Press Releases

Oct 03, 2017

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.

Sep 26, 2017

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.

Sep 22, 2017

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.

Sep 20, 2017

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.

Sep 15, 2017

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.

Sep 13, 2017

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.

Jun 26, 2017

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.

Jun 26, 2017

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.

Jun 15, 2017

Switchable Infrared Filter Enabled by Phase Change Materials

Physical Sciences Inc., (PSI), has been awarded a contract from The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center to develop Switchable Metamaterial Infra-Red Filters (SMIRFs) based on novel phase change materials incorporated into dielectric metamaterials.

May 10, 2017

Conformal Coating of Fabric Process Scale-up

Physical Sciences Inc. (PSI) has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson, to mature and transition the PSI fabric coating technology for production of ceramic composite components for aerospace and other applications.