Drone Delivery Canada appoints doctor to aid medical application strategy

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Drone Delivery Canada has appointed Dr Sheldon Cheskes to its advisory board to assist in developing the company’s medical applications commercial strategy.

He will work as part of the on-going trials of the ‘AED on the Fly Program’ with Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Commenting on the appointment, DDC’s Tony Di Benedetto said: “We have been working with Dr. Cheskes for over two years in the ‘AED on the Fly Program’ which is a partnership between DDC and Peel Regional Paramedic Services.”

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Adding: “The program utilizes DDC’s proprietary drone delivery platform to enable rapid first responder technology via drone. On behalf of DDC we are very honoured to have Dr. Cheskes join our team and look forward to the rapid commercialization of this exciting vertical.”

Dr Cheskes said he is looking forward to continuing with the program’s work.

He said: “The AED on the Fly Program’  with Drone Delivery Canada and Peel Regional Paramedic Service is a great collaboration between cardiac arrest research and cutting-edge technology. The ultimate goal of the program? Improving survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest. DDC is leading the way in next generation drone enabled first responder solutions and I am pleased to help accelerate the commercialization of this life saving technology.”

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