Pharm Robotics, a tech company that’s developing a robotic injection system for dairy cows, recently received a patent for its technology. The former participant in DFA’s CoLAB Accelerator, a 90-day immersive program to grow ag-tech and dairy food product startups, was issued a utility patent titled “Robotic Injection System for Domestic Herd Animals.” 

A utility patent, as explained by Investopedia, is a legally binding document that protects the creation of a new or improved—and useful—product, process or machine. It prohibits other individuals or companies from making, using or selling the invention without authorization.  

“As we continue to develop our prototype, this [the patent] will allow us to build rapport with potential investors and also provide the opportunity to continue strengthening our intellectual property efforts by filing additional patent applications for future systems as we aim to optimize animal health standards globally,” says Alika Chuck, chief financial officer of Pharm Robotics.  

Pharm Robotics’ injection system will automate the shot delivery process, helping dairy and beef cow farmers save significantly on labor costs and increase yields regarding pregnancy rates, herd production and milk quality on a per cow per year basis.  

The technology also provides real-time data of injections that can be uploaded to herd management software including the date of the injection, time of the injection, the cow’s current body weight, shot given and doses given.  

We want to allow farmers to make better-informed decisions by providing accurate data in real time while reducing labor costs and improving herd health and profitability,” Alika says. “Our system can also be installed on beef feedlots for cattle.” 

Pharm Robotics is currently running an equity crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder, where anyone can invest and be part of the future of the company. Learn more here