Wing enters ‘Mana-land’ with medical drone deliveries in Ireland
Google’s corporate drone delivery cousin Wing is continuing to expand its international network with the planned launch of medical services in Dublin – a somewhat unconventional yet pragmatic first step in aerial transport in a nation where local hero Mana has established itself as an early leader in food conveyance.
Wing says it’s preparing a platform of rapid drone deliveries of “pharmacy items, laboratory samples, and medical devices and supplies” between participating hospitals and healthcare facilities. It expects those services to begin in Ireland later this year.
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The company’s communiqué does not specify whether those activities will include transporting prescriptions to the households of patients the way US startup Zipline is planning. Given Wing’s doorstep services of groceries and prepared food orders in Australia,…