Skyports’ UK medical drone delivery trial ends with success
In another indication that medical transport services may well be the largest initial activity for emerging drone delivery operators, UK company Skyports says it has successfully wrapped up a month-long trial of aerial shuttles with the nation’s EMED Group.
EMED, which is the largest general transport service provider to the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), joined Skyports Drone Deliveries in the four-week test that recently came to a close. The operation was a proof-of-concept trial conveying patient lab samples and other materials between East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) medical facilities.
The effort was dubbed a success after EMED relied on Skyports for dedicated drone courier runs between delivery destinations, ultimately transporting over 400 pathology samples.
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