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A Better Use For Delivery Drones: Transporting Medical Samples In Remote Places

By Ben Schiller

Could drones help speed up the process of medical testing in remote places?

Tim Amukele, a pathologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, was initially skeptical about the idea. But, having tested it, he now thinks it could be a big improvement on the way things are currently done.

"At first, I thought it was pie in the sky," he says. "But then I saw that it could be really competitive. It's cheaper than a motorcycle, and you don't have to worry about roads because it's going as the crow flies."

Jeff Street

Jeff Street is a drone engineer and pilot with more than ten years of experience leading small teams to develop innovative new vehicles.