Medical Drones Market Revenue to Cross $2.6 billion by 2035 | Roots Analysis

Published: September 2023


According to a recently published report by Roots Analysis, a growing focus on improving access to healthcare, can be the key driver for the rising demand for medical drones

Medical Drones Industry Overview

The global medical drones market size was estimated at USD 0.57 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach over USD 2.61 billion by 2035, growing at a CAGR of 13.55% in the forecast period 2023-2035.

Unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, are aircraft that operate without a human pilot on board. They can be remotely controlled by an operator on the ground or fly autonomously through software-controlled flight plans. Drones have become increasingly prevalent in the modern society; they have transcended their military origins and are now finding relevance in a variety of sectors, including healthcare, e-commerce, agriculture, surveillance, emergency response, entertainment and humanitarian aid. It is worth highlighting that, during the COVID-19 pandemic, medical drones have played a critical role in delivering medical supplies, including blood, vaccines, and medications, to remote areas that lack traditional healthcare facilities. Globally, healthcare providers are exploring the potential of drones in healthcare operations, particularly for medical products and healthcare deliveries. Several countries have already started leveraging drones for safe and timely delivery of critical biologicals, including serums, blood, vaccines, virus cultures, and organs, resulting in significant improvements in patient outcomes and saving lives. The use of drones in healthcare is rapidly gaining traction due to their ability to overcome transportation barriers, reduce delivery times, and enhance accessibility to medical services and healthcare supplies, particularly in remote and hard-to-reach areas.

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Market Drivers

Several factors are propelling the growth of the medical drones market. Medical drones have played a critical role in delivering medical supplies, including blood, vaccines, and medications, to remote areas that lack traditional healthcare facilities. The agility of drones allows them to navigate through obstacles, such as buildings and bridges and reach areas that would otherwise be inaccessible by other modes of transport, making them a vital tool.

Market Restraints

While the medical drones market is experiencing substantial growth, the adoption is not significant currently. Despite the widespread impact of drones in commercial, recreational, and industrial sectors, their adoption in healthcare has been slower due to regularly evolving legal landscape, lack of necessary infrastructure and expertise to support the use of drones and safety concerns among patients and healthcare providers. While some studies have suggested that these drones can reduce the cost of delivering healthcare materials, most of these studies only consider operational expenses and do not factor in the impact of bad weather and other challenging conditions.

Growth Factors

The increasing involvement of drones in the healthcare sector is a clear indication that medical drones are expected to experience high demand in the near future. It is interesting to note that large players are making an impact by entering the medical drone delivery space these days. As AI technologies become more deeply intertwined with drones, operational processes are poised to become more streamlined and efficient, leading to a reduction in labor-intensive tasks. With the expanding use cases and advancements in drone technologies, the adoption of drones in healthcare is poised to transform the way medical care is delivered, bringing about significant benefits for patients, healthcare providers, and society as a whole.

Medical Drones Market Segments

Based on the type of rotor, the Medical Drones market is segmented into Multi-Rotor Drones, Fixed-Wing Drones, Hybrid Wing Drones and Single Rotor Drones.

  • Multi-rotor drones led the market for Medical Drones, capturing the largest market share of around 55% in 2035.
  • Multi-rotor drones is anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of 14.12% annually.

Based on the payload ranges, the Medical Drones market is segmented into 1-5 Kgs, 6-20 Kgs, 21-50 Kgs, 51-120 Kgs, 121-200 Kgs and >200 Kgs.

  • 1-5 Kgs led the market for Medical Drones, capturing the highest share of 44% in 2035.
  • 6-20 Kgs is anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of over 15% annually.

Based on the Type of Medical Supplies Delivered, the Medical Drones market is segmented into Drugs, Medical Kits, Vaccines, Organs and Surgical Equipment.

  • Drugs are likely to acquire a maximum share (38%) in the global Medical Drones market in 2023. 
  • Vaccines are anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of 15.31% annually.

Based on the End-users, the Medical Drones market is segmented into Hospitals / Pharmacies, Diagnostic Labs, Government Bodies and NGOs.

  • Hospitals / Pharmacies are likely to acquire a maximum share (43%) in the global Medical Drones market in 2023. 
  • Government Bodies are anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of 15.28% annually.

Based on the type of automation, the Medical Drones market is segmented into Fully Automated and Semi-Automated.

  • Semi-Automated medical drones are likely to acquire a maximum share (60%) in the global Medical Drones market in 2023. 
  • Fully Automated medical drones is anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of over 15% annually.

Based on the Company Size, the Medical Drones market is segmented into Small, Mid-sized and Large.

  • Large companies are likely to acquire a maximum share (47%) in the global Medical Drones market in 2023. 
  • Small companies is anticipated to show the highest growth potential during the forecast period of 15.25% annually.

Based on the Regional Insights, the Medical Drones market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & North Africa

  • North America is anticipated to hold the maximum share (45%) of the global Medical Drones market in 2023.
  • In Canada, the Medical Drones market is anticipated to demonstrate lucrative growth during the forecast period.

Key Companies Profiled

The Medical Drones market report also includes detailed profiles of key players (listed below) that offer drones for healthcare supplies:

  • Airbus
  • Amazon
  • DJI 
  • EHang
  • Falck
  • L3Harris 
  • Meituan
  • Qualcomm
  • Volocopter
  • Zipline

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