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LJL Biosystems


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About LJL Biosystems

LJL Biosystems, Inc. developed and manufactured automated instrumentation systems for clinical, research and drug development applications. The company was acquired by Molecular Devices Corporation (Nasdaq: MDCC) in August of 2000.

Headquarters Location

405 Tasman Drive

Sunnyvale, California, 94089,

United States


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LJL Biosystems Patents

LJL Biosystems has filed 76 patents.

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Electrophysiology, Membrane biology, Ion channels, Cell biology, Neurophysiology


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Electrophysiology, Membrane biology, Ion channels, Cell biology, Neurophysiology



Latest LJL Biosystems News


May 10, 2022

COMPANY NEWS; MOLECULAR DEVICES AGREES TO ACQUIRE LJL BIOSYSTEMS Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Give this article June 9, 2000, Section C, Page 4 Buy Reprints TimesMachine is an exclusive benefit for home delivery and digital subscribers. The Molecular Devices Corporation, a leading maker of systems used by the big drug companies in research and development, said yesterday that it would acquire LJL BioSystems in a $262.8 million stock swap. Both companies are based in Sunnyvale, Calif., and develop bioanalytical measurement systems that speed up and improve drug discovery research. Each share of LJL will be exchanged for three-tenths of a share of Molecular Devices. The ratio works out to about $17.72 per LJL share, based on the closing price on Wednesday. Shares of Molecular Devices were up $1.9375 each, at $61, in Nasdaq trading, where LJL gained $1.3125, to $17.5625. Advertisement

LJL Biosystems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is LJL Biosystems's headquarters?

    LJL Biosystems's headquarters is located at 405 Tasman Drive, Sunnyvale.

  • What is LJL Biosystems's latest funding round?

    LJL Biosystems's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did LJL Biosystems raise?

    LJL Biosystems raised a total of $16.5M.

  • Who are the investors of LJL Biosystems?

    Investors of LJL Biosystems include Molecular Devices, Skyline Ventures, Bay City Capital, Edgemont Asset Management Co and Alta Partners.

  • Who are LJL Biosystems's competitors?

    Competitors of LJL Biosystems include CellChorus.

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