Monday, April 1, 2013

Did you know: The PHERAstar FS will be used on CSI Las Vegas?

BMG LABTECH’s PHERAstar FS Takes Center Stage on CBS’ CSI Las Vegas

BMG LABTECH’s PHERAstar FS will be  featured in the laboratory of CBS’ popular CSI Las Vegas television crime drama.

After having heard, and rightly so, that the PHERAstar FS is the “Gold Standard” in microplate readers, the prop master for CSI contacted BMG LABTECH US and requested a unit to be used on the show. We were happy to comply and sent a PHERAstar FS, along with our US Southern California Sales Manager, Lee Hedges, up to Hollywood.

The episode plot utilizes the PHERAstar FS to perform an assay to determine if a victim has a possible allergy. The assay used is a fluorescence alternative to the RAST test (radioallergosorbent test), which uses a blood sample to test for allergies to various substances. Ultimately, the PHERAstar FS was used by CSI lab technician, David Hodges, in bringing a suspect to justice.
The PHERAstar FS on the set of CSI Las Vegas

On the PHERAstar FS, prop master Michael Lindsay enthused, “It is a really cool machine!” Thanks, Michael, we humbly agree! The PHERAstar FS is the Gold-Standard multidetection microplate reader for HTS and assay development. It is easily integrated, compact, versatile, and its sensitivity is unmatched.

Tune in to CSI on May 1, 10:00 pm ET/PT to watch the show. (Season 13, Episode 20) and make sure to look for the PHERAstar FS in the lab scenes! The PHERAstar FS is also slated to be used in Season 14.

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