Consortium in Scotland gets funds for medical drone delivery network
A consortium of national health care and UAV organizations in Scotland has secured funding for the launch of what it says will be the UK’s first country-wide drone medical delivery and distribution system.
The Care and Equity – Healthcare Logistics UAS Scotland (CAELUS) consortium said it has obtained an additional $12.1 million in finances from the UK’s drone tech promotion agency to continue work on a UAV medical delivery network. Those funds from the UK Research and Innovation’s Future (UKRI) Flight Challenge program follow an earlier $1.7 million the group of 16 partnered organizations had obtained for the project. Its goal is to fly essential medicines, blood products, and critical supplies between hospitals, laboratories, distribution centers, and even individual medical offices across Scotland.
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Among CAELUS partners are the University of Strathclyde, UK air traffic…