BOULDER, Colo., Jun. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ –Surna, Inc. (OTCQB: SRNA), a technology company that engineers state-of-the art equipment for controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”) with special expertise in cannabis cultivation, announced today the filing of two additional patent applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).
The two applications describe critical components of the Company’s innovative hybrid growing facility, which is currently in development. These are the first patent applications Surna has submitted to the USPTO that cover its turnkey hybrid facility concept.
Surna now has 11 patent applications with the USPTO, consisting of three patent estates. The three patent estates include three applications that cover its liquid cooling platform, six patent applications that cover its Reflector and two patent applications concerning the hybrid facility program.
The turnkey hybrid facility further enhances Surna’s growing product line of technologies designed to improve efficiencies for cannabis cultivation and controlled environment agriculture (“CEA”). The building combines the most beneficial elements of indoor and greenhouse cultivation, and aims to provide the most controlled, cost effective, energy efficient, high yielding cultivation solution available.
Most similar facilities are basic designs with minimal use of technology. Surna has leveraged its engineering expertise to develop a grow facility that is a leap forward in technology. Surna’s recently filed patent applications protect preliminary designs that provide novel solutions to heating and cooling, supplemental lighting and other environmental control.
“Our hybrid grow facility will be a highly energy efficient and state-of-the-art indoor cultivation facility. It is the most advanced turnkey building technology introduced to the cannabis market. The technology behind these patent applications will allow us to provide a differentiated product that will result in maximized yields and production at the lowest possible cost,” stated Stephen Keen, Surna’s Vice President of R&D.
About Surna, Inc.:
Surna, Inc. (www.surna.com) develops innovative technologies and products that monitor, control and or address the energy and resource intensive nature of indoor cannabis cultivation. Currently, the Company’s revenue stream is based on its main product offerings – supplying industrial technology and products to commercial indoor cannabis grow facilities.
Headquartered in Boulder, CO, Surna’s diverse engineering team is tasked with creating novel energy and resource efficient solutions, including the Company’s signature water-cooled climate control platform. The Company’s engineers continuously seek to create technology that solve the highly specific demands of the cannabis industry for temperature, humidity, light and process control.
Surna’s goal is to provide intelligent solutions to improve the quality, the control and the overall yield and efficiency of CEA. Though its clients do, the Company neither produces nor sells cannabis.
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