Cold Drone Delivery: Swoop Aero in Malawi
Swoop Aero Delivers Ultracold Pfizer Vaccines in Malawi, demonstrating cold chain drone technology.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Australian drone-based logistics company Swoop Aero has succeeded in transporting critical Pfizer vaccines in Malawi. The air delivery of the vaccines, which require ultra-cold chain conditions, marks a milestone for Malawi, as well as for Swoop Aero and medical air deliveries in general, showcasing the potential the technology has to support public health.
Over 17,280 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been successfully delivered across the Southern districts of Malawi so far, with manufacturers such as AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson making use of the existing Swoop Aero drone network to quickly distribute critical vaccines to remote communities. Swoop Aero intends to deliver thousands more vaccines as they become available.
“The delivery of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines underscores the novel value of bi-directional drone networks in…