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Drones could help medical workers fight disease in roadless areas

On July 27, Vayu's fully autonomous drone transported clinical lab samples from a remote village in Madagascar to a laboratory for testing.
On July 27, Vayu's fully autonomous drone transported clinical lab samples from a remote village in Madagascar to a laboratory for testing.

Our conversation with Julie Bateman

Fighting disease in developing countries is an uphill battle. 

One of the biggest challenges: the lack of roads. 

How do you get clinical samples – blood, stool, urine – from a remote village to a laboratory where the samples can be tested for disease?

A Michigan start-up called Vayu has taken a promising step toward addressing that crucial problem by using a drone on a life-saving medical mission in Madagascar.

https://youtu.be/g-Z0x0ZekTQ

Vayu's Julie Bateman joined us today.

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Julie Bateman is Vayu's partnership director. (Subscribe to the Stateside podcast oniTunes,Google Play, or with thisRSS link)

 

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