Drone Delivery of Lab Specimens Spright and Interpath
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, Air Methods drone division Spright and Interpath Laboratory have announced a partnership for the launch of a first-of-its-kind drone delivery network capable of transferring lab specimens. The partnership conducted its first proof-of-concept test flight last week with the Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center to Interpath’s main medical laboratory location in Pendleton, Oregon.
This new initiative is set to significantly cut down on the turnaround time of critical diagnostic test results for clinics such as Yellowhawk, while also improving patient satisfaction and allowing healthcare providers to more promptly perform follow-up care.
Working with the Pendleton UAS Test Site team, the project will deploy a Wingcopter 198 drone utilizing beyond line of sight (BVLOS) technology to carry…