Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system which largely affects the motor system. Generally, symptoms manifest gradually over time. The cause of Parkinson's disease is unidentified, but assumed to implicate both genetic and environmental factors. As yet, there is no cure, with treatment focused on improving symptoms.
For most applications and industries, employing automation brings the advantages of consistency and reproducibility, increased throughput and a reduction in the risks associated with sample preparation.
GlaxoSmithKline were interested in measuring volatile components from cell lines. The non-volatile cell lines were pelleted from a suspension using a centrifuge for analysis.