The Mantis is the lowest dead-volume, non-contact liquid dispenser on the market. The unique design of this compact liquid handling robot accepts pipette tips or tube inputs. With a base that fits on a standard mouse pad (212 mm x 175 mm x 230 mm), the Mantis can fit in nearly any workspace while remaining robot accessible.
Extremely Low Dead Volume
To minimize dead volume, reagents plug directly into microfluidic chips. Dead volumes can be further reduced to 6 µL by using pipette tips as reagent reservoirs. This feature is ideal for dispensing even the most precious samples.
Patented Microfluidic Dispensing Technology
At the core of the Mantis is a patented microfluidic valve cluster that measures and dispenses discrete volumes of liquid. Pressure and vacuum open and close each valve on the silicone valve cluster. This chip has two micro-diaphragms (100 nL / 500 nL or 1 µL / 5 µL depending on the chip option) that can fill and dispense as rapidly as 10 times per second.
Automatic Chip Changer
Mantis can automatically dispense up to six reagents, allowing you to dispense complex plates and assay development protocols. Optionally, the Mantis can also be delivered with a Large Capacity Chip Changer (LC3). The LC3 upgrade vastly expands the number of reagents that can be automatically dispensed by the Mantis. This modular carousel attachment allows for 24 chips to be set up with 15 mL falcon tubes/pipette tips, or 18 chips with 50 mL falcon tubes. The carousel can be positioned on the left or right of the Mantis depending on your workspace needs.
Continuous Flow Dispensing – optional
When combined with pressurized bottles, continuous flow chips can dispense volumes from 5 µL – ∞ µL in an uninterrupted stream, perfect for setting up deep well blocks. Pressurized bottles are available as 50 mL Falcon tubes and 250 mL Nalgene bottles.
The Mantis´s software provides a straightforward way to design and execute the most complicated dispenses. Add reagents to the dispense list, define volumes and draw on the virtual plate to define dispense placement, then assign each reagent to its chip position. Hit the run button and the Mantis dispenses your design. The Mantis software is capable of designing gradients and backfills. You can also import .txt and .csv files for precise control over dispense volumes (within hardware limits).
|MANTV3||Mantis V3 with Mantis Controlling Software||Piece|
|MLC350||18 chip carousel, 50mL Falcon tube compatible||Piece|
|MLC315||24 chip Carousel, 15mL Falcon tube compatible||Piece|
|MCLS6||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (0.1 uL and 0.5 uL)||6/Pk|
|MCLS12||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (0.1 uL and 0.5 uL)||12/Pk|
|MCLS96||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (0.1 uL and 0.5 uL)||96/Pk|
|MCHS6||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (1 uL and 5 uL)||6/Pk|
|MCHS12||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (1 uL and 5 uL)||12/Pk|
|MCHS96||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (1 uL and 5 uL)||96/Pk|
|MCHP2||High Volume Perfluoroelastomer Mantis Chip (Chemical Compatible)||2/Pk|
|MCHP10||High Volume Perfluoroelastomer Mantis Chip (Chemical Compatible)||10/Pk|
|MCLP2||Low Volume Perfluoroelastomer Mantis Chip (Chemical Compatible)||2/Pk|
|MCLP10||Low Volume Perfluoroelastomer Mantis Chip (Chemical Compatible)||10/Pk|
|MCHSM6||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||6/Pk|
|MCHSM12||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||12/Pk|
|MCHSM96||High Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||96/Pk|
|MCLSM6||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||6/Pk|
|MCLSM12||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||12/Pk|
|MCLSM96||Low Volume Silicone Mantis Chip (Molecular Biology Grade)||96/Pk|
|MCHCF6||High Volume Mantis Continuous Flow Silicone chip||6/Pk|
|Dispensing||Diaphragm Vol.||Min Volume||Max Vol.||Vol. – Pulse/sec.||Dead Vol.||CV’s|
|Low Volume||0.1 μL, 0.5 μL||0.1 μL||∞||0.1 μL – 10
0.5 μL – 7
|High Volume||1 μL, 5 μL||1 μL||∞||1 μL – 10
5 μL – 4
|Low Volume PFE*||0.1 μL, 0.5 μL||0.1 μL||∞||0.1 μL – 3
0.5 μL – 2
|High Volume PFE*||1 μL, 5 μL||1 μL||∞||1 μL – 5
5 μL – 4
|High Volume Continuous Flow||5 μL||∞||300 μL||<5%|
*PFE : Perfluoroelastomer chips (solvent-compatible chips).
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