Mantis 3.5: Save Protocol and Reagent Configuration Files Anywhere, Stuck Solenoid Check and Some Minor Software Changes.

March 31, 2016 by Astri Leave a Comment

Save Protocol and Reagent Configuration Files Anywhere

You can now save and load the dispense protocol and reagent configuration files to and from any location. This enables you to easily centralize and control your files, which is particularly helpful if you have multiple Mantis instruments and users. With this update, now everyone in your lab can access and load the Mantis files that they need with ease.

Protocol List window

Protocol List Window

Stuck Solenoid Check

Mantis now supports solenoid check when starting-up as an early prevention and detection for leaks or stuck solenoids. This feature automatically runs at start-up and can also be manually run for troubleshooting when you find an inaccurate volume during reagent dispensing.

stuck solenoid result

A warning window appears when the Mantis discovers a stuck solenoid

Minor Software Changes

Mantis has added several minor changes for better usability. Other changes include:

  • Ability to choose which diaphragm will dispense first.
  • Added a “What’s New” window when running Mantis for the first time.
  • Added a Restore Default Values button to the Input Option dialog box.


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