Siemens Launches Drone Pilot to Transport Lab Samples & Medical Provides in Africa

An aerial view of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

What You Ought to Know: 

  • Siemens Healthineers is collaborating with German drone producer and repair supplier Wingcopter to pilot an built-in drone supply resolution for healthcare amenities all through Africa; 2-way supply system transporting blood samples, vaccines, and prescribed drugs to enhance entry to pattern evaluation, speed up analysis and permit quicker therapy for rural communities.
  • Siemens Healthineers Center East, Southern & Japanese Africa and Wingcopter GmbH have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and roll out an built-in drone supply resolution to move numerous laboratory diagnostics supplies in addition to different medical provides in Africa. 
  • The mix of Siemens Healthineers’ Laboratory Diagnostics testing capabilities and Wingcopter’s drone supply providers will present improved diagnostics and quicker therapy. The answer will undertake the most recent in digital know-how offered by Siemens Healthineers and Wingcopter from extremely automated drone supply to Laboratory Info Techniques which is able to precisely monitor and report outcomes on to the sufferers.
  • The precise time and place of the primary deployment of drone-based lab pattern deliveries has not been introduced.