Press Releases

Jan 24, 2018

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.

Dec 07, 2017

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.

Nov 29, 2017

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.

Oct 06, 2017

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.

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.