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An experimental drone flight was conducted to transport a transplant lung to a patient in Toronto, demonstrating the concept’s practicality.

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A group of investigators from the Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, Unither Bioelectronics Inc., and Techna, University Health Network, have proven the practicality of utilizing drones to convey human organs for transplantation to nearby spots. In a Focus article in the Science Robotics journal, the scientists explain the components that contributed to this milestone, and what it might suggest for future patients around the world.