Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

Signal of change / Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

By Gwyneth Marcelo / 11 Apr 2017

Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

The Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Matternet a certification allowing their delivery drones to fly autonomously over cities at any time of day or night. Clearing this regulatory hurdle means that by early next year, Matternet partner Swiss Post plans to use the drones to deliver blood samples and other small parcels between hospitals in Lugano, a smaller city with a population of about 56,000.



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