InstantEye Robotics Opens New Product Development Facility
InstantEye Robotics, a division of Physical Sciences Inc., recently announced that it has opened a new facility dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its family of tactical unmanned aerial systems. The 33,000 square-foot facility has integrated design labs, manufacturing lines, and indoor and outdoor flight arenas, was specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs of the InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3, GEN4 and GEN5 product lines.
High Yield and Economical Production of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Ash
PSI of Andover, Mass., has been awarded a research contract from the Department of Energy to develop and demonstrate a pilot scale plant to economically produce salable REYSc (rare earth element-rich concentrates including yttrium and scandium) and commercially viable co-products from coal ash using environmentally safe, and high-yield physical and chemical enrichment processes.
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.