UPS, Matternet Conducting Medical Drone Deliveries Across N.C. Hospital System

UPS has formed a new partnership with Matternet to deliver medical samples via drone. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). A first flight on Tuesday marked the beginning of …

Tyler Kacerek’s insight:
This drone can handle up to a 5lb payload and transports drugs or bodily fluid samples between hospital locations. The old method was through a courier and was slow due to traffic and road restrictions.

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