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Abu Dhabi Launches Medical Drone Delivery Project

Apart from the beautiful architecture and formula one, Abu Dhabi is also known for its high-quality lifestyle. Apart from that, the UAE capital is seeking excellence in medical drone delivery. The Department of Health of Abu Dhabi announced their plans about using drones to distribute medical supplements within the healthcare sector.

What to expect from the medical drone delivery project?

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Also in this project,  which will start in 2022, the federal government will associate with SkyGo and Matternet to build a drone delivery system of 40 stations. SkyGo and Matternet are two of the best drone companies in the market. In this medical drone delivery project, they will be transporting different medical equipment, such as the coronavirus vaccines, laboratory samples and medicines.


They will also be supplying pharmacies and blood banks around the city of Abu Dhabi. In this project, the stakeholders are pharmacies and blood banks around the city of Abu Dhabi. SkyGo is the first UAE-based company to have the authority for BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line Of Sight) commercial medical drone delivery operations.

On the other hand, Matternet is based in California, USA. This company has been a massive advocate of drone delivery, as it has conducted BVLOS commercially four years ago. It established strong partnerships with UPS and Mercedes-Benz. Earlier in 2021, Matternet became the first U.S based company to carry fizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by drone.


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If this medical drone delivery project is successful, it will revolutionize both the healthcare and logistics industries. It conducts operations 24/7. After all, emergencies have no time span and can happen beyond the working hours. The design of the transfer system is established around the clock service. It is part of the emergency network at healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi.

Skydo and Matternet believe that the drone testing will be completed at the end of this year. Furthermore, the commercial drone operations will start in the first quarter of 2022.

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