Zipline, Pfizer Inc., and BioNTech SE have announced that Zipline has successfully completed the first long-range drone delivery of both authorized mRNA COVID-19 vaccines requiring ultra-cold-chain in Ghana.
The collaboration of the companies, which worked together earlier this year to develop and test an end-to-end vaccine delivery solution, will allow for the distribution of tens of thousandsof dosesof the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine in Ghana, pioneering a new model for vaccine distribution.
In addition to financial support for the pilot program, Pfizer and BioNTech provided technical assistance and know-how specific to the management and storage of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine at -90°C to -60°C. This partnership has paved the way for drone deliveries of mRNA vaccines.
The companies share a goal to help ensure the safe and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer and BioNTechhave committed two billion doses of their COVID-19 vaccine to low- and…
Source: Guardian Newspaper