University of Maryland flies donor kidney by c-drone to transplant patient

In a groundbreaking flight, the University of Maryland UAS Test Site flew a donor kidney by c-drone autonomously 2.7mi (4.4km) from Baltimore's St. Agnes Hospital to the University of Maryland Medical Center, where the organ was successfully transplanted into a patient four hours later.

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Zipline inaugurates Ghana c-drone delivery system for hospitals

Zipline International, a c-drone startup based in California with extensive medical logistics experience in Africa, inaugurated on April 24 its regular service in Ghana at a ceremony in Omenako with the country's vice-president, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Okyenhene (traditional king) of eastern Ghana, and representatives from infrastructure-building donors.

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Alphabet c-drone unit Wing obtains US certification for remote deliveries; Virginia first

Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, has obtained Air Carrier Certification for commercial c-drone deliveries from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as part of the Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP), the company said in a blog post.

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Fotokite partners with Pierce Manufacturing to equip firetrucks with tethered drones

Fotokite, a startup founded in Switzerland in 2014 with offices in Zurich and Syracuse, New York, has partnered with Pierce Manufacturing Inc., a top supplier of firetrucks in North America, to integrate an autonomous tethered "kite" drone in emergency vehicles to help provide firefighters with situational awareness.

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US: Genius NY competition $1M grand prize goes to Italy’s Sentient Blue

Genius NY, a business accelerator organization based in central New York State funded by Empire State Development, has held its third annual awards event in Syracuse, awarding first prize of $1 million (€890,000) to Sentient Blue, a startup from Italy.

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