Delivering life-changing medical supplies globally


Eric Peck, Chief Executive Officer and Josh Tepper Chief Technology Officer, Swoop Aero

 

Swoop Aero, backed by Tempus Partners, is an autonomous aeromedical drone logistics network delivering life-changing medical supplies. In the last 12 months, Swoop executed networks across five countries and enabled services for over two million people. Their drones currently deliver critical supplies in Malawi, Mozambique, and The Democratic Republic of Congo, and they have secured partnerships with the world’s foremost health organisations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, USAID and UKAID.

When the pandemic hit, Swoop achieved a world first by remotely operating commercial drones from another continent when delivering testing kits and Personal Protective Equipment in Malawi, while operating the aircraft from a base in Australia. Their impact led to a tripling of the Malawian fleet to manage a 300% increase of network utilisation between March and April 2020.

Swoop’s ability to deploy aeromedical logistics safely, reliably and sustainably has proven the value of its technology, and it’s potential to strengthen medical supply chains in Australia and developed economies. Swoop has now moved into trials with Australian pathology companies as healthcare systems seek to enable a seamless movement of critical pathology samples.


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