Medical Drones Market Size To Reach USD 2056,25 Mn By 2032

Published Date : 23 Dec 2022

The global medical drones market size is predicted to reach around USD 2056.25 million by 2032 from USD 230.43 million in 2022 with a CAGR of 24.97% between 2023 and 2032.

When distributing medications, vaccines, and other medical supplies in easily accessible places, medical drones are incredibly helpful. Inaccessible, war-torn, or isolated places can now receive medical supplies in a safe and timely manner owing to these drones. 

Healthcare workers can administer life-saving treatments more swiftly with the use of rapid delivery. Additionally, they can carry medication to a patient's bedside, reducing drug administration errors. Drones' diverse range of uses will boost economic growth over the projection period. Medical drones have seen increased use as a result of technological advancements, particularly in the hospital and healthcare industries. Drones are being used in the healthcare industry with great success. Drones assist in meeting patients' urgent needs by delivering necessary medications, vaccines, and other supplies in the neighborhood.

Key Insights:

  • In 2022, the North America market was valued at USD 92 million.
  • Blood transfer segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23% between 2022 to 2030.
  • In 2022, the fixed wing segment dominated the market with revenue share of 54%
  • In 2022, the rotary wing segment accounted market share of over 32%

 Medical Drones Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2023

USD 276.51 Million

Market Size by 2032

USD 2056 Million

Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 24.97%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Companies Mentioned DHL, Embention, Flirtey, Matternet, Vayuvision, Volocopter GmbH, Volansi, Inc., Flytrex Inc., Airbus, Zipline International Inc, AT&T Intellectual Property., EHang
Segments Covered Type, Service Type, Technology, Package Size, and Application
Region Covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Report Highlights

  • On the basis of type, the rotary wing segment is the leading segment and is expected to make the largest contribution to the medical drones market. Due to the significant demand for rotary wing for medical supplies, public area decontamination, monitoring and surveillance applications during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, the rotary-wing segment maintained a commanding share. Other factors, such as the rotary-wing segment's market growth being influenced by effective vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities and constrained area operability.
  • On the basis of service type, the government segment accounted largest market share in 2021. Due to the measures done by governments all over the world to regularly strengthen their healthcare systems in order to boost the efficiency of the medical supply chain, the government segment now holds a leading position in the market. Consequently, it is predicted that the segment will expand during the forecast period.
  • On the basis of logistical application analysis, the highest CAGR is projected for the emergency blood logistics segment during the forecasted period in medical drones market. Unmanned system logistics' strong demand and adoption rate for supplying blood samples and abnormal blood products are responsible for this segmental expansion. Sub-Saharan African countries like Rwanda, Ghana, and Nigeria, have been using an unmanned logistical network to deliver blood samples on demand throughout their different sovereign regions and difficult-to-reach locations.

Regional Snapshots

North America held dominant position and predicted to be in the dominating state during forecast period during the forecast period. The widespread use of drones for medical purposes and the presence of major U.S. manufacturers like Zipline, UPS Flight Forward, Amazon Prime Air, and others are driving the market's regional expansion. 

In emergency situations, it might be challenging to provide biological components on time due to a number of environmental conditions. In times of urgency, using drones to transfer blood is an excellent alternative. Drones are being used more frequently to carry medical supplies, and supportive government measures will drive greater demand in the near future.

Market Dynamics:


The expansion of drone utilization in the medical industry will be beneficial for the growth of the market for medical drones. Drones meet the urgent medical needs of patients by transporting the essential drugs, blood supplies, vaccinations, and antitoxin items to various locations. Prompt delivery allows medical experts to administer treatment that could save the patient's life as soon as possible. Additionally, the medication can be given to the patient right at their bedside, minimizing errors in the medical environment. The global market for medical drones is growing as a result of the wide variety of drone applications. 

Technology has proven to be a clear winner in these instances, which were previously viewed through suspicious by industry professionals and governments, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, when human interaction has been thought to be a vehicle of viral transmission. The expansion of the medical drone market throughout the anticipated period has been influenced by these reasons.

Prompt delivery allows medical experts to administer treatment that could save the patient's life as soon as possible. Additionally, the medication can be given to the patient right at their bedside, minimizing errors in the medical environment. The global market for medical drones is growing as a result of the wide variety of drone applications.


Many medical applications, including emergency blood services and the logistics of human organs, use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVS). other supplies for emergency medical care. However, due to varied legal restrictions, operational constraints, operational approvals, commercial and industrial uses, and end users' experiences, OEMs have encountered a variety of difficulties. For all airborne systems to operate safely in regulated airspace, there is a need of unified air traffic management. A significant issue is reducing the difficulties with operations and mishaps caused by drones that affect aircraft. The main market restraints include the lack of qualified pilots for BVLOS flight operations by the end-users, which has hampered the market's ability to accommodate the growing number of remotely flown drones for medical delivery applications.


Over the coming years, more product introductions are anticipated to fuel market expansion. For instance, Zipline disclosed a partnership with Wal-Mart to introduce a new drone delivery service in the U.S.. The service, which aims to provide health and wellness products on demand, will launch early in 2019 close to the Bentonville, Arkansas, headquarters of Wal-Mart. Within one hour, Zipline's launch.


The ability of a drone to carry more weight will need to be improved in order to transport larger amounts of medication or other medical supplies. There are drones that can carry heavier payloads, such as The Griff 300, which can lift a person and support up to 226 kg, however the bigger the payload, the bigger the drone is, so it might require larger landing zones. Although they are still relatively new, drones have already significantly improved the healthcare sector. Numerous studies include testing drone technology. Aviation regulations, which are still figuring out how to deal with this relatively new mode of air transportation, are one of the challenges facing drones in healthcare.

Recent Developments

The U.S. Government's Coldchain Delivery Systems and Draganfly Inc., a Canadian firm that makes UAV hardware and software and is well recognized for its pandemic services including pandemic drone and stadium disinfection services, have teamed up to provide vaccine and medical supply chain management. Through a five-phase deployment, the alliance will begin delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Texas' distant and rural areas through medical drones.

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Fixed Wing
  • Rotary Wing
  • Hybrid

By Service Type

  • Hospital-based
  • Independent
  • Government

By Technology

  • Fully Autonomous
  • Semi-autonomous
  • Remotely Operated

By Package Size

  • Less than 2 KG.
  • 2 - 5 KG.
  • Greater than 5

By Application

  • Emergency Blood Logistics
  • Vaccine Logistics
  • Emergency Organ Logistic
  • Others

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