drone delivery

Credit: Swoop Aero

By Dean Koh 03:41 am June 23, 2020
Launched in 2017, Australia-based aeromedical logistics company Swoop Aero announced that it has closed a Series A funding round with returning investors Right Click Capital and Tempus Partners. The startup will use the latest eight figure sum capital injection to establish a presence in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), as well as expand its service offering across the medical logistics space. ...

Credit: SOS Alarm

By Piers Ford 01:18 am May 19, 2020
SOS Alarm, the company that operates Sweden’s 112 emergency number, is to use drones to deliver Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) for the first time in a trial that begins in June. The clinical study into the use of emergency medical drone transport for real incidents is the latest phase of a research collaboration between SOS Alarm, the Center for...
By Leontina Postelnicu 10:54 am January 24, 2020
Swiss Post and Matternet will start transporting lab samples by drone between hospitals in Switzerland again, months after putting the project on hold. A panel of aviation experts were asked to review safety processes following two incidents in which a drone made an emergency landing and was recovered from the bottom of Lake Zurich, while another crashed close to a group of children that were...

Credit: Wingcopter

By Leontina Postelnicu 07:53 am December 13, 2019
We might be seeing more drones delivering life-saving medical supplies as German manufacturer Wingcopter announced today that it landed “seven-digit” financing from Singapore-based Corecam Capital Partners. The exact amount secured was not revealed. WHAT THEY DO Since its founding in 2017, the Darmstadt-based startup’s eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) drones have been used in...