Zipline to start assembling drones in Rwanda

Zipline to start assembling drones in RwandaZipline

Zipline to start assembling drones in Rwanda The New Times reports that Zipline, a US-based company that operates the world’s only drone delivery system for urgent medicines such as blood and vaccine is set to unveil a drone assembling plant in Rwanda. Zipline launched operations in Muhanga district, Southern Rwanda,  about two years ago as the world’s first commercial regular drone delivery…

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Antibacterial Drones To Fight Staph Infections

Antibacterial Drones Effective Against Staph Infectionsshutterstock / Laboratory Equipment

Antibacterial Drones Effective Against Staph Infections Genomic “islands” that evolved from viruses can be converted into “drones” that disable Staphylococcus aureus, bacteria that are often resistant to antibiotics and pose a threat to safe hospital care, a new study finds. Conducted by researchers from NYU School of Medicine and published online in the journal Nature Biotechnology on September 24, the study found that a…

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Who Launched A Drone Pilot Over WakeMed?

FAA & NCDOT Launch Drone Pilot Over WakeMedWakeMed

FAA & NCDOT Launch Drone Pilot Over WakeMed Biz Journal reports that a spinning quadcopter hits the sky over WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh Wednesday. The device, piloted by global drone delivery firm Matternet, part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Drone Integration Pilot Program (IPP). For now the drone is on a data-gathering mission for the Federal Aviation Administration,…

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Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By Drone

Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By DroneTech Radar

Vampires Rejoice! Australian Postal Service To Deliver Blood By Drone Tech Radar reports that with the continual decline in the number of physical letters being posted, it’s perhaps no big surprise that postal services are always on the lookout for new ways to make a buck, and the CEO of Australia Post, Christine Holgate, has suggested one particularly new and innovative…

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H.R. 4 FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean Changes

FAA Reauthorization Act could mean changes for air ambulance industrySheldon Cohen Photo

FAA Reauthorization Act Could Mean Changes For Air Ambulance Industry According to Verticle Magazine, Air ambulance providers in the United States could soon be required to distinguish between charges for air transportation and medical services in the bills they send to patients and insurers. H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act recently passed by the U.S. House of…

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Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program

Flirtey Partners With Four Governments Selected for Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot ProgramFlirtey

Flirtey Partners With Four Governments Selected for Nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program Flirtey, the world’s leading drone delivery startup, today announced it has partnered with 4 of the 10 governments selected for the nationwide Drone Integration Pilot Program. Flirtey and its government partners will now have access to fast-tracked regulatory approvals as they work to expand lifesaving drone delivery operations…

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Fastest Delivery Drone In The World

Fastest Delivery Drone In The WorldZipline

Zipline Unveils The Fastest Delivery Drone In The World Zipline, an automated logistics company, has unveiled the fastest commercial delivery drone on earth. Zipline’s mission is to bring life-saving medicine to the most difficult to reach places on the planet. The Silicon Valley-based company operates the world’s first and only national scale drone delivery system, making thousands of deliveries per year. Zipline’s…

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New Disposable Delivery Drone From DASH Systems

Disposable Delivery DroneE. Lee/VOA

This Disposable Delivery Drone Goes Where Others Cannot Plastic foam, plywood and some other plastic parts could make the difference between life and death. VOA News reports that these are the materials that make up a delivery drone created by DASH Systems. The California company also describes its lightweight aircraft as an unmanned aerial vehicle or glider. It can be…

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Drones Could Soon Deliver Medical Supplies

Drones Could Soon Deliver Medical SuppliesAntonio Gravante / iStock

Drones Could Soon Deliver Medical Supplies In NC Drones could soon be ferrying blood and other medical supplies to hospitals and clinics in North Carolina if the N.C. Department of Transportation’s bid to be part of a federal test program is approved. NCDOT is leading a team of private companies that proposes to set up a network of distribution centers…

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Emergency Defibrillator Drone Delivery Program

Emergency Defibrillator Drone Delivery ProgramFlirtey

New Emergency Defibrillator Drone Delivery Program From Flirtey Drone delivery service, Flirtey announced an exciting new partnership with REMSA, a community-integrated emergency medical services provider, to launch the first automated external defibrillator (AED) drone delivery service in the United States. Cardiac arrest is the leading cause of natural death in America, with more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cases each year, according to the American…

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