Delivering artificial organs using a passenger drone

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    A company EHang that promised "delivery drone for humans" at CES 2016, will develop and produce 1,000 copies of the drone for Lung Biotechnology PBC, a company that wants to manufacture lungs and other artificial organs. The biotech firm plans to station Ehang's drone, which will be re-purposed as the "Manufactured Organ Transport Helicopter (MOTH)," outside its facility. Then, it will transport artificial organs to needy patients at hospitals, according to the news release.
    The EHang 184 drone is designed to carry a single person up to 10 miles at 65 miles per hour, simply by entering a destination into its accompanying smartphone app. For the new partnership, it would be re-purposed to carry organs, which Lung Biotechnology plans to manufacture using either pig-to-human xenotransplantation or stem-cell regeneration. The craft would fly pre-programmed flight plans to charging pad-equipped hospitals within the MOTH's 10 mile delivery radius.

    http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/04/biotech-firm-wants-to-deliver-organs-using-a-passenger-drone/
     

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