THURSDAY, Sept. 21, 2017 — A new distance record for supply of blood samples by a health care drone has been set.

A Johns Hopkins University drone transported dozens of human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Through the a few-hour flight, suitable temperature manage was managed and the samples were being usable for laboratory testing immediately after achieving their desired destination.

“We be expecting that in quite a few instances, drone transport will be the quickest, safest and most productive selection to supply some biological samples to a laboratory from rural or urban settings,” senior research writer Dr. Timothy Amukele said in a college news launch. Amukele is an assistant professor of pathology at Johns Hopkins.

He pointed out that drones can run wherever there are no streets and get over hurdles to well timed diagnosis and care.

Drones are possible to be the 21st century’s best health care sample supply procedure,” Amukele said.

The conclusions were being printed not too long ago in the American Journal of Medical Pathology.

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The U.S. Countrywide Coronary heart, Lung and Blood Institute has additional on blood exams.

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