test development, today announced that it has expanded the functionality of the SoftMax® Pro Software and prominence of the SpectraMax® microplate readers, enabling monitor and control ability via an Apple iPad wireless device.

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When the iPad is used together with SoftMax Pro Software, it is possible to simultaneously monitor and control the operating and usage conditions of SpectraMax microplate reader. Displayed via an intuitive interface, many tasks that previously required a trip to the lab can now be performed wirelessly with the iPad. The mobility and document browsing features of the iPad can provide additional gains in laboratory efficiency through quick and easy access to important information.

"This latest enhancement to our SoftMax Pro Software opens a new dimension for data analysis on the SpectraMax readers," says Mikey Kindler, Director of Marketing, BioResearch Products. "This seamless interface enables microplate reader control and remote monitoring possibilities, placing protocols and data into the hands of researchers - wherever they are."

The following improvements in task efficiency can be achieved using the new functionality:

    Increased efficiency through protocol monitoring of your microplate reader


    Free up your time by monitoring protocols and operating status. The status of your SpectraMax reader in the laboratory can be checked quickly from remote locations. If an error occurs, equipment instruction manuals can be referenced immediately, enabling rapid troubleshooting and response. The result is more reliable execution of analysis tasks and overall improvement in task efficiency.



      Improved sharing of your data acquisitions and analysis


      SoftMax Pro affords the capability to share your data and analysis with anyone, from anywhere in the world, by opening-up a new world of remote connectivity by using the Apple iPad.



      For more details contact your Molecular Devices' sales representative.

      About Molecular Devices: At Molecular Devices we have one focus—our customers. When you become our customer, your needs drive our actions and your success is our concern. Our instruments offer a full spectrum of detection technologies and meet all throughput and content needs. Our goal is to deliver highly relevant bioanalytical products to detect biology, decode data, and drive discovery.

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