Swiss Post drone to fly laboratory samples for Ticino hospitals

Testbetrieb einer Paket-Drohne der Swiss Post am 28.3.2017 in Lugano. Die Drohne pendelt zwischen den Spitaelern Civico und Italiano. (POST/Alessandro Della Bella)

Since mid-March, Swiss Post, the Ticino EOC hospital group and drone manufacturer Matternet have been successfully conducting initial drone flights in Lugano. In the future, modern delivery drones will transport laboratory samples between two EOC hospitals. Now, the Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA) has given the project the green light. The idea of a drone taking care of the exchange of laboratory samples in a city is a first in Switzerland – and also means that Swiss Post is playing a pioneering role in drone logistics worldwide.


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