About Roche Molecular Diagnostics

Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Roche Molecular Diagnostics (RMD) develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, tests, platforms and technologies. With its broad portfolio of oncology, virology, microbiology and blood screening tests, RMD’s clients include researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals, laboratories and blood banks around the world. RMD employs around 1,400 people across five locations: Pleasanton, California; Branchburg, New Jersey; Los Gatos, California; Marlborough, Massachusetts; and Rotkreuz, Switzerland. The business was founded in the early 1990s following the acquisition of the revolutionary, Nobel-prize winning Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology (PCR). PCR quickly replicates a single specific fragment of DNA or RNA to quantities sufficient for accurate laboratory analysis.

A commitment to innovation

From liquid biopsy to innovative technologies that enable quicker, more effective identification of multidrug-resistant organisms, Roche is committed to developing diagnostic solutions that allow clinicians to determine the best possible course of care for individual patients.

Discover more about Roche molecular work area


Nucleic acid purification process

Nucleic acid purification

Roche has been at the forefront of developing commercial NAP technology for two decades, offering solutions for labs of all sizes.

Vials used in liquid biopsy technology

Liquid biopsy

Roche “liquid biopsy” technology can enable tumor markers to be detected through a simple, non-invasive blood draw, making it an ideal complement to tissue biopsy.

Female scientist

Cervical cancer screening

ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) is the largest U.S. prospective registrational clinical study of its kind, and was designed to evaluate performance of the cobas®HPV Test in different cervical cancer screening scenarios.


Case studies: real world solutions from Roche

As the leader in the field of molecular diagnostics, Roche strives to partner with customers to find innovative and practical solutions that fit their testing needs.

Alpha Genomix Pharmogenetics (PGx) image

Alpha Genomix Pharmogenetics (PGx) partners with Roche

When it comes to DNA purification, experienced lab directors know that the right extraction instrument is essential to a smooth, efficient workflow.

Speed & efficiency with the MagNA Pure 96 System

Speed & efficiency with the MagNA Pure 96 System at Pathology Inc

Nucleic acid purification used to be a five-hour process at Pathology, Inc., a premier independent women’s health laboratory.

Microscopic image taken from a liquid biopsy

Liquid Biopsy case study

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, causing 1.59 million deaths each year; non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) comprises 85% of all lung cancers.