The SkyPod can travel distances over 40km whilst maintaining the required minus 70 Celsius temperatures. Paua’s innovative, patent-pending materials technology produces the ultimate in impact and damage resistant, durable, fully recyclable and highly protective bags, boxes and cases for a range of applications. For this project, a global pharmaceutical giant identified the need for a reusable parcel shipper in the wake of devastating damage and life loss from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
A drone delivery box manufactured from Paua’s materials technology (the “SkyPod”) has been successfully piloted in a first of its kind programme delivering Ebola vaccines and associated medications to remote areas.
Using its cutting-edge materials technology, Paua worked with Softbox Systems, who in turn worked with Direct Relief, Merck, Volans-I and AT&T, to create the SkyPod, allowing pharma companies to deliver medicines safely, quickly and in optimum form to remote locations. The SkyPod was successfully piloted in July 2019 in the Bahamas, representing a significant step forward both in biopharmaceutical supply chain innovation and in global humanitarian relief efforts.
”We are immensely excited to see our technology being used to advance humanitarian relief efforts – it is great to be part of something which has such a positive impact.Pete SymmsCEO of Paua