Zipline has taken another stride forward in its innovative instant medical logistics work by making a successful long-range drone delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, requiring ultra-cold-chain treatment, to destinations in Ghana.
Zipline’s groundbreaking drone delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines – which must be kept at temperatures of between -90°C to -60°C – opens the way for 50,000 doses to be similarly supplied to people throughout Ghana, and even more beyond. Pfizer and BioNTech, which worked with Zipline to develop and test the end-to-end delivery process, have committed a total of 2 billion doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to low- and middle-income countries through 2022.
The trio’s breakthrough with long-distance drone deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines requiring constant cold chain conditions promises to further expand Zipline’s already considerable achievements in Africa.
The company has distributed over…