Calif. hospital testing drone delivery of genomic samples

February 5, 2020

Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine, a subsidiary of Rady Children's Hospital—San Diego, as launched a pilot program using drones to deliver genomic testing specimens from the hospital to the lab, according o an article on the Becker's Hospital Review.

The drone program could potentially shorten the time between when a genomic sample is taken and when test results are returned.

"We are excited about the potential this innovative technology offers to improve healthcare outcomes for critically sick babies," Stephen Kingsmore, MD, president and CEO of the institute, said in a Jan. 21 news release.

The project is currently still in testing stages. Testing will need to be completed and validated by the Federal Aviation Administration before the program can be adopted.

Read the article.

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Maintenance and Operations


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Florida Assisted-Living Facilities No Longer Required To Test Staff For COVID


Federal guidelines require nursing homes to continue testing

9/23/2020

Pandemic Hastening Closure Of Some Urban Hospitals


COVID has worsened the situation for already weakened hospitals

9/23/2020

Georgia Blocks ‘Granny Cam’ Legislation


Some in the long-term care industry have opposed cameras

9/23/2020

Blog

Tackling the Pandemic with Environmental Monitoring


The benefits of temperature and environmental monitoring are twofold

9/23/2020

Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: More On Power Strips


Brad Keyes discusses regulations related to power strips

9/23/2020





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

News & Updates • Webcast Alerts • Building Technologies

All fields are required.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.