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Delivering Better Health Via Drone

Delivering Better Health Via Drone


Lecture: CITRIS Research Exchange: Health Initiative: Connected Communities Initiative | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium


, Head of Product and Engineering, Zipline International

CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Keenan Wyrobek, Head of Product and Engineering at Zipline International, a start-up that focuses on delivering medical necessities by drone to remote and challenging locations.



Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates small robot aircraft to deliver lifesaving medical supplies. With Zipline, all citizens can have fast and reliable access to lifesaving medical products like blood, vaccines, and essential medicines, regardless of challenging terrain and road infrastructure. In October 2016, the company launched the world’s first drone delivery service in Rwanda, where the government hired them to make routine and emergency deliveries of blood to hospitals across the country.

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

Live broadcast at https://www.youtube.com/user/citrisuc/live. All talks may be viewed on our YouTube channel .

Live webcasting of each CITRIS Research Exchange seminar is available at these CITRIS campuses:

CITRIS @ Davis: Please RSVP in advance to attend the Live Viewing npmetzler@ucdavis.edu, College of Engineering, UC Davis



Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited).

Register online


Webcast. Live broadcast at https://www.youtube.com/user/citrisuc/live during the time of the event