Low-Temperature Plasma Decontamination of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Fill/Finish Operations
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the National Institutes of Health to develop a pharmaceutical manufacturing decontamination system using the innovative PSI atmospheric pressure microwave microplasma technology.
Compact Laser Hygrometer for In Situ Measurement of Water Vapor from Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a research contract from the Department of Energy to demonstrate the feasibility of a compact laser hygrometer payload to make high precision measurements of water vapor from a small unmanned aircraft. The payload is based on a diode laser optical absorption sensor and sensitive detection technology.
Dual-mode T-DHM/IR Spectral Sensor for Time-resolved Pathogen Imaging
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army, to to develop a dual-mode, nanometer-scale, 3D optical imaging system that combines tomographic digital holographic microscopy (T-DHM) with infrared (IR) absorption spectroscopy.
Multimodal Microscope for Intraoperative Assessment of Breast Surgical Margins
PSI, in collaboration with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Caliber ID, has been awarded a research program by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, to develop a novel technology for real-time assessment of surgical margins on breast cancer lumpectomy specimens.
Hurricane Harvey demonstrates the usefulness of drone-mounted laser-based leak detection technology
In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Heath Consultants Incorporated (Heath) and Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI), demonstrated the usefulness of drone-mounted laser-based leak detection technology for emergency response. The Remote Methane Leak Detector Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RMLD-UAV) was deployed to inspect underground gas lines around Beaumont and Port Aransas, Texas for major leakage of areas that were inaccessible to vehicles and unsafe for walking due to down utility lines, flood water, hazardous debris such as fallen trees, fences and metal roofing.
PSI’s Handheld Two-Photon Microscopy Imager
Under a program from the National Institutes of Health, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is developing a handheld two-photon microscopy (TPM) probe that will enable in vivo diagnosis and screening of various diseases, including cancers.
Production of Energetic Metastable Nitrogen Species for Sterilization of Chemically-Sensitive Medical Equipment
Under a program from the Department of Energy, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is investigating an inexpensive electrical technique to generate a short-lived sterilization gas, reducing both cost and hazard to workers for sterilizing plastic medical equipment.
Mass Ventures Awards PSI a Stage II 2017 START Program
Boston – MassVentures recently announced the 2017 START (SBIR Targeted Technologies) program winners. Each START winner will receive a grant to help grow employment opportunities, promote manufacturing and commercialization, and stimulate innovation across the Commonwealth. The winning companies span the state and the technology sector, from robotics to clean energy to defense.
PSI Awarded Research Programs from NASA
Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded research programs from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The programs include:
Electrical Power from Thermal Energy Scavenging in High Temperature Environments. PSI and our university partner are developing a novel approach to scavenging heat from high intensity thermal environments encountered during space missions and converting this thermal power into electrical power at high efficiency.
LabHand Payload for Continuous Autonomous Indoor Transport of Laboratory Consumables
Under a program from the National Institutes of Health, Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) is developing a complete, autonomous sUAS (small unmanned aircraft system)-based tool for moving microplates (and similar lab consumables) within High Throughput Screening (HTS) laboratories. This technology is intended to first augment, and then ultimately replace, robotic arms that currently perform HTS autonomous processing.