Medical technology company Siemens Healthineers says it plans to roll out a drone delivery solution to transport laboratory diagnostics materials as well as other medical supplies in Africa. The company is joining forces with Wingcopter, a German developer and operator of delivery drones, for this initiative.

Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wingcopter to develop a highly automated drone delivery solution that will accurately track and report results directly to the patients.

According to the companies, the utilization of Wingcopter’s delivery drones with Siemens Healthineers’ laboratory diagnostics facilities will allow for quick and automated two-way delivery of samples, medicine, and other medical products.

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