Medical drone start-up to deliver C-19 vaccines
Zipline Inc, a drone delivery service that specializes in medical supplies, plans to begin transporting Covid-19 vaccines in April. The South San Francisco-based startup said in a release that it is partnering with “a leading manufacturer of Covid-19 vaccines” in all of the markets where its drones currently operate, reported Bloomberg (4 Feb 2021).
Zipline can help bypass the need for freezers — and prevent vaccines from spoiling — by repeatedly supplying a small number of doses on demand. A clinic in its network, the company says, will be able to request a few dozen doses of a Covid-19 vaccine and receive them at an ultra low temperature in less than an hour.