API Holding's RetailIO successfully pilots drone-based medicine delivery

The test-flight was focused on delivering critical lifesaving medicines to hospitals in under 10 minutes, maintaining the cold chain and all the norms

API Holding's RetailIO successfully pilots drone-based medicine delivery
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Peerzada Abrar Bengaluru
API Holding’s RetailIO, the digital platform, which connects pharmacies and wholesalers, said it has successfully conducted drone deliveries in Karnataka’s Gauribidanur in collaboration with healthcare autonomous drone logistics company Redwing Labs.

The pilot was focused on delivering critical lifesaving medicines to hospitals in under 10 minutes, maintaining the cold chain and all the norms. The team conducted four trips with different product mixes. The pilot took place between Gauribidanur and Hossur Primary Healthcare centre (PHC) in Chickkaballapur district using a Hybrid VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone with a Payload capacity of up to 2 kgs. With an average speed of

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 5:16 PM IST

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