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New Record for Medical Drones: 161 Miles

(L to R): Dr. Timothy Amukele and Jeff Street have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones and Temperature-controlled specimen transport container designed by Johns Hopkins researchers is packed with blood sample test tubes. / Courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine

Imagine if medical samples such as bone, blood or surgical equipment could also be transported over 160 miles by drone. The time is here…Johns Hopkins researchers have succeeded in flying blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert.