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DDC and Tecsys collaborate on drones for healthcare

Steve Rogerson
August 15, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has signed a commercial agreement with Tecsys to collaborate on the design, development and implementation of a drone delivery service for the healthcare market.
Canadian company Tecsys specialises in supply chain services for health systems and hospitals.
Using DDC's logistics platform, the development, prototyping and testing will be focused on a customised depot-to-depot service as well as a depot-to-consumer service in the healthcare supply chain vertical.
If the testing and development are successful to the satisfaction of both parties, they will proceed with a formal commercial agreement. DDC shall be responsible for its own costs and expenses with respect to the testing and the development of the drone delivery logistics platform.
"We are the only drone delivery company in Canada to successfully achieve beyond visual line of sight testing and are very pleased to announce this agreement with Tecsys which is another very big win for us," said Tony Di Benedetto, CEO of DDC. “Working with Tecsys, we see great opportunities to serve the healthcare sector across North America. We're aware of many opportunities to improve rural healthcare by using drones and, by working with Tecsys, an innovation leader in the field, we will develop healthcare solutions.”
Tecsys provides supply chain services that help its customers in a rapidly-changing omni-channel world. The services are built on an enterprise supply chain platform, and include warehouse management, distribution and transportation management, supply management at point-of-use, as well as complete financial management and analytics.
DDC is based out of Vaughan, Ontario, and focuses on the design, development and implementation of a commercial drone logistics platform for government and corporate organisations.