Matternet receives investment for medical drone deliveries from McKesson

Matternet, a pioneer in drone delivery for medical applications, has announced the receipt of a strategic investment from McKesson Ventures, to provide access to opportunities in the US healthcare logistics market, the company said.

The round of funding will accelerate existing partnerships in key international markets. McKesson Ventures joins Matternet´s roster of strategic investors Boeing, Sony and Mercedes-Benz, alongside its growing list of strategic partners UPS and Swiss Post.

Matternet is moving forward with its mission to bring an advanced transportation method to healthcare in the US and worldwide. The company has created a new transportation mode using drone networks to deliver lightweight, urgent items on-demand with high predictability and at a fraction of the time, cost and ecological footprint of any other transportation method.

Matternet has developed technology for on-demand, aerial delivery in urban environments. The company provides its technology platform-as-a-service to healthcare, e-commerce and logistics organizations.

McKesson Ventures is a strategic venture firm backed by McKesson Corporation focusing on early and growth stage companies. McKesson Ventures targets companies that both catalyze and benefit from the key changes taking place in the US healthcare landscape. McKesson partners with life sciences companies, manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other healthcare organizations to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively.