Australian drone logistics company, Swoop Aero, has announced a strategic partnership with Skyports and BD Rowa, with the aim of integrating autonomous air logistics into the pharmaceutical industry across Europe, Australia and other global markets.
The collaborating partners share the view that the integration of automated technology solutions plays an important role in improving the health supply chain and system outcomes. Similarly, the three companies aim to coordinate to deliver integrated solutions that target multiple parts of the supply chain critical to drive transformative change.
“There are so many touch points along the journey pharmaceutical products take from the point of manufacture to the point of patient care. Deploying technology at any one of these provides opportunities to improve healthcare system outcomes,” commented Eric Peck, Swoop Aero’s CEO & Co-founder.
“By seamlessly integrating sustainable air logistics to deliver medical supplies, we have already seen significant improvements to access to medicine through our operations.
“Next-level thinking is to look outside your immediate field of focus, at what other leading providers are doing in the supply chain, and explore opportunities where collaboration can create more value.
“BD Rowa has a strong pedigree in developing automated storing and dispensing solutions for wholesalers, pharmacies, hospitals and patients. We are looking forward to working with them to augment the value they bring to health systems by integrating autonomous air logistics.”
Skyports, which leverages Swoop Aero’s technology in operations with the NHS and Royal Mail in the UK as well as FedEx in Ireland, added the healthcare and pharmacy sector is full of high leverage opportunities for drone logistics.