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Medical delivery drones get backing from UK space agency

Drones which could deliver Covid-19 samples, testing kits and PPE between hospitals have been backed by the UK Space Agency. The machines will help in the Covid-19 response, avoiding courier call-out waiting times, freeing up NHS staff, reducing contact and minimising the risk of transmission. Apian, which was founded by NHS staff as part of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme, aims to establish a network of secure air corridors for electric drones to navigate via satellite-enabled GPS.

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