What we do
Apian is first and foremost a healthcare company, whose business is to improve health outcomes. We do this by building products and platforms to connect the healthcare industry with the drone industry.
- The NHS accounts for 5% of all road traffic in England.
- Slow laboratory turnaround times cost lives.
- Unreliable and uncoordinated deliveries cause overstocking, duplicates services and wastes money.
- Saving time by flying over the congested streets.
- Saving money (if the service operates at large scale).
- Making medical logistics more efficient by enabling deliveries which are not currently feasible.
- Providing medical products and tests to patients and clinicians more quickly.
- Reducing traffic on roads.
Aviation is safer than road transport. There have been no known collisions between small drones and manned aircraft in the UK. The CAA’s analysis indicates two incidents of proximity per million flight movements and, for this specific risk, the likelihood of an actual collision would be considerably less than this. The average fatality rate for passengers carried by UK operators is 1 in 287 million. In comparison, in the UK there is a 1 in 17,000 chance of being killed in a road accident and a 1 in 19 million chance of being killed by a lightning strike.
All drone operators procured by Apian are required to adhere to our standards and best practise guidelines providing proof of their safety systems and relevant insurance policies.References:
NHS Air Grid (NAG)
A nationwide network of secure air corridors connecting hospitals, pathology labs, GP surgeries, care homes, pharmacies and other healthcare service providers designated for NHS service delivery
Health systems integration
Seamless integration into Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Electronic Health Record systems (EHR) and Inventory Management Systems (IMS).
A clinician interface app allowing healthcare staff to safely and securely schedule, order, track and bill drone deliveries. This job management platform allows smart procurement, inventory management and forecasting of patient samples and supplies.
Standards & best practice guidelines
Derive evidence-based clinical and non-clinical recommendations for the use of drones in healthcare. This will include Patient and Public Involvement (PPI), healthcare staff engagement and academic research.
Medical drone container
Standardised, medical-grade container adhering to packaging and transport regulations ensuring ease of payload auditing. This will enable payload security and authentication, as well as measuring and recording internal payload environments.
UAV landing, takeoff and storage infrastructure for healthcare providers including automated loading and unloading capability using robotics.