The Future is Here: How Drones are Modernizing the Healthcare Industry

April 11, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

As use cases for drones continue to expand, industries whose connections to this technology were not obvious are now capturing headlines on a routine basis. The health and life sciences industry is an example of an emerging major player in the field. Delivering everything from blood and plasma to medication, defibrillators and condoms, drones are revolutionizing the health care industry by modernizing how medical care is administered.

In January, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that they had received more than one million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, registrations. To put this number into perspective, in the 115 years since the Wright brother’s first flight of Kitty Hawk in 1903, there have been only 350,000 manned aircraft registered with the FAA. In contrast, in just the 18 months since the FAA’s issuance of the first regulations specifically tailored for the operation
of UAS, drones have literally taken off as hobbyists, commercial operators and public use operators (i.e., first responders, police/fire rescue, border patrol) flock to the skies.


Hearings of Interest

March 14, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , ,

March 14, 2016 at 2:00 PM – Committee on State and Local Government

Chair: Sen Patricia Torres Ray
Room 2308 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

S.F. 2558  –  Sieben  –  Family and medical leave benefit insurance program; wage tax imposition; rulemaking; account creation; appropriation.

March 15, 2016 at 2:45 PM –  Commerce and Regulatory Reform

Chair: Rep. Joe Hoppe
Room: Basement Hearing Room

HF1586  –  Hoppe  –  Assertions of patent infringement in bad faith prohibited, and court authorized to consider factors of evidence of whether an assertion of patent infringement in bad faith or good faith has been made.

Committee Documents:
HF 1586 DE2 Amendment.pdf

March 17, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Committee on Taxes

Chair: Sen Rod Skoe
Room 1100 Minnesota Senate Bldg.

S.F. 1294  –  Ortman  –  Business state general tax refund establishment and appropriation

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