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Drone transport of microbes in blood and sputum laboratory specimens

Amukele, T. K., Street, J., Carroll, K., Miller, H., & Zhang, S. X. (2016). Drone transport of microbes in blood and sputum laboratory specimens. Journal of clinical microbiology, 54(10), 2622-2625. http://jcm.asm.org/content/54/10/2622.full


When fighting big epedimias, like ebola, in poor countries it is difficult to transport medicines because of the bad infrastructure. An solution to this problem can be Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The problems with UAVs are the forces working on the medicine samples in the vehicle. In this article a test is done on the effects of these forces on the medicine samples. The samples were flown in the UAVs for approximately 30 minutes and then tested. None of the tested properties seemed to be changed after the flight. This means that for the organisms tested UAVs are a good solution, however other organisms, circumstances and samples should still be tested. This can be done the same way as the experiment of this article.