Wingcopter in Africa

An aerial view of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The picture was taken from a hot air balloon.

Wingcopter Partners with Siemens Healthlineers for Drone Delivery of Lab Samples in Africa

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Wingcopter GmbH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa to develop and implement an integrated drone delivery solution for the transportation of laboratory diagnostics materials and medical supplies in Africa. Leveraging both Siemens Healthineers’ Laboratory Diagnostics testing capabilities and Wingcopter’s drone delivery services will result in enhanced diagnostics and quicker treatment. The solution will employ both companies’ most recent digital technology, including highly automated drone delivery as well as Laboratory Information Systems capable of accurately tracking and reporting results directly to patients.

“At Siemens Healthineers, we are committed to providing…