According to the agreement, Aster DM Healthcare will leverage Skye’s drone technology for delivery of diagnostic samples and medicines
Aster DM Healthcare has signed a partnership alliance with Skye Air Mobility, drone-technology-based logistics firm.
According to the agreement, Aster DM Healthcare will leverage Skye’s drone technology for delivery of diagnostic samples and medicines. The trial run was successful with the 7-days BVLOS (Beyond Visual Line of Sight) carrying the medicines and diagnostic samples. The trial runs began on May 14th and are expected to continue until May 20th from Aster RV Hospital (JP Nagar) to Aster Clinics located within Bengaluru city.
The trials jointly undertaken by Aster DM Healthcare and Skye Air will showcase the efficiency of drone technology to facilitate faster deliveries of medical and diagnostic samples. This partnership is expected to overcome the logistical barriers while reducing the turn-around-time. Following the successful completion of the 7day BVLOS trials, Skye Air targets to undertake approximately 80 flights, each carrying blood samples and medicines for Aster Clinics.
The drone-led delivery system is executed through a designated Skye Air cold chain professional to first load the medicine and diagnostic sample in a temperature-controlled payload box. This payload box is then loaded in the drone which is then directed by drone pilots at the command centre through a predetermined route to a fixed landing pad.