Switzerland uses drones to transport lab samples between hospitals

May 24, 2018 | Case Study

Despite overwhelming news regarding drone delivery and how companies like Amazon, Google, Mercedes-Benz, and even 7-Eleven are working to solve our last-mile delivery woes, this use case has struggled to demonstrate a solid value proposition outside of delivering life-saving or medical goods in remote areas with low population density. However, in September 2017, the U.S.-based drone delivery company Matternet announced that it will begin operating a lab sample courier network in collaboration with Swiss Post in the city of Lugano, Switzerland.

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