Matternet's drones in the skies above Berlin
Urban drone logistics platform developer Matternet from California has launched operations at Labor Berlin Charité Vivantes. The programme kicked-off last week with permanent operations expected to take flight next year, creating the first urban BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) medical drone delivery network in the European Union.
The drone network expects to significantly improve the timeliness and efficiency of Labor Berlin’s diagnostics services by providing an option to avoid roadway delays.
Labor Berlin is Europe’s largest hospital laboratory with facilities in 13 hospitals across the city. Currently, over 15,000 samples are transported daily across Labor Berlin’s network. With Matternet’s drone technology and Labor Berlin’s scale, the drone delivery network has the potential to serve millions of patients each year. (ah)