EMED Group, Skyports Partner on Trial of Medical Courier Services by Drone
EMED Group Partners with Skyports Drone Services for Trial Project: Medical Courier Services by Drone
By DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Leading healthcare logistics provider EMED Group and drone logistics and monitoring leader Skyports Drone Services have completed a proof-of-concept project seeking to provide medical courier services with additional innovation and sustainability benefits.
The four-week trial launched this past June, and was run with EMED Group customer East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). The project saw the successful delivery of more than 400 pathology samples between two ESNEFT sites, demonstrating the ability of frequent drone operations to assist traditional medical courier services in further enhancing services for patients and healthcare professionals. Deliveries are being conducted using Skyports Drone Services’ Swoop Aero Kookaburra III aircraft, a fixed wing aircraft with a 3kg payload. The drone is a…