International logistics and drone delivery company Swoop Aero is launching a new service in its home market with aerial transport of lab samples from the Moreton Bay islands off Australia’s east coast city Brisbane.

After a prolonged burst of expansion abroad – notably through medical drone delivery projects in several African nations – Swoop Aero says its new domestic plans involve flying lab samples from Moreton Bay clinics to mainland testing labs operated by partner Mater Pathology. Air transport of those materials – which will include blood specimens and COVID-19 swabs – is expected to cut up to six hours off time required by ferry and road vehicles.

Drone deliveries from the Moreton Bay islands Stradbroke, Russell, Macleay aims to speed analysis of samples, and thereby permit physicians to order necessary treatment quicker. 

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The innovation will oversee…